1. donnation's Avatar
    I went into my local Apple Store today and just for kicks asked if they had any Sim Free Jet Black Iphone 7 Plus models. To my surprise they did. I already have the Matte Black but really missed the Jet Black as I swapped it for the Matte the day I got it. I went ahead and bought it.

    Anyway, how are your jet black models holding up? Any case free people have any thoughts? Those of you using a case with it how is it looking if you remove the case?
    Last edited by donnation; 10-21-2016 at 09:23 PM.
    10-21-2016 06:55 PM
  2. firedept10's Avatar
    Well mine still looks like it came out of the box. I've had it in an  silicone case and an Otterbox symmetry.
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    10-21-2016 07:05 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    I use a leather case at times. Other times nude. Had it 3 weeks and only 1 super tiny micro abrasion. I wouldn't go anyway but jet black. I swapped from matte black and matte still shows finger smudges. Just maybe not quite as bad but matte still gets smudgy.
    firedept10 likes this.
    10-21-2016 07:14 PM
  4. Raptor007's Avatar
    I am on the hunt for a SIM Free 256GB Jet Black and will likely put a clear skin on it for protection if and when I can find one. My Apple store had one yesterday but I was too late.
    mommybetts likes this.
    10-21-2016 08:29 PM
  5. MeanMark's Avatar
    Bought mine yesterday from the Apple store. Bought what I thought was a clear case from Best Buy and returned it because it had an opaque back. Ordered a clear case from Amazon which will arrive tomorrow. Just looked at the back of my phone and there is a scratch in the lower right hand corner of the phone.
    10-23-2016 08:11 AM
  6. mmohn01's Avatar
    I have mine in a Tech21. So, it's still sexy as ever.
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    10-23-2016 02:27 PM
  7. anon(9059600)'s Avatar
    I've had my Jet Black iPhone 7 + in an Apple Silicone case since the day I received it. I took it out once to clean the back and around where dust and debris gets between the case and the phone and noticed a small scratch but, it's only noticeable under a light. I'm pretty sure it's from how the guy at the Apple Store handled my phone while trying to put on the Belkin invisiglass screen protector (he used 5 until he got it on perfectly)... Apparently he was new... But with that said the scratch shouldn't bother me since I'll continue to use a case.
    firedept10 and Danny8200 like this.
    10-25-2016 09:52 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I just got my Jet Black 10/21 and I have no scratches to speak of. I went an entire day without a case (that was long enough) until I put a Black Otterbox Commuter on it. I took the case off this morning, but lost my nerve to go naked (LOL ).
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    10-25-2016 10:51 AM
  9. MonkeyJunky's Avatar
    Mine looks like it did when it came out of the box as it had an Apple storm grey leather case put on it almost immediately after taking the protective film off of it.
    firedept10 likes this.
    10-25-2016 11:23 PM
  10. bigjay1641's Avatar
    So far so good. I have gone naked since I got my phone. I am thinking about a case
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    10-26-2016 12:12 AM
  11. DX9's Avatar
    Odd scratch on the back. Very small. This is with the Apple leather case on. Probably getting the odd nick because I've wiped the back of my phone with my shirt. Also have some scratches all along the very top back of the phone. Might be from taking the phone out of the case a few times. Little bit of specs can get under the case and rub I guess
    10-26-2016 04:46 AM
  12. nokia4life's Avatar
    Mine looks as good as it did last Friday when I picked it up at the apple store, went one day without and man that feel of this is different from the others IJS it is really nice. I now have it in the apple leather brown case and it looks good and snug, next week I plan on taking it out to clean the dust and stuff that builds and will report back. Can I say this I wanted to slap the dude at the apple store while he put the belkin screen protector on, he was just ho hum slap bam onto the machine deal and wanting to put his prints all over it while showing me the dang phone and protector. I was like dude please hand me the phone its been real but I am not new to this holla. lol...
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    10-26-2016 01:56 PM
  13. MeanMark's Avatar
