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Matte Black iPhone 7 Owners Complain of Chipped Paint [Photos]

Matte Black iPhone 7 Owners Complain of Chipped Paint [Photos]

Posted February 10, 2017 at 9:38pm by iClarified · 17619 views
A growing number of users are complaining about the paint on their matte black iPhone 7 chipping.

In a thread on Apple's support forums, user Phirsisch writes:

The paint at the back of the iPhone started to chip off very heavily. First there were some bubbles building up and then when I put the iPhone on a table the paint chipped off completely. I was at an Apple Store complaining about it but they didn't know how to classify my case so I didn't get a new phone for free. But the Apple Support hotline helped me out and asked me to send pictures of my phone. These pictures now have been sent to the engineers in California and I'm waiting for feedback...

A number of users have begun posting photos of their chipped iPhones. It appears as though the bottom speaker grille area, edges, and back are the most common locations paint chipping occurs. For now, Apple is refusing to repair devices under warranty as it is being categorized as cosmetic damage.

Does your matte black iPhone 7 have any paint chips? Let us know in the comments...

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Matte Black iPhone 7 Owners Complain of Chipped Paint [Photos]


Matte Black iPhone 7 Owners Complain of Chipped Paint [Photos]
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Soul Stealer
Soul Stealer - February 13, 2017 at 3:04pm
Apple takes for ever to own up to an issue. Look at all the people with iphone 6 plus with the jittery upper screen problem, thousands of reports online. Apple says " we have never seen this before". All you fanboys help create more issues by not forcing the issue with Apple in the store.
Average_User_
Average_User_ - February 13, 2017 at 12:16am
I have a 7 Plus Black and stuck one of those full body skins on it (transparent of course) right out of the box, so no dust or grime under it. Still looks like new. And o yeah, get yourself an otter box or some rugged case. Case closed! (Pun intended :) )
Matthew McNeill
Matthew McNeill - February 12, 2017 at 9:12pm
No probs with mine so far :-)
Roma123
Roma123 - February 12, 2017 at 3:53pm
7 plus not 7, be correct
Gabe
Gabe - February 12, 2017 at 2:56pm
Had the shinny jet black 7 Plus since day one. No case cus I hate them. Still no scratches. No dings or dents. Some people though are just idiots and shouldn't own nice things.
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