Could the next iPhone be... dare I say it... grey?

With the White Polycarbonate MacBook discontinued today, Apple's Mac lineup now consists completely of grey computers with splashes of black on the iMac and MacBook Pro. The new version of Mac OS has also replaced the once blue scrollbars with grey, in addition to grey toolbars, a grey menu bar, a grey dock... OK you get the picture, Apple seems to be in love with this dreary colour.

So the logical leap for me was, could the next iPhone be a (unibody) aluminium contraption to keep in line with this fixation with the colour grey? There's certainly been the odd rumour about this and of course the back of the iPad is grey. The removal of colours could also leak into the iPod line where the reduced sales lends itself to fewer SKUs (fewer models).

Well that's just the theory anyway. So does a grey iPhone sound like a good idea and the next logical step in its evolution, or something you wouldn't want to see?

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 21, 2011 at 09:56

They should make it white, and then have people wait like suckers for the black version :p
But grey, hey...

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 21, 2011 at 13:35

Yeah, sounds like a good idea. I have to admit that I run Windows Aero in somewhat grayish color. It may actually look quite nice - grey MacBook.
Apple has one of the best hardware on the market, their software department leaves a lot to be desired. First thing I did with my MacBook book was format and install Windows 7.

Grey iPhone 5 runnning Android or Windows Phone - a dream come true. :p

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 21, 2011 at 14:03

Hahaha... :p

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 21, 2011 at 14:06

Seriously, though - I'd like a grey iPhone. I wouldn't buy one, but I'm okay with grey.

blizzard7  Jul. 21, 2011 at 18:58

TBH, I kinda like the sound of a grey iPhone 5 as well. I can just imagine it feeling much more premium in the hand. Not that the iPhone 4 feels cheap, just a glass sandwich can only go so far.

Apple are good with the hardware I'll give them that. I must admit the latest Mac mini update did have me salivating... until I saw the price. £529 for something with only 2 GBs of RAM (with the GPU stealing 288 MB of that), no DVD drive, keyboard, mouse or display. Eeek.

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 22, 2011 at 00:54

I was thinking the same. Was after decent laptop with good battery life. I looked at Sony, which was more appealing than Apple, but they were more expensive. I already have Dell Adam, but it barely gets 4 hours of battery life and new business laptop is about the same for $2000. MacBook was cheaper and I went for it. My XPS Studio does a little oner 4 hours. I get around 6 with Apple and its lighter than Dell.


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