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  1. Garz's Avatar
    Mine is starting show show scratches and scuffs everywhere even where the apple leather case covers as well. So I swapped to space gray today. Hopefully that holds up better.
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    11-22-2017 01:08 AM
  2. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Mine is starting show show scratches and scuffs everywhere even where the apple leather case covers as well. So I swapped to space gray today. Hopefully that holds up better.
    I had silver at first but when I went from an att to Verizon model, all they had was gray and I didn’t hesitate bc of the stuff I read in this thread. I like both colors so kinda glad I have the gray now.
    11-22-2017 06:20 AM
  3. zenjen's Avatar
    That’s brilliant.
    I personally wouldn’t worry too much about scratches, it adds some character to it
    Not so brilliant! Just OCD.

    But really, I’ll be OK with a scratch or so AFTER a couple of months. My Series 0 SS AW has scratches that I haven’t even bothered to buff out. Also, I fussed over my navy blue mica car for first few months, you know, parking way at the end of the lot. Now, I’m squeezing into the closest spot, because inevitably, it’s got scratches.
    11-22-2017 08:46 AM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    I had silver at first but when I went from an att to Verizon model, all they had was gray and I didn’t hesitate bc of the stuff I read in this thread. I like both colors so kinda glad I have the gray now.
    Me too. I had a T-Mobile version as I’m with tmo but a got the space gray Verizon model from Apple since it’s unlocked to work on any GSM/CDMA carrier.
    eyecrispy likes this.
    11-22-2017 09:35 AM
  5. dejanh's Avatar
    Me too. I had a T-Mobile version as I’m with tmo but a got the space gray Verizon model from Apple since it’s unlocked to work on any GSM/CDMA carrier.
    Kind of off-topic, but are you saying that the Verizon model purchased outright from the Apple Store in the US is fully unlocked, even after first SIM is inserted? I’m interested in that model for two reasons. First, that’s the only truly global model, A1865, and second because it uses the Qualcomm modem and not Intel like the A1901 and A1902. Intel modem has proven to be quite problematic so far.

    Let me know
    11-22-2017 10:51 AM
  6. zenjen's Avatar
    Me too. I had a T-Mobile version as I’m with tmo but a got the space gray Verizon model from Apple since it’s unlocked to work on any GSM/CDMA carrier.
    Did you have to have a Verizon account to purchase that carrier? T-MOBILE is my carrier, but I would prefer the GSM/CDMA version.

    Seems like when I tried to order from Apple online, the order process started to ask about my phone number, making me think it was going to transfer my number to Verizon. If I can just go in the store and do this directly, with no activation requirements, I’d have what I want.
    11-22-2017 10:53 AM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    Did you have to have a Verizon account to purchase that carrier? T-MOBILE is my carrier, but I would prefer the GSM/CDMA version.

    Seems like when I tried to order from Apple online, the order process started to ask about my phone number, making me think it was going to transfer my number to Verizon. If I can just go in the store and do this directly, with no activation requirements, I’d have what I want.
    No Vzn account. It no longer asks to verify vzn account when ordering for in store pickup. I did it online yesterday.
    11-22-2017 11:17 AM
  8. Garz's Avatar
    Kind of off-topic, but are you saying that the Verizon model purchased outright from the Apple Store in the US is fully unlocked, even after first SIM is inserted? I’m interested in that model for two reasons. First, that’s the only truly global model, A1865, and second because it uses the Qualcomm modem and not Intel like the A1901 and A1902. Intel modem has proven to be quite problematic so far.

    Let me know
    If paid retail from Apple, it’s fully unlocked. I can’t guarantee your carrier won’t lock it once you put a sim in. That will be a question for your carrier.
    dejanh likes this.
    11-22-2017 11:24 AM
  9. eyecrispy's Avatar
    If paid retail from Apple, it’s fully unlocked. I can’t guarantee your carrier won’t lock it once you put a sim in. That will be a question for your carrier.
    The Verizon model is fully unlocked. I’m using one on ATT right now. It shouldn’t lock down by the carrier if you paid in full for it.
    dejanh likes this.
    11-22-2017 11:56 AM
  10. dejanh's Avatar
    If paid retail from Apple, it’s fully unlocked. I can’t guarantee your carrier won’t lock it once you put a sim in. That will be a question for your carrier.
    The Verizon model is fully unlocked. I’m using one on ATT right now. It shouldn’t lock down by the carrier if you paid in full for it.
    Thank you ladies & gentlemen. I think I need to look for a way to pick up the A1865 model to bring it to Canada. I'll discuss this with Apple tonight during my support call with them.
    Last edited by dejanh; 11-22-2017 at 12:19 PM.
    11-22-2017 12:08 PM
  11. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Thank you gentlemen. I think I need to look for a way to pick up the A1865 model to bring it to Canada. I'll discuss this with Apple tonight during my support call with them.
    I’d just reserve one when they’re available on their site. Easiest way to do it.

    Also, I’m a lady, not a gentleman
    dejanh likes this.
    11-22-2017 12:17 PM
  12. dejanh's Avatar
    I’d just reserve one when they’re available on their site. Easiest way to do it.

