iPhone 7 Jet Black vs iPhone 3gs Scratches

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  1. Jodie1987, Oct 3, 2016
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    Jodie1987 macrumors regular

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    Does the iPhone 7 Plus JB show more micro abrasions than the iPhone 3gs?
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's a poor comparison given that the 5c was never available in black. A better comparison is would JB (eventually) show more micro abrasions/swirl marks than the glossy black iPhone 3G/3GS?
     
  3. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    changed the post :) is the 3gs made from the same materials as the 5c
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Both are plastic, but not the same material.

    Given that aluminum is harder than plastic and Apple is on record in stating that JB's "surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products" I predict that JB will show fewer micro-abrasions/swirl marks than the black 3G/3GS after one year. However, JB will show more fine micro-abrasions relative to matte aluminum because it's glossy black (which is what the disclaimer is all about).

    It's really no different from how black cars show more micro-abrasions/swirl marks despite being equally hard and having the exact same scratches as lighter color cars.
     
  5. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    im happy to hear there wont be as many swirl marks on the 7 JB as the 3gs had a lot
     
  6. msavic macrumors 6502

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    How does the Jet Black compare to the glass back of the S7E with respect to scratch resistance?
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    And Apple has advanced a lot over the years investing in their metals versus what the 3G had years ago.
     

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