Hit-and-miss Taiwanese publication DigiTimes claims that a dark blue iPhone color will be available “for the first time” in addition to several new features and specification upgrades coming to Apple’s smartphone lineup.
In addition to adding a dark blue model, for the first time, into the iPhone family products, Apple also brings a number of specification upgrades to new iPhones, including camera modules, displays and communications modules.
The claim adds another voice to early rumors regarding the iPhone 12 lineup and new colors becoming available.
XDA Developers writer and leaker Max Weinbach claimed in January that at least one of the iPhone 12 models will come with a new navy blue finish. Weinbach believes that Navy Blue could replace the Midnight Green finish that Apple debuted for iPhone 11 Pro models last year. Weinbach has accurately revealed a new iPhone color in the past.
Another rumor suggests the iPhone 12 models could come in light blue, violet, and light orange, among other colors.
Today’s color tidbit appears in a report concerning the projected global shipments of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, which are expected to reach 63-68 million in the second half of this year, according to DigiTimes Research.
If accurate, the figure would present a reduction of over 5 million units compared to the number of units Apple shipped a year earlier for the iPhone 11 lineup. The projection factors in an expected lag of four to six weeks for volume production and a later official launch of new iPhone models compared to years past.