The new Jet Black color of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus won't come cheap

Remember the wild but welcome speculation that the iPhone 7 will come in a glossy piano black version? Well, it's true, both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available in this shiny finger print magnet of a hue, or lack thereof, which Apple officially calls Jet Black. Jettisoning over the fine print of the Apple website, however, reveals that the glossy finish will only be available in the higher storage capacities, and at the higher price brackets, respectively.

Granted, Apple doubled the iPhone's storage amounts across the board, starting you off with 32 GB units at $649, but that's precisely the price point where you won't find the Jet Black color. You will have to get a minimum of 128 GB iPhone 7 or 7 Plus unit at $749, or $869, respectively, in order to get your greasy fingers on the glossy finish of the Jet Black model. 

We see what you did there, Apple, teasing us with: "The high-gloss jet black finish was achieved through a new feat of design engineering — a remarkably precise, nine-step process of anodization and polishing. The end result is so purely and continuously black, you can’t tell where the aluminum ends and the glass begins. The dark side, indeed."

Related phones

iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A10 Fusion, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1960 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A10 Fusion, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x


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