jet black antenna lines scratch

craig2703

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hi i love my jet black 7 ive had it in a case for its whole 2 week life
i removed it today as i have a battery case to use i noticed that i have a dozen or so
micro scratches/scuffs on the top and bottom antenna lines quite noticeable
really the phones housing is fine.
has anyone eles noticed the antenna lines scratch ridiculously easily im ok with it a bit annoyed
but it works fine still the actual iphone housing is fine if anyone has theres have a look the plastic must be so soft.
i also got applecare plus so in a year when i upgrade ill pay £79 and get a brand new unit for resale anyone eles done this thanks.
 

JTToft

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If you're not ok with your phone scratching easily, don't buy Jet Black. This has been on the Apple website since the announcement and isn't a new thing or a surprise.
- True. He isn't talking about the Jet Black aluminium, though, but about the plastic antenna lines. They'll probably scratch equally between the colours.
 

craig2703

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- True. He isn't talking about the Jet Black aluminium, though, but about the plastic antenna lines. They'll probably scratch equally between the colours.
I think it's because there polished on the jet black there be worse but there is loads of scratches on them it looks a bit like it's ment to be scratched jet black owners have a look at your antenna likes and let me know
 
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JayLenochiniMac

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I do notice that the antenna lines are significantly more susceptible to fine micro-abrasions relative to the Jet Black aluminum itself. However, the issue is rather insignificant because you can't normally see the antenna lines unless you angle them toward a light source, at least on JB.

I'd rather have them (even if full of swirl marks) blend into the JB aluminum than stand out like a sore thumb like on the other colors.
 
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Applefan4515

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I have a matte black plus and my bottom antenna lines especially are all scratched up. Have been since a week after I got the phone. Got a couple nicks in the matte black finish as well. The matte black finish doesn't seem all that durable honestly. The good thing about it is it made me less paranoid about getting scratches lol
 

willmtaylor

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hi i love my jet black 7 ive had it in a case for its whole 2 week life
i removed it today as i have a battery case to use i noticed that i have a dozen or so
micro scratches/scuffs on the top and bottom antenna lines quite noticeable
really the phones housing is fine.
has anyone eles noticed the antenna lines scratch ridiculously easily im ok with it a bit annoyed
but it works fine still the actual iphone housing is fine if anyone has theres have a look the plastic must be so soft.
i also got applecare plus so in a year when i upgrade ill pay £79 and get a brand new unit for resale anyone eles done this thanks.
AppleCare replacements don't cover cosmetic damages. They won't give you a new phone for that.
 
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craig2703

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AppleCare replacements don't cover cosmetic damages. They won't give you a new phone for that.
Express replacement get new phone first then send back the old unit or water damage the phone if you notice that's why there are loads of refurbs on eBay
 

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- True. He isn't talking about the Jet Black aluminium, though, but about the plastic antenna lines. They'll probably scratch equally between the colours.
Sure but that doesn't matter. Apple have said up front the phone scratches easier. It doesn't specify a specific part of the phone - it refers to the whole phone. So if you're not ok having scratches on it, get a different colour. Easy peasy.
 

craig2703

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Sure but that doesn't matter. Apple have said up front the phone scratches easier. It doesn't specify a specific part of the phone - it refers to the whole phone. So if you're not ok having scratches on it, get a different colour. Easy peasy.
I appreciate that but too late to exchange now so AppleCare plus is my best bet so if it gets wrecked I'm ok
 

rijc99

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Thank you for helping jack up the AC+ deductible from $49 to $79 to currently $99.
Well in his defense Apple care + entitles him to 2 replacements. Apple came up with the terms and price and he accepted.

Apple like other insurance companies makes money from this deal. They're not doing it altruistically.
 

craig2703

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Well in his defense Apple care + entitles him to 2 replacements. Apple came up with the terms and price and he accepted.

Apple like other insurance companies makes money from this deal. They're not doing it altruistically.
The iPhone 7 only costs them around £200 to make it was reported I'm sure the most wealthiest company in the world is making money from it all
 

JayLenochiniMac

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Well in his defense Apple care + entitles him to 2 replacements. Apple came up with the terms and price and he accepted.
This is the terms Apple came up with:

ADH coverage does not include

(a) protection against normal wear and tear, theft, misplacement, damages caused by reckless, abusive, willful or intentional conduct associated with handling and use of the Covered Device,....
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(v) The Plan does not apply to cosmetic damage to the Covered Equipment, including but not limited to scratches and dents that do not otherwise affect the functionality of the Covered Equipment.
 

Relentless Power

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Express replacement get new phone first then send back the old unit or water damage the phone if you notice that's why there are loads of refurbs on eBay
One of the many reasons why you never purchase any iPhones off eBay, let alone refurbished.
 
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