iPhone 7 may ditch Space Gray color for Deep Blue

One of the more strange choices that Apple has been offering for a while with iPhones has been with the color options (not to mention why a 16GB storage model still exists in this day and age). For whatever reason, Apple has offered two options -- Silver and Space Gray -- that aren't terribly different. They're both just shades of gray, but that oddity may be changing. 

According to a report from the so-called Mac Treasure Appraisal Team (per Google's translation of the kanji), a reliable source in the Chinese supply chain says that it is "highly likely" that Apple will be killing off the Space Gray color option for the next iPhone. In it's place, rumor has it that Apple will introduce a Deep Blue color option instead. The Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver options will also remain. 

As noted, this rumor does make some sense because Silver and Space Grey are somewhat similar. Deep Blue does seem like a good option, though a pure black option would also be pretty sweet, having used the black metal Nexus 6P for a while. Although, it doesn't appear that Apple thinks that way given that the last truly black iPhone option was with the iPhone 4S, and there's never really been a matte black iPhone from Apple. 

What do you all think? Is Deep Blue a good color? What other options would you like to see?

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55 Comments

1. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Deep blue, now that is what I call innovation! No wait, I call it copying Samsung's Black Sapphire. Apple should sue Samsung for using the color blue. Apple has a patent on the color blue don't they?

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

SMH, seriously bro do you not have anything better to do than troll every Apple article? Are you that desperate for attention? I feel sorry for you honestly.

22. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

I'm not your bro, pal. How can you feel sorry for me when you don't have a heart?

29. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"I'm not your bro, pal. How can you feel sorry for me when you don't have a heart?" What is this a South Park skit? Fine I'll play along: "I'm not your pal, friend." The heart thing....hmm.... I don't get that reference :D.

42. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Deep blue coming to s8 too. Who dares to bet.

52. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry but Samsung did this in the s6, sorry this is Apple coping Samsung and if Samsung as it in the s8 then they have the right to do so

54. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

You just dont get it. Still. In 2016

47. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Congrats :)

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's right though, you are a troll.

46. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Well! the difference in upvotes speak. The victory is DRS1977's. Pretty much explains the Apple's stand.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Victory?

11. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

OCEAN BLUE. fr, Steve Jobs will never allow an idea like this to go thru!

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

... Apple rose under the direction of Tim Cook. Pretty sure Jobs is not around anymore last time I checked.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ocean Blue would be pretty dope :D.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I don't think I've ever seen an Apple article without someone trolling. The day that happens is the day PA removes ads from it's website.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Black Sapphire was beautiful :)

34. lagdroid7

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 09, 2016

This is a great news for millions of apple fans. New color options always great

50. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Space grey (black) is for non-socialite and for people who don't want to pretend rich.

2. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Am i the only one who prefer Samsung black sapphire much better than S7 color?

10. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I can't get over the fact that the S7 looks like it was wrapped with Christmas paper and covered with glass.

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S7 looks like it was wrapped with Christmas paper. Wow - I've seen it all.

39. AlikMalix unregistered

If you watch drop tests. There's a thin tinfoil behind the glass that gives the phone the color and it looks a bit like fancy wrapping paper.

3. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They need to offer one more phone with the black front. I despise white faceplates on phones.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Me too. I've never bought a white face plate phone, they just look tacky IMO.

19. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I love the white, black is so boring

12. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Please! If this were to be true tho this will 100% have a black front.

40. AlikMalix unregistered

100% agree.

5. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

deep blue looks dope on reflective surface like s6's glass. this one looks hideous af

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I actually think it looks good,but they need to offer a black version as well.

7. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Despite how ugly the front of the Z looks Moto certainly knows how to get the black theme right.

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