This past Wednesday. I had it out and a guy noticed the gold band through the clear case. He asked if it was “the new one? The Xs?” I told him yes, it’s the Max size. He was surprised by that and went on to say how it looked smaller then he thought it would be, followed by a “Nice phone; I like the gold. I will to have to check it out.” That was my first time getting a compliment on an iPhone, ever.