iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black Now Widely Available at U.S. Apple Stores

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  1. dampfnudel macrumors 68040

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Well, the 4/4s looked "jet black" so maybe you're right if the iPhone 8 is glass.
  2. Ryan5505 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2006
    Both Charlotte stores have JB+ Verizon phones, which work with both CDMA and GSM.

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  3. Tortugatron macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2016
    I had placed an order on Apple.com and said it was going to wait 3-4 weeks. Today I was about to run into the second week and checked istock to see that the Roseville location here in CA had the 128gb Matte Black in stock. Reservation made within moments and picked up and cancelled my online order. Makes me sad that the turn around is THAT long for online orders which should be getting priority over store stock.
  4. Haxley, Oct 14, 2016
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    Haxley macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2010
    Awesome. I had already ordered an iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black 256gb on September 19th with estimated shipping in November. I woke up this morning, like many mornings and checked iStockNow. Nothing, as usual. Went to work, checked the MacRumors feed on Apple News around lunch time and noticed this article. Checked iStockNow and the 256 Jet Black Plus was in stock, for my carrier, at 1/4 nearby stores. Drove 45 minutes to a mall after work, checked iStockNow again when I walked in the mall; still in stock, yes! Walked into a packed, next gen Apple Store and reserved the very last 256 Jet Black Plus for my carrier. I literally saw only "1" in stock when he selected it on an iPad. Told me I got the last one, come back in 20 minutes. I walked outside of the store, checked iStockNow and there were no more available. I couldn't believe how accurate the site was. Anyway, cancelled my 9/19 order and am restoring the new phone from backup now. Cheers and thanks MacRumors!
  5. mgauss77 macrumors newbie


    Sep 15, 2016

    Yes it is.
  6. dilbert99 macrumors 68020

    Jul 23, 2012
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    I'd like ram that is not soldered on to the board too, i wonder if anyone at Apple has courage to ask their superiors for that for me.
  7. Tortugatron macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2016
    Concert Tickets, Shoes (Nike Jordans in particular)...ext.
  8. djgamble macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2006
    A professional in the field who is familiar with the process thinks you are wrong.
  9. Sunshine_Bri macrumors newbie


    Sep 27, 2016
    Truly disgusted with Apple and Sprint, it has been almost 4 weeks. I have a case and screen protector already with no phone!!! It seems as the Apple stores are getting stocked 1st then Verizon then Sprint and T-Mobile get the left oversThese carriers want my phone bill paid on time but I can't get the device I pre ordered on time... whomever is responsible for this rollout for iPhone 7 plus needs to be fired!!! I guess I can pre-order the iPhone 8 or whatever it Will be called right now so I can get it on the actual release date SMH...
  10. Nevaborn macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2013
    In my personal opinion I just wouldn't. The matte black looks far classier irl than the jet black.

    Matte and brushed metal looks more premium to me than a glossy almost plastic looking product.
  11. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    Matt black. The others I've seen really scratched were jet blacks. iPhone 4/4s black never scratched that easily.
  12. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    Availability will improve as people shy away from buggy problematic iPhone 7 models.
  13. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    Sure, if I wanted to spend $900 and purchase them outright.
  14. ToyToy32 macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2016
    when did you order the phone? I ordered from sprint the day it came out and my shipping date was October 21 but I received mine Wednesday 12th
  15. DaBlackMamba macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2011
    I went yesterday around 11 AM and picked up a AT&T 128GB iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black. Even the store employees were shocked that they had them in stock. It was the only color they had for all carriers in the 7 plus. I knew that waiting it out would be better than waiting on a pre-order.
  16. jwharton26 macrumors member


    Sep 28, 2016
    yes i totally agree with you. this is some str8 up bs. im tired of sprint and they little piece of crap $25 credit dont mean a damn thing to me. i checked the apple stores near my house and they have just about every color but sprint cant send me my damn phone. forget about them dates they dont mean anything. I HATE SPRINT!
  17. jddar macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2009
    The iStockNow map will occasionally show iPhone Plus models available in some of the five Atlanta area Apple Stores, but if you go to Apple.com to pay for one to pick up they are always "Currently unavailable at Apple Store, _____." I guess I'll have to keep waiting for the one expected for delivery in 3-4 weeks. The Plus models seem to be quite rare. Is it high demand or some other issue?
  18. DaBlackMamba macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2011
    If it shows in stock on iStockNow that means they have it and you can go get it. Apple has by default made the online pickup reservation unavailable (it shows unavailable regardless of them having actual stock or not).

    I checked the iStockNow yesterday at my local store and picked up a 7 plus jet black 128gb
  19. mdlooker macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2011
    Glad I didn't open my MB box yet. Time to take it back
  20. Apple TarHeel macrumors member

    Apple TarHeel

    Mar 23, 2012
    I bought a matte black on September 22 because I didn't want to wait any longer for the Jet Black. This morning my local Apple Store had the Jet Black that I originally wanted. I reserved a 256GB unit, pleaded my case to the store employee, and they swapped out my Matte to the Jet black and made every attempt to make my experience awesome. I literally went into the store thinking I would have two iPhone 7 plus's .. but they came through .. unbelievable.. jet black is far better than matte black for me .. just my personal opinion .. no offense to matte black owners!
  21. jddar macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2009
    Thanks, I'll give it a go and see what happens when the one I want shows up again.
  22. Izlib macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2008
    Saw the online availability, cancelled my online delivery order due to be delivered November 18th and picked up my 256 Verizon Jet Black 7+ today from my local store.

    Piece of cake!
  23. toph2toast macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    Apple was very open that it would scratch easily, so I'm not sure why you would be surprised...
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    Couldn't agree more. I have 3 Apple stores in my city, after that it's a 3-4 hour drive to the next closest store. None of the 3 have had iPhone 7+'s available for AT&T for weeks...
  24. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    It's too easy to get now. I don't even want it anymore.
  25. Biofreak12, Oct 15, 2016
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    Biofreak12 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2016
    ********! trying to get 7 plus verizon 128gb in black is impossible around boston area, i tired so many stores, verizon stores, bestbuys, targets, no one has it! it's a unicorn at this point.
    istocknow is always red for my searches. i preordered a sim free but it will take another 4 weeks to get here.

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