- 《Back To Black》（注：AC/DC乐队的一首知名摇滚乐）
太空黑的iPhone7的概念。图片提供： Martin Hajek
除了上述一点， leak goldmine（微博）透露了苹果公司将不会生产64GB储存空间的iPhone 7和iPhone 7 Plus。
表面上这是件坏事，但实际上这让苹果公司可以升级iPhone 7和iPhone 7 Plus的储存空间为新的入门级（也是很受欢迎的级别）32GB，再然后是128GB的中等级别，最高级别是256GB。
iPhone 7 concept front and back in Space Black. Image credit: Martin Hajek
This move would be widely applauded as Apple has been rightly criticised by many (including myself) for sticking to the 16GB tier for so long on such a premium range. Meanwhile the jump to 128GB retains Apple’s love of upsell with the $100 more expensive middle tier long being the sweet spot for most buyers.
The Importance Of Hidden Gems
As welcome as both these leaks are, I suspect there will be a steady stream of additional ‘small surprises’ between now and September.
Why? Because word is already out that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus look just like the iPhone 6/6S and iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus – the third year Apple won’t have made visual changes to its iPhones and the first time this has happened since the first iPhone in 2007. The models will also controversially drop the headphone jack.
iPhone 7 concept with Lightning jack and touch sensitive home button in Space Black. Image credit: Martin Hajek
This all makes for a tough sell, especially with the 2017 iPhone 8 (yes, Apple will skip the ‘7S’) looking set to be aradical and exciting reinvention. So expect regular splashes of good news to ‘magically’ appear over the coming weeks in an attempt to change the narrative of ‘same old, same old. Especially with Galaxy Note 7 leaks wowing crowds.
Now the big hope is that Apple can step up and the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are every bit as good as they will need to be…