We now know that, which is only a few short days away. We’ve been collecting for a long time. It’s hard to believe could be coming up so soon. At Apple’s launch event, we’ll finally get some answers to questions raised by rumors about the , , and even its name ( ?). But the biggest question on my mind: Will the iPhone 13 come in pink?
Dreams of a bubblegum pink iPhone 13 all started with an Instagram post. Artist and Instagrammer Ali Sayed Ali, who specializes in 3D models and renders (mostly of iPhones), posted a photo back in February showing a very ~aesthetic~ pink iPhone surrounded by what appears to be other pink Apple accessories (, and an ). “Should we start seeing these colors more often?” the caption said.
It was only a matter of time before the great algorithm in the sky brought millennial pink andtogether in capitalist matrimony.
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On May 5, a Twitter account called Peng Phones created a frenzy when it tweeted the same photo without sourcing, referring to it as a “Rose Pink” Pro Max render and teasing a December 2021 release date for the color option. (Subsequent tweets from the same account also mention November 2021 releases for “Pink,” “Rose Pink” and even “Rosegold Pink” iPhones.) The tweet netted over 40,000 likes and more than 30,000 retweets, causing searches for “pink iPhone 13” to spike. The photo has since been removed from the tweet for copyright violation.
Much of the Twitter reaction was of the skeptical variety:
But still, many Twitter responses expressed hope (or at least a capitulation to capitalism that one could interpret as buying intent): “Capitalism is bad but the pink iphone is so sexy,” one person tweeted. Another just tweeted “manifesting” between two candle emoji with an image of not only a pink iPhone 13, but a pink , too.
This rumor is actually more of anitem since the original creator of the image says she created it just for fun. But that doesn’t stop us (and the ) from wondering about its plausibility anyway. Could Apple actually make the pink iPhone happen?
The veracity of the alleged release dates and color names tweeted by Peng Phones is pretty hard to vouch for, not having originated or been corroborated by notable leakers with solid Apple-leak track records, and especially because the photo in the tweet was merely fan art.
But the variation in color and release dates actually isn’t outside the realm of possibility.release schedule was almost as complicated as its price structure, with the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro arriving earlier than the and Mini. And Apple’s Pro line, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, come in different colors than the iPhone 12 and , too:
iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max colors
- Pacific blue
iPhone 12 and 12 Mini colors
- Product red
Apple hasn’t officially said anything about either aor any (if that’s even ), so right now we can only speculate. But the odds of a pink iPhone 13 coming out in 2021? They’re not terrible.
First, this wouldn’t be the first time Apple has released a pink iPhone. The, released in 2013, was available in pink. 2018’s came in coral, and the from 2015 was sold in rose gold. . Just this past February, Samsung also released models of its flagship phone, with a more metallic sheen than the iPhone 13 render.
And second, Apple released athis spring, another bone thrown to the . In fact, Apple also unveiled a at its April event to match the company’s . One of those iMac colors is, you guessed it, pink.
from generation to generation, leaving the rest consistent. So it’s possible that a candy-colored pop of pink could oust the iPhone 12’s deep blue or mint green (or even the ).
We won’t find out for sure untilwhich we now know is happening Sept. 14. Until then, follow along with all . And in the event that Apple doesn’t make our aesthetic dreams come true? You can always just buy a pink .