- 09-21-2012, 10:36 AM #51
Well when my wife get's back I'll snap a pic of it with her phone, i just handed over my 4S to it's new home!
Here's an article where the person took KEYS to the metal back...looks very similar to the people claiming scratches from a finger nail. Here's a bit of advice, if you don't want your iPhone to have scratches on the back, don't take a key and scratch it...
Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching? - Mac Rumors
- 09-21-2012, 10:38 AM #52
iPhone 5 (vs Samsung Galaxy S3) Drop Tests Show Very Durable Device and Screen - Mac Rumors
I added the bold in the quote...
Well, as much as we hate to admit it, the iPhone 5 did amazingly well in our drop test, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 came out in pretty bad shape. Itís the cold hard truth that we canít hide and we canít ignore.
The hard aluminum shell of the iPhone 5 withstood the impact pretty well, and the glass protecting the display remained intact. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S3 predictably lost its back cover and suffered damage to the casing and the front glass. Sad, sad, sad.
- 09-21-2012, 10:46 AM #53
At least it WORKS, so I can play with it, but will also have to spend double set-up time. More than half of my apps did not download from backup -- had to work out which ones, download again, and reconfigure folders. Semi-fun once, but twice? GAH!!!
- 09-21-2012, 10:49 AM #54
- 09-21-2012, 10:55 AM #55
They are going to replace due to dings in the back plate out of the box, so I will hang loose to see what the replacement looks like. Have always had black - may have to go back!
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- 09-21-2012, 12:46 PM #62iMore Intermediate
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I hate to bring bad news, but to anyone concerned about the scratching on a black model...
I have had my iPhone 5 (black) maybe a grand total of five hours now. I already have a small scuff showing silver on one of the antenna bands. I obviously haven't dropped it or anything in this time. It's been on my pocket most of the time.
- 09-21-2012, 01:01 PM #63
Here's a pic of mine...
Last edited by SeanHRCC; 09-21-2012 at 01:05 PM.
- 09-21-2012, 01:39 PM #64
- 09-21-2012, 02:16 PM #65
I'm sure there are many out there who would trade straight across for a G3. Worth looking into if that's the direction you'd like to go. I've had several offers already.
- 09-21-2012, 03:11 PM #66
- 09-21-2012, 03:28 PM #67(by IrishRose)
Here's mine, Pink.
Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
Thanks for posting these Rose and Sean I actually escaped out of my house this afternoon for a little while and went to Verizon noooo.....I didn't buy the new i5 BUT I did look at it, check out the new design etc. Nice!! I can say m very torn as TI which color I would get-I'm partial to the white, but I'm really not crazy by how the aluminum backing looks on it:o which then turns me to the black....well, good thing I didn't have to decide right then and there lol.
Btw, the Verizon corp store by me wasn't really crowded at all, they still had phones in stock. In fact my daughter & I helped another woman chose her color she went with the black!! But I can say just walking through the door, there were 5-6 reps practically guarding the door-I felt chlostraphobic (sp?) there for a few moments just to tell them we're only here to window shop lol
(and yea I know, I completely screwed up quoting you Rose, sorry:o)
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- 09-23-2012, 11:49 AM #73
I read this thread a little while back. So yesterday when I was finally looking at some demo units I scratched the back of a black unit with my fingernail. There was a mark and then when I wiped it the scratch was gone. So I don't know how sharp that person's fingernail was but those marks looked etched. I did see little nicks on the chamfered edge of the demo units but those are naked and handled by thousands every day(that sounds so wrong). I was just a little worried because someone asked the Apple rep at the table about the "scratch issue". There was a pause and then he deflected which makes me think this might get some media like antennaegate.
- 09-23-2012, 11:55 AM #74
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