PVD coating on Silver Pro models?

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I’m tying to decide whether to get the 14 PM in Black or Silver. Has anyone heard or read anything about the stainless steel edges on the white/silver Pro models? Every year there are discussions about whether the natural colored stainless steel has a PVD coating or not. Up until now the answer has always been no.
 

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Silver models have never had pvd coating, don’t think that is going to change with the 14 pro.
 

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There’s no need for it, when you can just use Cape Cod Cloths to buff out the scratches.

A clear PVD coating equal to the other colors would be far superior to polishing your phone periodically. When I had a silver 12 PM I just left it as is and rolled with it. I learned to appreciate the worn look of the metal and would be fine with an uncoated 14 PM. However, I don’t understand Apple’s thinking on this.
 

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A clear PVD coating equal to the other colors would be far superior to polishing your phone periodically. When I had a silver 12 PM I just left it as is and rolled with it. I learned to appreciate the worn look of the metal and would be fine with an uncoated 14 PM. However, I don’t understand Apple’s thinking on this.

Knowing Apple it had something to do with aesthetics - the metal wasn't as shiny or something. Some people like that look. Myself, I ordered a silver model one time and my OCD couldn't handle the scratches. Black phones are kinda boring, but the finish seems more durable so thats what I went with again.
 

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A clear PVD coating equal to the other colors would be far superior to polishing your phone periodically. When I had a silver 12 PM I just left it as is and rolled with it. I learned to appreciate the worn look of the metal and would be fine with an uncoated 14 PM. However, I don’t understand Apple’s thinking on this.

I haven’t read all of the following posts but a well-taken-care-of silver PM (kept in a case likely these things are not free)) got scratches on the stainless steel anyways? Hmmm. I haven’t heard of that before.
 

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I haven’t read all of the following posts but a well-taken-care-of silver PM (kept in a case likely these things are not free)) got scratches on the stainless steel anyways? Hmmm. I haven’t heard of that before.

The silver models have always been very prone to micro-scratches, even in a case. The case will actually scratch it from the grit that gets inside it. The silver model is different than the colored versions.
 

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I don't know whether or not there is a coating but my 10 XS Max and 12 Pro Max aged well and I'm happy with silver 14 Pro Max so far not seeing any wear or scratches. I guess the point being I have my phones out of cases a lot. The cloth padded Apple Brand cases probably help.
 

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so I have went from the space grey 11 pro max to the pacific blue 12 pro max which I a currently using right now. but I am cindering in getting the 14 pro or pro max in the silver colour
 

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