1. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    So when the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus first came out, I, like so many others, saw that Jet Black color and immediately thought "that's the one for me" but, also like many others, knew it would be crazy hard to find so I went with the Black option. Well after have a brief affair with Android and the Pixel XL I came back to iOS and luckily the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus is super easy to find (went with 256gb Jet Black Unlocked) and immediately knew this was the one I should have gotten initially. Sadly, I had to put a case on it because I am crazy about my phones looking new for as long as possible. Every day though I take the phone out and consider going naked for the day, but never do it. Anyone else have the dilemma of wanting to show off the sexiness but cannot because of your obsession to keep it looking pretty? I hate it and love it because it is such a nice phone and, in the right case, can look good while being protected. It is the definition of a 3rd world problem and a dilemma of vanity but maybe something fun to discuss! Have at it!
    02-14-2017 12:53 PM
  2. gee2012's Avatar
    Yes i agree its a luxury problem ha ha, but i also feel that a scratch or a dent on my matte black phone would realy hurt my enjoyment in the phone. I`qm very maticulous with my phones and i can honestly say i never scratched or dented any of them. I use a case too just to make sure it doesn`t get damaged.
    Jude526 likes this.
    02-14-2017 01:09 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I use my iPhones without a case about 90% of the time. I'm sure if I had the Jet Black I wouldn't have a case on it for even more than that. The Jet Black has a great grip and I couldn't care less about little scuffs. I tend to care more that my screen isn't all scratched up or that my phone works.
    Matt Manahan likes this.
    02-14-2017 01:17 PM
  4. Quis89's Avatar
    The scratches wouldn't bother me nearly as much as the fingerprints and smudges. So I'd probably use a case personally. I originally pre-ordered the Jet Black. But I know myself and I wouldn't have survived with the finger prints and any scratches (no matter how visible) would have drove me crazy. So I went with the Matte black and couldn't be happier. I checked out a Jet Black at the Apple store. It was pretty...and full of prints! Couldn't do it lol.

    My matte black is in a case probably 50% of the time.
    TwitchyPuppy and blaine07 like this.
    02-14-2017 01:57 PM
  5. nnahorski's Avatar
    I have a Jet Black as well, and typically had an Apple leather or silicone case on it up until about 2 weeks ago. I had my phone out for a cleaning, and it struck me as to how nice the phone is without a case and how nice the finish feels. I've not used a case except when working out since then, and although I've developed a lot of micro-abrasions, they don't bother me and you can't see them unless you're looking for them.
    02-14-2017 02:00 PM
  6. zerog46's Avatar
    Peel case.
    02-14-2017 02:12 PM
  7. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    If you don't mind the massive amounts of text all over the case, the SwitchEasy iGlass case was made specifically for the jet black iPhones. It has a glass back that sits 1mm above the phone and has a camera cutout gasket to prevent dust from getting between the glass and your phone.
    02-14-2017 02:15 PM
  8. edswife1970's Avatar
    I have the jet black with a case on it. I would never go without a case no matter what color it is! I'd rather be safe than sorry :-)
    02-14-2017 02:51 PM
  9. nnahorski's Avatar
    ooooooo. That looks nice...
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    02-14-2017 02:59 PM
  10. COMMISSIONERHBK9's Avatar

    How u like the peel case I heard mix reviews
    02-14-2017 05:06 PM
  11. zerog46's Avatar
    Love it. Feels just like the phone. I also have the black one which has a different feel.
    02-14-2017 05:24 PM
  12. Retinella's Avatar
    I wouldn't use the jet black iPhone 7 Plus without a case. It'd get really banged up and scratched if you dropped it!

    I love the look of my blue coral S7 edge so much that I purchased a Speck CandyShell clear case. I get 12 ft drop protection and I get to admire the pretty look of my phone.
    02-14-2017 05:48 PM
  13. Matty's Avatar
    luckily the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus is super easy to find (went with 256gb Jet Black Unlocked) and immediately knew this was the one I should have gotten initially. Sadly, I had to put a case on it because I am crazy about my phones looking new for as long as possible. Every day though I take the phone out and consider going naked for the day, but never do it. Anyone else have the dilemma of wanting to show off the sexiness but cannot because of your obsession to keep it looking pretty?

    Firstly, Congratulations on your new purchase! the 256GB model is crazy big. Its got the same storage capacity as the new Macbook Pros lol

    I would suggest getting a clear case for it then. It might not look as nice but you will still be able to admire the colour of the Jet Black a little. I'm in the same boat as you, i want to be able to use my device naked but i don't want it scratched because then its looks 'old' haha.
    02-15-2017 12:38 AM
  14. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I've had that dilemma with the Rose Gold it until I put it in a Tech21 case.

