Apple could ditch the gray “graphite” option seen in the iPhone 12 Pro for a new matte black color with the iPhone 13, claims Apple tipster Max Weinbach.
In a video posted to the EverythingApplePro YouTube channel Friday, Weinbach shared mockups of the new premium black finish. This would be similar to the black color option available for the regular iPhone 12, but in a high-end matte finish.
It reportedly also will boast a new anti-fingerprint coating to ensure the handset looks its best at all times.
Apple released black iPhones in the past, but this would mark a comeback for the color option on the high-end Pro models. Interestingly, late last year, Apple received a patent for creating a matte black color on anodized metal, which is reportedly tough to do. It’s possible this research will make a matte black iPhone refresh possible this year.
Apple reportedly also considered a bronze or orange color option. However, this may not make it to this year’s iPhone.
The report also repeats the rumor that the next-gen iPhones will feature smaller screen notches, with the front-facing camera lens moving to the other side of the cutout. Apple also might reduce the camera bump and improve Portrait mode, taking advantage of the lidar sensor on the next-gen handsets.
According to AppleTrack, which monitors the accuracy of Apple leakers, Weinbach has an accuracy ratings of 67.1%, based on 85 rumors.
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