The iPhone 11 is a pretty nice handset, but the all-glass and metal design appear to be attracting more than buyers.
Multiple iPhone 11 owners are complaining the device is a dust magnet, including some techies who would presumably know what they are talking about.
One is Sriram Krishnan, angel investor and a product lead at Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat.
Is anyone seeing a lot more dust particles stick to the iPhone 11s? Feels like I’m always cleaning a fine layer away – not something I had to do as much with my old X.
— Sriram Krishnan – sriramk.eth (@sriramk) October 1, 2019
Others share his concern.
Yes, camera bump area especially. I have a case on mine though
— daniel green (@dgrreen) October 1, 2019
— Benedict Evans (@benedictevans) October 1, 2019
And it is not just techies but also regular users who are complaining;
Lots of dust on the camera on the iPhone 11 Pro.
— Jonas Holmsted (@JonasHolmsted) September 29, 2019
I’ve noticed that my iPhone 11 Pro Max gets crazy dusty in my pocket. I don’t remember this being a big issue before… am I crazy or is there something about this phone that makes dust stick to it?
— JD Lien (@jdlien) September 27, 2019
The iPhone 11 is of course water and dust resistant, and if Apple did their job right this should not be a concern for the innards of the phone. Some, however, worry about the abrasive nature of dust, particularly around the camera lens, and of the potential of the glass to get scratched there, to the degree that some are recommending lens protectors.
We see news that several user for iPhone 11, Pro and Pro max complain about dust in camera, so if your customers also face this and they need to protect back camera lens from scratch and dust since phone already got dust during production ???????? #iphone #iphone11 pic.twitter.com/RvhULcFFqO
— iphonelcdsupplier-Tina (@iphonelcdsuppl1) September 27, 2019
Have our iPhone 11-owning readers noticed this issue, which I will now dub dust-gate? Let us know in the comments below.