iPhone 7(+) So, ACTUAL Jet Black owners...how are they holding up?

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  1. davekarn macrumors 6502

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    Seeing as how all we've really seen so far are reviewers dragging knives down their phones and throwing them in a bag and of bolts, I'm curious as to how the Jet Black phones are really holding up in real life use. I'm getting mine delivered tomorrow.

    Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences!
     
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  4. davekarn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can live with that I think.
     
  5. AaronE macrumors 6502

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    Just some micro scratches when shining it toward light. No big deal.
     
  6. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I was surprised by this when playing with one at the Apple Store today. Much more grip than the matte black version.
     
  7. nrvna76 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you guys using cases? I'm not planning to use one and will live with the scratches.
     
  8. rsbacon macrumors member

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    Honestly, I never felt comfortable going without a case on an iPhone going back to iPhone 5. This is the first phone that I'm rocking without a case and in 3 days of use it hasn't come close to slipping out of my hand*

    Looking at the glossy finish you would expect it to be super slippery but it's the exact opposite. Feels sort of like a car's window glass

    *hopefully I didn't jinx myself :eek:
     
  9. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    I think the majority is case less. Why buy the jet black and cover it up? That makes no sense at all.
     
  10. 03sho macrumors 6502a

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    Is the grip better than a space grey 6+?

    Main reason I put a silicone case on mine was because I felt like it was going to slide out of my hand ceaseless.
     
  11. rsbacon macrumors member

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    Yep. Almost night and day better (used to own a SG 6+)
     
  12. WarHeadz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going naked. With Applecare+ and knowing I'll have a new phone in 12 months and not worrying about resale value, why the hell not?
     
  13. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, but that's probably why it's such a fingerprint magnet.
     
  14. rsbacon macrumors member

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    LOL! True...
     
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  16. ValiumEater macrumors regular

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    I put a leather case on mine so I don't care.
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It seems more grippy than my Space Gray 6s. No scratches but I didn't really get obvious scratches with the glossy "jet black" iPhone 3GS after two days either.

    The only reason Apple provided the disclaimer is most likely because it's been a few years since we had a glossy black iPhone and so people are no longer used to scratches.

    Also, if you read the disclaimer more carefully it actually doesn't say it's more prone to scratches, only that they show scratches more readily. This is really no different from black cars, which show more scratches despite having the exact same scratches as those on lighter color cars.
     
  18. joeptp macrumors member

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    Loving it! Besides the amazing color of it, the grip is great coming from a space grey 6.

    Too early to say but so far the back is still pristine and no scratches. Just fingerprints.

    Going naked on this one but ordered a clear film skin for the backside only to try out and see if I like it. I always place my phone on hard surfaces so don't want to have to worry about that.
     
  19. arftech99, Sep 18, 2016
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    I'll be using a clear case that will allow you to see the finish while protecting the device at the same time. That's a compromise I'm willing to make.
     
  20. ValiumEater macrumors regular

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    I'm on Apple's Upgrade Program, so I don't really care what it looks like on the back as long as it's black on the front. I don't get the white front. Black makes the screen pop.
     
  21. davekarn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great stuff everyone, thanks for the input!

    I'm with you, pics would be great!
     
  22. zea mays macrumors 6502

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    Ditto this. Using it in an Apple Silicone case for now, just like my 6. No scratches, lots of fingerprints. Will be using a BSE skin on the back and RhinoShield CrashGuard bumper when they release them in October. Will post some pics tomorrow in the natural light.
     
  23. davekarn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So wiping off with a microfiber cloth has been sufficient so far for you? Are fingerprints just a quick wipe or does it take some effort?
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's self cleaning in the pants pocket (each time you take it out and in), really no different from glossy "jet black" iPhone 3G/3GS.
     

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