So I love that Apple switched their antenna bands to stainless steel instead of aluminum on the iPhone X. If I had the choice, I would have chosen the same. It is structurally sound and virtually unbendable in most situations. And it does look nicer. BUT I have the white model iPhone X. I have it in a Speck Presidio Grip case (which I love). I have taken it out of the case two or three times since launch just to clean gunk out of it and get pocket lint out of the speaker grills and things like that. As I suspected would be the case the second they launched this phone, that polished stainless finish gets micro scratches all over it. Seems that they can accumulate a little even inside a case, and wiping the phone down with a clean microfiber cloth, even gently, seems to add some too. (And to the people who I see often claiming that their stainless band is in perfect condition, I call BS. Look at it in direct sunlight.) So, I don’t actually mind the scratching. I knew going in that it would happen eventually and it really doesn’t look too bad—the finish on my phone still looks polished and shiny. My question is if it’s possible to do something similar to what they do on the aluminum bands with the bead blasting, but keep the stainless steel material. Or maybe a brushed stainless finish of some kind? Any metallurgists out there? What do you think?