Last week, Beats By Dre posted a picture on its Instagram handle showing off what appeared to be a white color version of the iPhone 7, much to the glee of fans who had been waiting to hear something official from the company about the anticipated color variant. Coming from the verified account of Apple s subsidiary for audio products, the image seemed legible, until today. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
The particular image in question shows off the iPhone 7 in white color placed next to a Beats Studio Wireless 2 headphones with the caption — The New moves. New places. #StudioWireless. After the image was posted, a lot of fans assumed it to be the Jet White iPhone 7 with some even calling it the next iPhone iPhone 8. But sadly, that is not true. Beats commented on its post clarifying, The phone pictured is a silver iPhone 6. It was in fact the work of an Instragram filter in combination with the Tilt-shift feature. Also, if one looks closely at the picture, the camera is not the same as the iPhone 7 which features a slightly protruded camera than the iPhone 6. Also Read - iOS 4 is now available again on modern iPhones, complete with Home button: How to get it
In the past, there have been videos and leaks about a white color variant of the popular jet black finish that Apple debuted with its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Despite its popularity, the finish is in fact quite prone to daily wear and tear, and is easily scratched. While fans must have been hurt realizing the sheer falsehood of the post, it might give Apple a fair idea about the kind of interest people have in a white color variant of its latest iPhone. Recently, leakster Sonny Dickson posted a video of what looked like a preview of the jet white iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. But, upon closer inspection, it appeared to be a mockup video as the iPhone 7 shown in the video did not have the Apple logo. It could have been either the jet white replacement shells which are available on portals such as Alibaba or simply a shoddy paint job. ALSO READ: Jet White iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus mockup surfaces online
Courtesy of the leaks, we have an idea of how the white iPhone would look like should Apple choose to head that direction. However, given that Apple has been already struggling with the demands for its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the existing colors, it doesn t appear to be practical move for the company to announce a new variant based on color. As of now, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are available in five color choices of silver, gold, rose gold, black, and jet black. In a September report by analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is currently dealing with a global shortage of the Jet Black iPhones because the procedure of getting the finish right is tricky. In such a situation, it would be surprising if Apple will use precious resources to launch a Jet White color variant.