Jet Black iPhone 7 and 7 Plus already sold out, wait times stretch to November

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?


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. Unordinary unregistered

This phone's on fire

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Great product from a great company.

6. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

high price from greedy company

10. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

So hard to get green thumbs here isn't it? /rollseyes

36. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Not as greedy as is Samsung there phones are cheaper than Samsung phones for sure.

43. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung isn't greedy. Samsung's price tags are way more reasonable than Apple's.

46. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Note 7: Same processor, same Ram, same UFS storage, same screen size (basically), and a pen $900 USD? Hell no.....what part of that is reasonably priced to you?

55. Unordinary unregistered

900 to explode your ballsack off between your legs

58. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You keep your phones between your legs?

62. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I do...... keeps them warm in the winter :p. #Went2farkiko

75. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So they're on your balls until you need it, and then you put it to your face? I hope you have a large supply of moist towelettes and don't let others use your phone!

63. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Not sure if actually that naive or just sarcasm...which one?

65. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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?

66. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"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 ( ) + 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 ( ) 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.

67. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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.

73. darkkjedii

Posts: 31531; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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.

21. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

dodging tax product from greedy company

30. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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.....

31. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Muh note 7 and most other phones can play music through the headphone jack.

33. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Muh iPhone doesn't have a detonation sequence........

37. bobby84

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.

7. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Wrong article Unordinary, this is the iPHONE 7, not the NOTE 7! Easy mistake to make...

14. slaggyb

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.

17. Finalflash

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.

48. whatev

Posts: 2396; 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

26. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

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.

64. lyndon420

Posts: 6868; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Really? How can you be so sure?

2. therealestmc

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.

49. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Got mine for Apple, tmobile 128G 7+, will be arriving Sept 26, really excited

5. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

haha... revolutionary black...such isheep...i get it though...after 5s, this is one acceptable looking iphone

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