The 2018-era iPhone refresh could be a bit more colorful than recent years if two new images are to believed.
Supposedly leaked from one of the iPhone manufacturing plants in India, the pictures show two alleged iPhone prototypes, complete with “rich gold stainless steel frame” and violet and green color glass backs.
The photos were also recently shared in a forum post on the website MacRumors by a user hailing from Bangalore, although they have now been removed.
Colorful iPhones in 2018?
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the possibility of colorful iPhones making a return this year. Another recent report from Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang suggested that Apple could introduce remulticolored iPhones as a way to differentiate its LCD iPhone offering this year.
As much as I’d love to see some more colorful iPhones, however, I’m skeptical of this report. The reason? One is that Apple is reportedly ditching its LCD plans to go all-in with OLED handsets this year. The second relates to the source of these allegedly leaked photos. While Apple has indeed started manufacturing iPhones in India, nothing has so far suggested that this will include flagship iPhones as this would be.
It’s additionally worth noting that last time Apple introduced colorful iPhones — with the iPhone 5c in 2013 — it turned out to be a relative flop by Apple’s standards. There’s nothing to suggest that the same would prove true again in 2018, but it’s better to wait and see if some more reports echo this one before jumping to conclusions.
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