The Jet Black iPhone 7 has a problem with protective skins

The Jet Black iPhone 7 has a problem with protective skins
Apple's Jet Black iPhone 7 may look pretty, but you should seriously think twice before buying one. Apple itself admitted that the Jet Black variants of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are prone to scratches, and independent tests confirmed this. As it turns out, that's not the only issue that Jet Black iPhones can have.

A small number of users have discovered that the text printed on the back of Jet Black iPhones - including "iPhone" and "Designed by Apple in California" - can be easily peeled off. More exactly, if you use a clear skin to protect the rear of the device, the text can be transfered to the skin once you remove it.

As you can see in the video below, someone installed, and then removed a Slickwraps Naked Wrap from his Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus, finding out that the text on the back of the device was no longer recognizable. The issue doesn't seem to be related to this particular Slickwraps skin, so it likely has to do with the way the text is embedded on Jet Black iPhones during the manufacturing process.

Apple didn't officially comment on this matter. If you own a Jet Black iPhone 7, let us know if you've had any issues with the text printed on its glossy rear.


sources: MacRumors, MacRumors forum

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47 Comments

5. Unordinary unregistered

Its been on news sites for almost a week. PA is the slowest to pump out new info, because they're too busy focusing on articles like these lol

10. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

They were too busy focusing on the Note 7. lol

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

As they should. Potential hazards trump ceased projects to the majority of rational thinkers.

14. Unordinary unregistered

We get it though. Thats all they have been talking about for the past month. Exploding Note 7s left and right. Time to talk about something interesting or informative.

25. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

As I have said before on here, if you don't see some news reported on here then you should click on the "Tip Us" link at the top of the homepage and let them know. They're regular people just like you and me. They most likely have other jobs or studies or whatever that they do besides sit online and look up phone news. That's why that button is there.

45. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

New quality product from Apple..

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why do you care?

39. iPhoneBolt

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

I don't even care much about the scratches of the ip7. Just love this colour......atleast its better than the explosive note 7. Stupid shamesung!!!!

46. flow280

Posts: 33; Member since: May 09, 2016

You're satisfied as long as it's at least better than the note 7?

16. AlikMalix unregistered

1. Apple NEVER announced they were working on a car! 2. They tinkered with the idea and possibly saw no benefit at this time. 3. This is PHONEArena, not CARarena! Do you see PA reporting on samsungs Refrigerator Development or LG dishwasher concepts? No! I think you forget what PA concept is to begin with. 4. The only reason Apple car should be reported on PA is if it's somehow relevant to our smarphones. 5. Why the hell are you interested in what Apple is doing? You're clearly hate Apple for some buthurt reason that you're not sharing - why do you even bother?

21. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"tinkered with the idea" If you accept this as a fact based on rumors, then you also have to accept that those same rumors state there were over a 1000 engineers working on this project for a few years. That's more than a little "tinkering" in my book. YMOV.

24. AlikMalix unregistered

That's fair.

33. Unordinary unregistered

Which means there are still 900 engineers working on it, since 100 got layed off.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

"This is PHONEArena, not CARarena! Do you see PA reporting on samsungs Refrigerator Development or LG dishwasher concepts? No! I think you forget what PA concept is to begin with." PA has posted non-phone related articles before, even about Apple entering the medical field, which wasn't related to phones. "Why the hell are you interested in what Apple is doing? You're clearly hate Apple for some buthurt reason that you're not sharing - why do you even bother?" You need to repeat that to some of your iPhone wielding brethren like that imp from the fifth dimension that constantly trolls Samsung and BlackBerry articles. Funny how you iOS guys will all bash an Android guy for trolling Apple/iOS, but become deaf and blind to when one of your own do the same exact thing to a different OEM/OS.

29. AlikMalix unregistered

Hey I call them out on stupid posts. I cringe at the fact that I'm within the same fanbase as they are

31. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The same applies to Android brethren...comrades.....whatever. And there are more of those trolls than iOS trolls due to overall size. Not to mention having an extremely hostile nature towards anyone who doesn't see Android as the second coming. I've been called several racial slurs, homophobic slurs, and even a heretic (I still don't know why) because of dark web Android fanatics.....never had that happen in any Apple blog I follow. I don't even troll Android articles, yet still deal with idiots at every corner. I guess that's the price of overwhelming size at work. What you gain in number, you lose in reason. Side Note: That's not to say Apple's ecosystem inhabitants don't have dark web dumbasses, just fewer and less hostile. Seriously, one guy called me a "cuck" and I still have no idea what that is lol.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Never said it doesn't apply to them. Hell, I've called out plenty of Android fanboys in my day. But the iOS fanboys can be just as trolling and hostile, even with a smaller troll-base. There are a few of 'em here now as we "speak".

34. Unordinary unregistered

How is that not related to phones? Shows your ignorance. HealthKit is pushing the envelope and posibilties in terms of studies, currently not as easy with traditional methods of putting up posters/ads and hoping people sign up. You have over a million active people now participating in Parkinsons studies and other studies because of HealthKit so easily accessible on your PHONE.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

And here is one of the trolls I was speaking of. HealthKit is accessible on phones, yes, but so is what you could do with CarPlay, which is Apples play into the auto-infotainment industry, which happens to also be accessible on your, you guessed it (actually, you didn't) PHONE. Both, however, go way beyond phones, so if talking about Apple and cars is something that PA shouldn't do, then the same thing can be said about HealthKit. Try looking in the mirror first, next time, to remind yourself of your own ignorance before you decide to accuse me of it.

41. Unordinary unregistered

"even about Apple entering the medicle field which hasnt had anything to do with phones" or whatever you said. CLEARLY, HealthKit has something to do with PHONES and the MEDICAL FIELD Bloody retarded. As dumb as a box of bricks. Actually may be an understatement

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

How do you manage to mess up what I posted, when all you had to do was copy and paste from my comment? Oh, you're a dumbfck, that's how. And Carplay, which is a part of the Apple Car, has something to d with phones as well. My point is, for the mentally challenged such as yourself, that while both can be accessed by a phone app, their application exceeds the phone. Now kindly add "dumb as dirt, with the judgement of jelly" right next to "I'm an obvious troll" on your PA profile.

17. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

maybe because this is not Cararena. its phone arena. get in line somewhere and return your Note7. post1

19. truthwins unregistered

Shut up techie this is a mobile tech site not a automobile site.

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Because its a cellphone website not a car one? As much as i disagree with PA on MANY biased article this seem to be quite obvious..

43. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Because this isn't autoarena. If you want news and reviews of the Apple Car, Samsung washer and dryer, Sony Playstation etc, go to a different site. No one here cares about an Apple car.

2. Fona13A unregistered

#skingate

6. acruzlu unregistered

You beat me to it!

3. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Whoa. Wait, so let me see if I can understand this. If you use a protective skin, it can remove the lettering. If you don't use anything, scratches are very easy to come by. Aside from having a case hide the beauty of it, what can one do then?

9. Fona13A unregistered

Buy a clear TPU case, by the way the breakdown of Silicone keeps me from wanting it anymore, it becomes tacky and rips easily if you give it enough time. That's not to say Silicone doesn't stand on its own. I know the issues with TPU, but I'd rather have yellowing (or just a rugged, thick case) than have a bunch of nasty hairline scratches.

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