Do you like the jet black iPhone 7? Apple says it "may show fine micro-abrasions" with time

Do you like the jet black iPhone 7? Apple says it
Announced mere hours ago by Apple, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus bring quite many new features and enhancements, obviously being superior to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus (unless you hate the fact that they don't offer standard 3.5 mm headset jacks). The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also bring two new color options: black, and jet black.

Apparently being harder to make, the jet black color will be available only on the 128 GB and 256 GB versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The color certainly has its appeal, but, before rushing out to order a jet black iPhone 7, you should know this: Apple says that "its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use", despite the fact that "its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products." The company suggests users to buy a case for their jet black iPhone 7 - if they're concerned about these potential micro scratches.

Since we've yet to see a jet black iPhone 7 in the flesh, we don't know just how prone to scratches this color may be, though we'll probably find out soon after the new Apple phones hit the market (September 16). Here's hoping we won't be witnessing a #scratchgate or something like that.

source: Apple

Related phones

iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Just put a glass screen protector front and back like I do on my 6s plus. That way I don't need a case just a thin bumper. That color gave me a boner!!

2. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

i hope you're joking

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Joking About the glass protection? No Joking About the boner? Fack no!!

3. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015


12. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

You need to reevaluate your life if a color caused that bodily reaction.

33. Fona13A unregistered

He want's to f**k the blackest fat chick on earth

30. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Micro abrasions are found on all types of phones with smooth or glossy surfaces so it's to be expected. If I had the GS 7 Edge or Note 7 I would do the same thing as they both have glass backs.

37. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

No it want. You have no clue, those phones exteriors are made of glass. The paint is on the inside.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I think it looks quiete nice actually blends really well with the black face

31. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I would hope it has an oleophobic coating so it can resist fingerprint smudging, otherwise you would be wiping that thing down constantly.

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It is a shame that the Stereo Speakers and Waterproofing on this will overshadow all previous stereo speakers/waterproofing by Android devices.

13. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Stereo speakers on a phone are kinda pointless as your ears won't easily distinguish the difference from two so closely placed sound sources. On a tablet that's more believable.

35. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it's matter if both is front-facing... tried VR with nexus 6 and its great :D (it barely fit inside VR headset:-/)

7. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

How is this bezelicious going to look by the end of 2017? Since there is nothing new.. lets talk about colours.

8. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

dam that sucks.. now i have to plan on how to protect it...

19. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

First "gate"

24. Deelron

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

If they warn you ahead of time exactly how can it be *any*gate?

25. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Don't get it, they all intent to make the "most beautyful" phone in the world, just for it to end up caged in a case... I prefer the metal/plastic in Motorola or brushed metal of HTC, no need for a case, you can feel the phone, than these phones too prone to scratch that you never really see your phone.

26. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

The 7 looks boring and uninspiring as far as physical design. The 7 Plus is a little more attractive, and the 7 Plus in piano black is by far the prettiest of the lot imo.

27. Rocket

Posts: 669; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

#scratchgate, lol

34. Fona13A unregistered

Blackscratch Fever!

38. pixel8or

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Case isn't going to keep this from scratching either. All cases still allow dust to collect, and eventually scratches will happen.

40. hamaidx

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Apple is ripping off their esteemed customers with lame & old upgrades ... They F*****g don't even have Fast Charge - No wireless charging - Not even a 2K Screen - heck NO VR, 32 Gigs for 4K vid's & RAW imaging with NO mother F*****G expansion - You've a bad deal Amigo - Design - Meizu PRO 6 looks better with those Antenna lines - Copy Cat (As always) - IP67 - wow... now you can pee on your iphones !! Worst ever Upgrade !!

41. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

You made me laugh my efin arse offfff.

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