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I'm surprised by how many professional tech writers read the statement below incorrectly. It's from the Apple iPhone 13 Pro press release. Many people think that only the blue color was "created using multiple layers of nanometer-scale metallic ceramics applied across the surface for a stunning and durable finish"

"Both models are available in four striking colors including the all-new sierra blue, created using multiple layers of nanometer-scale metallic ceramics applied across the surface for a stunning and durable finish."
 

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I'm surprised by how many professional tech writers read the statement below incorrectly. It's from the Apple iPhone 13 Pro press release. Many people think that only the blue color was "created using multiple layers of nanometer-scale metallic ceramics applied across the surface for a stunning and durable finish"

"Both models are available in four striking colors including the all-new sierra blue, created using multiple layers of nanometer-scale metallic ceramics applied across the surface for a stunning and durable finish."

Agreed. That tells me the devices, regardless of the color, were created using ……
 

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That comes of just skimming the words, and assuming you know what they say, rather than reading them carefully. I am guilty of that on occasion, but always come to a “hang on ?” point and have to re-read.
 

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Don’t think the white stainless steel uses the new coating, perhaps the black and gold uses a Pvd or physical vapor deposition coating, like they have been doing since the the x/xs and the Apple watches.
 

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Don’t think the white stainless steel uses the new coating, perhaps the black and gold uses a Pvd or physical vapor deposition coating, like they have been doing since the the x/xs and the Apple watches.

Agree. I learned about the silver/white model the hard way with my 12PM. The silver edges end up covered in micro-scratches. I learned to appreciate it but it took a while.
 

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I'm surprised by how many professional tech writers read the statement below incorrectly. It's from the Apple iPhone 13 Pro press release. Many people think that only the blue color was "created using multiple layers of nanometer-scale metallic ceramics applied across the surface for a stunning and durable finish"

"Both models are available in four striking colors including the all-new sierra blue, created using multiple layers of nanometer-scale metallic ceramics applied across the surface for a stunning and durable finish."

No matter how many times I read it, and how carefully, the "created using..." is clarifying that Sierra Blue is made that way, not that all colors were. If there was a comma before "including" then I would say that the last phrase is clarifying the beginning of the statement, that all colors are made that way. (Because if there was a comma before including then you could remove that part of the sentence within the commas to get "Both models are available in four striking colors created using multiple...." Without the comma, then the last part of the sentence is clarifying only that Sierra Blue is that way.)
 

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No matter how many times I read it, and how carefully, the "created using..." is clarifying that Sierra Blue is made that way, not that all colors were. If there was a comma before "including" then I would say that the last phrase is clarifying the beginning of the statement, that all colors are made that way. (Because if there was a comma before including then you could remove that part of the sentence within the commas to get "Both models are available in four striking colors created using multiple...." Without the comma, then the last part of the sentence is clarifying only that Sierra Blue is that way.)

You may be correct.
 

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No matter how many times I read it, and how carefully, the "created using..." is clarifying that Sierra Blue is made that way, not that all colors were. If there was a comma before "including" then I would say that the last phrase is clarifying the beginning of the statement, that all colors are made that way. (Because if there was a comma before including then you could remove that part of the sentence within the commas to get "Both models are available in four striking colors created using multiple...." Without the comma, then the last part of the sentence is clarifying only that Sierra Blue is that way.)

That’s how I understood it.

Blue = new coating
White No coating
Black and gold old coating.

No idea what the tech writers understood or misunderstood.
 

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When my Sierra Blue PM arrives I’ll put it to the test. I’ve been using my 12PM without a case for 10 months and it’s metal bands are completely scratched up. We’ll see how the blue holds up.
 

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I'm surprised by how many professional tech writers read the statement below incorrectly. It's from the Apple iPhone 13 Pro press release. Many people think that only the blue color was "created using multiple layers of nanometer-scale metallic ceramics applied across the surface for a stunning and durable finish"

"Both models are available in four striking colors including the all-new sierra blue, created using multiple layers of nanometer-scale metallic ceramics applied across the surface for a stunning and durable finish."

They're reading it correctly. Only the Sierra Blue, based on that statement, has that process.
 

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Ok, so now that it has been established that it’s my reading comprehension that is lacking and that the Sierra Blue is “special” I’m even more excited about the 128GB Sierra Blue PM I ordered from ATT.
 

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