Scratches/fades on the non-Aluminium parts the Matt Black iPhone?


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May 6, 2009
Hi Guys!

Wondering if could shed some light!
I own a iphone 6+ Gold and am looking at upgrading to the 7+. Thought I give the Black a go since i had the white face for 2 years.

My question & concern is, the regular metal parts of the phone ( Side Buttons and the lightning port), Does the black metal wear off?

I've seen the display sets and some already have fades on the on/off buttons to grey and the lightning port seems to have become silver in colour due to the constant plug-ins and un-plugs of the docks..

I don't own the matte black, but had the Jet Black. I found all the easily scratched concerns to be overblown. I didn't use a case at all, and it didn't have any scratches at all. Around the lightning port was still as black as it was the day I got it.

That may not help you much as you're interested in the Matte Black. Just thought I'd share my experience.


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Nov 28, 2016
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My JB Plus micro scratched easily and was always cased, now after 1 month my brand new MB plus has 3-4 silver chip spots on the back and has always been in a UAG metropolis or Apple Leather case.
If you used either of these phones naked they would end up looking real bad.


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Jan 15, 2017
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Always a screen protector and using cases. Mine is rose gold. Not seeing any scratches. I take great care of my devices