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SenthilB

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My Iphone 11 pro midnight green side colour suddenly changed to blue patches.. looks awkard.. Shocked to see such things happening to apple product.. Used many premium phones, this is my First iphone and really disappointed...
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My Iphone 11 pro midnight green side colour suddenly changed to blue patches.. looks awkard.. Shocked to see such things happening to apple product.. Used many premium phones, this is my First iphone and really disappointed... View attachment 940131

Need way more information here:

Case used? If so, why type of material? (I.e- Silicone, Leather, plastic, ect.) Any exposure to ‘wiping’ the phone with cleaners or disinfectant chemicals? How long have you owned the phone? How long has the discoloration been occurring?
 

SenthilB

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Need way more information here:

Case used? If so, why type of material? (I.e- Silicone, Leather, plastic, ect.) Any exposure to ‘wiping’ the phone with cleaners or disinfectant chemicals? How long have you owned the phone? How long has the discoloration been occurring?

Bought 7 months back.. No cases or phone wipes.. As far i know, just used sanitiser for my hands.. That too using it for 4 months after covid pandemic.. Couple of days back suddenly it got changed.. I could see that most impacted areas are where i hold my phone in hand.. mostly side bottom..

Nowadays in all shops it is mandatory to wipe hands with their sanitiser while entering.. We unsure right what type of chemical are they using..

I checked with my friends.. Even normal brand phones are good... I didn’t expect this from 1000$ apple product..
 

alpi123

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This is also an issue with the X and Xs/Max. It's not very common but unfortunately can happen. If I'm not wrong, it's due to more heat being applied in that specific area than the rest of the phone. For example if you're holding the phone on that side too much and when it's hot.

Sadly, cannot be fixed unless you actually swap out the housing.

You can check what other people have reported and sad, just Google or search here for "iphone discoloration"

If it was the Silver, you can polish the metal and have it look like brand new, but it's not really the same case with the colored models. There was one guy who tried that method and reported that the discoloration was fixed, but I can't guarantee it.
 

Techguy46

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My Iphone 11 pro midnight green side colour suddenly changed to blue patches.. looks awkard.. Shocked to see such things happening to apple product.. Used many premium phones, this is my First iphone and really disappointed...

Your one look like the paint are peeling off, I wonder how Apple coating process were. Kind of dissapointing for me.
 

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Your one look like the paint are peeling off, I wonder how Apple coating process were. Kind of dissapointing for me.

It’s The exact same anodization process they use on the Apple Watch 7000 series aluminum. It’s literally no different. I don’t believe for a second your phone has anything to do with UV exposure, likely from a chemical reaction from the case or sanitizer solution and/or other chemicals.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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It’s The exact same anodization process they use on the Apple Watch 7000 series aluminum. It’s literally no different. I don’t believe for a second your phone has anything to do with UV exposure, likely from a chemical reaction from the case or sanitizer solution and/or other chemicals.
The coating process used on the stainless iPhone 11 Pro devices is apparently not yet used on the Apple Watch series but the current patent states ‘it could be applied to the Apple Watch in the future’. They use a passivation process similar to anodising but with a thin polymer combined with inks to create different colours. Traditional anodising in regards to aluminium generally contains quite a small spectrum of colours, usually blacks, silver, gold and bronze. Chemical colouring is the only way Apple are able to achieve vibrant colours in their aluminium products. Either way they are not the exact same process.
 

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The coating process used on the stainless iPhone 11 Pro devices is apparently not yet used on the Apple Watch series

You’re confused. That member that I quoted, started a separate thread regarding his iPhone 11 (Which is why I quoted him), He just chose to chime in this thread, but I advised him that it’s not the same ‘Possible defect‘ that he’s experiencing versus this particular member, which the iPhone 11 uses anodized aluminum, which is the same 7000 series aluminum on the Apple Watch.

This will make more sense to you-

See thread here:

 

The-Real-Deal82

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You’re confused. That member that I quoted, started a separate thread regarding his iPhone 11 (Which is why I quoted him), He just chose to chime in this thread, but I advised him that it’s not the same ‘Possible defect‘ that he’s experiencing versus this particular member, which the iPhone 11 uses anodized aluminum, which is the same 7000 series aluminum on the Apple Watch.

This will make more sense to you-

See thread here:


Indeed, now you’ve pointed this out it’s completely out of context in regards to the subject of this thread. It’s not that I was confused, but that the off topic posts here probably should have been moved to the appropriate thread as it’s a similar topic but a different phone entirely.
 

bushman4

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Most likely from hand sanitizer or other disinfectant.
Take it into an Apple Store see what they say
 
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