Apple has built a (good) habit of updating or releasing new colors when announcing every other new iPhone. With iPhone 7, that’s the new “Black” and “Jet Black”. Let’s see them in photos!
With the iPhone 5S, Apple introduced the new “Gold” color, while replacing the darker black of the iPhone 5 with a “Space Grey” color. The iPhone 6S came with an all-new “Rose Gold” color which looked a nice copper-pinkish.
With the iPhone 7, Apple is keeping Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver, while replacing “Space Grey” with Black. In addition to these four colors, there’s a lovely new color called “Jet Black”. All of these colors will be available in Pakistan!
Also read: iPhone 7 expected launch date in Pakistan
iPhone 7 Black vs. Jet Black
In the photo above, you can see the iPhone 7 Plus in Black with matte finish (bottom), and the iPhone 7 in Jet Black finish (top).
If you want to visualize the iPhone 7’s Black color, just imagine the iPhone 6 or 6S’ Space Grey color, only a lot darker. People who have seen the phone in person i.e. have hands-on experience say it’s even darker than it looks like in photos. This is exactly what a ton of people have been clamoring for ever since Apple lightened the black color of the iPhone 5 when introducing the iPhone 5S.
I personally will be getting the iPhone 7 in the simple matte Black color as described above.
For people who are attracted by the “coolness” factor: consider the all-new Jet Black color. Jet Black is a shiny, glossy black that looks simply incredible. People who have held it say it is the best feeling iPhone too.
However, there’s a problem with the Jet Black iPhone 7: it scratches easily. Apple has openly stated on their official iPhone 7 page at the bottom:
The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone.
In simpler words: the jet black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will show small scratches on it as you use it, and you should get a protective case for it.
If you agree with Apple, then… that’s counter-productive, no? You’ll be buying a new iPhone 7 color only to use a case with it that hides all its outward beauty.
The fact that the Jet Black is available only in 128GB and 256GB configurations makes it difficult to convince most people, too. The base 32GB model will be more than enough for most people, including me.
Conclusion: go for the matte Black instead of the Jet Black.
Here are a few more photos of the new Black colors. Jet Black on top, matte Black on the bottom.
Other iPhone 7 colors: gold, rose gold, and silver
iPhone 7 matte Black and Gold
iPhone 7 Plus Rose Gold
iPhone 7 Silver
iPhone 7 color prices in Pakistan
As always, you’ll find the lowest online prices of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on our parent site PriceOye.pk:
- iPhone 7 price in Pakistan: Rs. 150,000 (expected launch day price)
- iPhone 7 Plus price in Pakistan: Rs. 160,000 (expected launch day price)