Got a brand new iPhone X 10 days ago, and recently noticed a strange spot on the screen, which you can see here. I'm not sure exactly what it is; it doesn't behave like a scratch since it only becomes visible if the screen is smudged/oily (notice how I smudged the area around it so I could capture it on camera), and when this is the case it is even visible with the screen on at certain angles/lighting (but it's not visible all the time). If I clean the area with a microfiber cloth, the spot becomes completely invisible (while scratches normally don't, hence why I'm saying it's a strange thing). A friend to whom I showed it said it could be the oleophobic coating that was slightly scraped off; the only thing that touched this screen (other than fingers) is the headphones that come with the phone, which have been in my pocket with the phone in one occasion, but they are plastic, so I'm not sure they could cause what we're seeing. I have seen some reports of the iPhone X's screen being remarkably susceptible to scratches more than previous iPhones, though, so who knows. Normally since I'm within 14 days of purchase I'd just walk in an Apple store and swap it for a brand new one, but here's the catch: I traveled overseas shortly after I got the phone, and the Apple store where I'm at says that they can't process a return or exchange for a new retail unit since the phone has been bought in a different country. They're offering me the normal warranty procedure for manufacturing defects, which is either to replace the screen or replace the unit with a white box one (which may or may not be a refurb, I'm not sure). Since the phone is so new, I'm wary of accepting either of these options; who knows what swapping the screen could do to the integrity of the water resistance? And getting a reconditioned unit 10 days after buying a brand new phone is also disheartening. What's more, if the coating on some of the iPhone X's screens really is as fragile as some reports say (this guy comes to mind), I might very well end up with a unit whose screen will be damaged anyway after a few months of use. (I know some people will say that *your* screen is perfect, but keep in mind that not all units are exactly equal; I myself never had a single scratch on any iPhone since the 3G, and I never used screen protectors either). The only other remaining (extreme) option would be to book a rushed flight in order to get to the US within the 14 days of purchase and get a brand new phone, but this would cost almost as much money as the price of the phone itself. So, what's your opinion/advice? What would you do in this situation? Keep the phone? Swap the screen? Replace with a a white box unit? Thanks for reading.