There are many thing new and attractive things with the iPhone 7, but one thing which caught the attention of most people is the introduction of the new Jet Black edition of both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Unlike the Black, which is also a new addition, the Jet Black has a glossy finish and was described by Jony Ive with his patented way of obsessively describing things. It included phrases like “rotational 3D polishing” and “magnetized iodized particle baths.” These were rather unnecessary, as the Jet Black iPhone 7 spoke for itself.


The Jet Black iPhone 7 almost looks like glass, but is just the usual slab of Aluminum. It has gone through a “precision nine-step anodization and polishing process” to get the glossy finish. Predicting huge demand for the same, Apple has smartly restricted it for the higher storage options (128GB and 256GB) for both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but it shouldn’t deter the interests of people wanting to get the new jet black edition. So are you looking to buy one as well?

But wait.

Even Apple thinks that it’s easy to scratch the back of the Jet Black iPhone 7. Here is what’s hidden in the fine print of the Apple website.


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.

In simple words, expect theJet Black iPhone 7 to get scratched easily. As good as it may look, you might have to use some sort of case protection if you intend to use it as your daily driver. From a distance, it resembles the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5 Pro, but sadly prone for scratches as it has no option to be covered with Gorilla Glass like Xiaomi did.

Very unfortunate indeed.


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