Matte Black users- happy with your choice?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by The Game 161, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Got mine yesterday and got to admit even in a clear case the colour still shines well. Don’t think I could use it without a case as it is slippery. Loving the camera already compared to my 6s plus.

    How you finding it and was it worth waiting for this colour and are you glad you choose this over the the jet black for example?
  2. the caveman macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    I have matte black iphone 7 and love it. Way better than finger and scratch magnet jet black
  3. BLUEBLASTER macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2016
  4. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    I also like the both new colors,but i am going for the flagship color as i always do
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Even though I ordered the Gold 7 Plus, I have seen the Matte black in person. This would have been my second choice in color. It looks better than the Jet Black and it has a stealthy look. Very nice.
  6. hellopupy, Oct 2, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2016

    hellopupy macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Its as if Matte black owner's only compliment to their phone is that the jet black is subjectively flawed. The insecurity is strong with you.

    And to think you spent nearly $1000 to hold a grudge, lmao.
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Well, the OP did ask "Are you glad you chose this over JB?," but that's also a matte Black owner rationalizing their purchase.
  8. hellopupy macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2016
    Los Angeles
    He did and yes its asking for permission from other people that they made the right choice. All this group think makes my brain hurt.

    Why can't people just be content with their own purchase, whats with all the insecurity?
  9. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Well first morning using my 7 plus and battery life is already better at this stage than my 6s plus which I bet would be at around 78-80% by now. At 87% left after taking it off charge at 6.20am.
  10. tinenti macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2016
    Im a proud owner of an iphone 7 plus matte black.

    I do admit that I went to the apple store yesterday and got to play with the smaller glossy black iphone 7. It really is a beautiful crafted thing that literally made me desire it. Its perfectly sized and makes any other phone seem a bit ordinary looks wise.

    Then i remembered 2 very good personal reasons for not wanting it.

    1. I literally freak out at scratches to my iphone. I would end up leaving it in the box just to make sure its kept nice

    2. Battery life. The iphone 7 may have improved but its still pretty dire compared to my plus. I did have a brief period of using an iphone 6 with the official battery case but that just made it heavier than a plus.

    Anyway im going off topic sorry.

    Yes i love my choice of iphone its exactly what i need.
  11. Aneres11 macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2011
    I deep down always wanted the Jet Black Plus, but was late to pre-order and ended up with a Matte Black Plus instead.

    I got a hands on with a normal Jet Black (freshly unboxed) in CarPhoneWarehouse, as I work there part time and one came in for display purposes on Wednesday.
    It is absolutely gorgeous. If I could choose, it would hands down be jet black, but with the stock shortages and me only needing a 32GB model (yes, really!), it just made more sense for me to go for the MB.

    But damn, jet black is jaw dropping.
  12. TrueBlou macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2014

    Ahhhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah..... ahhh, that's enough, need breath.

    Hahahahhahahahahhahahahahahaha. :rolleyes:

    I love the look of the JB but I'm determined to stay caseless this year and I just know that after a few weeks/months I'd probably regret it when the wear sets in. (My stupid nerve damage has a nasty habit of causing spasms when I least expect it causing my phone to, occasionally, be propelled across the room onto the floor, or a poor unsuspecting sleeping dog :D)

    They're both likely to collect the same amount of damage, which to be fair hopefully won't be much, but that lovely glossy finish will show it up a lot easier. So it's matte for me this year. If they can toughen up that JB finish for next year (assuming we're not back to glass) I'll be all over it like stink on *word I can't say, rhymes with pit* :cool:
  13. Glene macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    Ft Lauderdale
    Yes ,but I really don't care what color it is, every phone I've ever owned is put in a credit card case so the color is a nonissue. Advantage is when I go to buy a new gen iPhone I can get whatever they have in stock, And Not worry about all this jet black versus Matt black nonsense.
  14. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    Which is what? Silver? Cause the 'flagship' iPhone has been black since pretty much the beginning.
  15. Applefan4515, Oct 2, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2016

    Applefan4515 Suspended


    Sep 19, 2016
    I love my matte black 7 plus. The JB is cool but not for me, for reasons other than scratches. Things scratch, it's inevitable. I'm just not a fan of shiny things. I got the sport watch over the, what is it watch edition? Purely because it's matte and not shiny. As much as I like the look of the jet black, it just looks cheap to me. Something to do with the shinyness of it.
  16. the caveman, Oct 2, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2016

    the caveman macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    What did you say? I don't think I understood any of that. Was there a point you were trying to make?

    I wasnt justifying or rationalizing anything to no one. OP asked a question and i answered, if you saw that as me trying to justify something well then thats too bad. Also, i happen to like matte black regardless of what others think. Holding a grudge? What? Im not sure if you are speaking the same language i am. Just keep "lmaofing"

    I do have tmobile JOD.
  17. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    I always chose the new color over the other colors,last year it was rose gold and this year i am going for the jet black color
  18. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2014
    Less than a year to go until the iPhone 8, which will be more jaw dropping than this poorly manufactured jet black 7. I think Apple thought of the color late in the development process and didn't have enough time to design it in a more durable manner. Also explains why they can't mass produce it quick enough. The rumors were all about a blue color, so when that was scrapped they probably thought of this. This jet black is basically a test run to see what the demand would be and now they know. Plus, I'm sure Apple used this finish as a way to make this phone "look" like a new design when it's not really a new design at all. Beautiful phone but it's so impractical. Apple warns you to put a case on it if you're OCD. Ok, that's not a problem. BUT...then people have scratched it PUTTING a case on? Doing exactly what they were supposed to do? LOL you gotta be kidding me. I'm sure Apple will get this finish right next year and make it way more scratch resistant, since now they know it's popular. The matte black is exactly what the slate iPhone 5 finish should have been and now they got it perfect. It's so stealthy and awesome. Apple's stock photos of it make it look grey and it's not grey at all. I wish I could buy a car in this same exact color, LOL.
  19. TJ82 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    Who knows. Stuck an Apple leather case over it. What difference.
  20. imlovinit macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2012
    I was going to order JB but went with matte and couldn't be happier with the color pick. It's gorgeous IMO.
  21. MattZani, Oct 2, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2016

    MattZani macrumors 68030


    Apr 20, 2008
    Honestly, the JB is the better choice, it's just gorgeous, and way more grippy. But I don't think I could ever relax about that finish, and I'd be constantly polishing it and checking it. I'm happy with my MB for every day use.

    Of course I'll regret this choice when I drop my MB and my friends JB is only slightly marked.
  22. HarryWild macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    Anyway you look at it, JB is the most desired color this year for the iPhone 7 models. Buyers who could not wait brought it on eBay for huge premiums over retail price!
  23. Appleloves22 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2014
    I have MB but only because I didn't want to wait for JB. I love my MB, but my first choice will always be the JB. But I can wait until next year to upgrade.
  24. Gr81MB macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2007
    Sent mine back and got JB going to live a little
  25. AppleWarrior macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2016
    Matte black looks awesome. Stealthy, solid, perfect. I don't like shiny things. The only difference between the matte black and the jet black is that the jet black is shiny. This difference also adds to more fingerprints and scratches. There is no insecurity, I just prefer to have a stealthy black iPhone, without fingerprints everywhere, and doesn't scratch easily.

    Seems to me the insecurity is with those like you who purchased Jet Black, and are now regretting it.

    Enjoy your phone.

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