1. steven2014's Avatar
    I have the Matte Black iPhone 7 plus and i think it looks great, however I am thinking about the changing to Jet Black as I am still within my return date.

    Im just wondering, does it really scratch as bad as they say ?
    I usually wear a case however i do like to rock the naked look at times, I am careful and dont throw my phone about.

    Those who have Jet black, how does it hold up in daily life, any regrets ?
    MzDee likes this.
    12-29-2016 10:18 AM
  2. Retinella's Avatar
    I had the jet black for a couple of days and I didn't like how smudgy it got. I really like that the matte black/silver/gold/rose gold don't show fingerprint smudges. If I was going to purchase a new iPhone 7 Plus today, I'd get the matte black one.
    12-29-2016 10:29 AM
  3. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I dont have the Jet Black, but I do have experience with it. It will show micro abrasions, but you need to look for them in the right light. If you are going to use it in a case you should be fine. Even naked though you won't kill the shine with scratches. Just don't put the phone in a pocket with other stuff.
    12-29-2016 10:36 AM
  4. Snoweagle's Avatar
    I have the Matte Black iPhone 7 plus and i think it looks great, however I am thinking about the changing to Jet Black as I am still within my return date.

    Im just wondering, does it really scratch as bad as they say ?
    I usually wear a case however i do like to rock the naked look at times, I am careful and dont throw my phone about.

    Those who have Jet black, how does it hold up in daily life, any regrets ?
    I slapped on a tempered glass screen protector and placed it in a case immediately after removing it from its box. I'm very particular about my phone's external condition so I'll never use it naked.

    From the looks of it fingerprints are extremely susceptible due to the high gloss surface and hence the tiniest of scratches will be visible definitely.

    In fact I initially chose between this and matte black due to the low stocks at that time, but endured until stocks arrive and absolutely no regrets! The Jet Black's glossy finish is something different from all the other matte finishing so to me, it's a unique and new thing for an iPhone.
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    12-29-2016 10:42 AM
  5. msm0511's Avatar
    I have the Jet Black, and I just put a clear skin on it. It doesn't show fingerprints as bad and won't get scratched up. Has a similar grippy feeling as the naked Jet Black. It looks pretty close as before I put the skin on, just not quite as glossy.
    12-29-2016 10:44 AM
  6. tech_fan's Avatar
    I had the spigen jet black case over my matte black phone. It was designed for those who wanted the jet black but got the matte black. It was a Pain to keep it finger smudge free and the case itself started to get micro abrasions. After a week I took it off.
    12-29-2016 10:54 AM
  7. jlczl's Avatar
    I had a matte black but switched to the jet black when they became available. The matte black was way too slippery to use without a case but the jet black has really nice grip and the scratches everyone talks about are scratches that you have to put the phone in specific lights to see and mostly under a magnifying glass. Not a big deal at all to me.
    steven2014 likes this.
    12-29-2016 11:09 AM
  8. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I had one with a white Ringke Slim case and a clear Tech 21 plus a tempered glass screen protector and it looked pristine (way too coward to use it commando )
    12-29-2016 02:11 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It's a lot better to grip if you don't use a case. That's for sure.
    12-29-2016 02:28 PM
  10. Matty's Avatar
    I have the Matte Black iPhone 7 plus and i think it looks great, however I am thinking about the changing to Jet Black as I am still within my return date.

    Im just wondering, does it really scratch as bad as they say ?
    I usually wear a case however i do like to rock the naked look at times, I am careful and dont throw my phone about.

    Those who have Jet black, how does it hold up in daily life, any regrets ?
    If you are careful and look after it well, you should be fine but

    Unless the device is permanently in a case, you will notice small hairline scratches here. (nothing bad) if the device is left on tables tops and especially if you have anything near it thats sharper than a balloon it could potentially leave a mark. haha.

    The Matte Black is awesome and i would say keep that

    But at the end of the day, its your decision.
    steven2014 and tech_fan like this.
    12-30-2016 02:26 AM
  11. knoxDavid's Avatar
    I have the jet black and it should be OK if you treat it well. I use an Apple silicone case for when it will need to be put down a lot. But normally it will be naked and I just slip it in my front pocket (it slides very easy). If you treat it well the micro abrasions are hard to see unless you know where to look. I really like the jet black.
    12-30-2016 03:34 PM
  12. Cladster's Avatar
    I have the Matte Black iPhone 7 plus and i think it looks great, however I am thinking about the changing to Jet Black as I am still within my return date.

    Im just wondering, does it really scratch as bad as they say ?
    I usually wear a case however i do like to rock the naked look at times, I am careful and dont throw my phone about.

    Those who have Jet black, how does it hold up in daily life, any regrets ?
    No regrets here. Although i went from 7 to 7 plus too. If you like to use it with no case sometimes get the JB, and looks better anyway IMO.
    12-30-2016 03:45 PM
  13. hinesmj's Avatar
    Pull the trigger. It's gorgeous.
    01-02-2017 11:15 AM
  14. steven2014's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice.
    I am thinking I'll go to Apple Store tomorrow and swap it out. I have 14 days to decide anyway.

