1. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    Good day ladies and gentleman,

    I have all but made up my mind about getting the Jet Black iPhone 7. However, I would like to know how it has been holding up to general wear and tear when not used with case. If you can please provide pics.

    Thanks
    10-06-2016 04:13 AM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    Good choice Enjoy your new phone (when it arrives!)
    10-06-2016 05:03 AM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    You don't buy jet black if your worried about how it will hold up with out a case. You buy Jet black because you don't worry about those things.
    mpshah, mikepas, Trooper27 and 2 others like this.
    10-06-2016 10:57 AM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    The title of the thread made it sound like the OP was giving an update on their use of a naked jet black after a few weeks use. Disappointed.
    10-06-2016 11:45 AM
  5. Alain_A's Avatar
    ^^^^yep to make you look
    Trooper27 and Annie_i6s like this.
    10-06-2016 11:55 AM
  6. Quis89's Avatar
    The title of the thread made it sound like the OP was giving an update on their use of a naked jet black after a few weeks use. Disappointed.
    This too is why I entered this thread. I was interested in how it was holding up, lol.
    10-06-2016 12:22 PM
  7. firedept10's Avatar
    Good decision, but if you go without a case and are worried about it, make another colour choice. I've had mine for a week and refuse to go without a case. Any pics posted are always open for debate as well. We have no idea how any individual person treats their phone. Mine looks like it came out of the box. But I am careful with my phone.
    Trooper27 likes this.
    10-06-2016 03:39 PM
  8. Trooper27's Avatar
    The title of the thread made it sound like the OP was giving an update on their use of a naked jet black after a few weeks use. Disappointed.
    Same here. The OP needs to be taking to the gallows!
    10-06-2016 03:48 PM
  9. tech_fan's Avatar
    I initially ordered the jet black. Then I saw it in person and then saw some YouTube videos on it and noticed it was getting scratched. So I changed my order to the matte black. After all if ur going to put it in a case will someone be able to notice which one it is since the fronts are basically the same. Spigen also makes a jet black case for the phone too
    10-06-2016 08:08 PM
  10. mogelijk's Avatar
    I was in the Apple store today and took a good look at the Jet Black. I was amazed, once I positioned it right, just how scratched up the back is. Most are very minor, maybe quarter of an inch, and not something you'd typically notice; though there was one obvious scratch over an inch. It is a beautiful phone, but I just don't think I could be happy with it when it scratches that easily.
    tech_fan likes this.
    10-06-2016 10:39 PM
  11. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    Firstly, I can live with a scratched phone and it is for this reason that I am getting the Jet Black. Secondly, I have never put any of my devices in a case or used a screen protector. They look hideous as far as I'm concerned.

    I really just wanted to know how it holds up to general wear and tear because I haven't seen this addressed yet. All I see are people deliberately scratching the phone to prove a point.
    PLYHollywood and johnmed3 like this.
    10-07-2016 02:15 AM
  12. zwuncki's Avatar
    2 weeks now and a thin line of micro scratches way from the beginning of the corners on the upper and lower side and now a mini scratch on the back. But you don't see it in normal life, only when putting the device against the light, and even then only in the sun or bright light. I only used it without a case and only in a KAVAJ leather sleeve when in my bag! No TPU case or anything as I like to use my phone naked.

    Very happy with it. But also read that Apple has several manufacturer producing the housing of at least the Jet Black version. So maybe there is also a need of luck of which Jet Black you get.

    When you use your phone naked without a case or screen protectors there is one more thing to consider. Scratches vs a maybe broken display. It's so grippy, at least the normal iPhone 7 is so much less slippery than the matt iPhones. For me that's the best reason to buy the Jet Black. Forget about scratches when the display is broken because it slipped out of your hand.
    firedept10 likes this.
    10-07-2016 03:14 AM
  13. firedept10's Avatar
    Firstly, I can live with a scratched phone and it is for this reason that I am getting the Jet Black. Secondly, I have never put any of my devices in a case or used a screen protector. They look hideous as far as I'm concerned.

    I really just wanted to know how it holds up to general wear and tear because I haven't seen this addressed yet. All I see are people deliberately scratching the phone to prove a point.
    Your perogative. Each person it clearly different. You are a polar opposite to me. I do understand some of the responses you are receiving. Your thread title can be interpreted as a review. You are right about seeing images of the Jet Black being purposely abused as far as I am concerned. Most average people are not going to have a phone that looks like what I have seen. Hopefully some people who use their JB phones will come along and give you an idea of how it is holding up. I'd be interested in reading it.


    I was in the Apple store today and took a good look at the Jet Black. I was amazed, once I positioned it right, just how scratched up the back is. Most are very minor, maybe quarter of an inch, and not something you'd typically notice; though there was one obvious scratch over an inch. It is a beautiful phone, but I just don't think I could be happy with it when it scratches that easily.
    You are looking at a phone on display that is handled by hundreds if not thousands of people on a daily basis. This is not a proper assessment of normal daily use.
    10-07-2016 09:22 AM
  14. mogelijk's Avatar
    You are looking at a phone on display that is handled by hundreds if not thousands of people on a daily basis. This is not a proper assessment of normal daily use.
    While I agree with this, it is also worth noting the phone is staying in a relatively controlled environment; it isn't being jammed into pants pockets or thrown into purses, or any of thecrazy things people do to their phones. The not "normal daily use" argument does cut both ways. What is maybe more telling is that the phones around it, in all of the other colors, are not showing the scratches that the Jet Black is. While the Jet Black phone likely is getting more attention, it isn't getting that much more than the Matte Black (which is the alternative), yet the Matte Black seemingly had no scratches.
    10-07-2016 12:19 PM

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