Apple’s new Jet đen finish on the iPhone 7 has a high gloss look & a glass-like grip that makes it super tempting khổng lồ use without a case. But táo khuyết correctly warns customers that the shiny surface is prone to ‘micro abrasions’ from regular use and recommends using a case lớn avoid gathering these tiny scratches.

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I really lượt thích using iPhones without a case, however, và the grippy finish makes handling my iPhone 7 Plus noticeably easier. So how well has the Jet đen glossy aluminum held up after more than a week of use without a case?

The grip is really awesome. I can shuffle the larger iPhone in my hand khổng lồ reach parts of the screen easier without feeling lượt thích I might drop it. This is a practical benefit of a finish I chose purely for its visual appeal.

The high gloss aluminum finish feels remarkably like glass. I’m not sure I could tell the difference between the display và the back casing in a blind test. It also attracts fingerprints just lượt thích glass. I’m constantly wiping the back of my iPhone down with my shirt just lượt thích I already vày for the screen.

I notice fingerprints everyday. I have khổng lồ actually look for micro abrasions. They are there, but only visible in certain lighting.

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Most of the micro abrasions are along the bottom of the back of the iPhone. I’m guessing this has something to vì chưng with the iPhone going in & out of my pocket or how the iPhone gets laid down on a table.

Aside from being difficult to see without very bright & direct lighting, these micro abrasions have almost no feel to them. They’re that small; you can barely perceive any difference along the surface when you run your thumbnail along the casing.

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I’ve also dropped my Jet black iPhone 7 Plus two times during the first week & a half of using it without a case. I use a case when I go cycling or running but not in general use. Neither drop damaged the screen, but they both left two distinctive notches on the surface.

One notch on the top looks like a trắng speck, the other is along the speaker grill and just looks lượt thích a cut into the casing without changing colors. Both drops happened after the iPhone slid out of my pants pocket and onto a hard floor in a theater.

My iPhone 6s Plus only took one serious tumble against the pavement that left a few scratches along the back casing, but I’ve never broken a screen (knock on wood) save for the đứng top back glass on the iPhone 5s.

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Dropping the Jet đen iPhone 7 is more likely khổng lồ leave an ugly, color-changing nick than other color options, & it’s a serious finger print magnet so keep that in mind. But as far as micro abrasions and scratching goes, I’m totally comfortable continuing to lớn use my iPhone without a case just lượt thích before. If you love the look of the Jet black color but want to lớn avoid the micro abrasions, a clear case is probably for you.

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The Jet black finish looks & feels great, và you have khổng lồ hunt for the micro abrasions khổng lồ even see them. Whether or not layers of micro abrasions will be easier lớn spot over time is another question.

Check out more hands-on shots below:


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aryannations88.com & here's how the black #iPhone7Plus fares when kissing the pavement pic.twitter.com/JfKaGJlNm0