Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were officially launched last week. Apart from taking way some old features and adding new ones, Apple also announced new colors. The new iPhones come in new Jet Black and Black colors, along with the Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver option.


Well, the iPhone 7 Black here is more of a dark Gray or a non-shiny Black. It sports matte metal finish seen on the last few iPhone iterations. While the Jet Black sports a high-gloss black aluminum finish. The tech giant claims that the ‘Jet Black’ is achieved through a ‘precision nine-step anodisation and polishing process’. This means both devices are equally tough and resistant.


The naming of the two variants as Jet Black and Black left many confused. Although, the iPhone 7 Jet Black variant is visually very different from the standard matte Black variant, the main difference will be in the user experience. While the Black is likely to stay cleaner, the Jet Black variant can be expected to attract many fingerprints and smudges. The Jet Black variant has a glossy, reflective finish whereas the Black variant has matte finish with less intensive, diffused reflections.

Also, over time, the Jet Black variant might accumulate micro scratches from normal usage. The Black variant is likely to avoid those much better. On the other hand, the Black variant will likely feel more slippery in your hand than the Black one.

Additionally, the iPhone 7 Jet Black is only available in 128GB and 256GB options. While the Black variant comes with all storage options [32 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB]. This means you will have to pay more to get the Jet Black variant.

The iPhone 7 Black variant clearly wins over the Jet Black one in terms of user experience. As far as looks are concerned, that comes down to personal preference. Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments section below.