Tuesday’s Apple event will focus on education, but there are rumors of new devices and services making their debut. One announcement that could see an applause break from those in attendance is not a new device, but rather a new iPhone color.
Latvia-based iPhone leaker Benjamin Geskin tweeted a picture of a new iPhone color last week. The color, called “Blush Gold,” is a darker shade of pink that’s similar to rose gold. Along with a picture of the back, Geskin included additional pictures of the phone’s frame showing the same color. A new version of the latest iPhone could give Apple a sales boost before they announce the next iteration of the phone.
One Twitter user suggested to Geskin that the color was a false rumor from 2017. “Not false,” Geskin said. “Apple just saved it for later. Color is real.” Japanese Apple rumor site Macotakara also reported that Apple would release a new color variant in order to “restore sales.”
Geskin made news last year when he leaked renders and videos of the iPhone 8. The young Latvian said his sources send him info and photos, though not everything can be posted. Some of his sources work at case manufacturers and on the iPhone production line, and it can be dangerous to post the content online. “If Apple or some others saw it online, they would probably know where it came from,” he told Inverse last June. “ Who shared it, how it was leaked.”
Apple’s event starts at 10 a.m. Central time. The company will not hold the event on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, but rather at the Lane Tech High School in Chicago. There will be no official live stream of the event, but a video will be available afterward.
A lower priced iPad is the expected big announcement for the event, but Geskin did tweet on March 16 that a new Macbook Air is coming.