Jet Black Scratch Pictures

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  1. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Anybody notice scratches on their jet black 7 yet? Post a picture. I'm curious to see what kind of damage there could be after two weeks of ownership. Thanks.
     
  2. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    Me too! In these forums it seems like no one wants to post pics of their scratches but if you check on social media, lots of people say theirs is all scratched up and/or have posted pics!
     
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    Same here. One of these days the "Jet black phone and scratches" threads will die...One of these days!!
     
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    Nope! Not a single scratch! (I'm hoping this doesn't tempt fate!)
     
  7. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    you're looking at it wrong, lol. Good, hopefully you can say the same in a month!
     
  8. Vihzel macrumors 6502

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    I'm assuming those who have no scratches have cases on them seeing as it's seemingly impossible not to end up with a bunch of micro abrasions on the back of the phone.
     
  9. Gr81MB macrumors 6502

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    No case for my jet black when I get it! Too nice to put in case life too short going to enjoy the phone and get AppleCare plus
     
  10. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    I have a 4" micro scratch that you can only see in direct light otherwise you can't tell that is even there, not visible at all. Picture was taken with the 6 , not the best quality to see it. How did it happened ? I have no idea. I was babying the hell out of it to the first couple of days too. Now that it has that scratch, I'm enjoying my phone better now without being all protective about it. Rocking it naked of course with AC+. I had a screen protector, I removed it too. Why not ? Lol
     

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  11. Geert76, Sep 29, 2016
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    funny thing is, its mostly people complainting the jetblack iPhone's scratches ''within a day'', or ''scratch out of the box'' who not even own these jetblacks iPhone.....cause yeah, you know, its all over the internet, so it must be true

    I have my jetblack now for over a week, have no visible scratches.

    My advice: use common sense (f.e. no keys/coins in the same pocket as your iPhone), and you will enjoy the piece of design to the fulliest!

    ow, and another thing, stop checking every single day 3 or 4 times if you can see scratches, just use the iPhone as intended (or maybe see a shrink ;) ) :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    (i have AppleCAre+ with this iPhone)
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Nope, this isn't the mirror iPod Classic back. Nobody got a bunch of micro-abrasions on the back of the glossy "jet black" iPhone 3G/3GS after a couple of weeks either. One year later might be a different story.

    Notice that Apple never said that the JB is more prone to scratches, only that they show scratches more easily. They state in the disclaimer that the JB surface "is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products" and so it isn't really any easier to induce scratches on it, but any scratches that you do induce will stand out more because of the glossy black finish. Really no different from black cars, which show scratches more easily despite having the exact same scratches on lighter color cars.
     
  13. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    ********! using mine naked for over 7 days now...no visible scratches. Stop spreading these nonsense
     
  14. tkukoc macrumors 6502a

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    Have had mine in a leather case from Apple since I received it. I put on a liquid protector all over the phone, have seen zero scratches on mine. Granted I went the extra step with the liquid protector, needed or not.. who knows. But everything seems just fine.
     
  15. Vihzel macrumors 6502

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    RemindMe 6 months
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I expect it to be the same (or better) than the glossy "jet black" iPhone 3G/3GS. It's just a nature of glossy black surface to show scratches more easily than matte lighter color surfaces even if they have the same scratches. If you thought the white iPhone 3G and 4 scratched less than their black counterparts, you'd be wrong because they merely show them more easily.
     
  17. Vihzel macrumors 6502

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    Yep that's exactly what I expect as well. Microabrasions were never really a problem with the matte iPhones, but they will be with the Jet Black due to its glossy nature, as you stated. Fully agree with you. That is the "nonsense" (per another commenter) I was referring to as I specifically stated microabrasions in my first post. Full scratches are a different story as those will show up easily on both matte and glossy phones.
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yeah, so people should stop overblowing this issue. They managed just fine with the glossy "jet black" iPhone 3G and 4 despite their showing more scratches than their white counterparts.

    The only reason for Apple's disclaimer is that we've had several years of silver/gold/light Space Gray iPhones and so they're no longer used to their iPhones showing scratches more easily like in the old days, and they know how anal retentive some of their customers are. The many threads on JB's "scratchability" certainly reflect that.
     
  19. sekazi macrumors 6502

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    No but it is a lint collector while in my pocket.
     
  20. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    Ah yes, the new reality.
     
  21. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    They post pics there though
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Social media is full of test units by reviewers who throw them around, as well as people deliberately scratching JB.

    Might as well cite "social media" when it comes to bent iPhones too.
     
  23. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    True, except these aren't reviewers that I am speaking of. But...to each their own.
     
  24. the future macrumors 65816

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    People who treat their glossy phone carelessly get abrasions, people who don't, don't. News at six.
     
  25. bidwalj macrumors 65816

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    Had it over a week. No scratches like the videos posted. No case either. Scratches are no different than the 4 glass or 5 glass.
     

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