Decision: JB or Matte

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  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

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    Yes there are a ton of threads but I'm in the store trying to decide. Both phones have good build and feel.

    Either selection will be cased immediately. No question there.

    In the next 15 min I need to make a decision. Space? Right now they only have JB 128 GB and Matte both sizes. My preference is 256GB. The nearest store is 1 hour drive away.

    Y'all have 15 min to help me make up my mind. Go!
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    They look the same in a case. Get the matte black. Not as delicate.
     
  3. Devyn89 macrumors regular

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    Well if you want the 256GB get black - I'd prefer Jet Black but if it's not in the size you want then no big deal, both are great.
     
  4. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Went matte here. Wanted JB but by the time I can get one might as well wait for 8. Figure matte will work and function just as well as JB.

    My matte 256 plus should be here tomorrow
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Matte black is better.
    The Jet black will show fingerprints and every tiny hairline scratch by contact. It will show wear in the back even if you look at it the wrong way :D
     
  6. futurejetblackowner macrumors member

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    What do YOU like? Get what you prefer.

    If having 128gb instead of 256gb is that big of a deal, just get the matte.

    And for everyone saying matte and jet black look the same with a case on, I hope you guys know transparent cases exist.
     
  7. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Fingerprints & hairline scratches suck :oops: If it were my decision it would be matte black for sure!
     
  8. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    JET BLACK, it will look better for dark mode in next update or jailbreak

    And it's more of a collection item, Black is black, Jet Black is special, it even comes with a special box
     
  9. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    To be honest to all:

    I do like both phones. So getting either or is fine. But since I'm getting a case for it regardless, it puts me to think the need for JB. Any thoughts? Almost time to go to the Specialist.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Go for the JB then bud, if you like it better then no one else really matters.
    Its your final decision and you'll be happy with it. Either way they're both really nice looking finishes.
     
  11. futurejetblackowner macrumors member

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    You realize transparent cases exist, right?.....
     
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  13. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Hate those. They allow dust in and are a nightmare to use imho.
     
  14. futurejetblackowner macrumors member

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    Lol then get what you want.
     
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  16. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well, majority in this thread said Matte, went with that @ 256 GB.

    Puts thing in perspective when your phone has the same storage as your Mac.
     
  17. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Black is forgettable, Jet Black will be a memory
     
  18. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Nice choice, before you leave the store though go take a look at the Jet Black phones on display and see how fingerprinted / scratched up they are to know you made the right call :D
     
  19. newellj macrumors 603

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    JB in an Apple black leather case here and I'd do it again.

    Yeah, with a case, you don't see much of the glossy black, but when you do it's really attractive (my opinion) and I also suspect that Apple's not likely to do it again next year - too many complaints and returns. I wanted to have the fun of experiencing it before (I suspect) it's gone.

    At the end of the day, it's a totally personal choice.
     
  20. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    No, they'll refine the process. Make it better and more efficient and more easily obtainable
     
  21. newellj macrumors 603

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    You could easily be right, and I hope you are - but I'm not sure and I decided to enjoy it while it was a certain thing.
     
  22. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    No offence to the jet black owners out there and after all this is purely subjective, but I think the JB looks cheap and it scratches easier. So that's 2-0 to the matt black finish.
     
  23. futurejetblackowner macrumors member

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    lol imagine actually thinking this
     
  24. determined09 macrumors 65816

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    MB shows fingerprints, too just not as badly.
     

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