iPhone 11 Pro’s midnight green color option seems to have proven popular since its introduction last fall. But it might not stick around. A new rumor suggests Apple will swap it for navy blue later this year.
Like the notch that came before it, midnight green has divided iPhone fans. A lot of people hate it, but a lot of people love it, and see it as a welcome departure from the familiar space gray, silver, and gold.
It’s always nice to have new color options to choose from, and rumor has it there will be another one this year. It is claimed Apple plans to scrap midnight green after just one year in favor of navy blue.
iPhone to go navy blue in 2020
Max Weinbach of XDA Developers, via EverythingApplePro, claims Apple will introduce a navy blue color option for its flagship “Pro” smartphones for the first time this fall.
It is expected to be the only new addition to the lineup. And again, Weinbach says it will replace the midnight green model, so fans will still have a total of four color options to choose from.
EverythingApplePro notes that Weinbach doesn’t have “the best record” for Apple leaks. But he did accurately predict a number of changes for the 2019 iPhone lineup — including a brand-new color.
If that navy blue option looks anything like the “iPhone 12 Pro” mockup in the video, Apple might as well just charge me now.
What else can we expect?
Another fresh report on the 2020 iPhone lineup suggests we might not see the drastic design changes we were previously anticipating.
It will be thinner than its predecessors, with a larger screen for some models, some sources say. But it could be identical in almost every other aspect, with the same rounded metal frame.
Reliable TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously reported that Apple would introduce a different design this year, most notably with sharper edges similar to those on iPhone 4.
It’s possible plans have changed. It’s also possible the latest batch of rumors is incorrect, so take them with a pinch of salt for now. Kuo has perhaps the best track record with Apple rumors so far.