iPhone 7 Jet Black - Worried about Scratches? Watch this

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  1. Mechinyun macrumors 6502

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    Took this today in the apple store. This is reality, about 4-5 big/deep scratches and TONS of mini/micro scratches. I know it's hard to see them, the finger prints make it harder - trust me it's a hot mess. I do like it though, even though it feels plastic/5c. GET A SKIN for it ASAP!

     
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  3. noobinator macrumors 601

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    There are people trying to scratch these in store because of all the news of it scratching.
     
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  5. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    To a point I would agree

    I'm sure it does scratch as well easier than the matte
     
  6. xlovepink88x macrumors member

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    That's usually what will happen to any phone when it's in the hands of others because it's not theirs. Obviously that's going to be expected.
     
  7. Koobs macrumors regular

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    Exactly. I can't wait until the "your iPhone jet black will scratch easily" threads die.
     
  8. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Had mine since Friday. No case or skin. I place it on hard surfaces. Still looks fine. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  9. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    I'll be damned if I have to carry around a microfiber cloth to wipe my phone clean cause using my shirt might cause it to scratch. That's retarded. But...the jet black does look amazing. Poor execution on Apple's part. I'm sure next year's phone will be more scratch-resistant if it's offered in jet black again. It's kinda like the scratch-gate of the iPhone 5 slate. Easily scratched around the edges, some came scratched in the box...that phone looked terrible after 1-2 years of use. Even with a case, it was unavoidable. Seems like Apple found a way to make that finish better with this new matte black.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    So were the glossy "jet black" iPhone 3G/3GS and black iPhone 4/4s a poor execution on Apple's part too, because like black cars, they show scratches more easily despite having the exact same scratches as those on lighter color cars?

    I've been using my shirt on my JB with no ill effects.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    A store model handled by hundreds of people checking to see how easily the phone scratches looks like crap? Shocking. :rolleyes:

    In other news fire is hot and water is wet. ;)
     
  12. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    It's pretty rude of people to go into a store and start conducting scratch test on something that doesn't belong to them. I saw it happen yesterday with the jet black 7 that was on display.
     
  13. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how people can compare black cars to phones when black cars have a totally different finish and you can actually remove some scratches...can't do that on this phone. At least not to my knowledge.

    The 3G/3GS were old phones anyway, so I'd expect old technology. Not in 2016.

    And, you're not using your shirt the right way. Nah seriously tho, wait until the right "particle" gets on your shirt. But it's a beautiful phone. Just too much babying required.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The type of finish is besides the point. Black plastic-backed iPhone 3G/3GS show more scratches than their white counterparts. Ditto with the black glass-backed 4/4s showing more scratches than the white 4/4s. Glossy black color will reveal more scratches compared to other colors.

    I've been using my shirts and jeans since 2007 and haven't had that happen. I guess some people are more "gritty" than others.
     
  15. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    Yep - of course plastic will. But this kind of glossy finish requires heavy babying too. Over time, you'll see. But like I said, it's beautiful. Just should have been made more scratch resistant.

    Keep using your shirts and jeans and we shall see if a scratch or scratches eventually form...Apple will probably get it right next year
     
  16. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I don't think it's possible to make this more scratch resistance. Maybe if we tripled or quadrupled the price of the phone. I'm not sure the technology exists and if so, at what price.
     
  17. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    Maybe the same coating that's on the screen? Or is that already on it? Idk. Apple should have held off on this color until it was more durable IMO
     
  18. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Anyone else find it funny how it is always people who didn't buy Jet Black that are letting us know how easily our phones will scratch?
     
  19. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    The only problem i see with this finish is the finger prints, maybe apple will coat the whole phone next year like the screens to keep them at minimal.
     
  20. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    Exactly and that would make them more scratch resistant, too IMO.
     
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Oleophobic coating eventually becomes full of microscratches over time. If you don't believe me, look at your year-old iPhone under a bright light source and you'll see.
     
  22. s54 macrumors regular

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    Rude? lol

    Let me get this straight; you think that it's "rude" to try and scratch a product that belongs to a multi-billion dollar company when it's there on display as a demo for exactly that purpose? Oh, and just in case that's not the purpose of the demo model in store, the company doesn't mind either way because if they did, they would either have you arrested or replaced the scratched phone already.

    So who's to say that I can't run my fingernails through the beautiful glossy finish to see if it scratches? After all, it's not my phone and the act may persuade me to buy it. And I'm allowed to do it. So why shouldn't I?
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They already made it and it's called (matte) Black.
     
  24. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    At least it's something better. I don't know. Anyway, it's a beautiful phone. If someone is wiping their phone in public with a microfiber cloth, they deserve to be laughed at.

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    Jet black could have been made more scratch resistant though.
     
  25. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I've never wiped my glossy "jet black" iPhone 3G series or glossy black iPhone 4 series with a microfiber in public. In fact, they're all pretty much self-cleaning in the pants pocket (each time you take it out and put it back in). It sounds like you've never had a glossy black iPhone before. In case you don't know, the black 3G series was a fingerprint magnet.
     

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