Paint chipping still a problem on the Matte black 7?

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  1. Droidzoid Suspended

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    I am consdering getting a Matte black 7 but I read reports about the paint flaking and chipping. Is that still the case?

    Thanks
     
  2. myrtlebee macrumors 68020

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    That would be hard to say. Just because he person's doesn't doesn't mean another's won't. That said, I purchased mine brand new from Apple a couple weeks ago and it was made in January of this year- I keep I in an Otterbox Symmetry case, but so far no chipping. If it chipped it would certainly be a manufacturing defect seeing as the phone is so protected.
     
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  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I don't believe it was a wide spread issue. But there were reports of the issue occurring months ago. It was possible due to a batch of early on Matte Black models chipping due to the anodization process not curing at the appropriate temperature. But I have read very few issues of this happening or reported frequently.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.macrumors.com/2017/02/10/matte-black-iphone-7-chipping/amp/
     
  5. Droidzoid thread starter Suspended

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    Dont be so quick to judge. They are out of silver and offered a matte black. You are the over optimistic i-never-have-problems guy of this board but seriously dont just judge everyone so quickly.
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    Thanks mate - reassuring :)
     
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    After looking at all of your "Started Threads" I see you have been very unlucky with Apple devices.

    Sorry to offend, I will try to not judge so quickly.

    Hope you find that perfect device.
     
  7. myrtlebee macrumors 68020

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    Bingo. But then again, to be fair, you'll find many like that here.
     
  8. DevinNj macrumors regular

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    I have a matte black 7+ since Dec with no issues at all. That's including swapping cases often and taking it out of the case to clean it routinely. Still looks like the day I got it (knock on wood). My wife's 7+ is also matte black, purchased the same day with no issues. She doesn't swap cases like I do, but I do take it out to clean it regularly. Obsessive maybe, but my phones always get top dollar when I sell them to upgrade to the newest model. Lol.
     
  9. brholton macrumors member

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    Why do you keep buying Apple products, it looks like everything you've bought has had a problem. I'd stop buying from a company if I had that many problems.
     
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    Maybe because they're still better than the competition with flaws (and without, practically perfect), and because the software is much better, and maybe he is tied into the Apple ecosystem and is invested in it too much to ever switch. Those are my reasons.
     
  11. cyberone macrumors regular

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    Got an early model, just saw the first color peeled off. Pisses me off.
     
  12. Droidzoid thread starter Suspended

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    +1

    And because when do I get the thing I paid for - its the best thing I can get on the market.
     
  13. Packers1958 macrumors 6502a

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    Paint chipping, the worst thing that could ever happen to a phone. Life is a tragedy.
     
  14. brholton macrumors member

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    I agree with you 100%, but read his history, any problem other people have with an Apple product he own's, somehow he is having that same exact problem. If I had that many problems with every product I purchased, I would buy something else. All I'm saying...
     
  15. myrtlebee macrumors 68020

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    Well, I've had quite a few problems myself. Some of problems posted in the threads here are rather widespread, including this one. I don't have this issue but my 7 plus clicks off and on in the bottom corner, and I've had horrible luck with screens over and over again the past few months. Just saying that because he's had many problems doesn't mean he's lying about it. That said, I just checked his history of threads started and that's a hell of a list of issues.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    No. It's not the worst thing that could happen. But nor is that the point. The point is "Paint Chipping" is a manufacture defect and when someone pays $700.00 for an iPhone, I to would expect for a replacement device or Apple to rectify the issue.
     
  17. cyberone macrumors regular

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    Apple replaced my phone with chipped off color without many questions asked.
     

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