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    Hi
    im going to finally buy an iphone 7
    im between black and silver.
    Although i prefer the mat black Im concerned if the phone is chipping as easily as the black iphone 5 did ?
    Is it durable or should i go with the silver one?

    thanks
    04-05-2017 04:24 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! I'd say it doesn't chip quite as easily as the space gray iPhone 5. It seems Apple has made improvements to its anodization process since then (also, they've publicly stated that they have).

    They're both pretty durable but they're both prone to getting banged up if dropped. Go with whatever color you like the most and stop worrying about it.
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    04-05-2017 06:15 AM
  3. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I have the silver and love it. Having said that it is whatever your preference is that you should go with.
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    04-05-2017 11:56 AM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    I have silver and love it. But others have black and love it.

    Personal preference only you can answer.
    04-05-2017 12:45 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    Go with what you feel comfortable with
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    04-05-2017 01:23 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I have silver and love it. But others have black and love it.

    Personal preference only you can answer.
    True story. My 7 Plus is the first non-silver iPhone I've owned. I'm fond of both colors.
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    04-05-2017 01:23 PM
  7. firedept10's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore.

    This question gets asked a lot. I always offer the same advice. As all people have different taste you are going to get varying answers. Plus no one has your exact taste. I suggest going to the Apple Store and comparing them side by side. In the end you are the person who has to live with and use it. And you don't want to base your decisions on other peoples like and dislikes then down the road regret your final decision.

    As for the question of it chipping, Apple has come a long way with the process of anodizing the aluminum. I've not seen many complaints of phones chipping. I have the Jet Black and it looks perfect to this day. I keep mine in a case though.
    04-06-2017 09:11 AM
  8. Quis89's Avatar
    Hi
    im going to finally buy an iphone 7
    im between black and silver.
    Although i prefer the mat black Im concerned if the phone is chipping as easily as the black iphone 5 did ?
    Is it durable or should i go with the silver one?

    thanks
    I've got the Matte Black. Got it a few weeks after release. Haven't noticed a single paint chip or any nicks to the paint. I typically keep mine in a case but I occasionally got without. But I've also NEVER dropped my iPhone. I do have quite a few micro scratches on the screen though.
    robertk328 likes this.
    04-06-2017 09:20 AM

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