Why does the iPhone XS/X's silver paint drop more heavily than its gold bezel?


Absrnd

macrumors 6502a
Apr 15, 2010
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Subconsciously you want a gold iPhone, and you mind will be prone to dropping the Stainless version faster.

Put a gold case on it, that will help :)
 

BugeyeSTI

macrumors 68030
Aug 19, 2017
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Arizona
Silver is polished stainless steel, not painted or coated. Gold and space grey have a PVD coating on the steel band. The bezel on all three phones is black.. A case would be wise if you’re accident prone and don’t want to damage the finish..