The gold plating/costing doesn't chip off, revealing silver in the scratches. Apple seems to have fixed that. We've all dropped our phone a couple of times, and with the 6, it was a surprise that when you dropped the phone. The scratches revealed at the gold coating on the phone was thin, and that the phone was really silver. That takes away from the authenticity of it, I didn't like that. Does that happen with real gold? What do you think about the new stronger Aluminium?