Last week was the announcement of the flagship device Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which improved almost all the main characteristics. There were also two new colors: black Matt anodized and glossy “black onyx”. About the latest color scheme worth mentioning.
On Apple’s official website says that to achieve the effect of housing in “black onyx” subjected to high-precision nine-the process of anodizing and polishing. The result is “so deep and uniform black color that the boundary between the glass and the aluminum are virtually indistinguishable”.
However, there is a pitfall. Although Apple States that the strength of the body of color “black onyx” is not inferior to other anodized products of the brand, as it can scratch. “If it bothers you, we recommend you to choose a case to protect your iPhone” — said in Cupertino.
In the edition of TechCrunch tested the iPhone 7 in the color “black onyx” and confirmed the problems with the coating device. The photographs held by the journalists, shows numerous scratches and scuffs on the body of the smartphone, which appeared as a result of use. In their words, the iPhone 7 was used as usual, worn in a pants pocket without a case for weeks.
Another problem with the iPhone 7 in the color “black onyx” – fingerprints. The body is covered with them as well as any other glossy surface, is lightning fast. Does not save even a grease repellent oleophobic coating applied in a version of “black onyx” and on the rear panel.
Observers correctly point out that many potential buyers iPhone of color “black onyx” will choose it for its attractive appearance. A case that offers Apple simply hides the “luxury deep glossy color, as it characterizes the company itself.
On the other hand, and scratch that, most likely, will appear quite often, will bring all the beauty. So buying smartphones color “black onyx” — a very controversial issue. Practical users will choose a matte-black iPhone 7.