Phil’s “anodized aluminum enclosure” statement artfully dodges specifics. The wonderfully CSS animated Apple marketing page would have me believe they anodized to a solid black, much like the retro iPod Classic. Yet Apple’s epic, slow motion assembly video indicates it might be a mirrored dark silver. Or dare I say, “Space Gray”? But then the hands on photos just adds to the confusion.
So while a picture is worth a thousand words, I’d prefer a hex code, a Pantone Swatch or the word of a first hand observer.