I’m sure you’ve been eyeing that nice, jet black, look since the new iPhone was announced.
Unfortunately there is some bad news about that black.
The glossy jet black finish for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus are highly susceptible to micro abrasions. That means light scratches, like scratches from setting it on a table a few times. The display phone didn't take long to start blemishing considering. This was taken in San Francisco at the announcement of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7plus 2016 just a few days ago.
It’s easy to imagine what everyday use would look like after only a few months.
But don’t take our word for it, here’s Apple’s.
This was left as a footnote under the jet black description. Looks like we’ll need an iPhone 7 case that doesn’t cover it all up if we’re going to enjoy that glossy jet black in all its glory.
That means you’ll need something thin, transparent, and can at least handle a few falls.
Looks like the iPhone 7 otterbox is out.
Those type of cases cover up your whole phone anyways.
Your first choice may be a tacky looking clear iPhone 7 case, but they can’t handle drops that are any harder than the carpet. Here’s a iPhone 7 cover that protects while not getting in the way of the elegant design we all love.
It’s Military Grade Drop Tested, lightweight and slimfit case.
You’ll be able to see that nice jet black in pristine condition no matter the fall.
It’s on sale too for more than 50% off to celebrate the release of the iPhone 7.
If you want a little bit more protection. I’m sure the black will look good covered up and just peaking out a bit around the edges and around the camera slot. Like it does here on the Bolt.
Of course if you’re not into phone cases, there’s always the option of going out naked.
Naked, without a case I mean.
If that’s the option you choose, maybe the glossy black wouldn’t be the best choice if you like having your things looking brand new. Apple has released several color options for the iPhone 7 and the matte black looks good too.
They’re liable to chip since they don’t sit flush with the sides of your phone.
It only takes a few bumps and drops before the corners start chipping. It’s not the screen protectors fault, they’re made of glass.
It’s just what glass does when it get bumped.
Some will keep being greedy even when they’re in the background. Not all apps only use battery while you’re using them.
Like my Podcasts app at the top of the list to the right.
It’s been sucking battery life all morning and I haven’t even had a chance to listen to the latest Criminal Podcast.
You have to shut these down if you don’t want them to be snagging up all your battery life.
To turn them off go to Settings > Battery to see all those greedy battery sucking apps.