ICU has shared a new video that goes hands-on with the rumored graphite iPhone 5S and second-gen iPad mini rear shell. We first saw part leaks for a graphite-colored 5S earlier this week, and the backing shown in this new video comes by means of the same source, Sonny Dickson.
The graphite iPhone 5S is a relatively new development in the rumor mill, and it suggests that Apple will offer a fourth color for the device beyond white, black, and champagne gold.
As you can see in the video, the graphite option is a lighter grey compared to the jet black iPhone 5. The iPad mini 2 rear shell is the same as in past leaks, and we likely won’t see that device until October.
If you’re having trouble keeping track of all the next-gen iPhone colors that have been leaking from parts suppliers in recent months, here’s a basic breakdown: the flagship iPhone 5S is being rumored to come in the classic white and black plus an addition champagne and now graphite option. The iPhone 5C is Apple’s rumored low-cost device that will come in several fun colors like blue and green.
While the champagne color is a pretty sure bet at this point for the 5S, graphite is more up for grabs. Early leaks for the iPhone 5 looked light grey at the time, but Apple ended up going with the darker slate that’s being sold now.
Guess we’ll find out on September 10th.