Space Gray X owners - how’s your frame holding up?

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  1. TripleP macrumors newbie

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    I like the look of the SG X much better than the silver but I’m wondering how the PVD coating will hold up long term. What’s your experience been so far? Does it scratch easily or does it seem durable?
     
  2. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    I’m without a case and not a single blemish yet. No scuffs or micro scratches either.

    Bought day one.

    Can’t speak for long term but so far so good.
     
  3. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Mine has been in an Apple leather case since it came out of the box but the exposed portion on the bottom is flawless.
     
  4. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Perfect but it’s been in a case the whole time
     
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    Exactly the same here.
     
  7. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    Literally checked a second ago after briefly removing my case. Absolutely perfect condition.
     
  9. fischersd macrumors 601

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    It's not as durable as the DLC on the Space Black Apple Watch. (judging from the 3 spots where the coating was scraped away when I dropped mine).

    In cased you missed it - the pics are here: #1
     
  10. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

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    Umm, you drop your phone and are surprised the screen cracked and the frame scuffed?! 2 feet is plenty high enough for that to happen.
     
  11. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Where did I say I was surprised? If the PVD was as tough as the coating on the watch, I expect it would have been untouched by that fall. The watch has certainly been a lot more durable than that.
     
  12. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Mines holding up fine but it’s also in a case.
     
  13. DNichter macrumors 604

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    Not a scratch, but has only been out of the case a few times.
     
  14. madKIR macrumors 6502a

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    I have an Apple leather case, but the exposed part is immaculate!
     
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  16. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

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    Where did I actually say that you said you were surprised? Your surprise is implied right there in your post, expecting something that didn't turn out based on said expectation. Surprised or not, whether you want to be pedantic on whether you said it or not, I'm not the one rocking a broken iPhone.
     
  17. Relentless Power, Nov 22, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    His phone was repaired, he is not "Rocking" a broken iPhone. Also, You implied he was surprised in this Post below:

    All Fischersd stated was the iPhone X physical vapor deposition is not as durable as the DLC coating on the Apple Watch. Nor did he even mention the display in that post, You did. Perhaps re-read what he wrote before interjecting your own narrative.
     
  18. TripleP thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I’m about 90% sure now the choice will be space gray in a black leather case. :D
     
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  21. Another Day macrumors regular

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    LOL obviously your band will be in perfect condition if it was in a case.

    Mines scratched to ****. Caseless. It already kissed the pavement twice. I don't baby my phone.
     
  22. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Have had my space gray in a Apple leather case since launch day and it looks brand new.
     
  23. yang88she macrumors regular

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    cherry, but I will admit my ghetto mod, I've done this since the iPhone 6+, I literally use scotch tape around the sides, and use a case. When I resale it, there are no blemishes and I rarely take my phone out of the case, unless it's for a monthly wipe down.
     
  24. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    Could you post a pic for us, please? I’m curious to see how it looks in this condition.
     

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