Strange scratches on iphone 6s

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  1. TonaTon macrumors newbie

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    Dear all,

    Has anyone experienced same problem on the back of the iphone 6s?

    Seems like scratches are 'chemical reaction' on the wording on the back of the phone.

    It seems every little dot that appears becomes a weird scratch.

    Thank you.
     

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  2. Newtons Apple, Apr 28, 2016
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    Looks to me like a fungus that likes to eat aluminum surfaces. Are you using a case that covers the back?

    I have seen similar markings on the interior and exteriors of lenses stored in high humidity. The fungus is well known and eats the anti-reflective coatings on lenses. This coating is actually a metal that is vaporized and applied to the glass surface.

    Looks to me where Apple used a laser to etch the anodized surface and expose the aluminum

    Fungus.jpg
     
  3. TonaTon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree. I was using the case, but once I spotted the scratches I removed it with idea to prevent sand entering the case and scratch the phone.

    Guarantee should cover this? Phone is 2months old.

    Thank you for reply!
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I would think the Apple would cover this. It is not a physical abuse thing.
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    Check out this long thread with the same problem.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-6s-plus-aluminium-chipping.1930678/
     
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    IMG_1555.jpg IMG_1555.jpg
    I have also same problem....
    I already useing back cover...
    If I remove back cover or use it....
    Please tell me...
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    I have also same problem....
    I already useing back cover...
    If I remove back cover or use it....
    Please tell me...
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I do not know, sorry.
     
  8. Annonymous19 macrumors newbie

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    so how do you solve it ?
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    You would need to take it to an Apple store and let them look at it.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Drop your phone in a vat of acid, wait five minutes then reach in, grab it and pull it out.
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Wow, the OP photo looks like someone took a knife and tried to trace the letters. Looks really weird.
     
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  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    There have been threads showing this before. I still think it looks like some kind of fungus or biological eating the anodized finish where the phone was laser etched. I have seen similar in old Leica lenses that had moisture damage. The fungus was eating the surface of the glass coating.
     
  14. niji macrumors 6502a

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    hi
    what market (country) did you actually purchase that iPhone in? or, maybe if you were not the original purchaser, where was the country where the original purchase was made?
    even without the degradation of the coating, those numbers (0682) are very strange.
    thanks.
     

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