One of the main questions I've seen regarding the jet black iPhone 7 model is "does the finish improve the grip?"
The short answer is YES, I was going to do a video but thought I’d just explain in a post instead.
I never use a case on my iPhone, I really don’t like having to take them on and off for accessories and one of the draws for me to iPhone is the thought that goes into the design of it - it’s one the main reasons I use Apple stuff. Why would I want to cover it up with some plastic, having said that I understand why people use cases and you have loads of choices out there.
For me if you buy (or are considering) buying the jet black you should really go caseless and be ok with some wear and tear (nothing stays perfect), it’s the main reason for getting it - the grip.
It’s the first iPhone in a long time (probably 3GS) that I really feel comfortable using as Jony intended. Although it looks slick, it really isn’t. If you get a chance definitely check one out in store before making your order to see if you like it. Personally it feels like a 3GS or 4 back, more plastic/warm glass feel and in fact when I went back to my 6S for a few hours I almost dropped it.
For me here is it in a nutshell
- If you are OK with wear and tear (I personally like that worn in look) then jet black is the way to go
- Do you miss the in hand feel of the 3GS, then jet black is the way to go
- If you like black but worried about damage, then get the matte black version
- If you use a case, get the black that’s most available - this will be the matte black version
I’ve been using my iPhone 7 for a couple of days with no case and I have loved every minute of using it. The feel in hand is the best of any iPhone and I am yet to have any scratches (watch this space…).
I’ll post up images etc… as I get through the next few months with my new iPhone.