This Jet Black iPhone 7 scratch test shows what regular use can do to Apple's new glossy surface

This jet black iPhone 7 scratch test shows what regular use can do to the glossy surface
As of yesterday, September 16, Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are available to buy in the US and many other markets around the world. However, if you want a jet black iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you won't be able to get one anytime soon, because stocks are sold out (and new orders won't ship before October - November). Still, if you do plan to get an iPhone 7 in this shiny new color, you should definitely watch the scratch test below first.

Performed by Cnet, the test confirms what Apple itself said when it unveiled the jet black iPhone: the "high shine" of the handset "may show fine micro-abrasions with use." For the sake of comparison, the jet black iPhone 7 is pitted against a silver iPhone 6s Plus - which, while it's obviously not scratch-proof, fares much better than the newer device.

It seems that the glossy surface of the jet black iPhone 7 will easily suffer damage from everyday use (unless you protect it with a case, or you don't really plan to use the phone that much). If you do want a dark iPhone 7, perhaps you should consider getting the mate black model, since this isn't as scratch-prone as the jet black version.

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source: Cnet

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