Jet black iPhone owners

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by limey91, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. limey91 macrumors newbie


    Sep 15, 2016
    Did anyone go a year case less with a jet black iPhone over the last year. I’d be interested to see how it held up and if the micro abrasions annoyed you or just added to the aging of the device? I just picked up a 7 plus yesterday (went from a silver 7) as I couldn’t justify the price hike for the 8 when all I use my phone for is Facebook / YouTube etc. It’s great having the bigger screen and duel cameras.

    I have put it straight in an apple leather case but it just feels so good in the hand naked. Any pictures would be really appreciated too. Thanks in advanced.
  2. AFEPPL macrumors 68030


    Sep 30, 2014
    I have a case on my 7, so cant offer much insight - sorry.
    Still looks perfect when i take it out of the silicone.
  3. rattler macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    I've had it caseless for about a year now and it hasn't held up that great. I don't baby it but I don't put it down on rough surfaces either and it has lost a lot of its luster

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  4. Prozak0820 macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2015
    Tampa, Florida
    My Jet Black 7 Plus actually was fine...until I went to the states and my screen protector broke and the guy at Verizon scratched the bottom of the back but other than that it’s actually still in great condition. I’ve had a clear skin for it but it was peeling and I already had the white Apple case so after I peeled the skin off I put on the case. And take it off when I’m at home. And usually put the phone screen side down on the screen protector. The plastic antenna bands look like they have more scratches than anything unless it’s just me not seeing right
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Excellent photo showing the true nature of the Jet Black scratches that can occur. And this is exactly why I avoided that model. I really do like the look of the color and I knew was going to be popular. But I'm somebody that would like to avoid scratches all together if possible, and the Jet black model certainly was not going to be for me knowingly how easily it could scratch. I have been impressed with the 7000 series aluminum used on the iPhones, I still don't have any scratches to date on mine.
  6. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Had mine in an apple silicone case since our the box. The only insight I can provide is when in a case. Dust and dirt wasn’t a factor over time. Still looks day one new when I take it out of the case.
  7. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    I never put a case on my phones, and the jetblack 7+ is holding up well (mine may be slightly better than the picture in post #3 by rattler - I have the small abrasions, but not the long ones). I don't baby my phone nor abuse it (it is just a phone!). The micro-abrasions are visible only in certain lighting conditions. If you are the type to look for those and worry, you wouldn't be happy. I like my used phone look somewhat used (though not abused), so it doesn't bother me at all.
  8. Baseball Mike macrumors regular

    Baseball Mike

    Jun 23, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    Yep this is what mine looks like as well, might even be worse. No case for the last year. I don't care, it's just a phone

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