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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?

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iPhone 7: Black or Jet Black?
Regular Black all the way! 63.55% (1245 votes) (1245 votes)
The glossy Jet Black is my thing! 30.68% (601 votes) (601 votes)
I still prefer Gold / Rose Gold / Silver 5.77% (113 votes) (113 votes)

1959 votes

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posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:15 16

1. Achillias (Posts: 52; Member since: 24 Sep 2015)

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

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:22 28

5. GreenMan (Posts: 1817; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)

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

Just saying...

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:28

9. Switch00 (Posts: 526; Member since: 04 Sep 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:26 6

6. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 428; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)

Or, just don't vote...

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:27 7

8. AViator (Posts: 37; Member since: 08 Apr 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?

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:47 1

14. PhoneFix (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Aug 2016)

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

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 10:49 1

31. AlikMalix (unregistered)

Everything you said is correct... /s

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 09:17 2

21. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

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

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 09:30 1

23. cnour (Posts: 1494; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)

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

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 10:36 1

30. cdm283813 (Posts: 424; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)

Should be another option called:

I still want my exploding Note 7.

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 11:39

34. mrmessma (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Mar 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?"

posted on 13 Sep 2016, 02:44

39. YOURDADkid (unregistered)

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

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:17 2

2. DavMor0069 (Posts: 215; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:31 12

10. Jimrod (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


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?

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:34 7

11. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


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:


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.

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 16:27

38. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 1010; Member since: 28 Aug 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:44 3

13. Scott93274 (Posts: 5399; Member since: 06 Aug 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 10:11 1

26. therealestmc (Posts: 472; Member since: 23 Jul 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 11:52

35. cnour (Posts: 1494; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)

The argument of a looser

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:20 1

3. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I like silver still.

I like the new blacks but it gets very dark.

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:21 2

4. NarutoKage14 (Posts: 865; Member since: 31 Aug 2016)

I want emerald green or a deep dark hunter green

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:41 2

12. Scott93274 (Posts: 5399; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

I would love a green phone, especially one that looks like this Galaxy S7 knock-off.


posted on 12 Sep 2016, 10:08

25. 48Chevy (Posts: 53; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)

That looks great!

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:27

7. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 428; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)

I would go for the Matte/Regular black.

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 08:52 1

15. Chuck007 (Posts: 1306; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)

Ordered a 128GB regular black iPhone 7 Plus.

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 09:00

16. adi90 (Posts: 513; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)

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

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 09:00 1

17. Ruturaj (Posts: 1483; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)

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

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 09:04

18. Takeharu (Posts: 262; Member since: 28 Oct 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 10:52

32. AlikMalix (unregistered)

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

posted on 12 Sep 2016, 12:32

36. Takeharu (Posts: 262; Member since: 28 Oct 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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