We now know that Apple will unveil the iPhone 13 at a virtual event on Sept. 14, which is only a few short days away. We’ve been collecting iPhone 13 rumors for a long time. It’s hard to believe the phone’s release date could be coming up so soon. At Apple’s launch event, we’ll finally get some answers to questions raised by rumors about the iPhone 13’s price, cameras, design and even its name (will it be the iPhone 12S or not?). 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 (AirPods, AirPods Max and an iPhone case). “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 and iPhone leaks together 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” iPhone 13 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.
Apple’s purple iPhone 12, unveiled in April alongside a colorful array of iMacs.
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…