Apple has responded to growing concerns about the fingerprint on the titanium frame of its newly released iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. In a recent update to their support documentation, the company acknowledges that fingerprints can “temporarily alter the colour of the device’s outer band. However, Apple is quick to assure users that this issue is not permanent and can be easily remedied.
“For the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, the oil from your skin might temporarily alter the colour of the outside band,” states Apple. “Wiping your iPhone with a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth will restore the original look eliminating the fingerprint concerns on the titanium frame.”
This clarification comes after numerous photos of iPhone 15 Pro models with visible fingerprints on the titanium frame circulated on social media following the devices’ announcement last week. While some users expressed concern about the potential for lasting damage, Apple’s statement puts those worries to rest.
The iPhone 15 series is set to launch this Friday, and pre-order customers in Australia and New Zealand are already beginning to receive their devices. With Apple’s assurance that fingerprint-induced discoloration is a temporary and easily resolved issue, prospective buyers can look forward to enjoying the sleek design of the new iPhones without fear of lasting blemishes.
As Apple’s latest flagship phones hit the market, users can keep in mind that a simple wipe-down will keep their devices looking pristine, reaffirming Apple’s commitment to delivering high-quality products that stand up to everyday wear and tear.