An audio manufacturer showcasing its latest Bluetooth speaker at a trade event may have dropped a huge hint as to the colour of the iPhone 7.
The rumour mill is in overdrive ahead of Apple’s scheduled event in San Francisco on Wednesday, where the long-awaited handset is expected to be released.
But at IFA in Berlin this week, audio hardware firm JBL said it chose the navy blue colour of its latest speaker to match ‘a few more devices’ that will launch ‘in the near future’.
Speaking to Express co.uk, a JBL spokesperson said: ‘We believe this will be an important colour this holiday season.’
The navy Bluetooth speaker, called the Playlist, was on show at the consumer technology show in Berlin this week, sharing the stage with major tech firms launching their latest smartphones and gadgets.
However, Apple opted to avoid IFA, with its San Francisco event scheduled for next week, just as the Berlin event wraps up.
A flurry of rumours suggest Apple users are in for a number of subtle changes with the latest iteration of their handset of choice, from colour choices to tweaks to the shape and storage, and even the loss of some long-standing features.
Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported: ‘Instead of 16GB as a starting point for the entry-level iPhone, the new starting point will be 32GB, according to a person familiar with Apple’s iPhone plans.’
As well as ditching the 16GB model, rumours suggest that Apple will also be introducing a larger 256GB model.
The handset is expected to be 4.7 inches (11.9 cm), with an improved camera and optical image stabilisation, while the iPhone 7 Plus will be 5.5 inches (14 cm), with a dual-lens camera.
Additionally, the new iPhone is rumoured to have a faster A10 processor, faster Wi-Fi, a larger battery and repositioned antenna bands.
However, the biggest change that has been suggested by leakers is the loss of the 3.5mm wired headphone jack on the bottom of the iPhone 7.