Matte white iPhone 7 Plus concept offers a possible glimpse of the future


Apple has brought two new colors to the fore with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- matte Black and the shiny Jet Black flavor. The matte finish, admittedly, is not too dissimilar to the Space Gray of old, though it's been a while since Cupertino has offered a handset with an all-white exterior. You have to go all the way back to the iPhone 4s for a truly white front-and-back finish. With Apple clearly happy to diversify the color options, the above mock-up gives us a little teaser of what we may see in generations to come. 

The Silver, Gold and Rose Gold iPhone 7 handsets are already halfway towards a white finish, and we'd certainly not be unhappy to see Apple broaden the selection with a fully-fledged white variant. Indeed, alongside a matte white option as seen above in a concept developed by a team of Russia-based artists, Apple could feasibly offer a pearly white flavor somewhat reminiscent of the old white MacBooks. 

At present, this is mere idle, weekend speculation aided by a neat little visual. But more choice would only serve to widen the appeal of Apple's iPhone line, so a device similar to what you see above is not beyond the realms of possibility. 

What do you think, would you like to see Apple come through with a matte and or shiny white flavor with the next-gen iPhone? Do share your thoughts in the comments below.

source: Behance

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58 Comments

1. Fona13A unregistered

White and Willing phones.

2. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

i miss my white macbook. If apple make pearl white, or ceramic white iphone 7s/7s plus, i'm ready to skip android for another year.

3. fyah_king unregistered

Iphone 4s bezels are as big as the screen.lol

4. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Matt black and jet black to now be the new best thing since sliced bread in the android world.. :D

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Matte black and jet black colors existed in the Android world since years ago! Sony Xperia Z, Galaxy Note 3 Neo, etc.

15. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

Who gives a damn Trojan? You sound like a punk when you have to resort to a my dad can beat up your dad competition about everything. You sound like you are 12.

25. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

I actually retract my comment. I didn't notice Banks Android comment initially. My bad.

19. AlikMalix unregistered

Correct me if I'm wrong, but those devices weren't metal. Either plastic or glass.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What has that got to do with anything? The original poster stated that Android would be copying black colors.

47. AlikMalix unregistered

Well in that case iPhone 3GS!!! Or iPhone 4!!!

49. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You might have forgot about the LG Prada and even the LG Chocolate

53. AlikMalix unregistered

Never seen a Prada in my life. I've seen one on yourube. It had no multitouch, was extremely buggy compared to the first iPhone. Was extremely unintuitive user interface (I mean you had to scroll the bar to scroll down for crying out loud - iPhone you just scrolled the page itself like all the phones that followed). LG also never introduced an apps store for their device, no updates, didn't support third party apps like Apple did with google maps and YouTube before google even though of making their own mobile OS a screen touch one. As far as I'm concerned LG had a trial run. The real device for the modern times can a month later - called an iPhone.

55. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

We are talking about colors bro, never would I dare to compare a dumbphone to a smartphone. The OP was hinting that Apple are the 1st to ever introduce matt and glossy black finishes on a cellphone, and we are just pointing out how wrong and ignorant his statement was.

56. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

maherk, that AlikMalix guy deflects alot in his rebuttals. I had commented on an article, saying that the Pixel XL looks great and that I'm already excited. AlikMalix came off saying that the Pixel XL has the same bezels as the iPhone which I bash because big bezels... and said "You're full of it". Has he ever seen me bash the iPhone's bezels? Besides, the Pixel's bezels are still smaller than the iPhone's bezels!

58. AlikMalix unregistered

It's not deflecting. But calling you out in it. You have crtitisized the iPhone from Every end. And it's users. They are big bezels and I even said that I agree. But you said this looks great - when it looks exactly like the iPhone face but missing a button. I was just saying that this is hypocracy.

48. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

M7 had a matte black metal back...

33. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

you're clearly trolling..the Black Note7 among many other dvices and I know you know of them means youre just trying to start s**t

8. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

I understand it's just a render and you want it to look perfect, but ummmm, white display? Okie dokie.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Matte White looks hella nice! The iPhone 8 should have that color.

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If the display - when closed - would also be white, it would be a gorgeous device.

20. AlikMalix unregistered

Oh yes

23. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Now THAT would be a battery killer.

27. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The display doesn't have to be black when unpowered, it can also be green, yellow or white.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Battery hog though

32. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Dude, an unpowered white screen uses the same amount of power as an unpowered black screen: zero.

34. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I've NEVER seen a device with a white screen by default...where did you see such on earth?

39. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

On Amazon; go do some research before you speak ;).

45. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You talking of them e-ink screens? If not, feel free to link to what you're talking about...

51. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I'm talking about WHITE SCREENS, I'm not talking about the technology behind them.

54. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Kindly link to what you're taking about, 'cause right now, you're not making rational sense... There's gotta be a display technology behind it, and only display technology I'm aware of that comes in a near white screen is e-ink...

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