iPhone 12 Red Aluminum Fades Around Part of the Edges

One of the big differences between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 mini versus the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the material used on the side edges, as Apple used aluminum on the cheaper models and stainless steel on the more expensive siblings.

In theory, this shouldn’t necessarily produce such a major difference when holding these devices in hand, though it allows for some cost saving, which Apple obviously needs given the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 a little bit more affordable.

But as it turns out, there’s a chance the aluminum used on these two cheaper iPhones might suffer from discoloration, as a report from Svetapple shows the paint has faded in some areas on the edges.

The affected model is an iPhone 12 in the (PRODUCT)RED version, and as you can see in the photo here, the red finish has turne… (read more)

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