The jet black Apple iPhone 7 comes with a warning "high shine may show fine micro-abrasions", translating "the glossy phone's prone to visible scratches".

Published 2016-09-08 11:28:53

The world’s attention is on Apple today, especially with the launch of the iPhone 7.

We already have an article covering the main features buyers can look out for, but if you’re someone who, like me, looks out mainly for improvements to its aesthetics (AirPods, you’re out by a mile, sorry), you’d probably have drooled over the oh-so-sexy jet black version.

Image Credit: Apple
Image Credit: Apple

Come on, the choice is clear.

Image Credit: Apple

In true Apple style, simply saying that it’s more shiny than the matte black version doesn’t suffice, and instead, they opted to describe the shine as being “accomplished through an innovative nine-step process of anodisation and polish for a uniform, glossy finish”.

Uhm…well, whatever it is, sounds great!

However, you might want to hold your horses just a bit before putting down half your salary for the jet black version.

Eagle-eyed netizens have noticed that right at the bottom of Apple’s equally sleek page for the iPhone 7 (cleverly in small font you’d rather skip because #wheregottime), comes a warning that the “high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use”.

Let's play "spot the warning" / Image Credit: Apple Website
Let’s play “spot the warning” / Image Credit: Apple Website

Basically, that’s Apple-speak for “the glossy phone is more prone to visible scratches – don’t say we never say”.

Tech site The Verge had already spotted some of these ‘micro abrasions’ on display sets, and trust us, it’s not very pretty.

Image Credit: The Verge

They’ve also advised that those still insisting on the jet black version get a case for protection, but I’m pretty sure that it’ll defeat the purpose of having a phone with such a beautiful finish, anyway.

The iPhone 7 looks promising, and I’m highly tempted to upgrade my 6 Plus, but would I get the jet black version? Maybe not.

Feature Image Credit: Apple

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