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

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  1. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    It's a reminder not to put it in your pant pocket so it doesn't get bent.
  4. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
  5. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2009
    Texas, US
    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!
  6. infantrytrophy macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2013
    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 ...
  7. machtv macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2014
    is apple copying sammy again by using plastic? say it aniu't so please lol...
  8. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    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.
  9. TomTomHatesCats macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2013
    New York, NY
    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.
  10. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    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.
  11. its Dale macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2013
    LA California
  12. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    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.

    Attached Files:

  13. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    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.
  14. its Dale macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2013
    LA California
    (waiting for the "Don't wear jeans" or "put a case on your phone" comments)
  15. jim.hickman.777 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2014
  16. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Are you crazy??
  17. machtv macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2014
    he was just kidding i think he ment you need to wash your iphone lol...:D
  18. infantrytrophy, Oct 22, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014

    infantrytrophy macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2013
    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
  19. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    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.
  20. canadianpj macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2008
    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

    Oct 27, 2013
    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!
  22. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012

    Please try to read! "Dyegate" was quoted in the article.

    R E A D please...
  23. DivergenceZero macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2014
    God, there's so many things to watch out for with this iteration of iPhone.
  24. rGiskard macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2012
    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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