How's the body of the matte black 7 holding up?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by the_art, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. the_art macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Does it scratch anywhere near as easily as the slate colour on the iPhone 5 or first iPad mini?
  2. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Nope, not on mine. Still pristine as of Day 1.
  3. willmtaylor, Oct 5, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016

    willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    I can't see any evidence of wear or scratches on mine. Using only a bumper.
  4. LKN macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    Nopes got a screen protector and a matte back protector on as i had with my 6S+ and no issues
  5. gaymerraver macrumors member


    Sep 14, 2016
  6. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Austin TX
    Got mine the day after launch and have been using it naked since. One tiny nick on the bottom right at the corner of the lightning port. It's only about the size of a pin head and you'd never notice it unless you were looking for it. It's possible the phone came that way and I didn't notice. The finish is still in perfect condition otherwise!
  7. harleymhs macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2009
    Silver Or Matte Black?

    Bad place to ask lol .. Picking one up today, on the fence Silver or Matte Black.. Any thoughts?
  8. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2014
    Mines also holding up well, no physical sings of use are evident on the phone at all, really pleased with it :)
  9. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    Mine is still pristine.

    I think the issue on the 5/5s was those awful chamfered edges (excuse me if I'm not using the correct phrase)
  10. mag2001 macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
    San Antonio, TX
    My 7+ is doing awesome but it is in a case. My lightning port has two mall nicks in it though. They should sell a marker to fill in and hide nicks.
  11. Kealohilani macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
    I picked up my matte black about a week ago and it's been naked ever since. It is still pristine, although I do baby it a little. I usually use a case but I just hate covering it up. It's too pretty. If anybody knows of a way to protect it (I am a little clumsy), without covering up how pretty it is please post it.
  12. Caris macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2006
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    Just a quick one, I'm about to go pick up an iPhone 7 today but I'm a bit unsure what colour to get.

    I'm wanting the black, but a lot of the display models seem quite scratched. I'm getting this is because of it being a matte finish as it looks similar to how to slate black iPhone 5's went.

    How is your black iPhone holding up?
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I personally would get the Matte Black if you were concerned with scratches. I also like the color of the Matte Black over the glossy Jet Black.
  14. Ffosse macrumors 65816

    Nov 5, 2012
    Fine after a month, no issues front or back.

    I lately bought an Apple smart battery cover which makes the thing seem almost indestructible, nice and grippy for taking photos also.
  15. Newtons Apple, Nov 29, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016

    Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    There is a huge thread on this with images.

    It will get scratched, even if you use a case it will get scuffed.
  16. Pelea macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2014
    A jb iPhone 7 scratches as much in one day as an iPhone 4 would in 2 years, not even joking, I've had both
  17. d245770q macrumors newbie


    Dec 9, 2009
    IMG_0072.JPG IMG_0059.JPG IMG_0072.JPG Well this has happened to my JB 7... had it 3-4 weeks and not a single scratch on it. No case and happy how it's holding up other than for the chip/flake that has appeared near the speaker grill. Not the first JB to have this issue by all accounts. Took it to Apple Genius Bar last night who refused to exchange. Not happy at all. Feels like Apple isn't the company it was in the iPhone 4 days when they would swap a phone in a heart beat that had clear accidental damage with a smashed back!
  18. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    No scratches or any alminium chipping on my one and half month old matt black iPhone 7 (used in a case from day one) but.....:mad: My one year old iPhone 6S Plus alminium has started chipping off around the headphone jack
  19. Mike5254 macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2016
    Cincinnati and Philippines
  20. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    My Jet Black is immaculate, but it's also in a case. I just took it out of the case and nothing, so apparently my case doesn't scuff it. I've really enjoyed this case—it's cheap, has a pleasant texture that's not too grippy and not too slippery, and is quite protective with a small lip around the display and perfectly sized cutouts:
  21. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Are you asking about the "black" colored iPhone or the "jet black" colored iPhone?

    Your OP says "black," but many responses have been for "jet black."

    By the way, my launch day black 7 looks good as new.
  22. nav92 macrumors member


    Feb 25, 2013
    Got it on launch day. Still looks the same like on Day 1. Must mention that I use Apple's leather case on it but remove it once in a while when I am in office to use it "naked". Love the stealthy look.
  23. nordique macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2014
    They're both great and both look really slick. I'd go with the black though as it's more unique to the 7 line...silver is beautiful and sharp, but for me personally the look is a bit tired as it's more or less identical to the silver 6s and 6 (like the entire phone looks more or less identical not just the colour) least with matte black it's a new colour which gives it some "newness" which I like.

    Sure it's the colour pretty much everyone has but it's a very nice colour. You'll appreciate the stealth look.
  24. pat500000 macrumors 604


    Jun 3, 2015
    It's seems that matte black is better scratch resistance than jet black. I have matte black and got dust on this..however, when I clean it with cloth it's clean.
  25. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Matt black iPhone 7,no scratches or scuffs,been in a case from one and a half month

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