With the launch of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple introduced two new color variants this year, the glossy Jet Black and the matte finish black. Although, both variants have been extremely popular since the iPhones went on sale last week in some countries, Jet Black was extraordinarily in high demand. And due to its popularity, many stores reported a shortage in stock, eventually being the first to go out of stock. However, even though the Jet Black variant is stunning to look at, it is attracting a lot of negative reviews because of how easily it can be scratched. Also Read - This photo shot with iPhone X by an Indian wins iPhone Photography Awards 2021Also Read - Top Apple gadgets, accessories for less than Rs 15,000 for Apple fans
The internet is already flooded with users complaining about how easily the glossy Jet Black model gets bruised. Even Apple on its own official website, gives a footlink every where it mentions the iPhone 7 Jet Black, that the model is prone to scratches and that users must protect it with a cover to maintain its pristine condition. However, it is important to clarify here that the variant s susceptibility to scratches no way makes it any more prone to physical damage than the other models. It is only the scratches that the Jet Black is more likely to attract than the other color variants of the new iPhones. Also Read - 5G on iPhone SE? We are fine, as long as Apple upgrades the basics to 2022 spec
Many vloggers on YouTube have created videos showing how vulnerable the glossy iPhone 7 is to scratches. Many also compare the glossy jet black variant against its rose gold and matte black counterparts to see how it stands. These videos clearly show how quick and easy it is to leave a scratch on the Jet Black variant s body. We do not wish to give away the video, but for crying out loud, a piece of cloth is leaving scratches on the model. Watch the videos below. Also read: Here s why the Apple iPhone 7 is making a hissing noise
Other than that, the iPhone 7 Jet Black variant, due to its nine-step process of anodization and polishing , has turned out to be a fingerprint magnet.
Daniel Romero (@rmrdnl) September 16, 2016
Just held the iPhone 7 jet black in the store and despite being shiny it’s a magnet for scratches and fingerprint smudges.
Andy (@andysaurusrex) September 18, 2016
I don’t know what the hype is about the jet black iPhone 7 it’s a fingerprint magnet
dan (@daniellatter) September 19, 2016
Ian Pattison (@IanDPattison) September 20, 2016
Therefore, if you have made up your mind on buying the Jet Black variant, be prepared for either permanently keeping it covered in a case, or keep a soft cloth handy. Also, apart from testing the scratch vulnerability of the Jet Black variant, the iPhone 7 in general has been put through a durability test by many as well. So if you want to see how the iPhone faired through brutal scratch and bend tests, watch the video below. Also read: Apple s next big innovation could be a shopping bag
Also considering that the iPhone 7 is the first of the iPhones that Apple has given the water resistant protection, people have really been putting the feature to test by dunking the iPhone not only water, but testing its chemistry with fizzy drinks and hot coffee too. Please note, that although many content creators and tech geeks on the internet have been putting the new iPhones through borderline brutal durability tests, we do not recommend anybody put their smartphones through any such experiment at home.