iPhone X iPhone X Flakegate? iPhone X Space Grey Finish Flaking

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by booksbooks, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. kshitijshah macrumors member

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    I have had several metal side buttons on the Apple leather cases peel. I wonder if it is the same coating.
     
  2. JaySCT macrumors newbie

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    It's real and happening it seems. A lot of reports on Google and our adult son just noticed today that a whole strip near the Micro SD slot has lost the space gray coating and is now silver. No abuse, no drops, case around it.. Something's not right with at least some portion of the SG X's. TOO many people reporting it. These are not the first Space Gray phones, but it is a new process.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Curious to see if Apple retains the space gray iPhone X in 2018 or if they do retain It, do they improve the physical vapor deposition coating.
     
  4. dstew201 macrumors 6502

    dstew201

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    happened to me also! Bought the phone on 2/18.
     

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  5. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

    x-evil-x

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    Glad I returned my space gray max for silver model. The band feels better to me raw also
     
  6. bushman4 macrumors 68020

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    Finish flaking or peeling (naturally) bring it back to Apple get a replacement
     
  7. dstew201 macrumors 6502

    dstew201

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    Have to agree with you, I had the silver originally, then switched to the gold. I had both in my possession for about 3 weeks, and the silver felt more like a 'solid hunk of steel' in my hand (best way to describe my perception).
     
  8. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

    x-evil-x

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    I returned the space gray one because it jusy looked like a + phone and the band jusy felt like a coated piece. Like a finish on top of something. Kinda cheap feeling coming from my silver x. Went back to the silver version. Jusy feels so much more premium. Of course I’m caseless or I wouldn’t care :)
     
  9. dstew201 macrumors 6502

    dstew201

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    Gold is definitely a looker, but I have to agree with your assessment, the silver had a premium feel to it, which is why i held onto it for so long, eventually settled with gold since it's going to be in a case.
     

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