iPhone 7 Plus Home Button Ring Discoloring

dballard2017

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First, I am new to these forums and apologize if this question is in the wrong area or if it's already been discussed. I know there are forums about flaking from the matte black iPhone 7/7 Plus. I recently got an iPhone 7 Plus Matte Black from AT&T and have had it less than a week and the home button is discoloring. As seen in the photo attached. Has anyone else had this happen. For the record, it's not the angle that I'm looking at it because the discoloration is able to be seen from all angles.
 

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Septembersrain

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The home button to me is slightly more shiny than the screen. I think that's normal because it is different material. It looks normal to me.
 
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Relentless Power

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First, I am new to these forums and apologize if this question is in the wrong area or if it's already been discussed. I know there are forums about flaking from the matte black iPhone 7/7 Plus. I recently got an iPhone 7 Plus Matte Black from AT&T and have had it less than a week and the home button is discoloring. As seen in the photo attached. Has anyone else had this happen. For the record, it's not the angle that I'm looking at it because the discoloration is able to be seen from all angles.
Honestly, I can't see any discoloration from your picture. It's doesn't show much. Also, the home button has a protective sapphire layer, which acts as a protectant from scratches for Touch ID. I have never heard of discoloration with the home button before.
 

chilman

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Nothing wrong with the color, negative discoloring. Enjoy your ip7, its really a great phone.
 

myrtlebee

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Only thing I could imagine discoloring would be the stainless steel ring around the sapphire button. If somehow the layer of black wore away, which I'm not sure is even possible without some serious abrasion. I assume the color is applied the same way as the space black stainless steel Apple Watch, which is very durable.
 
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Only thing I could imagine discoloring would be the stainless steel ring around the sapphire button. If somehow the layer of black wore away, which I'm not sure is even possible without some serious abrasion. I assume the color is applied the same way as the space black stainless steel Apple Watch, which is very durable.
There is no stainless ring to corrode.
 
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