Dye from Jeans Is Apparently Ruining the iPhone’s Plastic Strips

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    It's a reminder not to put it in your pant pocket so it doesn't get bent.
     
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    Haha. Good lord the click bait#

    Does look odd, but I was expecting "ruin" to mean breaking, falling off, not functioning as insulators, etc.

    Got them clicks though!
     
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    Yeah, blue jeans are notorious for "leaking" blue dye. I have to clean the light-colored leather seats in my car every year or so because of blue-jeans stains. The seats clean up nicely with leather cleaner, though.

    I use a case on my iPhone anyway for 2 reasons: protects the phone from scratches and provides better grip to make dropping the phone less likely.

    ::: sigh ::: Such is life. I like my blue jeans, so I put up with life's minor annoyances. And I like my car seats, and my iPhone ...
     
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    is apple copying sammy again by using plastic? say it aniu't so please lol...
     
  8. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Very misleading thread. The dye is not ruining the plastic strips. It's discoloring, but not ruining. Ruin means "physical destruction or disintegration", neither of which is happening. :rolleyes: The author of the article needs to go back to journalism school, or perhaps should actually go to journalism school.
     
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    I feel for you. Jeans have also ruined my sneakers in the past. I remember buying a fresh pair of Clyde Frazier Puma's, and on Day 1, there was a torrential downpour. Was never able to get the dye off the suede.
     
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    It's certainly possible, I often pull out receipts from my pocket and they have some blue on them. Jeans have gone through multiple washes too. Definitely not a fan of this iPhone's design and build quality.
     
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    DyeGate = Antenna Bands Discolored iPhone 6

    Source: news.yahoo.com/iphone-6-problem-arises-dye-jeans-ruining-iphone-165006916.html

    Anyone experiencing this? I know the Gold phones have white bands, I dont remember if Silver had white bands.

    I know Grey/Black have grey bands, so I assume they will be unaffected.

    See is the discolored bands on the attached photo.
     

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    I had the Gold 6 Plus, but it was in the case at all times. I'm glad I made the switch to Space Gray. Well either way it looks like no matter what color you get it will discolor overtime. Just stick a case.
     
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    (waiting for the "Don't wear jeans" or "put a case on your phone" comments)
     
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    Are you crazy??
     
  17. machtv macrumors regular

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    he was just kidding i think he ment you need to wash your iphone lol...:D
     
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    This helps a little at first for new jeans, but the dye continues to leach (see my post above) for a l-o-n-g time, even with old jeans.

    REAL men don't complain about their jeans. Just wear 'em, put up with the staining and shut up. :D
     
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    What brands of jeans do this?

    I need to stay away from them. I'd be livid if a clothing manufacturer's dye didn't stay put after the first washing.
     
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    Please stop it with the gate things. Please. Just stop. It's not funny, it's not clever, it's not interesting.
     
  21. infantrytrophy macrumors regular

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    I'm no fabric expert, but I suspect that any cotton blue jeans would have this problem. Denim is really heavy-duty stuff, and the cotton absorbs a lot of old-fashioned water-soluble dye. Unless the blue jeans are faded to almost white, that dye will leach out.

    Don't even talk to me about synthetic-fabric jeans. That would be unthinkable!
     
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    Please try to read! "Dyegate" was quoted in the article.

    R E A D please...
     
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    God, there's so many things to watch out for with this iteration of iPhone.
     
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    This is pretty common for Ive's designs. The diamond cut chamfer on the iPhone 5 looks great new, but ugly after a few months of use.

    Ive designs for the pedestal, not the real world.
     

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