    Would anyone be able to post an photos of their jet black to show how it's holding out. Also keen to know if it wears a lot around the lighting port ?

    Thanks again ! 📱
    01-02-2017 02:00 PM
  15. Cladster's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice.
    I am thinking I'll go to Apple Store tomorrow and swap it out. I have 14 days to decide anyway.

    Would anyone be able to post an photos of their jet black to show how it's holding out. Also keen to know if it wears a lot around the lighting port ?

    Thanks again !
    Sounds like you may not be the right JB owner, its a phone it gets used, who even looks at their charge port. Stick with your MB or get AC and swap it out after 6 months/year.

    I spent xmas with a 30 year old girl with a SG 6S, no case no screen protector, used by a pool/beach, screen down on tables, now thats living
    rsgoldens and tr1ad like this.
    01-02-2017 03:43 PM
  16. tr1ad's Avatar
    Live like there's no tomorrow; took my MB 7 to the beach for the week - no case or protector
    01-02-2017 04:30 PM
  17. nokia4life's Avatar
    I have the Matte Black iPhone 7 plus and i think it looks great, however I am thinking about the changing to Jet Black as I am still within my return date.

    Im just wondering, does it really scratch as bad as they say ?
    I usually wear a case however i do like to rock the naked look at times, I am careful and dont throw my phone about.

    Those who have Jet black, how does it hold up in daily life, any regrets ?
    I have had my jet black 7plus since October and I do not have any scratches. The only case I us is the apple brown leather.
    steven2014 likes this.
    01-03-2017 02:55 AM
  18. steven2014's Avatar
    Took the plunge and went Jet Black.

    It looks unreal !!!

    Purchased Apple silicone and Apple Leather cases.
    Let's see how it holds up.
    Thanks for the advice guys !
    msm0511 likes this.
    01-03-2017 07:15 AM
  19. Cladster's Avatar
    Took the plunge and went Jet Black.

    It looks unreal !!!

    Purchased Apple silicone and Apple Leather cases.
    Let's see how it holds up.
    Thanks for the advice guys !
    Well done, i take mine in and out of my Apple black leather and all good. What colour cases did you get?
    01-03-2017 04:09 PM
  20. steven2014's Avatar
    Well done, i take mine in and out of my Apple black leather and all good. What colour cases did you get?
    I got midnight blue silicone and Storm grey leather
    01-04-2017 12:18 AM
  21. eyecrispy's Avatar
    If you're OCD at all, keep the matte. It's beautiful and tougher.
    Edge1978 likes this.
    01-04-2017 05:41 AM
  22. James Cagney's Avatar
    I am about to shift to iPhone 7 Plus from S7 Edge, but the only thing stopping me is the lengthy charging time of iPhone 7 Plus. If anyone can give me tips in how to manage the charging time of iPhone 7 Plus, then I may switch.

    And how do you guys cope up with the lengthy charging time of iPhone 7 Plus? Isn't 3 hours too much?
    01-05-2017 07:01 AM
  23. msm0511's Avatar
    I am about to shift to iPhone 7 Plus from S7 Edge, but the only thing stopping me is the lengthy charging time of iPhone 7 Plus. If anyone can give me tips in how to manage the charging time of iPhone 7 Plus, then I may switch.

    And how do you guys cope up with the lengthy charging time of iPhone 7 Plus? Isn't 3 hours too much?
    An iPad charger will charge the iPhone faster, but not as fast as the S7 Edge charges (I have one of those as well).

    The first time charging and rare occasions not withstanding, my 7 Plus never needs to be charged from such a low percentage that it takes that long. Everyone's use will vary of course, but the standby is so good on iOS that my iPhone generally stays at a higher percentage than my S7 Edge, or any Android phone I've had. I've yet to need to charge more than once a day. Whether that be in the morning before work, after work before going out, or just plugging in before going to sleep, I haven't needed to worry about carrying an external battery pack or carry a charger with me.
    James Cagney likes this.
    01-05-2017 08:52 AM
  24. steven2014's Avatar
    So I have using the jet black 7 plus for a few days. Is and can Hobert say I love the way it feels.

    I can't help but think constantly think that I'm going to scratch it ! I have been using it today case free and have been really careful about how I set it down etc. However I was shocked to see how easily this things gets micro abrasions !

    Going back to Apple tomorrow to swap it out to matte black again. Pity..jet black looked amazing !
    01-07-2017 12:00 PM
  25. donnation's Avatar
    Yes it scratches. But it's only visible in direct light and they aren't deep, just surface scratches. Unless I shine my in direct light it looks as good as the day I bought it (which was launch date). I also very much like the matte black though too.
    01-07-2017 12:09 PM
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