Thanks to a few leaks in recent months and even Apple's colorful invitation to its annual fall product unveiling event, there's been plenty of speculation about all-new iPhone colors options coming after the iPhone XR's wide array of hues last year. But speculate no more! Forget about the rumors! Apple finally unveiled its lineup of new iPhones for 2019 on Tuesday, and if you were hoping your next phone will come with a flashy new finish, you won't be disappointed.
Unlike last year, Apple isn't limiting its higher-end iPhones -- the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone Pro Max -- to just three color options, with the launch of a surprise new color finish that's sure to popular (good luck getting one immediately). Meanwhile, the iPhone 11, the successor to 2018’s colorful iPhone XR, comes in several colors, including a two brand-new ones that may or may not have been hinted at in that aforementioned event invitation.
While the decidedly more colorful iPhone 11 will have a similar glass finish to that of its predecessor, the iPhone XR, the fancy iPhone 11 Pro phones will feature an all-new matte texture finish in addition to the first-ever Midnight Green color. Hopefully, the new texture will help you hold these objectively large phones in your hand. Here's how Apple describes the new look and feel:
"Phone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have a textured matte glass back and polished stainless steel band, and come in four stunning finishes including a beautiful new midnight green," the company said in a press release. "The most powerful devices are also designed to be durable -- iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max feature the toughest glass ever in a smartphone and are rated IP68 for water resistance up to 4 meters for up to 30 minutes, and are protected against everyday spills including coffee and soda."
Of course, the new Midnight Green finish is an exciting change for Apple's high-end phones, but there's a slight downside in that it just got even harder to decide on which one you'd like. Best of luck, nerds.