jet black antenna lines scratch

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  1. craig2703 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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  3. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. craig2703 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The apple one dirt must of got in the microfibre or something
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  6. craig2703 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac, Oct 16, 2016
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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.
     
  8. Applefan4515 macrumors regular

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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
     
  9. willmtaylor Suspended

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    AppleCare replacements don't cover cosmetic damages. They won't give you a new phone for that.
     
  10. craig2703 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     
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    You mean commit fraud? Ok, just making sure.
     
  12. craig2703 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Love this when it happens in forums ok so I will drop my phone in the bath by accident and pay the excess on my AppleCare insurance and get a replacement what a crime
     
  13. CjonesHouston macrumors 6502a

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    Apple care does not cover water damage. Drop it. LOL
     
  14. craig2703 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it does apple care + I will have to pay the £79 either way but it's tough dropping your phone on purpose lol
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Thank you for helping jack up the AC+ deductible from $49 to $79 to currently $99.
     
  16. craig2703 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Us lot in the uk are paying a lot more then you
     
  17. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  18. craig2703 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I appreciate that but too late to exchange now so AppleCare plus is my best bet so if it gets wrecked I'm ok
     
  19. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  20. craig2703 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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
     
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    Oh! That makes is just fine then. Stick it to them!o_O
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  23. CjonesHouston macrumors 6502a

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    ok, I didn't know that, Good info Thanks
     
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    One of the many reasons why you never purchase any iPhones off eBay, let alone refurbished.
     
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    Nobody cares for some pictures? I know I do...
     

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