iPhone 5S could come in different colours at last

Could a colourful iPhone 5S join the likes of the Nokia Lumia 920 in brightening up the mobile phone world?

Colour us interested: the next iPhone could finally sport a coloured casing. Could a colourful iPhone 5S join the likes of the  Nokia Lumia 920  in brightening up the mobile phone world?

Business Insider reports an industry watcher's predictions that the next generation of iPhone will be available in six or even eight colours. If true, it'll be the first time the iPhone shows off any colour other than black and white.

Other predictions include a better battery -- as opposed to a larger battery -- and a beefed-up high-definition camera and screen.

Word on the street is that the next iPhone will arrive in June -- earlier than the last couple of models, which arrived just before the holidays. Apple may be attempting to avoid the annual dip in sales as potential customers hold off buying because they're waiting for the new phone, an unfortunate byproduct of the attention pointed in Apple's direction. 

The iPhone has always come in any colour as long as it's black -- or white, if you're lucky -- kicking off a monochrome few years in the mobile phone world. But colour has been mixing back in, culminating in the varied palette of the multi-hued Nokia Lumia line, led by the Nokia Lumia 920. The newly announced Nokia Lumia 620 even comes with translucent cases to create different colour effects.

Apple recently adopted colour with the new iPod touch, which comes in a range of shades. Previously only smaller iPods such as the iPod nano and iPod mini came in different hues.

Would you buy a colourful iPhone? What do you want to see in Apple's next phone? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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