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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dstew201, Oct 25, 2018.
Looks like the coating is rubbing off phone. Wonder if taking the case off/on rubbed the sides??
I don't often comment about how other people use their phones - lots of personal preferences in that --- but:
How often do you remove the case? (and why would you need to do that more than once or twice a year?)
I take my case off at least every other week to remove any dust/dirt particles inside so they don't scratch the phone. My phones get top dollar when it comes time to sell when I upgrade.
That is not good. How long has this been happening. Does not look like this happened overnight, looks like something has been rubbing on it for a while. Apple will likely replace that unless they find user damage.
Oops... let me add this is my daughter’s phone, and she claims the case is on all the time, and she holds it by the pop-socket.
I inspected the phone and don’t see any damage anywhere else, so probably not from a fall.
Was just wondering if a tight case could have exposed a phone defect? When I remove the case I noticed it Hugging the sides pretty snug, and it’s a hard piece of plastic.
(read your post #5 after I thought that twice-a-month removal and cleaning might be the cause - apparently not in this case [sic]
It might be worth the effort to contact the company that made that case. They may offer some compensation. That could be longshot, but how else will that company know unless you tell them?
Interesting. I have a spigen case on mine and it’s super tight which makes it hard to remove. Now this makes me nervous.
Ater my iPhone 6 Plus I stopped using Spigen cases. Waaaaaay too tight and the corners showed sings of rubbing on the aluminum chassis. I've been using Caseology cases since and better protection IMO.
I had the spigen clear case that I used for the 7/8 plus and it wasn’t anywhere near this tight and I could easily take the case off.
I believe a lot of people have had this problem, using a case or not using a case.
That looks like it was case induced.
I would contact Apple. I use a folding leather wallet case that has a soft rubber holder for the phone. I take it off to clean it occasionally too. Right now I have the Xs Max but my last iPhone was the X. I sold it back for top dollar and it did not have a mark on it. For all the iPhones I and my husband have had and all have been in a case, none of them have shown wear or flaking like the one in the picture you posted.
To me it looks like it is flaking and not like it was rubbed or worn off. Not acceptable.
It’s possible the case had a chemical reaction with the Stainless bands somehow, causing a separation. There have been some more threads like this before with the 7000 Series aluminum, but not specifically to the Stainless bands on the X or XS.
Yes a tight case can rub the coating off. Some phones coating comes off really easy.
Update: I was able to get a new X, under warranty. The specialist was surprised too see the coating peeling off. I showed him some of the photos from other threads.
Think I’ll be sticking with stainless steel!
I am glad they replaced it. They should! That was just not acceptable for something so expensive.
That is great customer service. That wouldn't have happened if it had been Android.
That’s great that they replaced the phone, but let’s be honest, Apple _should_ be replacing this. It’s likely very rare that the coating shouldn’t be peeling off in any form or another, and it really shouldn’t be much of a surprise that they would stand behind the product for a major defect like this.