Possibility of aluminum fading on watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by tylerdw89, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. tylerdw89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    On my iPhone 5s (space grey) the color coating on the aluminum has faded or worn off in a few places (I'm guessing where I've held it so much?). I'm unsure how the manufacturing process may be similar or different when it comes to coating the aluminum on the watch.

    Do you think this will be an issue with the watch? I'm specifically concerned with the digital crown as that is where you will be touching the aluminum.

    Thank you!
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The anodized finish will wear and scratch in time.
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Apple is using a stronger form of aluminum in the Watch Sport, but there's no indication that they're using the stronger type II anodization (hard anodizing) as opposed to what's currently used on the iPhone/iPad.
  4. tylerdw89 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    Thank you for the replies! Sounds like it may be inevitable that it will wear. This doesn't concern me much with the phone for resale because you can put it in a case, but it does with the phone since it is a fashion item.
  5. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2012
    Swindon, England
    I wouldnt worry that much. Once the novelty wears off, I think a lot of people will just use the watch as a receiver for texts, notifications etc so usage of the crown and fading will be remote.. I can't see how people will sit there playing on the watch to the same capacity as you would with a iphone or iPad

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