iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Jet black variants are prone to scratches, says Apple


Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones at an event in San Francisco few hours back. In addition to the usual silver, gold and rose gold variants, Apple has introduced a new jet black variant with glossy finish that comes exclusively in 128GB and 256GB capacities. It warns the jet black iPhone 7 users that the shiny surface is prone to fine micro-abrasions with use and also asks them to use cases to protect the phone from scratches.


Regarding the new Jet black iPhone 7, Apple on the official website said:

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.

There is also a new matte back variant that replaces the Space Gray version. If you prefer black color and don’t want scratches or fingerprints, you can get this variant.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus start at $649 in the US and will be available from September 16th. These new iPhones will be coming to India on October 7th starting at Rs. 60,000. Check out our iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus photo gallery.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram