iPhone 15 Pro has an unexpected flaw

Emre Çitak
Sep 25, 2023

The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have made their debut, but an unexpected issue has emerged - reports of discoloration on their titanium frames.

Apple's iPhones have always been known for their sleek design and premium build quality. With each new iteration, Apple introduces innovative features that make its devices stand out.

However, the latest revelation about the iPhone 15 Pro has left many users and tech enthusiasts intrigued. Apple has officially admitted that the iPhone 15 Pro can temporarily change color without a case.

iPhone 15 titanium frame discoloration
iPhone 15 Pro has titanium frame discoloration issue - Image courtesy of Apple

Apple's confession

One of the key design elements of the iPhone 15 Pro is its titanium frame. Apple opted for titanium due to its durability and premium feel.

However, what sets the iPhone 15 Pro apart is the fact that this titanium frame is susceptible to temporary color changes when touched by users.

Apple's statement is clear: the natural oils from your skin can temporarily change the color of the outer band on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max.

However, there's no need to panic if you're experiencing this issue. A simple solution is at hand.

How to restore the original look of the iPhone 15 Pro

To restore the original look of your iPhone 15 Pro, all you need is a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Gently wipe the frame, and your phone will look as good as new.

Still, considering the unique material of these models, investing in a protective case might be a wise choice.

When caring for your iPhone 15 Pro, remember to stick to the basics: use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth for cleaning, avoid cleaning products, and refrain from using compressed air.

Additionally, be cautious about moisture getting into the phone's openings or simply follow Apple's guidelines on cleaning your iPhone.

iPhone 15 titanium frame discoloration
When cleaning the phone screen and its surroundings, it will be best to use a fiber cloth to prevent scratches

Still a premium product

This discoloration issue is tied to the switch from stainless steel to titanium with a brushed effect for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. This change is also why fingerprints are more noticeable. However, it's worth noting that these signs of wear and tear might not bother everyone.

Despite this minor setback, the iPhone 15 Pro models are praised for their exquisite build quality and ergonomic design. They are lighter than their predecessors and more resistant to corrosion due to the titanium build. But of course, it would have been better without such a design flaw.

Featured image credit: Apple.


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