Iphone 6 gold antenna bands discoloring?

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  1. mhollandnyc macrumors newbie

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    Anyone seen this? I use the phone without a case in my pocket and after basically a weak the white bands are starting to turn yellowish. I will post a pic later. Haven't even worn it with blue jeans or dark pants yet.
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    On a gold iphone, the antenna bands should be anodized gold.

    White plastic does this.
    You've seen old white computers right? Your phone is handled far more by oily dirty hands than even those were.
     
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure down the road, it is bound to change colors after so many uses.
     
  4. youknome macrumors 6502

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    Yep, that's a problem with plastic - especially white plastic it'll start to turn yellowish. You can't do much about it.
     
  5. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Wait a while. Once the whole thing changes, it'd look fine.
     
  6. bmt134 macrumors 6502

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    Bandgate
     
  7. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Discolourgate
     
  8. bugelrex macrumors regular

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    Do white Nokia Lumia phones turn yellowish? other white plastic phones? just curious
     
  9. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    considered swapping gray for a gold model but now not so sure. though i always use a case or skin. i wonder if exposure to light is doing this or oil and dirt from hands, or if it's just a natural process that happens on its own.
     
  10. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to clean it to like-new with some rubbing alcohol and a q-tip.
     
  11. youknome macrumors 6502

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    Ironically all my iPhones have been white. I still have my 3GS which has a white plastic back and that hasn't discoloured to yellow.

    It doesn't make sense why the antenna bands have discoloured in a short space of time. It could just me the type of plastic that's being used for the antenna bands.
     
  12. CBSubliminal macrumors 6502

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    Just exchanged my Space Gray 64gb plus for a Gold one yesterday. Didnt think of the antenna bands discoloring. I dont think it would bother me as much.
     
  13. s2smooth4u macrumors regular

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    That was me fear at first too but I put a skinomi back protector on it and now everything is all good
     
  14. Smoothie macrumors 6502

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    Apple put a stress sensor in the new iPhones. If you're stressed, the antenna bands turn yellow. If you meditate to relieve stress, the bands return to their original color. Unfortunately, this can lead to a vicious cycle where the yellowing bands create more stress until the bands melt and the phone bends where the bands used to be. Don't stress.
     
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  16. squidkitten macrumors 6502

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    Mine turned slightly blue from the denim of my jeans after being in my pocket for a day. Wiped off just fine, though.
     
  17. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Upside: the bands turning yellowish might make it blend into the back much better.
     

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