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Apple’s jet black iPhone 7 scratches easily

Apple finally introduced its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones and we’re still ogling over how the new black and jet black colors look sexy on them. Hold that excitement, though, as the latter apparently scratches easily according to the company.


The company mentions that the jet black’s high shine “may show fine micro-abrasions with use” — meaning it could have minor facial damages or scratches when not handled carefully. Apple continued on suggesting that a phone case should fix this problem if you want to keep your phone scratch-free.

Here’s the excerpt from Apple:

“The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone.”


It sure does sound impressive with how the body was created but if users are going to use an additional case and hide its color just to protect the surface, then what good is it to get a jet black finish?

Some users like their phone naked and without case and using a clear, see through housing for the iPhone 7 might not look that sexy.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you still get the jet black iPhone 7 when it becomes available in the Philippines?


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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1 Response

  1. WC says:

    hold on to your old iphone 6/6s, and slap on one of those shiny black tempered glass front and back and an accompanying bumper. And get the iPhone 7 look.

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