Whose giving up their Prized 'Jet Black'.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by unibility, Oct 7, 2017.


Whose giving up their Prized 'Jet Black'.

  1. Yes

    38 vote(s)
  2. No

    17 vote(s)
  3. Undecided

    9 vote(s)
  1. unibility macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2012
    Anyone in the same conundrum as me? I've had my iPhone 7 256GB 'Jet Black' for a year now. Love the phone and its color. But looking at the X seems very inviting. Are many owners going back and forth whether to hold onto your phone another year and wait for the 2nd iteration of the X or another special edition color?
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    If you still love your phone, and it still works for you, why not keep it another year? There’ll be something even better next year and you’ll probably be tempted by that, but do you really need a new phone every year?
  3. jettie1767 macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    I gave up my 7 JB for an 8+ space grey
  4. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    My jet black is currently listed in the Marketplace.
  5. Jesla macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2013
    Tennessee USA
  6. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I have my jet black for sale here. Although not specific to the X.
  7. Djlild7hina macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009
    My 7 Plus is currently listed on craigslist. I’m looking forward to the X and smaller size.
  8. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    Me. I’ll miss the color, and it’s a great phone, but I’m looking forward to the features of the X.
  9. cwwilson macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Giving up my JB 256 7+ for the X 256. It's been a pretty good phone. In all honesty I'd hold onto it if it was paid off but since I'm trading it for the X.....it's gotta go. I've kept it in a case so the finish is still in great shape but with the X being glass I won't have to use a case anymore so I'll be happy with that.

    I feel the jet black 7 Plus will be sort of a collector's item in a few years, as it's the only time Apple used that process for a phone's color. Knowing I had the creme de la creme for a while is damn cool. I just hope the X lives up to the hype.
  10. Geert76 macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    selling my jetblack iPhone 7 and use the €€€ for the iPhone X.

    I have had all iPhones since the 3G, handsdown this jetblack iPhone 7 is my favorite iPhone, simply due to the grip and finish.
    No need for one of those fugly cases out there with the jetblack iPhone.
  11. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Looks like I’m in the minority with keeping my JB 7. This’ll be the first time since the 4s that I’m not upgrading and neither the 8 nor the X are the least bit tempting to me.
  12. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    TBH I do miss the Jet Black iPhone 7 plus I had, but I gave it up for the 8 Plus Space Gray. I'm loving the 8 Plus.
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The jet black color to me was overrated. I think it looks nice when new wit the shine and it was different from the other aluminum iPhones we have been used to seeing over the years, but many were displeased with the scratching and overall was likely a one time color.
  14. Pineapple24 macrumors member


    Apr 13, 2017
    Los Angeles
    I think someone with a Jet Black, especially the Plus, is more likely to want the "latest and greatest" phone, and the X fits that.

    I have a JB Plus and am looking forward to ordering the X on day one.
  15. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    the new glass back is a jet black without all the scratching. The glass makes it look pretty similar to me.
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    The best part of the jet black is how grippy it is. The new iPhones are all grippy :)
  17. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Prized? Can’t wait to dump this thing. Complete garbage.
  18. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Last year was 'Jet Back', this year it's 'Dat Gap'.
  19. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2016
    I don’t see any phone being a collectors item. Especially in a few years.
  20. tromboneaholic Suspended


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
    It’s depreciating by the hour...
  21. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
    I voted No but then again I have none to give up. Still have my prized Matte Black though.

    New glass reminds me of jet black somewhat so I don't see the big deal - its the Matte Black that's really special. :p
  22. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    hex core, all cores working together
    30% faster power cores(x2), 70% faster efficiency cores(x4)

    Benchmarks off the charts... and that doesn't tease you, even a little bit. I'll probably keep the X for two years.
    X = beast
  23. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    You're not the only one. Hanging onto my 7+ for at least another year if not more (unless the SE2 is released with better screen, more modern internals (from the 7), same price point as current SE.)

    I have no desire for 8/8+ or X. I do not use the vast majority of key features on my 7+, so it's silly for me to even consider. I do enjoy the Jet Black finish and mine is in excellent shape considering.
  24. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Not even a little bit. My 7 performs everything I do quickly and seamlessly.
  25. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    People fawned over the performance of the 7 a year ago, too.

    Is it no longer beast enough? And if not, why should I trust that this years phone will be the beast of everyone's dreams?

    Or should I just always buy the newest thing so that I am the beast and can finally fill the emptiness in my heart?

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