Matte Black coating coming off?

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  1. Jayjew macrumors 6502

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    is this an actual thing? Do I need to be worried?
     
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    You should be as worried about this as you were worried about it happening to your 6/6+ or 6s/6s+.
     
  4. Jayjew thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not really, this is much darker
     
  5. x34 macrumors 6502

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    dude, worry about something else.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I don't believe Apple designed their iPhones for the coating to "Come Off." Pictures would be useful to confirm your theory.
     
  7. Jayjew thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Check the other threads
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Regardless. Your issue with Matte Black sounds to be abnormal.
     
  9. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    The fact that it's dark doesn't matter. Underneath that dark anodization is a metallic silver aluminum.

    Same thing on the gold one, space grey and rose gold.

    If you didn't worry about it then, don't sweat it now.
     
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    It is just anodized aluminum. So if scratched or abraded sufficiently you would see the silver aluminum.
     
  11. x-evil-x, Oct 13, 2016
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    Not really. Had my 6+ case less since launch day and no issues with the finish.
    Two week into having the Black and there are clear 3-4 smudge looking marks that do not come off.
    Yes yes yes i understand that we will get new phones in a year or two but for the people that don't trade in their phones and sell them outright every little bit of perfection counts.
    The black finish is definitely more fragile that the space gray was.
    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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