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Some iPhone 11/12 models are already showing aluminum discoloration

Mar 15, 2021

Some iPhone 11/12 models are already showing aluminum discoloration

The news: The aluminum finish on iPhone 11 and 12 may not be all that durable, as first reported by Svetapple.


  • The issue, not currently widespread, seems to be affecting the aluminum edges of recent iPhone 11 and 12 models
  • From the images that have surfaced so far, it appears that (RED) iPhones could be disproportionately affected.

Our take: This doesn’t seem to be too pressing of an issue so far, but I’d certainly hope that Apple would provide replacements for devices exhibiting this in under two years. Perhaps in a few months we’ll see a replacement program…