Issues with Matte Black finish?

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  1. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

    x-evil-x

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    I was cleaning the phone today and noticed 3 small smudges that i thought would come off when i cleaned it more. I cleaned it a few times with some tv spray cleaner and it seems like they are still there. Not sure what else to use as far as cleaning for the finish but they might be permanent. They look like small smudges and I've been case less for a few weeks now.
    Anybody else notice these or ways to get rid of them if they really are just deep smudges (whatever that means).
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Once aluminum is smudged, scratched or nicked, it's permanent. When I first owned my iPhone 6 years ago, it came With a smudge near the iPhone logo. Apple only offered me a replacement device.

    If you haven't, try a microfiber cloth. That would be the only likely option to remove it without further making it worse. I wouldn't use any chemical cleaners.
     
  3. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    When I took my 7+ black off from my silicone case to wipe off, I noticed a small little blemish that's a few inches above the apple logo. It isn't noticeable nor obvious, but with a close look you can see a small imperfection on the finish. At first I thought it was dust or a small smudge, but nope. It's there permanently.
     
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    It's a phone. You're getting a new one in 1-2 years. Just enjoy it and don't sweat the small stuff.
     
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    Mines pretty good. I don't use a case. Im actually surprised how well its held up.
     
  7. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I understand I'll get a new one in a year or two but I resell mine. My 6+ I had case less for 2 years didn't show this. The color was a lot lighter though so maybe it had it who knows. I never drop my phones I wouldn't think afte 2 weeks there would be paint starting to erase basically
     
  8. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    This is to be accepted if you don't use a case
     
  9. Brdl04 macrumors regular

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    Well to put you out of your misery, I'll offer $300 today. That way you won't have to go through the next year with anxiety.
     
  10. Applefan4515 Suspended

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    7 plus matte black here. I have about 6 or 7 nicks in the back of it. Phones usually in a case. Not treated badly. Didn't have this issue with my 6s plus or my 6 plus. Seems to scratch/nick easily.

    With the above said, it's also important to notice, that in my opinion, I'm not worried about it. Sure the finish should be stronger, but like stated above, it's just a phone. I'll be getting a new one when it's released anyways.
     
  11. x34 macrumors 6502

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    7 plus matte here... no case... no problems... just perfect.
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    those without a case you handling it ok? no slippery issues?
     
  13. jlczl macrumors regular

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    Too slipper without a case. Had to get a case.
     
  14. x34 macrumors 6502

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    i find it okay to use without a case - could be better. also, i find the plus is easier to handle.
     
  15. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68030

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    little more slippery than my 6+ was but I'm so used to the larger size i don't have any issues with handling the phone.
     
  16. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Some pics.the culprit looks to be this phone holder I've had in my car for years. Previously used case less on my space gray without issues but seems like plastic, which should be a softener hardness level than this anodized finished, can scratch these phones.
     

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  17. Alexrat1996 Suspended

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    Really show us the proof
     
  18. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    What proof??? i have my iPhones in cases and none of them any scrach or that kind of issue,if he had used a case that would have not happened
     
  19. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68030

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    my iPhone 6+ was never in a case and never had problems. Just stating that the finish on the black is much more fragile than previously. Same phone holder. plastic can scratch the new finish. Not the old one... now saying this is to accepted like previously i don't really think it should be accepted as the space gray finish never had issues of 2 whole years of being put into this holder the same way. 2 weeks in the same holder and causes this. So yes the finish on the new Black is fragile.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    It makes sense with the car holder. And being the way I am as a perfectionist, those would smudges would annoy me greatly. I don't typically use a case, but in the event in my car holder, I do. Nice looking Phone though.
     
  21. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I assumed it would be like the space gray finish and not show anything. Not from plastic. Maybe keys but not something that is softer like this. I should of never assumed such with Apple and their track record with finishes. Added some little felt pads to the holder now.
     

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