    Protection and showing off. Win-win
    02-16-2017 07:20 AM
  15. firedept10's Avatar
    Have the Jet Black 7 Plus. I'm fussy so it has always been in a case. Will admit though that it is a great looking phone. Every time I take it out to switch cases it can be tempting to leave it naked but that passes quickly! LOL!
    LDYNREDD, ladyc0524 and Spencerdl like this.
    02-16-2017 08:23 AM
  16. Jude526's Avatar
    Can't see the pics I know this is about the black but I have the rose gold and it is in a case all the time. I have a variety of cases because I like to switch them out. It will never be without a case and a screen protector too
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    02-16-2017 10:42 PM
  17. erasat's Avatar
    I'm a cover junkie so I always spent a lot of money getting covers until I finally get the one that I put it on and never look back. I understand your dilemma as I had the same, I always use Clear cases so it can show all the phone's beauty, but there is something with clear covers and Black phones that I don't like, it seems that clear cases looks the best with White, Silver, Gray and Gold, basically with every color but black, I don't like the contrast of colors when pairing them, the next best thing is the "Clear Covers" with the Smoked Black borders or complete.

    So I bought a Generic Clear one with Bumpers side, it lasted 2 minutes on, hated it, then I got a CaseLogic one that was used for about a week until I got the 2 Tozo covers (Similar to the Peel case), one Blue (loved it) and one Mocha Black (Didn't look as expected) but these 2 covers doesn't protect other than from scratches, they are basically the thinnest and lightest covers available.

    The Jet Black Dilemma-71ekjzrvy5l._sl1500_.jpg

    Then I got the Ringke Air Smoke Black, it looks good but like I mentioned above there is something with Clear Cover (even with Smoke Black tint) with Black phones that doesn't look good to me.

    The Jet Black Dilemma-71kqcf8nl4l._sl1500_.jpg

    So I got a Ringke Fusion and these 2 Ringke Covers are the ones that I'm currently using and I'll keep using for a while, of the 2, the Fusion is the prettiest as I bought it jet Black just like the phone, and I like that it keeps the same look while it protects very well the phone.

    Take a look at it to see if you like the Ringle Fusion jet Black just like I do.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ringke-Protection-Absorption-Technology-Protective/dp/B01M7V67F2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487346264&sr=8-1&keywords=iphone%2B7%2Bplus%2Bringke%2Bjet%2Bblac k&th=1

    The Jet Black Dilemma-71z-f97kxyl._sl1500_.jpg
    Last edited by erasat; 02-17-2017 at 12:04 PM.
    02-17-2017 09:55 AM
  18. jlczl's Avatar
    I love beautiful cases that enhance the beauty of my Jet Black 7+ but I also love the look of it naked. My solution is to use it in safe environments naked and wherever it could be damaged if dropped, I case it up. I don't really believe in clear cases because they remind me of my grandmother putting plastic covers on the nice sofas. TACKY.
    02-20-2017 07:51 PM
  19. arc3484's Avatar
    I just got a matte black plus, I'm stuck and not sure to trade it for a jet black. When I watched the apple keynote in September, I fell in love with the jet black look. How bad are these micro abrasions? Are they like the micro abrasions on the front glass?
    02-21-2017 08:55 PM
  20. DNRuffin's Avatar
    You can barely see them. They're only noticeable under direct light. It's similar to the iPhone 3G and 3GS, only it scratches less than the plastic did.
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    02-23-2017 02:21 AM
  21. nikkisharif's Avatar
    No case about 90% of the time & it still looks fab That oleophobic coating on the screen is my issue. The back is flawless.

    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    03-08-2017 10:49 AM
  22. LCW's Avatar
    I went matte black because I figured the jet black would be a fingerprint magnet and/or show micro-scratches over time. Besides, I'm running the black leather Apple case, as I like putting my phone down (the leather case protects both when face down and the camera lens when face up).
    03-08-2017 11:56 AM
  23. Garz's Avatar
    No case about 90% of the time & it still looks fab That oleophobic coating on the screen is my issue. The back is flawless.

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5ee2ba14a1.jpg
    What's the issue with the oleophobic coating?
    03-08-2017 12:48 PM
  24. nikkisharif's Avatar
    What's the issue with the oleophobic coating?
    It's not tough. I have a scratch in the middle of my screen. My 6s Plus has no scratches & I don't treat the devices any differently.



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    03-08-2017 12:54 PM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    It's not tough. I have a scratch in the middle of my screen. My 6s Plus has no scratches & I don't treat the devices any differently.

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a51ef21ba9.jpg

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d5cdd4a9e3.jpg
    My 6s Plus I went like a week without screen protector and I had several light scratches in the oleophobic coating. Now never again will I go without one.
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    03-08-2017 01:36 PM
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