That black iPhone might be a reality after all

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Apple could be offering two new black colors for the iPhone 7, Dark Black and Piano Black.

Tomorrow is the day all will be revealed about the new iPhone. One of the biggest rumors that had been spinning around in limbo was the possibility of a black iPhone. Some referred to the color as “Space Black” but no one could ever confirm it. Instead there was partial confirmation of a “Midnight Blue” color variant and some leaked chassis creeping up on YouTube. The black iPhone rumor was all but kicked to the curb once those YouTube videos showed up. But YouTubers like Unbox Therapy and EverythingApplePro weren’t handling real prototypes, as many believed. They were sent a mock up from a company called BeSound who was promoting their Lightning earbuds and thought it would make a good marketing gimmick.

Now there are new leaks, even on the verge of the actual announcement. These new leaks show sample pieces of iPhone materials and seem to indicate that two black iPhones are on the horizon. First off, it seems Space Grey will be retired and Rose Gold, Gold and Silver will remain. The added black iPhone colors will be, “Dark Black” and “Piano Black” with the latter being a glossy finish. It’s being rumored that the “Piano Black” is harder to produce and will be offered in limited quantities which could mean a higher price tag.

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Other leaks, besides the black colors, are IPX7 waterproofing and the new 2.4GHz A10 chip.

KGI says that the iPhone 7 will include the new Apple A10 SoC, which will be CPU clocked at up to 2.4GHz, a dramatic increase over the existing A9 silicon. There are also changes to the speaker system, Force Touch sensors, waterproofing and more. The iPhone 7 screen display will also be getting an upgrade. Although size and resolution are staying the same, at 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, the displays will ‘copy’ the visual features of the 9.7 inch iPad Pro. This means the iPhone 7 display will be able to render wide-color imagery. This will help boost the appearance of the photos taken by the new cameras in the iPhone 7.

While the new iPhone is going to retain the look of the iPhone 6, these additions seem to be promising. We’ll hope for a new design on the 10th anniversary of the device next year.

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  Source: 9to5 Mac
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