    Also, I’m a lady, not a gentleman
    fixed! The A1865 is not sold in Canada unfortunately. I would have to get somebody to buy a Verizon device for me and ship it to me. I'll talk to a couple of friends in the US. There is also the question of warranty, but I will inquire with Apple about that.
    11-22-2017 12:21 PM
  13. eyecrispy's Avatar
    fixed! The A1865 is not sold in Canada unfortunately. I would have to get somebody to buy a Verizon device for me and ship it to me. I'll talk to a couple of friends in the US. There is also the question of warranty, but I will inquire with Apple about that.
    Oh gotcha. Maybe wait for them to come out with their sim free model then .....
    11-22-2017 12:49 PM
  14. zenjen's Avatar
    ... and second because it uses the Qualcomm modem and not Intel like the A1901 and A1902. Intel modem has proven to be quite problematic so far.
    This is the reason I want to change from the TMO version that I have now. I do think I am having connectivity issues in my home with this X. Reception is typically poor in my home but I’ve never had any problems with 6s+, 7+ and my mom’s 8+.
    11-22-2017 01:00 PM
  15. zenjen's Avatar
    No Vzn account. It no longer asks to verify vzn account when ordering for in store pickup. I did it online yesterday.
    Thanks. I just might pursue this. Now for the 6a checking again.
    11-22-2017 01:02 PM
  16. dejanh's Avatar
    Oh gotcha. Maybe wait for them to come out with their sim free model then .....
    Oh we've had a SIM-free one forever. The issue is the model. All of our models are Intel modems and I am so far convinced they have problems, hopefully only firmware.

    This is the reason I want to change from the TMO version that I have now. I do think I am having connectivity issues in my home with this X. Reception is typically poor in my home but I’ve never had any problems with 6s+, 7+ and my mom’s 8+.
    What kind of problems are you seeing? I am working with Apple already for a week to try to get to the bottom of this and their engineering department is now engaged. I am convinced that connectivity is a widespread problem with the X, but not necessarily one that people will easily notice. I have a close friend as well that checked the China forums for me and even over there people are noticing problems (calls never connect from sender end, dropped LTE, etc.). Anyway, I posted a thread here about this so maybe you can respond there so we're not taking this thread off-topic.
    11-22-2017 01:37 PM
  17. TripleOne's Avatar
    Not so brilliant! Just OCD.

    But really, I’ll be OK with a scratch or so AFTER a couple of months. My Series 0 SS AW has scratches that I haven’t even bothered to buff out. Also, I fussed over my navy blue mica car for first few months, you know, parking way at the end of the lot. Now, I’m squeezing into the closest spot, because inevitably, it’s got scratches.
    Haha I understand.
    I do get bothered by the scratches for a few days and then I stopped thinking too much about it.
    11-22-2017 07:32 PM
  18. Garz's Avatar
    I only lasted one day on the space gray. I did not like how greasy the bottom looked. It was driving me buts. I returned it and went back to my silver. My silver return date was today and just thought in the end I was happy we with it. The little scratches I get are buffable.
    robertk328 likes this.
    11-22-2017 10:32 PM
  19. 17iphonex's Avatar
    Mine been in a case since day 1 and it still had scratches all over the band..
    11-23-2017 09:18 AM
  20. robertk328's Avatar
    I only lasted one day on the space gray. I did not like how greasy the bottom looked. It was driving me buts. I returned it and went back to my silver. My silver return date was today and just thought in the end I was happy we with it. The little scratches I get are buffable.
    You prefer the polished edge? Don’t think I even considered space gray so didn’t even look to see what it looked like 🤣
    11-23-2017 10:30 AM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    You prefer the polished edge? Don’t think I even considered space gray so didn’t even look to see what it looked like 🤣
    Yes. Black got too greasy. I much prefer silver now that I’ve had both. And you can polish the silver.
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    11-23-2017 10:51 AM
  22. falconeight's Avatar
    Does the silver scratch easier than the space gray?-b6b4e9c6-3ac6-45a5-8517-72fb4f2c80bb.jpegDoes the silver scratch easier than the space gray?-fcf5f3cd-d611-4eb6-b593-48b559a7a985.jpeg

    Silver is the better bet of you want to see minimal scratches or want to polish it. If I had grey I would be using wireless charging. having a painted coating on stainless steel just isn't going to end well.
    11-24-2017 10:41 AM
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    Silver is the better bet of you want to see minimal scratches or want to polish it. If I had grey I would be using wireless charging. having a painted coating on stainless steel just isn't going to end well.
    Yeah that was my fear too
    11-24-2017 11:22 AM
  24. dejanh's Avatar
    Yeah that was my fear too
    This is the same thing I was seeing in my local Apple Store. I will say that this is unlikely to happen at home unless you're a brute. Most people aren't going to bang their device with the connector over and over again to strip the coating but if you drop it...well, that's a whole another story.
    11-24-2017 11:55 AM
  25. falconeight's Avatar
    This is the same thing I was seeing in my local Apple Store. I will say that this is unlikely to happen at home unless you're a brute. Most people aren't going to bang their device with the connector over and over again to strip the coating but if you drop it...well, that's a whole another story.
    It will happen with time. The same way it happens on everything stainless steel. I would definelty use wireless charging with the grey.
    11-24-2017 12:49 PM
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