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The jet-black iPhone 7 gets a scratch test

What does it take to visibly scuff the iPhone's new shiny finish?

The shiny finish of the jet-black iPhone 7 comes with a catch: It's scratch-prone.

Apple was forthright with this caveat, detailing the potential drawbacks of buying the new model:

"The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone."

But if you're buying a jet-black iPhone 7, you probably don't want to cover it with a case. So can it handle a few dings, or are you better off taking Apple's advice? Watch our scratch test to find out.