Matte Black Owners - how's your lightning port holding up?

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  1. Zorrotoro macrumors newbie

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    I noticed the lightning port on the matte black is well black and was wondering if with normal use wear and tear will it look all scratched up?

    I want to buy a Plus and am leaning towards the black (matte) but afraid the lightning port will look bad with time from use.
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Still looks as fresh as when I got it back in September.
     
  3. Zorrotoro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You wouldn't mind posting a picture if you can? :)
     
  4. azukre macrumors member

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    I've been using it for about 3 weeks now, and I'm very careful when insert lightning cable to the port. So far, no scratches but not sure how long can I keep this up.
     
  5. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Nearly every one I saw in store had the silver metal showing from wear. But people are rough with those
     
  6. Kalvin00 macrumors regular

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    Mine still looks brand new. I'm usually fumbling in the dark trying to plug it in, too.
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I can when I'm back home next week. iPhone camera is the only one on me until Sunday night.
     
  8. tomjleeds macrumors 6502

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    I'm not remotely careful with mine (launch day example) and can't find any signs of wear.
     
  9. Zorrotoro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Guess I'll go with Silver. Always thought silver adds a touch of class. Simple yet elegant.
     
  10. RansZ28 macrumors regular

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  12. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Same as day 1
    --- Post Merged, Oct 28, 2016 ---
    Everybody posts it looks good and based off the floor models, you go with a color you may not want? Why ask for opinions.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    My 7+ mat black still looks like new. It would not be the end of the world if it got a little skuffed
     
  14. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    Normally I agree. But I find this year's silver somehow looks washed out and uninspiring.
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Fine. No visible issues that have caught my attention. I don't spend time examining it or worry about it though.
     
  16. KillaMac Suspended

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    When I used a dock with my 6s plus, it got banged up pretty bad. Now I just use the wire with me plugging it in. No marks on it at all. Still looks good on my 7 plus matte black.
     
  17. AppleB macrumors 6502

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    3 weeks today with a MB Plus no wear on the lighting port. I'm not careful with it. If it does wear off not a big deal for me.
     
  18. ABC5S Suspended

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    Only a few weeks old but my matte black ports look just fine
     
  19. SaintsMac macrumors 6502a

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    No issue with mine. Had it for a month with heavy use.
     
  20. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Just fine but I am careful when plugging in. I try not to plug it in blindly in the dark.
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Looks good so far, I try not to miss the hole when I plug in :)
     
  22. ultra7k macrumors 6502

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    now that you mention it, there's a tiny hairline scratch on my matte black 7+ by the connector. I should also mention that this port seems to grab on to the lightning connector like it's holding on for dear life.
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    My iPhone kinda felt embarrassed when I turned it over to look!o_O
     
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  25. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Not a single scratch on mine and I always miss the hole!
     

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