The fact that Apple disclaims that its Jet Black variant of the iPhone 7 Plus may be prone to scratches has evidently not swayed consumers from opting for the hue as is evidenced by the heavy demand for the color.
While consumers may have initially been disappointed when the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus was sold out, as well as learned of its shipment delays due to supply shortages, they can finally breathe a sigh of relief as this variant may now ship a few weeks earlier than anticipated.
That's right! The iPhone 7 Plus' Jet Black color option could be in your hands in November if you order it from the Apple online store today. Apple has now revised the shipping time window for the smartphone from the original six to eight weeks to four to six weeks.
Thanks to the two-week reduction in shipping time, those who order the iPhone 7 Plus' Jet Black model from the company's online store now can have the much-awaited phablet in their hands before November ends.
The revised shipping time is reflected on the online Apple Store and is applicable for the 256 GB and 128 GB variants of the iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black. The reduced shipping times are applicable not only for the SIM-free variant of the handset but also for the carrier models.
Interestingly, the Jet Black hue of the iPhone 7 Plus or its smaller sibling the iPhone 7 are not available in some Apple retail stores in the United States.
Those who cannot wait for four to six weeks to receive their iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black can opt for the iPhone 7 in Jet Black as that ships in two to three weeks. Yes, Apple has reduced the shipping times for the smaller handset as well. The Jet Black iPhone 7 is also available in physical Apple stores.
The reason for more people hankering for the iPhone 7 Plus over the iPhone 7 is that it is the first Apple smartphone to boast a dual camera on the rear of the device. The primary camera enables users to capture better portraits and zoom further.
Fueling the iPhone 7 Plus' sales is also the fact that rival Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled because of battery issues, which may have shifted some consumers to Apple.