Apple iPhone 7
Apple's new iPhone 7 Plus is displayed after the new iPhone 7 Plus went on sale at the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district, Japan, September 16, 2016. Reuters/Issei Kato

Apple may release the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in a new “jet white” variant, according to a new report. The latest Apple smartphones currently have five available colour options.

Japanese Apple tracker Mac Otakara credits supply chain sources as the root of the rumoured new iPhone colour variant. The sources did not reveal when the jet white iPhones would be made available. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 smartphones are currently available in five colours: silver, black, jet black, gold and rose gold.

The jet black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets are quite popular and in-demand. Most of the jet black variants sell out quickly at local retail shops. New online orders of the jet black iPhone 7 units are put on a wait list that can last over a month, according to Fortune.

The Mac Otakara report did say that the supply chain sources may be unreliable. Apple has not officially made known any such option regarding its flagship phones. Mac Otakara previously leaked Apple’s developing plans for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, including the removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the addition of the jet black variant. Both leaks turned out to be true. The Japanese site was also correct when it announced a number of previously unknown iPhone 7 details, including its branding, flat Home button, longer earpiece opening and the absence of a Smart Connector cable.

It is not entirely questionable why Apple would release another colour option for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets. The jet black models were a huge hit and it is only wise to take advantage of the resulting momentum. The jet white iPhone may very well appeal to Apple fans just as much as the jet black variant.

The Mac Otakara story was initially reported by MacRumors.