Hot New iPhone Rumor: Dark-Blue iPhones

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Photo: Martin Hajek

Apple’s WWDC kicked off on Monday, and while the company released plenty of changes, including message “emojification,” and voice-mail transcription, we’re not expecting to see the next iPhone until next fall. Which means there’s still plenty of time to indulge in iPhone rumors, like the possibility of a different color option with the new phone (which will likely be called the iPhone 7).

This week, the internet is buzzing about a rumor from Japanese Mac blog Macotakara, which claims they have “reliable information” that the iPhone 7 won’t be available in the space gray. In its place, the device will come in dark blue.

Photo: Martin Hajek

Martin Hajek, a designer who specialized in 3-D renderings, created some mock-ups of what the new color might look like.

Photo: Martin Hajek

Compared to the space-gray iPhone 6, Hajek’s designs also lack visible antenna lines across the back, another rumor about the forthcoming iPhone.

Photo: Martin Hajek

As a true-blue (sorry) fan of the color navy (seriously, ask my fourth-grade teacher about my less-than-inspired poem devoted to the hue), these pictures have me humming Jack’s Mannequin and praying to the ghost of Steve Jobs this actually happens. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see if this rumor actually means the demise of space gray, which was Apple’s top-selling color when it was first released with the iPhone 5S (though this was before everyone from bros to your mother went gaga for rose gold.)

Photo: Martin Hajek