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    Cool Scratches and scuffs

    I pre-ordered the white iPhone 5 and am wondering about the back side of the phone. Will that aluminum housing be scratch resistant or will it be a scratch magnet? Thoughts?
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    I think the white will definitely be more scratch-proof than the black.

    not sure how the 'black slate' works, but my BlackBerry Storm2 had the slate aluminum back and it scratched easily. I'm sure the iPhone5 build quality is better though (although, when it comes to hardware build quality, BB has been solid)
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    If it's anything like the macbook's aluminum finish, it's mostly prone to staining over scratches...
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    It's most likely going to be pretty durable. I wouldn't worry too much about it, but I wouldn't go start sliding my phone across the table, either.
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    I have to admit, this concerns me a little too. Hopefully the aluminum on the white version is fairly scratch resistant. If so, I'm going naked with this one.

    I just remember my 2nd Gen iPod Touch getting scratched to heck on the back, and I'm hoping this won't be the same way.
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    I wouldn't bet on that.
    These were just taken tonight at a local Apple store and done with a fingernail. My money isn't going to be spent on shoddy materials.



    Quote Originally Posted by SaMaster14 View Post
    I think the white will definitely be more scratch-proof than the black.

    not sure how the 'black slate' works, but my BlackBerry Storm2 had the slate aluminum back and it scratched easily. I'm sure the iPhone5 build quality is better though (although, when it comes to hardware build quality, BB has been solid)
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    Wow. Really hope that is not typical. But does not look promising.
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    Looks like everyone in the "my iphone 5 is so sexy it has to be naked 4 life!" May need to rethink their stance
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    Welcome to the ****phone 5, wish I got an S3, this phone has crashed 5 times since I got it already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseuddos View Post
    Welcome to the ****phone 5, wish I got an S3, this phone has crashed 5 times since I got it already!
    Trolling hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardC300 View Post
    Trolling hard.
    Fanboying HARD there brosephine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseuddos View Post
    Fanboying HARD there brosephine.
    You give no info as to why it crashed. I have never had any iPhone crash on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardC300 View Post
    You give no info as to why it crashed. I have never had any iPhone crash on me.
    I was using Siri to launch a game, I tried and it crashed a few times, then was using Siri again to search and it crashed YET again, so it's something wrong with Siri, other than that the phone is nice to use and quick.
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    BS...there's no way that was done with a finger nail.
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    does kinda look a little extreme for a finger nail, or damage was intentional.
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    Yeah, I doubt that a fingernail caused that. I will say though, look at the back of the iPods...Apple hasn't always shied away from products that scratch really easily.

    The question now is, will it blend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseuddos View Post
    Welcome to the ****phone 5, wish I got an S3, this phone has crashed 5 times since I got it already!
    So return it, get your precious S3 and be gone from here.
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    My brother just got his a few seconds ago and is still at the store, he just "scratched" the back of it with his finger nail and this was the result...this scratch issue thing is a load of bullish*t if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    My brother just got his a few seconds ago and is still at the store, he just "scratched" the back of it with his finger nail and this was the result...this scratch issue thing is a load of bullish*t if you ask me.

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    Of course it is. If you treat your device like garbage that's the way it's going to look. If you take care of it, it will look good. Pretty simple if you ask me. Whether it's the screen, back, whatever...
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    Yeah, the only thing i noticed when playing with the demo last night at work (sooooo excited was I, it was like Christmas morning) is the black seems to be a fingerprint magnet, even the back plate. Don't know if the white will be the same.


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    Quote Originally Posted by reeneebob View Post
    Yeah, the only thing i noticed when playing with the demo last night at work (sooooo excited was I, it was like Christmas morning) is the black seems to be a fingerprint magnet, even the back plate. Don't know if the white will be the same.


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    ok, so for those of you REALLY concerned about the back scratching up but wanting to keep the phone naked - heres an idea - just put a screen protector on the back!!

    issue solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseuddos View Post
    Welcome to the ****phone 5, wish I got an S3, this phone has crashed 5 times since I got it already!
    On this note, the hating begins.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardC300 View Post
    You give no info as to why it crashed. I have never had any iPhone crash on me.
    He doesn't give any info because he never used the iPhone 5. Now that the iPhone 5 is out the haters are too, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    ok, so for those of you REALLY concerned about the back scratching up but wanting to keep the phone naked - heres an idea - just put a screen protector on the back!!

    issue solved.
    I put a screen protector on the backs of my iPhones even if they are in a case. Overkill I'm sure, but I like the added protection anyway.
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