Tech Buying a black iPhone 8 may be the only way to hide its rumored ugly notch (AAPL)

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Apple finally sent invitations on Thursday to its September 12 event, and all signs are pointing to a redesigned iPhone that many are calling the iPhone 8.

The phone is expected to look something like the one on the right:

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The iPhone 7, left, and the iPhone 8 mock-up.

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Mind you, that phone isn't the real deal. Instead, it's a mock-up based on the iPhone 8's rumored design, which is supposed to include, among other features, an edge-to-edge OLED display and a redesigned camera system on its front. It's also supposed to have an awkward-looking "notch" on its top that will house the phone's front cameras and sensors.

If that mock-up is anything like what Apple will unveil on September 12, you'll have to buy a black one to hide that goofy notch.

The iPhone 7 provides a pretty good idea of what to expect from the new phone. When the current iPhone is turned off and sitting on a flat surface, it looks like one seamless slab of glass. That's what many say the iPhone 8 will look like as well.

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Assuming Apple will sell the iPhone 8 in the current iPhone colors — matte black, jet black, silver, gold, and rose gold — I would recommend the first two as opposed to the latter three, which normally come with white faceplates.

I always prefer the darker metal colors, as they make the phone look sleeker — but more importantly, they come with a black faceplate that blends in with the glass display, which makes for a better cinematic experience.

In the case of the iPhone 8, the darker colors with their black faceplates are likely to be the only ones that help disguise that silly-looking notch.

Of course, this is all conjecture, since we're dealing with rumors and concepts. If Apple unveils an iPhone 8 completely unlike what's been rumored, you can ignore this advice.

But at this point, I'm inclined to trust the rumors, considering that many of the biggest leaks have come from within Apple (the iPhone 8's design, notch included, leaked via Apple's HomePod code). So let's hope Apple makes an iPhone dark enough to hide that notch.