iPhone Aluminium Loses Dry/Matte Feel

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NickMcCandless, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. NickMcCandless macrumors regular

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    For those who use their iPhones naked do you notice with time the alumnium of the phone seems to absorb our natural body oils and loses the dry/matte feel? I notice when I get new iPhone the aluminium feels much better likely due to not being exposed to regular finger and hand touching.

    Anyone else experience this? Any way to prevent this without a new case?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I have a 6s Plus and an iPhone 7. The 7 has a much more sandy feel, as to where my 6s had this at the beginning, but has a more smooth texture over time.
     
  3. caelius macrumors regular

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    Yop, agree. Noticed it with my 6, too, even though I have to say that I don't really mind as it still feels quite nice after two years of touching and grabbing. :)
     
  4. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    It's the inherent good design. I say the same thing about the wife after 7 years.


    (the feeling nice after years of touching and grabbing bit, not the sandy bit) :D
     
  5. mustu macrumors 6502

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    You can wash the 7 now a bit of soap would do wonders :)

    Kidding
     
  6. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    The anodized surface will actually get smoother with wear.
     
  7. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

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    Try some alcohol wipes or some screen cleaner Nguyen wipes.
     
  8. NickMcCandless thread starter macrumors regular

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    Glad to know I'm not the only one, anyone found something that restores the feel?
     
  9. NickMcCandless thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im already losing it on my new iPhone 7 Plus :( Wish there was a way to keep that same feel
     

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