iPhone 15 Pro Colour May Temporarily Alter Without a Case: Apple

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  • Apple updates support article to advise iPhone 15 Pro users about temporary colour changes on the titanium frame.
  • The discoloration is reversible by wiping the frame with a soft, damp, lint-free cloth.
  • The new titanium frame is both lighter and stronger than its stainless steel predecessor.

In a recent update to their support article on device maintenance, Apple has advised iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users to use a case.

This recommendation comes amid reports from early adopters that the new titanium frame may temporarily change colour due to skin oils.

According to the tech giant, the discoloration, primarily caused by skin oils, is temporary.
Users have been instructed to wipe the device with “a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth” to restore its original hue.

The iPhone 15 series, which includes iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, has been released in over 40 countries.

Unique to the Pro models is their new titanium frame, a change from the previous stainless steel composition.
This frame is not only lighter but also more robust, Apple states.

iPhone 15 Pro Colour
iPhone 15 Pro New Titanium Frame

Despite the high-end materials used, the latest models from Apple appear to be susceptible to temporary colour alterations.
Initial users pointed this out on social media even before Apple officially confirmed it.

By adopting a titanium frame, Apple has managed to create a device that is lighter and stronger.

However, the same frame has the potential for temporary colour changes if held without a case. Though the condition is reversible, users are advised to use a soft cloth for cleaning.

This situation essentially confirms what many users have already observed about the iPhone 15 Pro’s titanium frame retaining fingerprints.

The device predominantly features glass on the front and back, but it’s the titanium side frame that has been drawing attention for its temporary colour-changing properties.

Available across the globe, the iPhone 15 lineup continues to intrigue users with its mix of advanced features and quirks.
For those concerned about aesthetic imperfections, a case appears to be a simple solution, as recommended by Apple.


Ques) What is the cause of the colour change on the iPhone 15 Pro’s frame?

Apple has stated that the oil from your skin can temporarily alter the colour of the new titanium frame on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Ques) Is this condition permanent?

No, the condition is temporary. Apple recommends wiping the device with a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth to restore its original colour.

Ques) Is the titanium frame an upgrade?

Apple claims that the new titanium frame is both lighter and stronger than the previous models’ stainless steel frame.

Ques) Is this issue specific to the iPhone 15 Pro?

Yes, this issue pertains only to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, and not to the standard iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus.

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