iPhone 11 Pro Impressive gold PVD

UKapple73

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So I’ve had my iPhone 11 Pro Max for 4.5 months now and I’m super impressed with the gold PVD coating, just checked in the sun and there’s not a single micro scratch. My Xs max silver at this stage had loads of them!
I’ve also got the Apple Watch gold and that is the same 4 months in.
Kudos to Apple, they’ve nailed the durability on this PVD coating
 
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zehcnassurfero

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But silver is more prone to scratches than other colors, I had a iPhone X and it was horrible, a lot of scratches and I usually used it with the official case...
 

BoricuaHec01

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The gold PVD coating on my previous Xs Max had the exact durability. Had it caseless for a year without a scratch on the coating or glass. It all depends on how you take care of the phone.
 
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DevinNj

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Nope. Never have never will
The gold PVD coating on my previous Xs Max had the exact durability. Had it caseless for a year without a scratch on the coating or glass. It all depends on how you take care of the phone.
Cool thanks. Thinking about going with gold next time around for a break form SG. The scratches on the frame were the reason I never went with silver. Call me crazy, but they bother me.
 
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zehcnassurfero

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Cool thanks. Thinking about going with gold next time around for a break form SG. The scratches on the frame were the reason I never went with silver. Call me crazy, but they bother me.
For me too, I changed my iPhone X for an 11Pro Max midnight green for this reason. Silver is so premium but it scratch so easily
 
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BoricuaHec01

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Cool thanks. Thinking about going with gold next time around for a break form SG. The scratches on the frame were the reason I never went with silver. Call me crazy, but they bother me.
I took a break from SG with the Gold Xs Max and now my MG Pro Max. I'm ready to go back to SG this year lol, I miss it.
 
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DevinNj

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I took a break from SG with the Gold Xs Max and now my MG Pro Max. I'm ready to go back to SG this year lol, I miss it.
I know, each year I swear I'm gonna change it up, I was so close on the green this year, but SG is my safety net I guess. LOL
 

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I know, each year I swear I'm gonna change it up, I was so close on the green this year, but SG is my safety net I guess. LOL
Me too. I wanted to get gold for my XS Max, but was afraid I’d get sick of the color, panicked, and went with the safe SG. Well, I played myself because I’ve been sick of SG and been still wanting gold ever since I didn’t get it. Sigh.
 
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