Black vs Jet Black

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  1. Szarky, Sep 7, 2016
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    Szarky macrumors 6502a

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    Really nice to see a return of true black for the iPhone color, away from the Spay Gray they've been doing for couple years now. So, which one are you getting and why?

    Black looks stealthy to me like the iPhone 5 black.
    Jet black looks like it may have a problem with grease/smears, fingerprints, dust etc. BUT it could also look amazing, hard to tell from pictures. Maybe like the iPhone 4/4s black.

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  2. co.ag.2005 macrumors 68000

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    I like that jet black. I'm going to pre-order it for sure but I'm curious to see it in person. Looks nice!
     
  3. MsRandall macrumors 6502a

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    Im going normal black. That Jet black is super slick looking, but I hate finger prints so I am going with the matte option.
     
  5. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    I might get regular black since I always use a case anyways. Then again I saw a pretty neat clear case posted on another forums, so maybe I'll go for the Jet Black. Can't decide yet.
     
  7. Akack macrumors 6502a

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    Leaning towards the black for now.....jetblack seems like it would show smudges too easy.
     
  8. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    I switched to Silver/White after having Apple's first "black" on the iPhone 5. It was a terrible color and chipped. Their black since then is anything but.

    These two new blacks are excellent. I am torn as I am leaning towards the Jet Black but curious just how bad it scratches/scuffs. Not worried about fingerprints at all. Hopefully they have a hands on and some blogger tests it.

    Jet Black - 256 is where I'm headed.
     
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  10. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Tough choice, I'm stuck also. I use my phones naked with a skinomi matteskin on the back so I guess the glossy one would be wasted for me anyway. I'll have to see more pictures. When does Apple have demos in store to fondle?
     
  11. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Nice to see a full black back.

    Those ordering will be pretty stoked.
     
  12. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    per apple website.


    1. Jet black is available in 128GB and 256GB models. The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone.
     
  13. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Black (matte version) for me.

    Only need 32gb and wouldn't be able to stand the amount of finger prints and micro scratches that accumulate on the Jet Black model.
    Yep! Like this ^

    Even if you put it in a case there will be debris (dust, micro particles) that gets in between the case and your phone which will leave micro-scratches on your Jet Black iPhone when you take it out of the case every now and then.
     
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  15. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    If you don't like fingerprints, just wash them off since the phone is waterproof now.
     
  16. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Concerned about the slickness of the jet black since I normally go no case so may be going for matte black even though the jet black is dead sexy.
     
  17. fobia79 macrumors member

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    It even has a disclaimer:
    1. The high-gloss finish of the Jet Black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone.
     
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  19. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    I do love the look of the jet black, but it's very likely to show fingerprints and scratches very easily. I don't plan to use a case either.
     
  20. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    going to be just like the 3G/3GS models again when you take it out of it's case.
     
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I would really like to see them in person, but I feel like the jet black look will grow old fast. Just my opinion. The matte black is timeless :)
     
  22. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    The silly thing is most users put a case over the phone, so you can't really see the color anyway.
     
  23. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I'm going with either the (matte) black or gold. The jet black looks sexy, but I'm OCD with my phone's and that just won't work for me.
     
  24. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    At least you can't see the ugly antenna bands on these.
     
  25. BradWould macrumors 6502

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    I think the biggest difference between black and jet black is going to be 2-3 months...
     

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