I'm getting an iPhone 7 Plus next week but I still can't decide between the matte or jet black. I really want the jet black but I feel like knowing me I'm going to scratch it easily. For those who have either one, are you happy with the decision?
The Jet Black also has an amazing grip like texture. I like that over the brushed aluminum on the iPhones, which can be slick in the hand.I just bought a jet black Plus on Friday. Some people have experienced flaking with the matte black, that was a concern. But mostly, I just really liked the glossy jet black. The first thing I did was put it in a leather Apple case, so I can't say it would have made a difference either way.
Aside from how easily the jet black color scratches, I certainly didn't need 128 or 256GB of memory. That was the other turn off for me. I opted for just a 32 gig model, which is more than enough for my needs. If the jet black had been in the lower storage tier, I likely would have purchased that color.Sounds like someone needs to stand up for the matte black!
Initially I wasn't happy with it because it wasn't the jet black and I "knew" that one was "better". I am such a sucker for marketing.
But then I suddenly fell in love with it. All you're "missing out" on is the back. When do you ever look at the back? I like the matte/shiny contrast. It looks as good today as it was the day I bought it. Zero scratches. Zero flaking. No fingerprint smears. No micro-scratches.
And I can place it on the fingers of my open hand and tip it up to about 80-degrees and it sticks to me like glue.
Plus it's available in the 32GB model which works brilliantly for me.
This seems to me to be the problem with the jet black. It seems pointless to have a jet black in a case. You have a beautiful thing and you're covering it up.I keep it in a case most of the time but I'll use it naked from time to time cause it looks so nice but even from doing that a couple times, the back has gotten scratched to hell. So now I keep a case on it 24/7.