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Fresh iPhone 7 image leak quashes Space Black rumours

The latest leaked iPhone 7 image appears to have landed, and while it reveals little that we didn’t already know (or think we know) about the new phone’s design, the oft-rumoured Space Black flavour is noticeably absent.

The photo was first posted on Italian blog macitynet before being tweeted by noted phone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer of @onleaks fame:

The snap isn’t overly telling, depicting an iPhone with a larger, protruding camera and redesigned antenna lines, which is pretty much par for the course on the rumour mill these days.

However, the interesting thing about the photo is that it only shows four iPhone 7 models – the Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray flavours we’re already familiar with. There’s no room for the alleged Space Black variant some thought was in the making.

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That could mean one of two things. Either the Space Black gossip is off-point, or that such a colour option may be exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus – or even iPhone 7 Pro.

Overall, it appears to be further confirmation that Apple’s 2016 iPhone isn’t going to offer any kind of radical overhaul, and that those wanting real change will have to wait until 2017 and the iPhone 8.

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Are you excited for the iPhone 7 or does it look a bit ‘meh’? Let us know in the comments below.

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