iPhone 7 poll: would you go for Black or Jet Black?

iPhone 7 poll: would you go for Black or Jet Black?
So, the new iPhones have just been announced and lo and behold – some rumors were right in claiming that we will see not one but two new colors. But while people were speculating on a blue and black variant, nobody ever dared venture a guess that what we are about to get is two black colors. Black and Jet Black, to be exact, are the exciting new paintjobs that you can get your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in.

What's the difference? Well, the regular Black is the good old matte finish that you can see and feel on other models just... you know – blacked out. This includes the Apple logo and antenna bands in the back — it's all stealthed out and, we have to say, pretty cool-looking.

The Jet Black edition is just as stealthy when it comes to the choice of colors, but it comes in a shiny, glossy finish. This means more fingerprints and more scratches over time — the latter has even been confirmed by Apple, who recommends using a case with the Jet Black iPhone 7. Still, it is, apparently, the more “premium” finish, as Cupertinians have decided not to release it in a base storage version. The iPhone 7 in Jet Black will only be available in 128 GB and 256 GB variants, while the regular Black spans the full range of 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB.

But let's take storage tiers and price out of the equation. If you were to buy any version of the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus right now, which black would you go for?

iPhone 7: Black or Jet Black?

Regular Black all the way!
The glossy Jet Black is my thing!
I still prefer Gold / Rose Gold / Silver

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. Achillias

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Where is the option 'I won't go for any iPhone".

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Maybe you're not supposed to vote...? Just saying...

9. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

in other word mate or glossy. i cant believe my eyes and ears, what a bunch of crappy words. Check this out... AboveSuper diamond transparent alien technology intelligent touchscreen. I could apply for a job in smartphone industry.

6. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Or, just don't vote...

8. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

actually there's one it's on the upper right corner of your browser (or upper left if you are using mac) where close button resides. --- not a fanboy, but if you happened to hate apple why visit an article that is specifically for apple, then start hating?

14. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Piano black is plastic right? And for 1000 bucks.. MyGOD

31. AlikMalix unregistered

Everything you said is correct... /s

21. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Is just me, or was anyone actually wanted an Ocean Blue or a Blue Coral color?

23. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Where is the option: I want to die (which means buying a Note 7).

30. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Should be another option called: I still want my exploding Note 7.

34. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

It's perfectly possible to show your preference for something you don't plan on interacting with. e.g. "Would you prefer this Ferrari in red or yellow?" Conversely, "would you prefer to eat this poop shaken or stirred?"

39. YOURDADkid unregistered

Ha ha ha, I was looking for Same option!!!

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015


10. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Dick. Plenty of non-iPhone articles for you to click on. In-case you hadn't noticed Apple have just launched a new iPhone so that's the second biggest phone story at the moment* *the biggest being exploding Note 7's - but then you probably want to pretend that story isn't happening?

11. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

http://www.phonearena.com/news/What-do-you-think-about-the-eventual-new-Blue-Coral-hue-of-the-Note-7_id83446 They did the same thing for when Samsung introduced the new Blue Coral color. Stop trying to assume there is bias here. Especially considering Michael H. wrote a pretty scathing review of Apple's press conference: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-7-event-review-the-courage-to-be-the-same_id85189 In my 5 years of visiting this site, I have seen a lot of improvement. I have always called them out when I thought they were being biased or unfair. However, that also means I have to stick up for them when I see that they have done a fair job as well.

38. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Well said Doctor Phil. Michael Healer has done a great article. But it is not easy to make everyone happy. There were some users who were cursing him even after such a greate review of that press conference. I think authors of PA doesn't take such criticism seriously.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Just a month ago it was Pokemon Arena. What's your point? Articles are written when something worth talking about occurs in the industry. And when nothing happens, there's nothing wrong with an opinion poll to get some dialog going amongst readers.

26. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Hey the hell out of here. This is no place for maturity. We want just to argue over nonsense bulls**t because we are all 5 years here.

35. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The argument of a looser

3. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I like silver still. I like the new blacks but it gets very dark.

4. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I want emerald green or a deep dark hunter green

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I would love a green phone, especially one that looks like this Galaxy S7 knock-off. https://fscl01.fonpit.de/userfiles/7021684/image/Elephone-S7-1-w782.jpg

25. 48Chevy

Posts: 73; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

That looks great!

7. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I would go for the Matte/Regular black.

15. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Ordered a 128GB regular black iPhone 7 Plus.

16. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I will wait for iPhone SE 2017 in jet black . Otherwise go for iPhone 8 .

17. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I think black is only good option from apple, that color hides those thick bezzles.

18. Takeharu

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Here's what I want: Gold but with a black front. I just can't stand phones with white fronts, they're hideous, however I do like the gold color.

32. AlikMalix unregistered

I agree with white faces - they need to give an option of a blackface for all their finishes.

36. Takeharu

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

True, remember the first iPhone or all iPads until the Air, with the black front and silver back so much better than the space Gray or black backs.

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