Is it true that the Matte Black Iphone 7 plus is prone to paint chippings and early wear?

alexinwonderland14

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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
 

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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.
 

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I have two small chips, but that's because I use mine without a case.... It's not bother to me really
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Most likely a bad rumor started out of jealousy by someone with a scratched jet black 7 Plus
 

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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.
 

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I have had mine since launch day and up until recently went caseless. My device is still flawless.
 

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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. :-/
 

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