At Apple's primary assembly partner, Foxconn, the copper-tinged version of the "iPhone 8" is known internally as "blush gold," according to rumors circulated over the weekend.
The color's name recently appeared via a leak on China's Weibo, where it was noticed by Tech Grapple. A parallel claim was made on Twitter by well-known leak source Benjamin Geskin. It's uncertain whether the term will be used for a shipping product.
Both did suggest, however, that the phone will be available in 64- and 128-gigabyte versions. That may be unlikely, at least without an additional 256-gigabyte model, since Apple sells the iPhone 7 in 32-, 128-, and 256-gigabyte variants. Even the iPhone 6s is now sold with 32 or 128 gigabytes.
In the past couple of weeks, multiple reports have pointed to the existence of a "copper" or "copper gold" edition of the "iPhone 8." The shade has appeared on multiple design dummies, and if real is expected to join black and silver options.
Even if they're authentic, the dummies may not represent the final form of "copper/blush gold" units. They have so far had unusual yellow edges, and white front bezels, both of which would likely be changed to present a more seamless appearance given an edge-to-edge OLED display. A render supplied by Geskin (seen above) may be closer to its final appearance.
The "iPhone 8" may ship as soon as next month, but could be available in extremely limited quantities. Some other rumored features include wireless charging, faster cable charging, and a facial recognition system that may even replace Touch ID.