aPple nErd

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So i've had my 7 since launch day. I noticed while cleaning it today that there are several flecks on the anodized backing where it looks like the finish is flaking. See what you guys think
 
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Pez555

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looks like dings or scratch marks that you can get on these surfaces. I had a few that developed over time on my 6/6S.
 

aPple nErd

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Possibly debris was inside the case and was rubbing against it? It looks minimal, but if it worsens, it could be cause for concern. The aluminum shouldn't flake. Although, Black will show more damage then the other colors.
well, it isn't a big deal to me i was just curious if it was widespread or just an issue i have
 

DaIfoneboss

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Debris in your case honestly most likely caused it... This black anodization on phones was never really exactly strong in the first place and grit/debris in your case built up over time can defitnetly do this.

I typically clean my phone and case once a week and it has been serving me well for a while now
 

Zenithal

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Anodized material doesn't rub off easily unless it's being rubbed off with something stronger such as grit. Pockets are known to have grit in them for some reason.

Ideally, you'll want to seek the opinions of owners who don't use a case with theirs and ask to see their phone backs. Provided I'm correct in my assessment, there shouldn't be any textural changes to the phone's back where skin meets metal.
 

Subwaymac

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Anodized finish will take damage and can get worn to the metal but that's just cosmetic.

Apple should move to carbon fiber chassis with different finishes like matte, glossy or raw
 

SoN1NjA

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Could be the aluminum oxidizing
It's all over my 6s ($850 phone)

Which will be replaced by Apple for free
 

bushman4

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Looks like dings or coin marks. Keep your iPhone in a case ro see if it's really flaking
 

Stephen.Trae

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As you guys can see from the title above, I noticed that my matte black iPhone 7 has speckles all over the back of it which is weird given the fact that I always have a case on it. Did or does anyone else have this same problem? I read few posts about the oxidation of the aluminium but I just think it's odd that it's happening so quickly I just received this on launch day. I contacted Apple but they told me it would be best to go to my carrier first so I'm going to Verizon tomorrow morning and I'll keep you guys posted.
 

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As you guys can see from the title above, I noticed that my matte black iPhone 7 has speckles all over the back of it which is weird given the fact that I always have a case on it. Did or does anyone else have this same problem? I read few posts about the oxidation of the aluminium but I just think it's odd that it's happening so quickly I just received this on launch day. I contacted Apple but they told me it would be best to go to my carrier first so I'm going to Verizon tomorrow morning and I'll keep you guys posted.
I have my matte black iPhone 7 plus with me for the last 2 weeks and so far there is nothing like that you mentioned at its back. I guess your cover case is causing those speckles.
 

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As you guys can see from the title above, I noticed that my matte black iPhone 7 has speckles all over the back of it which is weird given the fact that I always have a case on it. Did or does anyone else have this same problem? I read few posts about the oxidation of the aluminium but I just think it's odd that it's happening so quickly I just received this on launch day. I contacted Apple but they told me it would be best to go to my carrier first so I'm going to Verizon tomorrow morning and I'll keep you guys posted.
Pics?
 

Stephen.Trae

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I have my matte black iPhone 7 plus with me for the last 2 weeks and so far there is nothing like that you mentioned at its back. I guess your cover case is causing those speckles.
My case has a soft like linen on the inside of it so I don't think that's it...
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I'll try taking pictures of it once I get home.
 
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As you guys can see from the title above, I noticed that my matte black iPhone 7 has speckles all over the back of it which is weird given the fact that I always have a case on it. Did or does anyone else have this same problem? I read few posts about the oxidation of the aluminium but I just think it's odd that it's happening so quickly I just received this on launch day. I contacted Apple but they told me it would be best to go to my carrier first so I'm going to Verizon tomorrow morning and I'll keep you guys posted.
Perhaps the case you're using? I know you mentioned you will post pictures to another user, that might help for others to help assist you.
 

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Stephen.Trae

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i have the same issue. here's my thread.

http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-7-flaking.2015528/#post-23937031
[doublepost=1480228568][/doublepost]my phone is also launch day. maybe we just got a bad batch
Yes! That is exactly what I'm talking about! It's good to know that I'm not the only one but you're probably right about us getting a bad batch. If Verizon allows me to exchange it,I'm just going to ask for the Jet black. I'm pretty sure it won't have this issue.
 

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Anyone else notice dark marks on their hand after using their black iP7 for a couple of hours? It washes off and there doesn't seem to be any discolouration on the phone.

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anyone else notice dark marks on their hand after using their black iP7 for a couple of hours? it washes off and there doesn't seem to be any discolouration on the phone.

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the anodized surface does wear and I have seen dark marks on my damp white micro fiber cloth after wiping my 7S when removing it from the case. so I would guess the oils from your hands are picking up a little of your devices finish.

using caps is for the weak.
 
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