Jet Black iPhone 7 and 7 Plus already sold out, wait times stretch to November
posted by Luis D. / Sep 09, 2016, 8:27 AM
Tried your luck pre-ordering a Jet Black iPhone 7? According to users on Reddit and Twitter, it took mere minutes before the device's original shipping date – September 16 – slipped to an uncertain "3-4 weeks." Worse off if you are after a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus – if you pre-order now, you'll have to wait until November. You might have a better chance at scoring a Jet Black Plus if you line-up before an Apple retail store come September 16, although no one will be giving you any promises.
Pre-ordering other iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models now will give you more reasonable waiting times – two to three weeks. For example, the regular 32GB Black iPhone 7 should arrive around September 26-28, with Plus models shipping by September 29 or in two to three weeks, at worst.
It's possible that it takes Apple longer to produce the Jet Black iPhone, compared to the other variants, hence the difference in waiting times. The manufacturing process for the Jet Black finish is more involved than that of the anodized aluminum variants due to the extensive polishing involved. Of course, the finish is also enjoying its popularity due to simply being new, and pleasant to the eye – despite its predisposition towards scratching. So it's understandable why Jet Black is in high demand right now.
Did you pre-order an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus? What configuration did you choose?
- 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)
Great product from a great company.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 8:36 AM 12
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A bit of both? Regardless.... it's an S7 Edge with more "robust" software (s**ttier performance*cough) and a pen. What the hell are we doing with our lives that people would pay $900 dollars for a phone that came out 6 months ago with a stylus?
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 1:35 PM 0
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"it's an S7 Edge with more "robust" software (s**ttier performance*cough) and a pen" If that's how you look at it, the iPhone 7+ is nothing but a stretched out iPhone 7 and bigger camera. What's the point of the 7+? It must be useless garbage selling for the same $900. It's easy to be ignoramus about what a product offers. The reality; it's not a successor to the S7 Edge (also it performs similarly on the Exynos variant). Even so, it still offers all of the following over the S7 Edge: Bigger screen + Active digitizer pen to make productive use of big screen + IRIS Scanner as another fast and more secure method for authentication in various scenarios + Better Screen-to-Body Ratio (http://goo.gl/BYLPe8 ) + Refined Grace UI + 64 GB base model + Gorilla Glass 5 + USB 3.1 Type C Port + mDNIe processing chip for playback of HDR videos + Dual Ambient Light Sensors for better auto brightness management + Lower Screen Reflectivity & Higher Display Brightness and Contrast Ratio for better outdoor visibility + 7000 Series Aluminium frame + 4x4 MIMO equipped for faster data rates, wider ranges, and better reliability ( http://goo.gl/tVxdoM ) Compared to the OnePlus 3, it offers a whole lot more vs what the OnePlus 3 offers over it, unlike the iPhone 7+ that offers almost nothing overall compared to what the OnePlus 3 offers over it. That's what makes it more reasonably priced.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 1:52 PM 1
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The 7+ is an extension of the 7. It's all about preferences I suppose. I just can't believe people have the balls to call Apple "outdated" when Samsung gives you an "extension" to a phone they released 6 months prior. I can get behind refining their software though. That happens to be the only thing keeping me away from a Samsung phone.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 2:16 PM 0
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I haven't actually tried the s7 edge, but the note 7 is a bad ass phone my dude. It's getting the bad rap right now, but I'm sure a techie like you will eventually play with it, if you haven't already. It's the baddest device overall I've ever owned. It's not the best in every area, I won't lie, but when you tie it all together its tops. Samsung needs to get the issues handled so this phone can get it's props.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 7:36 PM 1
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Jim's right......getting green thumbs around here is so difficult/s On a serious Note, have you Fandroid hipster decided on how many "features" you gonna flaunt that not one phone actually has? Are or you gents gonna go with the classic "Muh Note 7 has a pen and I can draw with it" BS? How about the "Muh Note 7 can do two things at once.......even if it reloads the second thing a lot" response? I'm looking forward to watching you make an ass of yourselves.....
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 9:28 AM 5
Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016
Not sure what your talking about but what I like most about the note 7 is the display. Which it over 3 weeks im still amazed the the screen and the camera quality. I like the look and feel.I know how to use my phone and anyone who say they don't like the edge feature never tried it. -I like the water proof finally put mines under water. - like the Free SD card at 256GB giving me 320GB don't know what I'm going to do with it but its there. - Like the sound quality the headphone sound better than the iphone 6 Headphones. -The iris scanner is cool -like the off screen memo -like taking notes, great for church -Like to draw and customize pictures and mix colors together -like the s-pen photo editing, I can make gifs, meme, draw and have fun with photos with the s-pen. Cutting out stuff is nice. - Like the slipt screen, I can play music on YouTube and be on here at the same time. -Like Google now its way smarter than siri for useful stuff like looking up places. - like my always on display where I can customize and see the time, date, calendar, and notifications without touch my phone. -I like than my phone has the best low light performance and fastest focus F1.7. Not to mention my screen again. -compared to iPhone 7 my phone has a bigger screen, has higher res, weight less and is physically smaller. -like the performance, it smooth no lag as you speak maybe with certain carriers it is. - like wireless charging and fast charging, I've got use to it. Turn off fast charging and it just pissed me off. -Like HDR ability and well as Vulkan games don't play games like that on my phone nor watch video like that but it better and im glad its there. -Like the open source and stock customization. I can even change the color of my notification light. -Like the VR need a new one since my old one don't work we have lots of fun with it. -Like the wide angle selfie lens - Like the selfie camera where you can say "chees" "smile" or way your hand to take a pic. You can even touch the heart rate monitor to take a pic to get a good shot. - Like the camera modes auto, pro, panarame, selective focus, virtual shot, video collage, Hyperlaspe, live broadcast, food etc. -Like how I can download mode mode straight from the camera app that integrates it to my modes, like animated gifs. -Like how I can change camera res, picture size etc. -Already has a Raw mode since Note 4 - like the sharing options and notification, widgets etc. -Like how my phone pay works almost anywhere.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 10:06 AM 5
Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011
Whether it is true or just apple marketing strategy over hyping and at this same time what is damn special about this scratch easily color? Also how many iphone users do you even see that use their phone day to day naked without a case? So at the end who will even notice you have the glossy black? Smh! Apple users are really one of a kind people.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 8:52 AM 2
Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013
Let it go, don't ruin their circlejerk, it's the last positive about the iPhone that have left. If sales numbers don't meet expectation and profits decline, then the iFans will have no more goal posts left to move to. Let them have this one, cause the iPhone definitely doesn't give much to talk about.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 8:55 AM 1
Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 28, 2015
With note 7 getting all the attention on headlines with its exploding features, it's difficult for the iPhone to give much to talk about , don't you think? This is the way Samsung is shading the iPhone release since it doesn't have any other way to get the media attention :S
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 11:47 AM 0
I would never get the jet black. Yes, it looks the best of all variants, but unlike glass, aluminium is soft and hence will get a LOT of scratches in less than a month. On the other hand the matte black looks equally awesome without any of the drawbacks.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 9:10 AM 2
Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012
I just ordered it from att. It says September 29. That's fine fine with me. I am in no hurry.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 8:36 AM 0
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