If instead of (Matte) and Jet Black, Apple introduced Jet Black and kept Space Grey, which color 7?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by James.K.Polk, Jan 1, 2017.


Between (same as 6S) Space Grey and Jet Black, which do you prefer for an iPhone 7?

  1. Space Grey

    14 vote(s)
  2. Jet Black

    47 vote(s)
  1. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2015
    Just a thought experiment. I wonder if more people would have gotten JB, or stuck with the classic SG?

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    Happy New Year, all.
  2. noobinator macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    Space grey was boring as it gets. I'll take jet black anyday.
  3. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    I would've waited months for jet black over space gray. I agree that space gray was extremely boring in the 6/S. Just looked like a slightly darker version of the silver, IMO.
  4. rui no onna macrumors 601

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Given I slap a case on mine and bezel color is more important for me, Space Grey. Not really interested in waiting months for a Jet Black model when I've already been having battery issues with my iPhone 6.

    Granted, if Jet Black had good availability, I'd choose Jet Black.
  5. Bethanie21 macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2015
    Bristol, U.K.
    Personally I love the space grey (kept my iPhone 6S as wasn't overly impressed with the iPhone 7) - my 6S is space grey. I just find the two new black colours too dark, and I much prefer the black bezel, really can't have a white front phone.

    Suppose I'm gunna have to make my peace with the fact that the two new black colours are here to stay.
  6. Applefan4515 Suspended


    Sep 19, 2016
    Would of stuck with silver, even though it's not an option. But if I was limited to these two options, jet black.
  7. nburwell macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2008
    Same here. I'm not really a fan of either matte black or jet black. As silly as it seems, I went back to the 6s due to the lack of compelling features with the 7. Also, I love space gray. I can only hope Apple brings back that color.
  8. ZeroGauge macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2012
    I would have still went with the JB I love the classic look of it. It reminds me of the 3G/3GS or and iPhone 4/4s
  9. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I would have probably waited a couple of months and gone Jet Black if Matte Black wasn't an option, I do love my Space Grey rMB though...
  10. foxconn Suspended

    Sep 6, 2016
    The space grey on the iPhone was always lighter than space grey used on other Apple devices. It was more silver than anything.

    I hated it and that's why I ended up getting a gold 6S plus to change it up at the time.
  11. unobtainium macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2011
    I don't like Jet Black, and the matte black doesn't look great either (IMO). I'd prefer Space Grey, but I wish they would darken it so it matched the Apple Watch or MacBook.
  12. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    That would make it a tough call, as both are beautiful. JB easily wins over the matte, but oh that space grey....
  13. mjschabow macrumors 65816

    Dec 25, 2013
    I'd hold out another year hoping for Matte black. Lol
  14. tremlock macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2008
    The Land of Cleves
  15. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    JB is too high-maintenance...SG for me.

    I put it in a case anyway,so falling back to SG instead of matte black is no big deal.
  16. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Austin TX
    On first glance, I would have definitely said matte/jet black. But, my matte black iPhone 7 is showing some wear along the bottom along the speaker grills and on a corner where I dropped it. The SG finish held up better over time. My 6S+ was immaculate after a year of use. I do kind of wish Apple had left that as an option on the 7, even if the black finish hides the antenna lines better.

    So, from an aesthetics and wear over the long term perspective, I would have to go with the space grey. However, that grip on the jet black model is really nice and it makes me wish I had picked that finish over the matte black since it is also showing wear over time.
  17. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    As long as it has black bezels, I do not care. Give me the choice between the two and I still would not pick the JB phone.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 16, 2017 ---
    Have not seen mine since the fist day when I put it in a case.
  18. Septembersrain Contributor


    Dec 14, 2013
    I would have opted for jet black. I hope they keep this color as its feel and look is familiar to my 5c. I think it's quite beautiful.

    Had they released only matte black and space grey, I'd still likely be using my 6s.
  19. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Should have mentioned that I have the JB. I use a clear case and it looks great.
  20. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2016
    I would've went with the jet black but I'm glad they came out with the matte. I hope next year they come out with the dark blue. I'll buy one in a min.
  21. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    if it was a space grey ala macbook space grey. that one.
    if it's space gray ala iphone 6 space grey...then jet black.
  22. Charadis macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    Jet black. It's smexy as heck

    Whole reason I wanted a new phone
  23. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Maybe it's anti-Stockholm Syndrome (must be a more elegant name for it...), but I've come to sort of dislike the Space Grey on my 6 Plus. Didn't mind it at first, but it's just sort of a dirty silver. Much, much prefer the new black options on the 7. In fact, I think I'd be happy with any colour apart from Rose Gold this time around.
  24. Relentless Power macrumors P6

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    That Definitely seems to be the theme now every year. Apple is releasing a new Variant or color. But they definitely seem to be sticking to more neutral/ solid colors with black, silver, gold, etc. But I would like to see some sort of like royal blue or deep blue.
  25. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I wish the colors went all the way around. Why on earth do you have a gorgeous rose gold on the back, and then white on the front?! Who even sees the back unless you only use a clear case. Or no case.

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