Apple created Jet Black-- knowingly it was prone to scratches, just to make it seem like it's new..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by humanresources, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. humanresources macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2016
    Apple created Jet Black-- knowingly it was prone to scratches, just to make it seem like it's a new design-as they showcased it to be. While making matte "Black" as a fallback when ppl react to this con.

    It seems like Apple only created the Jet Black color to showcase it everywhere on their keynote, video and website to make it seem "new", hiding the antenna lines, making it glossy, hiding the details in the darkness, trying to make it seem like an all new seamless design, when really it is the same as the 6s.
    It seemed like Apple knew it was able to be easily scratched and damage where they even addressed it in the fine print. They did it anyway even at the expense of the scratchability. They only intended it to be showcased and seem brand new, and had the matte black color as the fallback design for all people who had the space grey before or the ones who knew the jet black could get micro abrasions. Why else would they make 2 new blacks
    seems like apple honey dicked us.
  2. AppleB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2011
  3. swarlos macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2015
    Seems like a little conspiracy theorist. The iPod scratched up to hell easily, the 3G and 3GS iPhones also did to so to say that Apple knowingly made a phone just to show in a keynote seems a little far fetched. I for one preordered the Jet Black and I'm super stoked even knowing about these potential issues cause it looks sexy!!
  4. CrackerJackToy macrumors 6502


    Nov 1, 2011
    I have the original iPod! Still works great and holds a charge! And full of scratches...but thats the least of my worries.
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    We won;t ever see anything like the ipod again I think lol. That morror finishes that scratched beyond believe seconds after just looking at it.
  6. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    At least be grateful it isn't a glass back. Rather have glossy plastic over any glass back. Some people think glass is superior to plastic. Think again. Glass rears suck. And iPhone 8 might get that. Practically mandatory for me to put a skin on the back even though I don't prefer it.

    I bet some S7/S7 edge and Note7 owners would love to swap materials with the jet black iPhone 7/7 Plus. In any Note7 color whether blue coral, silver, gold, or black, it will attract fingerprints and scratches. Then if you drop it, say hello to cobwebs that will never disappear on that $900 phone you just bought unless you get it replaced where more money and time is wasted.

    hyperglaze plastic or S5 Band-Aid rear > glass rears

    My personal favorite is faux leather found on the BlackBerry Bold 9000. Softer than the Note 3. I hope the Note8 gets that again if Samsung finally has the common sense to bring back removable battery to the Note line..

    Again, be grateful jet black iPhone 7/7 Plus owners. Worried about scratches? Ha! Try spiderweb cracks!

  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Please, it's not like they've never had a glossy "jet black" iPhone before. Remember the black iPhone 3G/3GS. That was a fingerprint and swirl mark magnet.

    They most likely made that disclaimer not because it's easier to scratch relative to the iPhone 3G/3GS, but because we've had several years of silver/gold/light space gray iPhones so people are no longer used to scratches, and they know from experience how anal retentive some of their customers are.
  8. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Not trying to argue, but of all the beautiful new product commercials and iterative product updates and emotionally manipulative testimonials and gadget porn of electronic devices swimming in liquid metal... then is "Jet Black" really the first time you feel that Apple may be trying to trick us into wanting something we dont need?

    Go through your photos with whatever current iPhone you use and find something taken in low light. Does it look anything like the stage demo on that model? Of course not, because Apple is presenting things that come from a sterilized and pristine environment. They aren't lying. Those are pictures taken with that iPhone camera. But in the real world where you dont have perfect lighting (or perfect looking friends) then things just aren't that beautiful and your low light shots look like pixelated garbage.

    So what's different with Jet Black that didn't exist with Rose Gold last year or Gold two years before that? It scratches? Apple pretty much established with several previous model phones and ipods that dark black shows scuffs. So why wouldn't it be expected in a blackest black aluminum phone?
  9. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    Actually, it's not "like new", it is new.
  10. rawlus macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2009
    is what people want in innovation a scratch proof phone? Because they can probably do that.... but the very idea it CAN scratch is what drives the challenge of keeping it scratch free... which is an element of pride it seems (not for me, my phones all have some cosmetic scratches, some have dinged corners and such too)

    If Apple made an indestructible phone, pool,e would complain the the thrill of keeping a fragile phone pristine is lost and Apple is no longer concerned about the aesthetic or design...

    It's impossible to please all... it good thing there are many other choices other than jet black, for those who are too squeamish to risk it...
  11. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Only cost $10 to prevent any of these first-world problems you speak of.

    Complaining about scratches on glossy material is like blaming a hooker you caught AIDS because you refused to wear a condom on her. LOL!
  12. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012

    Apple also states and recommended a case be used to prevent prints and scratches. people who fail to read, and disregard that should not complain.
  13. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Serious case of over thinking things going on here.
  14. uncreativedan macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2014
    This is so far reaching you could touch the moon. I wouldn't say it's a con when Apple advertises Jet Black as a new color and then preemptively warns users of any negative impacts on the product page. I mean, what do you want? Also, they made two black colors because people like me don't want a shiny phone.
  15. rawlus macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2009
    Apple is preemtively warning about jet black because some ppl can't handle the idea that it is not be box f each forever if you use it the way it's intended and Apple has had a lot of experience dealing with some small part of their customer base who are OCD about their belongings (I remember seeing people getting padded cases and screen protectors for their Apple Watch back when it was first released... and concerned that the sapphire crystal might scratch! Even though it is used on every super expensive and super durable watch ever sold)
  16. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I have no idea what this means but it sounds like a lot of fun. :D
  17. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65832


    Sep 8, 2013
    Pretty much agree.

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