    Bought iPhone 7 Plus last weekend from the Apple store. Didn't like any of the cases in the Apple store so I walked over to Best Buy Mobile and picked out what I thought was a clear case. Put the case on, walked a few feet and realized it was an opaque case and not a clear one. Went back into Best Buy to return it. I figured I'd order a clear case from Amazon and I'd have it by Monday. By the time the case came on Monday, the back of my Jet Black iPhone had so many "micro abrasions" and a decent sized scratch in the lower left corner I regretted not holding onto the case from Best Buy and returning it when my Amazon case came in. I only put the phone in my pocket by itself but apparently, it doesn't take much to scratch this phone. I'm on the Apple upgrade program so I'm not worried about resale value and I'll get the next phone in September.
    10-28-2016 01:33 PM
  14. donnation's Avatar
    I think it's pretty much impossible not to scratch it. I've babied mine in the Apple leather case and if in direct sunlight you can see the tiny scratches all over the phone. It has to be direct light or it looks scratch free.
    10-28-2016 06:38 PM
  15. jarofclay73's Avatar
    I have a friend who hasn't taken off the plastic backing of her Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus.
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    10-28-2016 07:48 PM
  16. G.4's Avatar
    Got my 7 Plus Jet Black on 10/6. There is one mark that I would call a scuff on the back at the very top but you wouldn't notice unless looking for it. I originally bought a Tech 21 Impact Clear case and although I loved the case, I think it's the scuff culprit. So I opted for an Apple Leather case instead which I used for a week and then took back and exchanged for a silicone one instead (the leather was way too slippery to me). I really like the silicone one and it's on the phone about 50% of the time. The Tech 21 case I liked the most but it doesn't work with the MMI in my car (blocks the connector) and it's hard to get off which is why I think the scuff was its doing. Lastly, there are little tiny "micro abrasions" on the phone here and there but you have to look at the phone in direct sunlight or under a really bright light at the right angle to see them so I don't care.
    10-28-2016 08:04 PM
  17. G.4's Avatar
    I have a friend who hasn't taken off the plastic backing of her Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus.
    So it's on the front too then since they are one piece. I could never use my phone like that
    10-28-2016 08:04 PM
  18. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I think it's pretty much impossible not to scratch it. I've babied mine in the Apple leather case and if in direct sunlight you can see the tiny scratches all over the phone. It has to be direct light or it looks scratch free.
    No, not impossible. I have ZERO scratches, even in direct sunlight...trust me I checked. My OCD had me nearly treating my Jet Black 7 Plus iPhone just like a newborn baby with the hospital blanket and all...LOL
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    10-28-2016 09:58 PM
  19. donnation's Avatar
    No, not impossible. I have ZERO scratches, even in direct sunlight...trust me I checked. My OCD had me nearly treating my Jet Black 7 Plus iPhone just like a newborn baby with the hospital blanket and all...LOL
    Lol how are you doing it?
    10-28-2016 09:59 PM
  20. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Lol how are you doing it?
    Very carefully...LOL . I do have a case on at the moment.
    10-28-2016 10:00 PM
  21. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    So far so good!

    In fact, it's only a couple of hours old but currently rocking it Commando
    10-28-2016 10:06 PM
  22. Spencerdl's Avatar
    So far so good!

    In fact, it's only a couple of hours old but currently rocking it Commando
    Congratulations. Enjoy your new Jet Black 7 Plus iPhone
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    10-28-2016 10:17 PM
  23. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    I got my jet back plus 256 GB a week ago and I've been using it caseless. Aside from the fingerprints it's holding up quite well. I make sure to put a napkin or something under it so it doesn't scratch or scuff when I set it down to charge and what not. Order than that I bought apple care for it so I can rock it naked. I get 2 exchanges a year so if need by I'll pay the 99 and swap one out for a new one.
    10-29-2016 12:32 AM
  24. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    I have around 20 or so Micro scratches and 1big scratch and i've had mine for about a week with cases on./shrug
    10-29-2016 12:39 AM
  25. Brian Embry's Avatar
    Beautiful phone but, fragile finish...

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    10-29-2016 01:03 AM
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