Apple could produce its upcoming OLED iPhone open in four different shades, including a new ‘mirror-like’ reflective version not recognised before in earlier models by a mobile leaker Benjamin Geskin, who shared example image through Twitter over the weekend revealing what the new colour choice could resemble.
The picture the leaker provided is just an iPhone in a third-party reflective case, but it offers a fantastic idea of what a purported ‘mirrored’ handset might look like if Apple selected to provide such a design as part of its colour choices.
Geskin provided with no details regarding the source of his information. So there’s no way to prove the claim, but it follows predictions from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first this month that Apple’s flagship iPhone model could come in limited “boutique” colour options, alongside more typical “S” cycle modernise to the existing iPhone 7 line-up.
2017 OLED iPhone – four colors. New one – mirror like. pic.twitter.com/BFBBpBQ2Vm
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) July 8, 2017
No clarification was forthcoming about the other three colour options for the redesigned iPhone, but it’s possible some of them could pluck from the current six iPhone 7 shades currently available, which include jet black, black, gold, silver, rose gold, and red.
Last week’s prominent and perhaps most questionable rumour was that the new iPhone might not include TouchID at all, with Apple favouring some face recognition technology as a replacement security feature. The rumour muddied liquids regarding the expectation of Apple fingerprint verification, by previous suggestions appearing to indicate that the company had come up with a solution to integrate TouchID in an OLED display, with facial recognition used as an additional security feature via new 3D sensors in the front-facing camera.
Unless, Apple’s major iPhone redesign is said to include any form of wireless charging, a faster A11 processor, and a glass body. The 5.8-inch ‘iPhone 8’ is expected to announced in September