High-gloss Jet Black finish is exclusively available in 128GB and 256GB iPhone 7 models

By , Sep 7, 2016

iPhone 7 plus back side

It’s easy to get lost in an avalanche of today’s Apple event reporting so it bears repeating that those looking to upgrade their cell phone experience to that gorgeously designed high-gloss black-clad iPhone 7, which Apple refers to as “Jet Black”, will need to opt for a more capacious—and pricier—128GB model.

In other words, people looking to pick up an entry-level 32GB iPhone 7 in Jet Black, which costs $649 contract-free, will be out of luck.

The new and highly glossy Jet Black finish will be offered exclusively on the 128GB and 256GB iPhone models from Apple.com, Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers.

iPHone 7 Jet Black storage options web screenshot 001

That’s a bummer, but if you really, really want that glossy black unibody enclosure in your hand, I guess paying an extra $100 won’t be too much of an issue to you. In fact, with 32GB now the new 16GB I’d recommend that you go for a 128GB model because 32 gigabytes will only get you so far and built-in storage is non-expandable. The other colorway that gives the iPhone 7 anodized matte appearance, called Black, is available across all three storage capacities.

iPHone 7 Black storage options web screenshot 002

As mentioned, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and the new black finish in 32/128/256GB tiers replacing the previous 16/64/128GB ones, starting at $649 for an entry-level 4.7-inch iPhone 7 with sixteen gigabytes of storage.

While we’re at it, Apple’s $99 Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 7 will also be offered in black and white, but you probably won’t be needing one as these are the most battery-efficient iPhones Apple’s ever made.

Apple’s also posted a video showing how these new black iPhones are made.

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  • Does stockholders have influence on these “tactics”
    Everything just seem to be money, money, money.
    They know majority of people love the black version. We’ve been asking for it ever since iphone 5. Now we have it 2 Generations later, but we have to pay for the higher capacity to obtain it….which is more expensive, 64GB is good enough for me. I don’t need 128GB which im not going to use 50% of its capacity.
    I already have icloud 50gb.

    • Mike Chu

      32 Gb is the new 16 and 128 Gb is the new 64 gb, it’s impossible to get the iPhone 7 in 64 gigabytes

      • I mean youre saying as if everyone pushes their phone to storage capacity. Some of my friends have ghost apps. just so they dont feel like they have to use all of their storage.
        I have a 32gb Ipad and i have 10GB left.

    • Jay Dee

      You’re getting 128GB for the same price the 64GB was. What are you complaining about?

      • Im not complaining. Im just saying if I upgrade every year. 32GB is good enough for me (affordable). I have a 32GB ipad mini (which is suffice). I had tried 64GB. and I have yet to use all of the capacity. What in the world am i going to do with 128GB.
        Some of us dont get the luxury of affording 128GB of a 64GB price. You guys have apple ugrade plan….We do not.

  • rockdude094

    The glass black is made from plastic or aluminum covered with some other material ?

    • Mike Chu

      They made it sound like it’s aluminum anodized with a material that makes it glossy

      • hush

        That’s what they said it was.

      • rockdude094

        Makes sense lol

    • Jayy

      It’s glossy aluminum

      • Bugs Bunnay

        Metal has no gloss naturally >_<

      • Jayy

        Shout out to science.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        I also do believe in the flying spaghetti monster.

      • rhemy1

        Say that to gold, silver, and platinum.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        Yep that’s true. What i meant was common metal and not precious metal. I would take back my statement if we were all carrying real gold iphones.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Look at dat sexiness. Hell yes.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Thank you for providing evidence backing up my claim. Notice it had to be polished to achieve a mirror like finish and then polished again after anodizing.