- 09-22-2012, 07:43 PM #2
There will be complaints regarding any new device. All of the newer devices will not be perfect and without blemish. Furthermore, a small percentage of customer will have to return/replace their new device and many of those people end up being satisfied customers afterwards. This happens with almost every launch. It goes with the territory. Just Me, D
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- 09-22-2012, 09:38 PM #3
There is a video on ifixit where they do a scratch test with a 2 year old and a set of keys rubbed against the 5 and the 4/4s and also a stainless steel ring. iPhone 4/4s wins hands downs. The 5 was beat to hell.The 4 sustain no noticeable damage.
- 09-25-2012, 10:12 PM #4
- 09-25-2012, 10:34 PM #5
4s takes a beating...
They way I look at it if I was the kind of person who dropped my phone a lot I would rather have a beat up back that's made of metal then shatter my 4s all the time
Just to note I have never dropped of broke any of my iPhones lol
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- 09-25-2012, 11:11 PM #6
Re: 4s takes a beating...
I've had every version of iPhone except the 5. The original iPhone metal back never used a case still have it. After 5 years and 2 in the field the back is beat up. The screen looks brand new because I always used a screen protector.
The 3Gs I had. Plastic back. Now I got most of the back casing wear from a case. Debris would get caught between the case and phone and scratch the hell out of it.
The 4s I have now has been in a case from day one. I use a mophie when I travel and a case crown when I'm home. I periodically check it for any wear from the cases and there is none that I can see. I see a bunch of 4/4s out there with shattered backs.
One thing about the original iPhone is that the bezel around the screen which I assuming is metal held up incredibly well for never having it in a case. No dings or scratches and this phone was dropped quite a few times mostly by folks wanting to see it when it first came out.
Last edited by iEd; 09-26-2012 at 09:12 AM.Stevie Jobs was the illest and-droid is played out like Arnold wondering "What you talking about Willis?"
- 09-26-2012, 01:06 AM #7
- 09-26-2012, 09:26 AM #8
Re: 4s takes a beating...
I'm anxious to see how the iPhone 5 will hold over time specifically the black one which is the one I absolutely love because of the black bands. I wonder if the color coating doesn't hold up will Apple go back to silver bands on the black model on the next model.Stevie Jobs was the illest and-droid is played out like Arnold wondering "What you talking about Willis?"
- 09-26-2012, 09:39 AM #9