iPhone 7 Plus Home Button Ring Discoloring

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  1. dballard2017 macrumors newbie

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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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  2. Prozak0820 macrumors 6502

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    Just looks like my 6 which always looked like that. Just the way sapphire reflects light. Cause it's also like this on my 5s and mini 4 just looked
     
  3. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

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  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Nothing wrong with your button. It will not match the surrounding screen. The reflection in your image is just the bevel around the button.

    Your phone is normal
     
  5. Septembersrain Contributor

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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.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    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.
     
  7. chilman macrumors regular

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    Nothing wrong with the color, negative discoloring. Enjoy your ip7, its really a great phone.
     
  8. myrtlebee macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  9. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    There is no stainless ring to corrode.
     
  10. myrtlebee macrumors 68020

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    First of all, I never said corrode. And you are incorrect - there is a stainless steel ring around the Touch ID sensor. What do you think the metal ring is made of?
     

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