The iPhone 15 could revive this gorgeous iPhone 12 color

Apple iPhone 12 in green
(Image credit: Apple)

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to be announced at Apple's upcoming September 12 event. Now, we're being told that Apple is ready to bring one of the iPhone 12's colors back from the dead.

Just like previous models, the iPhone 15 is set to come in multiple colors, and a new leak claims that one of those will be borrowed from the iPhone 12. That's a model that was released in 2020 but is still available as one of Apple's budget options.

If the report is true, Apple will offer the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus in a familiar green color, likely joining the previously rumored black, yellow, blue, and pink options.

Green with envy

The new-old color was first tipped by X leaker Majin Bu who shared a photo of what appears to be a USB-C port and assembly already finished in that green color. Other images also show a mocked-up device in that color, while the leaker noted that "it looks like it will be very similar to the green already seen on the iPhone 12 series."

The X post was further backed up by a reply by leaker @URedditor who simply added a short and sweet "yep" by way of confirmation.

Alongside the colors that have already been rumored, we can likely expect Apple to ship its customary (PRODUCT) RED version.

As for confirmation of all of this, we won't have to wait too long now. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro series' are expected to be announced during an event on September 12 or September 13, while preorders are likely to open on September 15. That would then mean that iPhones will officially go on sale on September 22 if Apple follows its tried and trusted release cadence.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

  • Ledsteplin
    I don't like that color. So, no, it's not gorgeous to me. I liked the Midnight Green of the 11 Pro Max though.
  • Annie_M
    I strongly dislike that green and agree with @Ledsteplin that it is not gorgeous! I too would be thrilled if they revived the midnight green!