When Apple announced the new iPhone 7 two weeks ago, quite a number of folks were excited about the new jet black colour. The jet black iPhone 7/ 7 Plus is beautiful, there is no doubt about that, but it has got its own flaws. It scratches easily and is a fingerprint magnet. Apple is aware about the latter, so they put up a warning on their website in a tiny font they know a lot of us are going to ignore because of the size before units started shipping out.
The statement has been reproduced for you to read:
Apple says it may show fine micro-abrasions with use. Looking at the following tweets from owners of the jet black iPhone 7, the scratches are worse than Apple mildly put it.
And the smudges……
But since Apple has already put up a warning and suggested you use a case for a phone that sells for so much, they have absolved themselves of blame. So the decision to purchase a phone that scratches so easily lies with the buyer.
What I think Apple should have done is used a glass back and given it an oleophobic coating. People are paying a lot for the device already. But that’s too late now and owners will have no option than to purchase a case to protect their phones.