Matte black anodizing

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  1. Gr81MB, Sep 23, 2016
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    Gr81MB macrumors 6502

    Gr81MB

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    My matte black sides, top, and bottom are darker then back of phone, you can actually see the almost perfect line at right angle looks like a bad anodizing job, during day outside looks like a attena band running down the side
     

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  2. ajscorpio69 macrumors member

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    Don't notice this on mine. I'm not going to look at it too close and start worrying. Lol.
     
  3. Gr81MB thread starter macrumors 6502

    Gr81MB

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    haha not worried about it just looks strange
     
  4. evorc macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see it even if I did lol not worth my time to exchange.
     
  5. x34 macrumors 6502

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    i notice the sim card tray has a slightly different black on mine, a bit more purple looking.
     
  6. spooned12000rpm macrumors regular

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    I can see what you mean, with how anodising works I'm not sure how that's possible, more likely that they missed a stage of finishing the metal on that area prior to anodising and you're just seeing the subtle change in the surface.

    It's not right but it's not going to effect the use, so depends if it's going to bother you. Slap it in a case and forget about it is probably the easiest solution.
     
  7. nickyD410 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it looks more like a rough tool mark from the CNC.
     
  8. JulesJam Suspended

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    Looks like a seam to me.
     
  9. evorc macrumors 6502a

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    I looked again I can see the line. It looks like the seam to me.
     
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