1. alexinwonderland14's Avatar
    Hi! Im debating on wether to get a matte black iphone or go with rosegold because I heard rumours that the matte black iphone is very prone ro early wear and paint chippings mind you even when handled with care and protective case. I dont know how true this is because I've ask a couple of people and some say it is true and some say its not the same case as their iphone. Help! Really wanted to get matte black
    03-16-2017 10:28 AM
  2. bobpet63's Avatar
    I haven't experienced it.
    03-16-2017 10:35 AM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    I have yet to experience that. I don't know anybody who has complained about it.
    03-16-2017 10:38 AM
  4. mumfoau's Avatar
    I keep mine cased but I don't know of anyone who has experienced such a thing and to be honest, the OP is the first time that I've heard of the phenomenon.
    03-16-2017 10:53 AM
  5. tr1ad's Avatar
    I have two small chips, but that's because I use mine without a case.... It's not bother to me really
    03-16-2017 02:18 PM
  6. Anastayja1's Avatar
    I have not experienced this. I've had mine since October and it still looks like the day I purchased it. I don't go caseless though.
    03-16-2017 03:35 PM
  7. knotsure's Avatar
    Only if it takes an impact with concrete or steel or something similar in hardness. If you have in case or it never takes any drops it probably won't chip.
    03-16-2017 04:26 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My black iPhone 7 Plus have NEVER been in a case and there's not a ding, dent, scrape, scratch, crack, nip or boo-boo on it.......If it's not in my hand, it's typically in my back pant pocket or attached to my iOttie when I'm in my car.
    03-16-2017 04:39 PM
  9. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I have had mine since October and there is not so much as a faint mark on it or a fading of any color. It looks like it did when I pulled it out of the box. I do keep some sort of a case on it most of the time just because I think it's so slippery and I get nervous about dropping it.
    03-16-2017 04:44 PM
  10. Quis89's Avatar
    I'd say get a case and enjoy your phone. Though I'm not sure it's something to worry about even without a case if you take care of it.
    03-16-2017 06:11 PM
  11. LCW's Avatar
    Most likely a bad rumor started out of jealousy by someone with a scratched jet black 7 Plus
    03-16-2017 10:44 PM
  12. tr1ad's Avatar
    03-17-2017 02:21 AM
  13. imwjl's Avatar
    Mine bought last fall isn't showing the problem. It's out of a case fairly often. It's cleaned often. It's a primary work tool so while not abused, it's no way babied.
    03-17-2017 09:13 AM
  14. d4niel_93's Avatar
    Would yall prefer that or scratches lol i have the Jet Black and the back is scratched
    03-17-2017 09:38 AM
  15. LCW's Avatar
    Hmmm... not good. I just got mine last week. Hopefully it's a later batch that has this resolved.

    I also have the option since I'm inside the return window to exchange for a jet black... hmmmm
    03-17-2017 12:08 PM
  16. LCW's Avatar
    Would yall prefer that or scratches lol i have the Jet Black and the back is scratched
    How bad? Pics?
    03-17-2017 12:09 PM
  17. Retinella's Avatar
    I've had my matte black iPhone 7 Plus for a month now and it's still in pristine condition; however, I always have it in a case!
    03-17-2017 12:54 PM
  18. tadpoles's Avatar
    I've never heard of the 7+ chipping. Mine hasn't, thank goodness.
    03-17-2017 02:22 PM
  19. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I have had mine since launch day and up until recently went caseless. My device is still flawless.
    03-17-2017 02:38 PM
  20. metalchick719's Avatar
    I've read about that happening over the past couple of weeks and find it hugely disappointing. I still have an iPhone 6s and decided to wait for the iPhone 8 this year, but I was thinking if I wasn't too thrilled with it, I would just grab an iPhone 7 instead - and the only two colors I would consider are rose gold or matte black. I mentioned this issue to my friend recently, too - she has the matte black iPhone 7. I hope it's just a rare thing that happens to the odd matte black iPhone. :-/
    03-17-2017 07:04 PM
  21. LCW's Avatar
    F*** it... not taking any chances. Was still within return window... so exchanged the matte for jet black... beautiful!
    03-17-2017 10:18 PM
  22. Garz's Avatar
    F*** it... not taking any chances. Was still within return window... so exchanged the matte for jet black... beautiful!
    I've owned both colors. Matte black, very very very unlikely to chip. Jet black, very likely to scratch. Even with a case.
    03-17-2017 11:49 PM
  23. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I've owned both colors. Matte black, very very very unlikely to chip. Jet black, very likely to scratch. Even with a case.
    My thoughts exactly. I have never heard about the matte black being particularly susceptible to chipping under normal use. Case and point: I've had mine since launch. It has zero scratches and I rarely use a case. There are articles and discussions all over the place about the jet back scratching. Apple's own web site even warns users about micro abrasions on jet black iPhones.
    03-18-2017 06:34 AM
  24. LCW's Avatar
    Regardless I still prefer the jet black finish after having both. I love the finish. Similar to my black apple watch
    03-18-2017 07:12 AM
  25. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    Regardless I still prefer the jet black finish after having both. I love the finish. Similar to my black apple watch
    I have a matte and a jet black. My matte is 5 months old and has very slight marks on antenna lines from switching cases. Barely noticeable and looks brand new.
    My jet black is a week old and has micro scratches all over the lower part of it from me changing cases and one longer scratch in the middle that I can see at certain angles. They didn't lie when they said it shows scratches easily.
    03-18-2017 07:38 AM
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