1. James Falconer's Avatar
    For all the matte black owners out there... is the finish holding up nicely on your phone? I don't have one, but have wondered how that finish would hold over time...
    05-02-2017 10:24 AM
  2. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I've had mine for a little over 6 months and the phone looks brand new. I keep a case on it when I'm out of the house or office, but there hasn't been any wear from taking them off and on. I'm very happy with my color choice.
    05-02-2017 10:53 AM
  3. knotsure's Avatar
    Got mine on release day. Still in good shape. The finish anyway. I already cracked the screen already
    05-02-2017 11:39 AM
  4. James Falconer's Avatar
    05-02-2017 11:51 AM
  5. knotsure's Avatar
    @knotsure - Doh.
    Tell me about it. Then I compounded the mistake by having someone other than Apple replace the screen. I hate the replacement screen. Was thinking about buying something else then I got an email from Samsung saying they are giving me a galaxy s8 to try for a year then I get to keep it. Will be my first android in 5 years.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-02-2017 12:28 PM
  6. knotsure's Avatar
    @knotsure - Doh.
    Tell me about it. Then I compounded the mistake by having someone other than Apple replace the screen. I hate the replacement screen. Was thinking about buying something else then I got an email from Samsung saying they are giving me a galaxy s8 to try for a year then I get to keep it. Will be my first android in 5 years.
    05-02-2017 12:52 PM
  7. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Tell me about it. Then I compounded the mistake by having someone other than Apple replace the screen. I hate the replacement screen. Was thinking about buying something else then I got an email from Samsung saying they are giving me a galaxy s8 to try for a year then I get to keep it. Will be my first android in 5 years.
    There is a very reputable iPhone repair guy by me and he won't work in the 7's. He said between the cost of the screen and the level of difficulty, it's not worth it for him or the customer. He sends everyone to the Apple Store. He's an honest guy though. Most places will just take the money and don't care.

    Good luck with the S8. It sure is a beautiful phone.
    05-02-2017 01:13 PM
  8. Quis89's Avatar
    Holding up wonderfully. That's one area that still looks brand new. The screen though? That's another story entirely....
    05-02-2017 01:19 PM
  9. timocrates's Avatar
    Was thinking about buying something else then I got an email from Samsung saying they are giving me a galaxy s8 to try for a year then I get to keep it. Will be my first android in 5 years.
    I WAS OFFERED THAT DEAL! It was prelim, and I hadn't yet been selected, but I was wondering about putting the 7 back in the box for a year. Love the iPhone, but it's hard to turn down an $800+ handheld free.

    I guess I want picked, huh?
    knotsure likes this.
    05-02-2017 01:21 PM
  10. timocrates's Avatar
    No scratches here, but I'm wondering about the meticulous selection of any color phone. Rarely is this one out of its silky midnight blue case.
    05-02-2017 01:26 PM
  11. knotsure's Avatar
    There is a very reputable iPhone repair guy by me and he won't work in the 7's. He said between the cost of the screen and the level of difficulty, it's not worth it for him or the customer. He sends everyone to the Apple Store. He's an honest guy though. Most places will just take the money and don't care.

    Good luck with the S8. It sure is a beautiful phone.

    The guy did a good job and it didn't take him long, but he didn't disclose some facts to me. So I figure I will use the s8 put the ip7 in the box and trade it in when the new iPhone comes out later this year. You know absence makes the heart grow fonder.
    05-02-2017 01:39 PM
  12. knotsure's Avatar
    I WAS OFFERED THAT DEAL! It was prelim, and I hadn't yet been selected, but I was wondering about putting the 7 back in the box for a year. Love the iPhone, but it's hard to turn down an $800+ handheld free.

    I guess I want picked, huh?
    Yea, I did my best to sound like a consumer who buys all the new electronics when they come out, while filling out the survey for the program. Guess it worked, either way I am gonna give it a shot. Came with the free VR headset too.
    cwbcpa likes this.
    05-02-2017 01:42 PM
  13. Anastayja1's Avatar
    The color on my matte black is holding up well. No scratches, chips or other blemishes. Phone is always kept in a case. Switched to an S8+ a week ago so my iPhone will still be in perfect condition when I pick it up again.
    05-02-2017 03:26 PM
  14. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    No issues with my finish. Cases are all doing their job.
    05-02-2017 03:40 PM
  15. knotsure's Avatar
    I have noticed some small spots from dirt or whatever rubbing on the finish around the edges where the case touch the phone on the matte finish after leaving it in the case for a while.
    05-02-2017 04:31 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My iPhone 7 Plus looks as good as it did when I bought up and the matte black finish is holding up quite well.
    05-02-2017 04:32 PM
  17. metalchick719's Avatar
    I'll be able to answer this question by this weekend since I just bought a matte black iPhone 7 on eBay this past Saturday. The phone is used, but from the pics, it looked to be in great condition!
    libra89 likes this.
    05-02-2017 08:26 PM
  18. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I got mine in September, rarely use a case, and she still looks flawless. I take care of my stuff though.
    SparklyPickle likes this.
    05-02-2017 08:30 PM
  19. mumfoau's Avatar
    Had my Plus since November 5th and my finish is still flawless. The only thing I'm concerned about it that I put the metal plate on the back for the Spigen magnetic case. I'm sure it's gonna be a problem if I try to take that off.
    05-02-2017 08:33 PM
  20. Dealz417's Avatar
    I've had mine since early/mid November with no case and it's holding up great. No issues at all with the finish.
    Annie_i6s likes this.
    05-03-2017 09:50 AM
  21. pkcable's Avatar
    Launch day buyer here! Mine is holding up fine! And it looks fantastic in its snazzy new "retro" case...

    Matte Black Owners - how's the finish holding up?-img_20170428_172121.jpg
    libra89 and SparklyPickle like this.
    05-03-2017 03:06 PM
  22. metalchick719's Avatar
    Well, my matte black iPhone 7 arrived today and it's in great condition! There are a couple of tiny spots/scratches on the back, but it's hardly noticeable. Very nice device, although I'm sure I'm going to miss the rose gold of my iPhone 6s once I officially switch (my SIM card is currently in my 6s). I love the matte black, though; it's very elegant!
    libra89 and SparklyPickle like this.
    05-03-2017 05:43 PM
  23. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I've had mine since late November and it's been in a case but there are no scratches or scuffs on it.
    05-03-2017 11:31 PM
  24. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Well, my matte black iPhone 7 arrived today and it's in great condition! There are a couple of tiny spots/scratches on the back, but it's hardly noticeable. Very nice device, although I'm sure I'm going to miss the rose gold of my iPhone 6s once I officially switch (my SIM card is currently in my 6s). I love the matte black, though; it's very elegant!
    Did you buy it used? A new device shouldn't have any scratches.
    05-03-2017 11:32 PM
  25. metalchick719's Avatar
    Did you buy it used? A new device shouldn't have any scratches.
    Yes, I bought it used. The scratches are barely anything. It's nearly perfect and they honestly don't bother me at all.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-04-2017 09:12 AM
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