iPhone 7 paint problems: Now many other users also complain of peeling paint

For no apparent reason, the paint on the iPhone 7 (Plus) simply explodes!

iPhone 7 paint problems: Once not paying attention and the paint is down - users complain about flaking paint on the iPhone 7.
iPhone 7 paint problems: Once not paying attention and the paint is down - users complain about flaking paint on the iPhone 7. Photo: Pixabay.com | License: CC0 public domain

[unpaid advertising because product test] When I first over the flaked paint on my iPhone 7 Plus in matte black reports The iPhone 7 was just four weeks on the market. Now many more users in Apple's support forum complain that their color is peeling off.

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Once not paying attention and already it happened: that iPhone 7 corners somewhere and already the dull black paint of the brand new iPhone explodes. This is not only annoying, because the look of the iPhone 7 is gone and the blank spot is always in the eye. Also, the resale value of the device is immediately reduced. The problem with us last year is just a few weeks after the release of the new iPhone 7 Plus occurred.

The iPhone 7 Plus is not only susceptible to scratches - the color also explodes slightly among some users.
The iPhone 7 Plus is not only susceptible to scratches - the color also explodes slightly among some users.

iPhone 7: Many users report slightly flaking paint

That there are problems with the scratch resistance of the new iPhone 7 in diamond black, was already well known for the launch. Unhieldingly, for example the Apple Watch stainless steel in similar shiny color Space Black not at all scratch-prone. But that also the paint of the other iPhone 7 seems to cause such problems, is revealed only now: Once not paid attention and the paint will burst.


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What can one do against the peeling paint on the iPhone 7?

Basically: virtually nothing! For Apple the peeling paint and the then translucent aluminum is a purely cosmetic problem. It is therefore not affected by the warranty and we are not aware that the problem can be solved for a surcharge. If you have a cell phone insurance, you can check to see if such damages are covered. But the probability is rather low.

With a car paint pen was the problem with the flaking paint on the iPhone 7 finally fix. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer iphone 7 plus matt black 128 gb
With a car paint pen was the problem with the flaking paint on the iPhone 7 finally fix. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

The iPhone 7 paint problems are most likely to occur on the speaker

Obviously, the problem also occurs without reason without being infected. In Apples Support forum increase the complaints that the paint on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also peels off, even if you carry the iPhone well protected in a shell. The iPhone 7 paint problems Overall, they are rare, but they accumulate over time. And it is also striking that the paint peels off the most on the speaker, as with our iPhone 7 Plus. These are bodies that are of course more vulnerable and prone to paint problems. Like us, the iPhone 7 Plus seems to be affected more often than the smaller iPhone 7. An official Statement from Apple there are not yet to the incidents. But obviously the optical defects of repair and exchange should be excluded. For the iPhone 7 in diamond black, Apple had even recommended from the outset to always carry the iPhone in a protective case. Our efforts to fix the paint problems on the iPhone 7 have all been lost. We therefore hope that Apple sooner or later offers a cheap payment option to have the paint damage rectified.

Update from the 26. February 2018: Even the successor models iPhone 8 (Plus) and iPhone X are affected

With the paint problems, the iPhone 7 (Plus) in matt black is not alone. Also the successor models iPhone 8 (Plus) and iPhone X get scratcheseven if you handle it with care. Also iPad Pro get scratched quite often. It's better there Apple Watch ordered in Space Black - Relatively Scratch Resistant, A certain amount of wear and tear after a certain time is very normal for everyday objects. However, flaking paint, which simply goes off the phone as it did in the case of the iPhone 7 (Plus), is not at all normal.


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About Sascha Tobias Tegtmeyer 95 Article
As a journalist, passionate diver and ambitious stand up paddler, I've become more and more specialized in water sports topics. For several years as an online editor, content and SEO manager for the year Top Special Verlag in Hamburg, I edited the leading diving portal TAUCHEN.de editorially and am at home in the water sports industry. My passion is the sea and all the activities that can be practiced on, in, on and under water. To give this child a name, I created www.just-wanderlust.com - for all people who love the sea - love to travel and water sports like diving, surfing, stand up paddling.