Apple is reportedly going to introduce a 'mirror-like' finish for the iPhone 8

Iphone 7 jet blackSteve Kovach/Business InsiderApple’s current iPhone 7 already has a highly-reflective finish with the ‘Jet Black’ coloration.

Prolific leaker Benjamin Geskin tweeted last Saturday that the much anticipated “iPhone 8” will come in four colorations, but one of them will apparently be a new “mirror-like” finish.

Geskin attached a photo of an older iPhone with a case that has a mirror back to give an idea of what the iPhone 8 might look like with the hyper-reflective glass back.

It would not be a first for smartphones, however, and not even for Apple itself.

The firm already released the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with the new “Jet Black” finish last year; one that is particularly glossy, and while we wouldn’t go as far as calling it “mirror-like,” it is the closest thing the Cupertino firm has done to launching a super-reflective iPhone.

Sony, however, may have beaten Apple on the time schedule. The Japanese firm introduced the super-high end Xperia XZ Premium earlier this year at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, and the device sounds (and, of course, looks) a lot like how the iPhone 8 may end up being.

Sony Xperia XZ PremiumEdoardo Maggio/Business InsiderSony’s Xperia XZ Premium in its hyper-reflective, very mirror-like ‘Chrome’ coloration.

The Xperia XZ Premium — which uses glass on the back, much like the iPhone rumours have pointed towards so far — has an especially flashy presence as it reflects light like no other handheld device, which certainly makes it stand out, but it’s also a fingerprint magnet.

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