iPhone X silver steel band scratching

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by i0Nic, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. i0Nic macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Hey all,

    How susceptible to scratching is the stainless steel band on the iPhone X? I have the silver and I’d like to use it naked but I feel the metal band could easily get scratched up. Let’s use this thread and document this over time and see how these iPhones fare over the coming weeks and months.
  2. Aibocyrus macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2015
    I'm in. Also have the silver. So far it just is susceptible to fingerprinting as far as I can see.
  3. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    Well steel has a hardens rating of 4.5, so anything harder than that has the possibility of scratching it.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If it's anything similar to the 316 L stainless steel used on the stainless Apple Watch, it likely will scratch relatively easily pending how one cares for it. Albeit Apple labels the silver stainless bands as the "Surgical stainless steel", its close to 316 L steel. But the caveat is it can be removed with a Cape cod cloth.

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