Stainless should not be tarnishing like that at all in that picture. If it is, then somehow it’s a defect of some sort or something caused a reaction with the metal. The stainless bands on the iPhone X/XS is surgical raw stainless.
Thanks for your reply. I thought it wasn’t common and shouldn’t have happened. I just hope it doesn’t get any worse.
I am out of my years warranty and don’t have Apple care so I doubt Apple will do anything unfortunately.
Yes I have the exact problem of this kind of "burn mark" after few month on my iPhone XS MAX, Apple been replace my iPhone twice and its the same, and I notice that many users that faced this kind of problems have Apple case on it. Hmmm