A new report from DigiTimes says Apple will offer a new “dark blue” color option for its upcoming iPhone 12 lineup.
DigiTimes, which has a hit-and-miss record for previous Apple predictions, claims the dark blue color will be available for the first time, and the report also mentions several new features and specifications coming to Apple’s new handset lineup.
The report jibes with previous rumors that have predicted a dark blue iPhone. XDA Developers writer and leaker Max Weinbach said in January that at least one iPhone 12 model would be available with a navy blue finish. Weinbach says the new color could replace the Midnight Green iPhone finish that debuted with the iPhone 11.
Other color-related rumors have suggested the iPhone 12 lineup could be available in light blue, violet, and light orange, as well as other colors.
The new DigiTimes report says projected global shipments are expected to reach 63 to 68 million in the second half of the year. If that prediction comes true, it would represent a reduction of over 5 million units from what Apple shipped of the iPhone 11 one year earlier.
Much of that reduction could be due to the expected delay in the actual launch of the iPhone 12 lineup this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its related travel restrictions. Apple has admitted that the iPhone will hit shelves “a few weeks later” this year.
Apple is expected to offer four iPhones in three different device sizes this year: A 5.4-inch iPhone, a 6.7-inch iPhone, and two 6.1-inch iPhones. One 6.1-inch model and the 6.7-inch model are expected to be higher-end iPhones, while the other 6.1-inch iPhone and the 5.4-inch iPhone will be lower-end models.
Today’s report rehashes previous rumors about the top-of-the-line 6.7-inch iPhone 12, including the expected time-of-flight 3D camera, as well as a rear camera featuring sensor-shift optical image stabilization technology in the ultra-wide lens.