Apple Already Admitted the Jet Black iPhone 7 Will Be Covered in Scratches

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Whether you're a fan of the new line of headphone jack-less iPhones or not, you have to admit the all-new, shiny Jet Black iPhone 7 color option is pretty damn stunning. But it turns out the flashy flagship phone color comes with a pretty serious warning that nobody mentioned during Apple's presentation on Wednesday.

Buried in the fine print at the bottom of Apple's slick iPhone 7 page, the company warns that the Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are actually prone to scratching:

"The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process," the fine print states. "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."

That's right: if you're thinking about buying the new iPhone's most beautiful color option, you should probably throw in a case, too. In other words, if you want the best-looking iPhone, you'll probably have to shell out even more cash for a case, and as a result, cover up the whole reason you chose the phone in the first place. Well, that is unless you buy a transparent plastic case. 

At least you have until 12:01am Pacific Time on Friday, when pre-orders open, to make up your mind. 

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and has already decided on the plain black version. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.