Rose gold iPhone 8 could be a no-show at launch

Those who find their smartphone as much an accessory as an appliance may be in for some bad news as Apple may possibly reduce the number of colors available for its upcoming iPhone 8.

Trustworthy KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the next iteration of Apple's flagship phone will come in three colors — black, silver and gold, possibly ruling out the rose gold variant, according to a report from MacRumors.

Kicked off with the iPhone 6S and used in iPads, Macbooks, and even non-Apple devices, Apple's rose gold finish helped open up the color palette for those tired of their iPhones coming in what was essentially gold, dark black and slightly darker black.

Though the iPhone 8's color schemes are still speculative, Ming-Chi Kuo's analysis does matches up with another supposed leak from this past weekend courtesy of Chinese blogging site Weibo (via MyDrivers).

Image Credit: Weibo (via MyDrivers)

Though (also) unconfirmed, the images does show a black, silver, and copperish-gold version of the new iPhone, with the pink-tinted variant noticeably lacking.

That said, we've heard that everything from a mirrored finish to a stark white version could be planned for Apple's next big smartphone so as always, it's best to take things with a grain of salt until Apple officially unveils what it's working on.

Thankfully, that may not be long, as more reports (and Apple's past habits) point to a potential reveal next month in September. For those hoping for the rose gold finish to make another appearance, that will likely be the time for crossing fingers.

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