iPhone 7 Plus renders visualize new Piano Black and Dark Black shades

iPhone 7 Plus renders visualize new Piano Black and Dark Black shades
With Apple set to debut the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this Wednesday, the usual last-ditch flurry of leaks is getting fans rather excited. It's looking increasingly likely that the imminent models will arrive in two new shades; a Dark Black variant akin to Space Gray with the brightness turned down, and Piano Black version that has drawn comparisons Apple's Mac Pro. Now, a concept designer has put faces to names with a series of high quality renders. 

The Piano Black edition is of particular intrigue, since it will see Apple make something of a return to the days when the iPhone sported a glossy exterior. Thankfully, the plasticky polycarbonate that adorned the likes of the iPhone 3GS looks set to remain of that era, since the glossy new iPhone is almost certain to be metallic. 

All in all, there will apparently be five colors in total, with the two black versions set to accompany the return of Silver, Gold and Rose Gold. Thanks to the rendering skills of Apple Arab, we have a reasonable idea of how the two newer colors might look on the iPhone 7 Plus

Check out the shots below, and let us know what you think about the new-look models in the comments.

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iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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38 Comments

31. lyndon420

Posts: 6736; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The black matte finish is definitely the best in terms of fingerprints and longevity. The gloss logo looks nice though.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I will admit that it looks good in black, though I'm still not a fan of the rounded edges. I prefer the design of the iPhone 5/5S.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

iPhone 5's design was epic. But it was my last iPhone before I made the switch. "The iTch To Swith Just Got Bigger", remember?

50. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Aye, I've got a HUGE "iTch to switch from Nexus to iPhone...

10. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

I'm not a fan of round edges. Hate them. Love the Sony Z series sharp edge.

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Mine is the other way around; hate sharp edges. It makes Sony's phones feel awkward, IMO.

26. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yes, and in my opinion the xperia xz is currently one of the most beautifully crafted phones to ever come out of an oem. That phone is a marvel. That said, I'm actually loving the ip7+ in black

32. lyndon420

Posts: 6736; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

So...you're new here eh? Enjoying PhoneArena so far?

7. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

What kind of material would be used in piano black? Plastic?

11. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Glass.

38. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Glass? Are you sure? ROFL

56. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It will still be aluminum just like the Mac Pro.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

My body was ready, but after seeing Piano black, we're past that point. My body is now craving XD.........

33. lyndon420

Posts: 6736; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Exactly how do you plan on using this phone if you decide to get it?

35. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Good question........(licks lips seductively) so many possibilities :D.

37. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol.. And yes, this will be the phone of the year.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

My body was ready, but after seeing Piano black, we're past that point. My body is now craving XD.........

34. lyndon420

Posts: 6736; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Wow...you're pretty excited about this phone eh? ;)

36. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Considering how boring I thought it would be two weeks ago, yes, very much yes. The performance boost with the new color options and camera, yes. The possibility of a true-tone display, yes. The insensitive to use the $200 dollar Bluetooth headphones I bought and haven't used, yes......... Everything is YES!

41. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

YES we can...lol

59. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

All is good, accept the ugly design. I'll pass and wait for the iP9

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Those are some effin' beautiful renders! Off-topic: eagerly awaiting the release of iOS10 so I can check it out on my iPad Pro 9.7 inch.

43. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

You can check it out now with the public beta. It's very stable.

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks! Will do!

20. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Batman prefers Dark Black.

21. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Piano black= King of the smudge

25. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

King of sexy. Don't be to lazy. It only takes few seconds to wipe and it will sparkle like swarvorski diamonds. That's like saying a car with no gloss. Makes it dull and dead.

54. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It's about practical. You don't go around the car and touch it all day with your greasy fingers. It's marketing and appeal at most.

58. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Just like the IPhone 4, Note 7 and the other slew of glossy phones that are out there now. It didn't stop anyone from buying. That Piano black will feel amazing in the hand. It's like they achieved the look and feel of an all glass phone without it being glass. TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

27. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

That Piano Black color is gorgeous.

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