1. NewYorkChic's Avatar
    No wear and tear over here as of yet
    03-18-2017 11:47 PM
  2. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    You need to remember, there are millions of people using a matte black iPhone. Usually people aren't posting online to check in and say their iPhone is still mint, so you're only seeing the few rare occurrences. If it was a common thing, you'd see it posted everywhere.
    03-19-2017 07:58 PM
  3. Jude526's Avatar
    If this is true would in my opinion be a mfg defect.
    03-23-2017 11:58 PM
  4. Swapnil Vartak's Avatar
    I have seen the paint chipped off on my Friend's iPhone 7 in 3 different places on the back and it does not look pretty. I wonder how it will look with the paint on the entire back chipped off...And it's a fairly new phone as well..less than 3 months old...
    03-24-2017 10:33 AM
  5. dchandler's Avatar
    I havent experience any chipping with my black 7 plus at all. I do get a lot of finger prints but thats expected.
    03-24-2017 12:05 PM
  6. ab06deg1's Avatar
    I wonder how it will look with the paint on the entire back chipped off...
    Silver

    Mine is 5 months old, I hope I'm "safe" now
    03-24-2017 12:52 PM
  7. TLD1's Avatar
    Although I keep my Plus in an Apple leather case religiously...the top & bottom end are exposed in it, and I've dropped the phone a few times that I know it's hit the floor on one of tose sides...and I've had no damage at all. Overall, the matte black seems pretty tough to me!
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    03-25-2017 01:45 PM
  8. Digital-Nomad's Avatar
    Well, I have the issue. And there's also a thread on the Apple forum as well. After 7 months the paint chipped off close to the left speaker. A few days later it started also on the right side. Talked to Apple support but they say it's cosmetic so no warranty. Which is still strange for such an expensive phone. My iPhone is in a Tech 21 case with extra screen protector.

    Is it true that the Matte Black Iphone 7 plus is prone to paint chippings and early wear?-img_6985.jpg
    06-14-2017 03:40 AM
  9. Digital-Nomad's Avatar
    After a few extra support issues I got my iPhone replaced. So now it's for sale ;-)
    Jude526 likes this.
    09-07-2017 02:58 AM
  10. chezm's Avatar
    Haven't experienced it but I've got my leather case always on
    09-07-2017 07:09 PM
  11. TripleOne's Avatar
    My friend dropped his Matte Black a few times, and there’s paint chips here and there.
    09-08-2017 01:52 AM
  12. timee80's Avatar
    My 7 had a chip in the side after a small fall in a car. It does happen
    09-08-2017 07:17 AM
  13. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Common element here: Dropping.

    Don’t drop your phone (or put a protective case on it) and there’s a really good chance you might not get any chipping.
    jhnnyblze2000 likes this.
    09-08-2017 07:23 AM
  14. Speedygi's Avatar
    But it still beats scratches on a jet black even if it is.
    09-08-2017 06:32 PM
  15. jcbama85'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
    I really wanted jet black, but the lady at Verizon talked me into the matte black, saying the jet was a finger print magnet. I use a minimalist case, but no issues for me.
    09-10-2017 02:23 PM
  16. TripleOne's Avatar
    I really wanted jet black, but the lady at Verizon talked me into the matte black, saying the jet was a finger print magnet. I use a minimalist case, but no issues for me.
    The Jet Black is a finger print magnet but it does have a better grip.
    09-10-2017 07:08 PM
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