Are your pockets staining the plastic strips on the new iPhone?
posted by Maxwell R. / Oct 22, 2014, 6:37 PM
The new iPhone has the same high-quality build we have come to expect from Apple, but it looks like these plastic spacers may ruin the fun a bit if you like to keep your phone unprotected in your pocket.
For those that do not keep their phone in a case, but pocket it while wearing jeans, there may be an emerging issue with the plastic strips getting discolored through the repetitive action of sliding the phones in or out of the pocket. The dye from the denim rubs on the plastic strips and makes the device look dirty.
Some folks have apparently tried to use some traditional methods to clean the plastic (without dunking the whole thing in bleach) to no avail. In some photos a user sent to BGR, you can clearly see the discoloration on the white strips found on a gold iPhone 6. User inquiries to Apple received instructions to “carefully scrub their iPhones” with a variety of cleaning products. Beyond that however, no solutions were forthcoming.
We imagine that this issue is not as evident on the space gray, or silver iPhone, whose plastic spacers are not white, but they are certainly light enough that they might stain coloration from outside elements.
Have you noticed this on your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Were you able to clean it off using something like Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, or are you just letting your clothes set the mood on your un-cased device? Is this the beginning of "dye-gate?"
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iPhone 6 & 6+ will probably be the downfall of the iPhone. First the #bendgate issue now this and also the 2012 software of the iPhone 6.
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 6:41 PM 31
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And that protruding camera...
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 6:49 PM 21
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Ehh I'll see to each their own on this one. The 6 and 6+ will be fine still, there were much worse issues with older devices and older iPhones even. Only difference between then and now, someone put a hash tag on the device problem.
posted on Oct 23, 2014, 7:08 AM 1
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yeah..but none of the bove phones or copmanes claim its on the on the same level with the phone back side. only apple faked its iPhone6 photos. Even Apple’s own official iPhone 6 press images have been altered. theverge.com/2014/9/16/6209759/apple-has-an-embarassing-bulge
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 10:53 AM 0
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Yeah, it's really hurting the record breaking sales and all time high of all iPhone's.
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 6:50 PM 15
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And Samsung don't? Marketing alone doesn't make record breaking sales. And 2012 software is quite funny. Looking at Android still struggling with optimization, where iOS has never that problem even since iOS 1.0. Well, Android hasn't catch up yet to iOS.
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 10:40 PM 1
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I think Android Optimization is poor in OEMs Skin and not in Stock Android. My T2 Ultra has better spec than my brother's Moto-E. But Since Moto's UI is nearly close to Stock Android, The lag is very less. But here my T2 is lagging badly because of the poor optimization of Sony. That is not Google's fault.
posted on Oct 23, 2014, 3:18 AM 0
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If OEM's skin is the case, no it's not, my nexus 4 is quite well in handling UI navigation, but when it comes to gaming/heavy app, it's really bad, even the oldest iPhone 4S do better. It's a shame Nexus 4 has 2x iPhone 4S spec. Well, i'm having fun with 8.1, it's blazing fast.
posted on Oct 23, 2014, 6:20 AM 0
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COME ON . SHUT UP! Everybody knows , that iPhone6/6+, are not meant to be carried in pockets. Right? Those ignorant ppl that carry them in the pockets, instead in purses or briefcases, should blame themselves, NOT APPLE.
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 8:15 PM 10
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I don't know about other people here by I do not have money to blow. When my iPhone 6+ comes in I plan on getting the best phone case possible. Why won't these fools complaining about the little BS issues and start learning how to protect their devices be it an iPhone or Galaxy series phone.
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 10:34 PM 1
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