Isn’t it fascinating that the iPhone 15 Pro comes with a titanium frame? This material is both stronger and lighter than stainless steel. However, there’s a minor inconvenience linked to this change. According to Apple’s support documents, the titanium frame may experience discoloration when it comes into contact with your fingerprints.
Luckily, this color change is only temporary. Apple explains that it happens due to the natural oils in your skin, which leave fingerprints wherever you touch. To restore the original color, Apple suggests gently wiping your iPhone with a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth.
This issue primarily affects the metal band around your iPhone, as it’s the only part in direct contact with titanium. While one might recall the famous “you’re holding it wrong” statement from the iPhone 4 days, it’s nearly impossible to avoid touching the metal band unless you use a case.
The bright side is that the discoloration is not permanent. However, if you’re keen on maintaining the pristine look of your new iPhone, having an appropriate cloth on hand might be a good idea. Alternatively, you could opt for a protective case that covers the titanium frame.
Additionally, using a case not only prevents fingerprints but also adds a layer of protection to your phone. Even though the iPhone 15 Pro is durable, it’s not completely immune to damage. Nobody wants an expensive trip to the Apple Store for repairs after investing significantly in a new smartphone.
Consider exploring various protective cases for the iPhone 15 Pro, so you can keep the edges of your phone free from unsightly fingerprints.
Keep in mind that fingerprints on the touchscreen are inevitable, but we’ve all gotten used to dealing with them. Fortunately, they only leave smudges and not unusual colors on the screen.