Scuffgate? Jet Black iPhone 7 will be prone to scratching


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The Jet Black iPhone will be a scratch-magnet.
Photo: Apple

The new Jet Black color for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is the most beautiful coat of paint we’ve ever seen on a smartphone, but according to Apple’s website, you shouldn’t get one if you hate scuff marks.

Apple just posted the technical details of the new iPhones on its website that promotes the high-gloss finish. However, if you scroll all the way to the bottom and read the fine print, Apple reveals the device is more susceptible to “fine micro-abrasions,” which normal people just call “scratches.”

Check out point #2:

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It wouldn’t be an iPhone launch without some type of controversy. We can already see ScuffGate becoming a real thing among uniformed iPhone 7 owners who prefer to keep their device nude.

Most people will read the fine print before placing their pre-orders on Friday, so Apple might have a bunch of unhappy customers on its hands when devices start showing wear and tear from normal use in a couple weeks.


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