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    Default Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    Maybe this question applies more to people with no case. 4/4S uses steel/aluminum bezel while the 5 uses aluminum on the back side and the bezel as well.

    Just curious if anyone has seen any rust because of the dings or deep scratches

    Thanks.
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    Default Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    I've never heard of anyone experiencing rust. Aluminum is what the metal parts on the case of iPhones are made of and that material does not rust. Aluminum can corrode over time, however, it would take a while and lots of elemental exposure for corrosion.
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    I see, thanks for the response. The reason I ask is that I know of an expensive watch that uses an anodized aluminum as its case and case back material and it experiences rust on certain corners of the watch (mostly happen in the case back where you see the thread which is invisible to users unless the watch is open and look at the case back). Not all of the watches have rust, but some of it do, and people are not that happy as they pay a considerable amount for the watch...
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    Default Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    There is no rust on any of my i-devices.
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    Default Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    With a watch you most likely will experience sweat which will help rust the watch
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    Default Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    No rust here. I don't think I have ever heard of this issue.
    Apple built it, so it will work.
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    Default Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    Never seen rust on any iDevice.
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    I've had iPhones going all the way back to the first generation and none of them have ever rusted. None of my friends iPhones or iDevices have ever exhibited any rust either. Nor have I ever read any posts on any forums about anyone experiencing rust on their device. Some of my iPhones have been caseless, some (like my iPhone 5) are cased.
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    Default Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    I had a bit of corrosion on the bottom two Phillips head screws on the ip4 . It was barely noticeable
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    Can you go to Apple Store and ask them to replace the screws for you?
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    Yes I have on iPhone 5 and it has a cover!
    The guarantee has run out too!!!!
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    I have not experienced any rust on my iPhone 4 at all. I haven't gotten it wet so I'm not sure if that's why. Hope this helps.


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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    I haven't seen any rust on my iPhone 4S and didn't notice it on my iPhone 4 while I had that either.
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    Not on my iphone4 5 ipad mini retina Air. Never heard happen on any of other Apple devices. Even large one like Mac, Macboor Pro or Air. Would you mind to upload a photo?
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    Yes, they do rust. Just took my daughter's 5c after water damage to see if it could be repaired. They told me it was shot and it was also rusted inside.
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    What is de rust you speak of?
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    I've never seen rust on any of my iDevices.
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    Iron rusts Steel rusts,you haven't got anything in an iphone that does.


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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wotcher! View Post
    Iron rusts Steel rusts,you haven't got anything in an iphone that does.


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    Well, I wouldn't go as far as to say that, but phones generally don't rust within a year or two of use...not just iPhones...

    That is, unless you dip it in a pool...
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    No rust on my iPhone 5 and I got it on iDay 1. Since I got the black, I have some paint chipping but that's about it.
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    Using to see some service rust if that is what you want to call it on my iPhone 4S back in the day, but it was normally exposed to salty environments.... Not corrosion of the metal, but any science guy will know how services can start their own process on any surface.
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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    I've never heard of this if it is an issue.


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    Default Re: Has anyone experience any rust on their iPhone 4 4S and 5?

    Have to say,I've haven't seen rust on any of my devices.
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