Condition of the Verge's review Jet Black iPhone 7

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  1. ddkkpp macrumors 6502

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    https://twitter.com/vladsavov/status/777953974628524032

    .... so it looks like a multitude of tiny scratches is inevitable on the Jet Black model.

    Just embrace it? Let it wear out and hope for the best when reselling time comes around? What do you guys think?

    Personally I like the look of the JB better than the matte. I don't think resale values will be that effected. I'm looking at my 6S which was in a case from day 1, and there are small scratches where the phone snaps in and out of the case, so....

    I think scratches might just be part of iPhone ownership!
     

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  3. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    The reviewers aren't going to care about loan units Apple sent to them. It would have been tossed around the office, lots of people would have manhandled it, it would have been put on surfaces to be photographed & it would generally have been treated like ****.

    On the other hand, it *will* show scuffs easier. Hence why I went for the stealthy looking matte black. Couldn't be happier.
     
  4. rodiak macrumors member

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    They probably weren't as careful with it as we the iPhone obsessed are with our units. I'm not taking any chances though. Bought a "naked" skin for the back of the phone and will be using it from day 1.
     
  5. sbharj macrumors member

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    I got the matte black and after comparing it in store I feel i prefer the look of the matte. After a while of staring at it the jet black looks almost plastic to me - reminiscent of the iPhone 3G/3GS
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I think it also depends on what type of case you use on an iPhone like this and overall treat the iPhone. My iPhones typically are sold in near mint condition, but then again, I am very careful with them and don't set the iPhone down, without a case, on hard surfaces.

    But the Jet Black will undoubtedly show scuffs, scratches and swirl marks, if handled carelessly.
     
  7. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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    No-one 'obsesses' over their phone after a week. Who has time for that..

    You stick a case on it or don't. If you don't then stay away from the Jet Black, clearly it's so bad at picking up scratches Apple had to include a warning with it.
     
  8. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    I feel a little bit sorry for those that purchased the jet black. Matt is a better color for holding up from scratches. Of course those who have the jet black will always tell you they are very happy to have it over the matte or any other color. Deep inside, and after a good while and a good many scratches they will wish they had made the choice and getting the matte instead
     
  9. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    The Jet Black must look fantastic out of the box, but I agree, it's not worth it turning out like this. It might have like a clear coat paint on it? I have a black car, I polish out the swirls and whatnot a couple times a year and it's not even something you touch very often.

    The phone we handle so much, the matte probably is best.

    Unless you really have on worry about scratches, and then go for it! :)
     
  10. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    I've learnt not to worry about resell value. It means you don't enjoy your phone as your protecting it for the next person. I say f' the next owner. Use it, put it in your pocket, enjoy it.
     
  11. ddkkpp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want to say I won't mind the scratches, but who knows, maybe they'll eventually annoy me.

    Anyways, my jet black will probably only end up looking like this after a year.
     
  12. lewis26 macrumors member

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    Ideally, I wanted silver to be the most scratch showing proof. But I didn't want the white front.
     

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