Jet black iPhone 7 potentially vulnerable to scratching, Apple admits

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  • Reply 21 of 64
    NEWS!
    shiney things show scratches.
    spheric
  • Reply 22 of 64
    calicali Posts: 3,494member
    Would a full Invisible Shield compromise the look of the phone?
  • Reply 23 of 64
    welshdogwelshdog Posts: 1,903member
  • Reply 24 of 64
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,926member
    Shouldnt phone prices in general be going down? $1000 a bit too much.
    Prices for commodities usually decrease over time. The iPhone isn't a commodity. 
  • Reply 25 of 64
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,926member
    fallenjt said:

    apple ][ said:
    Beauty comes with a price!

    I had better not see any dumbasses complaining about how they're unhappy because their Jet Black iPhone eventually gets a few minor scratches on it.

    Put it in a case, or keep it naked, your choice, just don't whine about it, especially when it's done out of ignorance.

    Hell, I'll buy a Jet Black iPad Pro 12.9", if and when it comes, I am not worried about any scratches on that super glossy finish.
    New jet black Samsung devices coming soon!
    Mostly due to burning and carbon scoring. 
    hexclockDeelronnolamacguywatto_cobramacseeker
  • Reply 26 of 64
    Wonder if carnuba wax or polish will fix it?
    Expect:
    1. Unboxing videos to post "iPhone 7 scratch damage videos OMG CLICK HERE!!!"
    2. Companies to sell "specially formulated iPhone polish"
    3. Class-action lawsuit because Apple didn't tell customers how much they knew about scratchgate 2016.
    nolamacguy
  • Reply 27 of 64
    fallenjt said:

    im getting the jet black...love the damn thing... simple transparent skin will solve the problem to a great extent
    It really is gorgeous, isn't it?
    It's beyond gorgeous!
    It's hyper gorgeous!
    watto_cobraTurboPGT
  • Reply 28 of 64
    Shouldnt phone prices in general be going down? $1000 a bit too much.
    So get a cheaper phone. There are lots of them out there.
    watto_cobraTurboPGT
  • Reply 29 of 64
    eriamjheriamjh Posts: 1,686member
    Clear cases are junk (at least silicone).  Hard plastic is too thick.  

    I'm going with a clear appliqué and no case, but nothing on the screen. 

    Dirt etc, gets between the case and phone scratching it anyway.  
    edited September 2016
  • Reply 30 of 64
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 6,110member
    Shiny new object scratches?  Wow.  Thanks.

    That applies to... cars, furniture, motorcycles, bicycles, legos, kitchenware, etc...   why are people whining about this?

    watto_cobraicoco3
  • Reply 31 of 64
    I've been warned. Still getting Jet Black. And no case. Won't ever look back.

    Cases are like putting plastic on the furniture. USE the thing.
    watto_cobraSpamSandwich
  • Reply 32 of 64
    jkichlinejkichline Posts: 1,369member
    Shouldnt phone prices in general be going down? $1000 a bit too much.
    Where did you hear it's $1000? It starts at $649 for full retail price.  The original iPhone was $649 too. Except this one 200 times faster, waterproof, DSLR capabilities, 12MP camera, cinema-grade display... can we even count the amount of technology in this?  The iPhone SE is a great device for $399, much less than any other iPhone before it.

    Apple has always kept the price the same but added value, more storage, etc.  That's what they do.  If you want a cheap piece of crap, pick up an Android.  You get what you pay for.
    hexclockDeelronwatto_cobraTurboPGTSpamSandwich
  • Reply 33 of 64
    hexclockhexclock Posts: 1,287member
    The jet black finish is really nice. My phones always go into Otter Boxes the second they get unboxed, however. If could wear silk pajamas to work I might not need one, but my work environment is harsh. The water and dust resistance will be most welcome. 
    watto_cobraicoco3
  • Reply 34 of 64
    It'll probably be about as resistant to scratches as the current gen black apple watch. (i.e. pretty good resistance.)
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 35 of 64
    mj webmj web Posts: 918member
    Does Jonny Ive design anymore, or does he just do voiceovers exclusivly for Apple? My two year old iPhone 6 looks identical to the iPhone 7. I won't be upgrading FYI. Missing critical roadmap upgrades and acting lazy, that's Tim Cook's new Apple. Instead of technological innovation, Cook gives us hours of Super Mario and Pokemon -- and boring, old, Phil Schiller.
  • Reply 36 of 64
    mj web said:
    Does Jonny Ive design anymore, or does he just do voiceovers exclusivly for Apple? My two year old iPhone 6 looks identical to the iPhone 7. I won't be upgrading FYI. Missing critical roadmap upgrades and acting lazy, that's Tim Cook's new Apple. Instead of technological innovation, Cook gives us hours of Super Mario and Pokemon -- and boring, old, Phil Schiller.
    troll garbage. what critical features is it lacking? the features they demoed were all great -- if Apple is lazy then this thing won't sell. Cook and Ive and Schiller are big parts of the team that made Apple the titan it is. 

    oh but you wanted a shell that looked way different. wah. 
    watto_cobraTurboPGTicoco3redraider11netmage
  • Reply 37 of 64
    bluefire1bluefire1 Posts: 1,304member
    What brand of clear cases and/or bumpers do you guys recommend? The jet black is too stunning to hide.

    edited September 2016
  • Reply 38 of 64
    My iPhone 4 travelled in an iPod sock for a long time. my iPhone 5 had a case then went bare after a while, stood up really well. My iPhone 6 went bare for a long time but I got sick of the camera bump and put it in a clear silicone one. I got a clear silicone one for my SE, but also picked up a couple knock off Apple leather cases (even have the logo on them but cost 5 bucks on ebay.) I really like the feel of the black leather one, and it looks pretty sexy. It's the first case I've been truly happy with.
  • Reply 39 of 64
    mj web said:
    Does Jonny Ive design anymore, or does he just do voiceovers exclusivly for Apple? My two year old iPhone 6 looks identical to the iPhone 7. I won't be upgrading FYI. Missing critical roadmap upgrades and acting lazy, that's Tim Cook's new Apple. Instead of technological innovation, Cook gives us hours of Super Mario and Pokemon -- and boring, old, Phil Schiller.
    What kind of person ignores all of these massive improvements and says "oh but it looks similar so its worthless"?

    Are you some kind of hyper narcissitstic toddler that learned how to type early?
    icoco3nolamacguy
  • Reply 40 of 64
    foggyhillfoggyhill Posts: 4,767member
    eightzero said:
    Shouldnt phone prices in general be going down? $1000 a bit too much.
    Well...my dad paid about $400 for a color TV set in 1970, and the TV I just bought cost about $400 too. Shouldn't prices on TV sets be coming down?
    Don't know if your facetious or not but $400 in 1970 would be something like $2000 dollars, so yeah, prices came down...
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