How to make an old iPhone look like the iPhone 7: How to get Jet Black iPhone 6s

The new iPhone 7 looks great in Black and Jet Black colours, but you can achieve almost the same colour with a case or full-body skin. Here's how to get a black iPhone.

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How to make an old iPhone look like the iPhone 7: New iPhone colour

The release of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, new colours emerged - Black and Jet Black.

The new black colour is more of a matt-black finish, whereas the Jet Black version has a piano black finish. Both colours are new to the iPhone range, where you'll no longer find Space Grey in the line-up.

Apple has clearly decided to shake up its line, where the new Jet Black is a love or hate colour - with its glossy finish, the phone is more prone to fingerprints, but does refract light differently - making it look unique.

If you've got an old iPhone and don't want to upgrade, but want the new black finish, you can achieve it through a selection of cases and stickers. Read on to see our suggestions - in this guide we will concentrate on last year's flagship model, the iPhone 6s. Also see: iPhone 7 review.

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The release of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, new colours emerged - Black and Jet Black.

The new black colour is more of a matt-black finish, whereas the Jet Black version has a piano black finish. Both colours are new to the iPhone range, where you'll no longer find Space Grey in the line-up.

Apple has clearly decided to shake up its line, where the new Jet Black is a love or hate colour - with its glossy finish, the phone is more prone to fingerprints, but does refract light differently - making it look unique.

If you've got an old iPhone and don't want to upgrade, but want the new black finish, you can achieve it through a selection of cases and stickers. Read on to see our suggestions - in this guide we will concentrate on last year's flagship model, the iPhone 6s. Also see: iPhone 7 review.

 

Step 2 of 6: How to make an old iPhone look like the iPhone 7: Terrapin case

Price: £2.99 from eBay (glossy) & £2.99 for matt

The Terrapin rubber gel case has a shiny look to it and double up to give you protection from small falls.

The case is very cheap and fits both the iPhone 6 and 6s and also comes in both glossy and matt finishes - you can buy the same case in other colours too, but this is the closest to the iPhone 7's colour. Read next: iPhone 7 Plus UK release date, price UK & specs.

 

Step 3 of 6: How to make an old iPhone look like the iPhone 7: Spigen case

Price: £6.99 from Amazon

The Spigen case is hard case that is finished in a matt black colour. The case is well made, and even features a small slot within the case to allow you to place a magnetic strip, which will then allow you to securely attach your iPhone to a car mount holder.

This makes the case both aesthetically pleasing and gives the iPhone an extra function. Read next: iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s comparison review.

 

Step 4 of 6: How to make an old iPhone look like the iPhone 7: SlickWraps

Price: Around £22 incl postage from SlickWraps

SlickWraps have a wide array of iPhone skins, and these are wraps that go all-around your iPhone.

The quality of the wraps is good, but the execution of them being properly placed on your iPhone will depend on your own precision. It should also be mentioned that with any wrap or skin, the curvature of the phone (such as the case with the iPhone 6s), will mean that over time and usage the wrap will start peeling off.

Nevertheless, it's highly respected among those who have bought a skin and we would recommend it, especially as it comes in a variety of different designs, not just matt black.

SlickWraps is based in the US, so bear the added import costs in mind. Read next: iPhone 7 Plus vs Galaxy Note 7 comparison.

 

Step 5 of 6: How to make an old iPhone look like the iPhone 7: EasySkinz

Price: £14.99 from EasySkinz

The Luxuria high gloss skin for the iPhone 6s makes it look just like the Jet Black finish on the iPhone 7.

This skin has a nice finish to it, where its skin really does shine like the glossy iPhone 7. As this is a wrap/skin for your iPhone, you will need to do it carefully and take your time applying the full-body skin on your iPhone.

If you execute it properly, the small price of £14.99 gives your older generation iPhone a very similar look to the new iPhone. This leaves us impressed by the looks and overall craftsmanship from EasySkinz. Read next: How to take underwater photos on iPhone.

 

Step 6 of 6: How to make an old iPhone look like the iPhone 7: dbrand skins

Price: Around £20 incl postage from dbrand

The skins manufacturer dbrand is well known among enthusiasts who like to wrap their technology in a new skin.

These skins are well-made and receive a lot of praise on the internet for their longevity and high-quality finish.

The matt finish has a very similar look to the one found on the iPhone 7, but does have a different texture to it. Nevertheless, if you're looking to get a black iPhone, dbrand are a reliable skin/wrap company.

The company is based in the US, so you will have to be cautious about import fees into the UK.

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