In recent weeks we have seen iPhone 8 renders and information on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8s, but now I can reveal they do cause one negative side effect…
Working again with Nodus and leakers within Apple’s supply chain, We have learned the iPhone 8 design will limit the color configurations available to customers. This is because Apple is decided to leave the front of the iPhone 8 black to downplay its questionable ‘cut-out’ top bezel and will result in a limited number of monochrome options at launch,
Black, Jet Black, and White (potentially silver) will be the three choices compared to six variants – black, jet black, silver, gold, rose gold, and red – currently available with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
While gold and rose gold have proven highly popular in recent years, the iPhone 8’s limitation does leave the door open to a future Red edition with a black front. This is a combination many users would seemingly prefer after the backlash to the white front Apple chose with the Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
More so we are seeing ties in with a report by KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this month. Kuo said some iPhone 8 colors would be available at launch, citing a “boutique image” as Apple’s reasoning behind it.
Now the reality seems to be less ‘boutique’ and more practicality, especially if Apple hopes to use the iPhone 8’s new OLED display to camouflage the top bezel cut-out with a permanent black status bar as Nodus and I illustrated last week.
All the while Apple explains its supply chain, something it desperately needs right now.
In fact, the only snags that may arise from such a limited palette of iPhone 8 options is if it makes potential customers less likely to pay the substantially increased asking price for a black or gray smartphone. But based on all the feature upgrades, I doubt it.