Following an unlikely report earlier today that Apple’s next-gen iPhone may come in a variety of sizes, Japanese site Macotakara reports that the device will come in a new color in addition to black and white. It’s unclear from the report what that new color might be – perhaps a mix between black and white parts? That would be pretty cool.
Citing a “trusted source,” Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports that when the “iPhone 5S” hits store shelves, it will come in three colorways, adding one color to Apple’s usual black and white variants. The source failed to reveal the mystery color.
It should be noted that the Google translation on the blog’s webpage incorrectly states “3 colors added to 2 colors of iPhone 5,” suggesting there will be five color options for the iPhone 5S. The actual translation is, “One new color will be added to the iPhone 5’s existing two color options for a total of three colors.”
Previous reports have suggested that the next iPhone might come in up to 8 different colors, just like the current iPod nano and iPod touch lineup. Apple’s rumored “budget” iPhone will reportedly come in the same color options as the 5S. Well-informed (and highly accurate) analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that Apple will use a new blended fiberglass and plastic material in order to reduce the overall cost.
The new iPhone are reportedly set to be announced sometime in July, for a public release in August – which meshes well with what iMore (another extremely well-informed source) has heard about the release date. It’s worth noting that Macotakara does have a very mixed track record when it comes to Apple predictions – but at least this report is less absurd than today’s previous iPhone rumor!