iPhone X prototype leaks, showing Apple considered glossy jet black finish like the iPhone 7
An image of a previously unseen iPhone prototype has leaked on Twitter, showing Apple considered introducing a “Jet Black” finish, like that introduced with the iPhone 7, for the 2017 iPhone X.
Jet Black was only ever seen on the iPhone 7. The high-gloss finish gave the iPhone a shiny back casing, which was prone to “fine micro-abrasions,” as Apple called it, which caused the iPhone to be less durable and more likely to be scratched and marked with day to day usage.
Leaker Mr. White shared images of the unseen Jet Black iPhone X on Twitter, offering a side-by-side look at the unreleased device compared to the standard “black” model Apple launched in 2017.
They have tried iPhone X Jet Black before pic.twitter.com/md5p9nNER3
— Mr·White (@laobaiTD) March 12, 2021
Image: Mr. White