How it’s made: black iPhone 7

By , Sep 7, 2016

iPhone 7 jet black back camera

I’m sure you know that Apple’s new iPhone 7 series brings two new finishes to the mix, replacing the previous Space Gray colorway.

Both are black, but one gives you classic anodized matte appearance while the other results in a highly glossy look and feel. The matte one is called simply Black and the glossy is referred to as Jet Black.

Wondering how they’re made?

Good, because Apple’s now shared a video in which it shows off a brand new manufacturing process it had to develop in order to create these new dark looks.

Check out the manufacturing processes that give black iPhones almost sinister, Darth Vader-like appearance in the video below, narrated by design guru Jony Ive.

“The new jet black finish is accomplished through an innovative nine-step process of anodization and polish for a uniform, glossy finish,” says Apple. “Achieving its beautiful, high-gloss black finish even required a new process”.

Insert your own “shut up and take my money” animated GIF here.

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  • Nevertrending

    That Jet black model really looks good so far, my only fear is all the fingerprints it would leave behind

    • balderoine

      Wait, the real worry in my opinion are all the scuffs. Yikes

  • tariq

    Fingerprint magnet for sure! (without a case)

  • Ds

    Yes odds are finger prints are going to show really well on the back of the phone oh well. No I don’t think it was designed with case use in mind for the simple fact of why would you buy this high gloss model if you’re just going to put a case on it? I mean unless you get a clear case I guess.

    • Tobias9413

      Bumper case with an all body screen protector

      • Ds

        Yeah I never thought about a bumper case. As long as it wouldn’t interfere with signal I’d be all for it. Most bumper cases I have used have reduced signal slightly.

  • John Robinson

    It reminds me of the black iPhone 3G.