Dark Blue iPhone 7 And 7 Plus Will Soon Compete With Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7

Those of you who always wanted a dark blue iPhone may soon get your wish. Mac Rumors has the news.

“Apple is planning to introduce a ‘Deep Blue’ color option to replace the Space Gray color option for the upcoming iPhone 7, according to a new report from Japanese website Mac Otakara. The new color will stand alongside the already available Silver, Gold and Rose Gold.”

The article adds that Apple plans to discontinue the Space Gray model that was introduced with the iPhone 5s release in 2013. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will allegedly keep the same LCD glass surface of the current iPhone models.

Commenters after the article are snarky.

“Now that’s innovation, people,” claims Cole Slaw.

“I’m not surprised Apple will be introducing a new color for the iPhone 7, how else will people know at a quick glance that you have the latest iPhone?” asks Dampfnudel.

However, there is a lot more excitement about the blue iPhone on Twitter.

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There are many rumors that besides the new color, the iPhone 7 series may not be too exciting. Cleveland.com claims that people may be underwhelmed.

“Fans eagerly anticipating the release of the iPhone 7 in September may find themselves let down. While the 2017 version of the iPhone is rumored to feature major upgrades, the iPhone 7 due this fall will look a lot like the iPhone 6S. Both Forbes and Mac Rumors report leaked iPhone 7 cases from different retailers confirm modest changes to the phone that have already been speculated upon.”

One of the minor changes will be the lack of a headphone jack, forcing users to either use an adapter or wireless headphones, which have become a lot more popular lately. David Gewirtz of ZDNet isn’t too happy about this.

“So there really isn’t much of a downside to removing the headphone jack if all you want to do is talk on the phone and listen to music. But that’s not all people do with the jack.”

Gewirtz adds that the jack is good for people using external microphones to take videos. After all, the mono microphone on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus provides average, but not excellent, audio. In contrast, Samsung’s phones have stereo mics that make the sound more realistic.

Speaking of Samsung, the Galaxy Note 7 will be released around the same time as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. People thought it would be referred to as the Galaxy Note 6, but many sources say that Samsung is adding a number in order to override the confusion with its devices. Instead of having the Galaxy Note 6 and S7 Edge, it’s easier to just call it the Galaxy Note 7

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The Galaxy Note 7 will have a larger screen than current Note. [Photo via Daryl Deino]

The Verge claims that the new Galaxy Note 7 will have a dual-edge display and that the smartphone will enter production as early as July, which leads to the possibility that the Note 7 will be released in August. Other sources say the Note 7 could have a larger 5.8-inch screen without changing the resolution as well as a 12-megapixel main camera offering Super OIS Plus. The S Pen capabilities, which already improved on the current Galaxy Note, are said to be even better.

Judging from all of the rumors, which smartphone would you rather have — the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus, or the Galaxy Note 7? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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