does the iPhone 7 Plus jet black scratch by wiping it?

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  1. Jodie1987 macrumors regular

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    if I wipe the back of my jet black iphone 7 plus with a soft cloth will this scratch the iphone 7 plus?
     
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    Apple already warned about this,Jet Black color is prone to micro abrasions
     
  4. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    I heard if you stare at it long enough it will develop scratches just from that. So keep that in mind also...
     
  5. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    Run it under the tap. If any particles are on it your essentially just rubbing them into the surface. Don't press down too hard obviously
     
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    Only if your cloth and/or the phone already has something like a sand particle on it.

    Don't worry too much about it. If you're feeling really paranoid, shake out the cloth, run your finger down the back of the phone, and wipe away. I'm still using my shirt and the leg of my jeans.
     
  7. southflguy macrumors regular

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    I think this has been way overblown. No a soft cloth will not scratch it.
     
  8. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    All the phones are prone to micro-abrasions. The jet black's finish makes them easiest to see. Just like a black car shows swirl marks, but the lighter color cars have just as many. It is what it is, no big deal.
     
  9. Sunny1990, Sep 28, 2016
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    They are clearly stating about the jet black color on their website that it will get micro abrasions with normal usage and recommend a case to protect it from scratches unlike other colors
     
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    I don't think you even have to be looking. I've just been thinking about micro-abrasions and I'm sure I've found a few on my JB7 :D
     
  11. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Did you actually read what you quoted, because it says exactly what I said: the aluminum is just as hard, but the jet black will show micro abrasions more easily. The language is crystal clear. All the iPhones abrade the same, but the jet black's finish shows it more than the rest.
     

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    How many threads do we need about this? If you get the JB either be super careful and use a case, or understand it's going to get a little nicked up. Who cares. It does not scratch any easy then the gold, rose gold, silver, or matte black. It's just that it shows scratches more. Good grief get over it. I love my JB 7, and if it get a few micro scratches who cares it's a freaking phone.
     
  13. lpuniverse macrumors member

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    I like scratches on it. It looks fantastic.
     
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    I just said what i read on website and even in my first post and nor did say it's deal breaker just crystal clear
     
  15. zea macrumors member

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    Yep, I wipe mine on my shirt all the time. No scratches, even in full light.
     
  16. laurenbanjo macrumors member

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    I managed to scratch mine while wiping it before putting a skin on. Must've been something that was on the cloth. But the skin hides it so I can't see it anymore. Although it the bubbles in this skin don't go away in 48 hours I'm going to go crazy so I'll have to take it off lol
     
  17. xeio macrumors regular

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    so funny to buy the new jet black color and put the phone into a case. (just for prevent being scratched).
    its like dont f*** your girlfriend to hold her "fresh" for the next boyfriend... :D
     
  18. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    Amazing that something on a cloth can scratch it so easily. SMH.
     
  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No, you wrote in your first post that it's prone to micro-scratches, as if JB actually gets more of them compared to matte aluminum. This is incorrect considering that it is equally hard, as stated in the disclaimer. It'll simply show them easier because it's a glossy black finish. Matte finishes hide them easier.

    This is really no different from black cars, which show more scratches despite having the exact same scratches as lighter color cars. Black cars are not more "prone to scratches" either.
     
  20. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    I wish people would stop comparing the finish on the JB phone to a finish on a black car. Cars have better paint jobs than this rushed, poorly designed and manufactured idea. It's a beautiful phone but please. Let's just admit Apple got this one wrong.
     
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    Huh, you clearly haven't been to a new car dealership and checked out the black cars. They arrive straight from factory full of swirl marks.
     
  22. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    Of course they do but the paint job/finish is still better than this crap on the Jet Black iPhone. That phone belongs in a museum, framed. I can't wait til they get it right tho next year, then I'll get it :)
     
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    :rolleyes: You matte Black owners are trying very hard to put down JB.

    The disclaimer says it's equally hard. Using logic and physics, what does that tell you about susceptibility to scratches?

    You've admitted that black cars show swirl marks even when they arrive straight from factory. This is because of the glossy black surface. Nothing to do with paint job.
     
  24. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    going for rose gold, both blacks sound like they will show a lot of fingerprints/dust and scratches
     
  25. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    LOL I love the jet black, props to whoever has it. I just think they didn't get it right. Like I said, next year they will fix it. You can buff out and remove some scratches from black cars but the phone? Nope. So why are we still comparing cars to this phone.
     

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