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    Default iPhone 5 First Reviews in!

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    WSJ -

    edit: Gizmodo (they are updating it with links to all over the web) -
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    Typical reviews for an iphone. They seem to be like most and not like the new connector.
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    Haven't read them all but Engadget's is very very positive, I'm excited.
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    looking at the cnet review the white one is gorgeous. wanted to see how it looked in a review video.
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    i watched the cnet review to also see what it looked like on video wow that is nice looking even though i got the black slate that white one was nice and the shine on the edges nice and it didn't look bad being long i thought it would look awkward but man its nice looking all the way around good job apple now lets just hope this maps is a great nav tool i don't want to end up in a ditch following it lol....
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    Quote Originally Posted by iphonefizzle View Post
    i watched the cnet review to also see what it looked like on video wow that is nice looking even though i got the black slate that white one was nice and the shine on the edges nice and it didn't look bad being long i thought it would look awkward but man its nice looking all the way around good job apple now lets just hope this maps is a great nav tool i don't want to end up in a ditch following it lol....
    yup white is gorgeous but so is the black Friday cant come soon enough.
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    Default IPhone 5 Scores Well, With a Quibble


    Quibble is connector but admits it was due for change
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    Pocket Lint says:

    " It is now chamfered and while that looks pretty, we've already noticed that on the black model the edge has started to wear, revealing the shiny silver aluminium metal underneath the "slate" coloured coating and, indeed, we've witnessed it on two separate models, ruling out a fluke manufacturing error.

    These small scuffs will catch the light and make the phone look visibly worn. We suspect that it won't be as noticeable on the white model because the metal edging is silver, so that's worth bearing in mind when you come to order your colour choice."


    Thoughts? I hope it is just in those....it better not be in all of them...I will be so pissed!
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    MG Siegler at TechCrunch also weighs in:

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeyeman9 View Post
    Pocket Lint says:

    " It is now chamfered and while that looks pretty, we've already noticed that on the black model the edge has started to wear, revealing the shiny silver aluminium metal underneath the "slate" coloured coating and, indeed, we've witnessed it on two separate models, ruling out a fluke manufacturing error.

    These small scuffs will catch the light and make the phone look visibly worn. We suspect that it won't be as noticeable on the white model because the metal edging is silver, so that's worth bearing in mind when you come to order your colour choice."


    Thoughts? I hope it is just in those....it better not be in all of them...I will be so pissed!
    Yeah, this kind of worries me a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSglock89 View Post
    Yeah, this kind of worries me a bit.
    after reading that post now i am worried as i ordered the black slate as well man i am going to be upset if that does happen i will trade it in for a white one. the good thing about apple is we have stores we can take it to, to get it taken care of so a little peace of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iphonefizzle View Post
    after reading that post now i am worried as i ordered the black slate as well man i am going to be upset if that does happen i will trade it in for a white one. the good thing about apple is we have stores we can take it to, to get it taken care of so a little peace of mind.
    I also order black:/and I'm sure if this Is an issue if you take it to an apple store and explain I'm sure they will replace it no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeyeman9 View Post
    Pocket Lint says:

    " It is now chamfered and while that looks pretty, we've already noticed that on the black model the edge has started to wear, revealing the shiny silver aluminium metal underneath the "slate" coloured coating and, indeed, we've witnessed it on two separate models, ruling out a fluke manufacturing error.

    These small scuffs will catch the light and make the phone look visibly worn. We suspect that it won't be as noticeable on the white model because the metal edging is silver, so that's worth bearing in mind when you come to order your colour choice."


    Thoughts? I hope it is just in those....it better not be in all of them...I will be so pissed!
    Idk how I feel about that, they could have had the phone in their possession for longer than a few days and I doubt the black would be wearing off ALREADY lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by knights66 View Post
    I also order black:/and I'm sure if this Is an issue if you take it to an apple store and explain I'm sure they will replace it no problem

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    i agree thats one of the good things about getting the iphone the ease of getting things done if something goes wrong vs having to mail something to the vendor.
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    Pretty much the reviews that I expected

    Very excited!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moneymike47 View Post
    Idk how I feel about that, they could have had the phone in their possession for longer than a few days and I doubt the black would be wearing off ALREADY lol
    But still, if after a week or so it starts deteriorating like that, then it sucks. It shouldn't happen...at all! That is part of the reason why I chose the black one, cause that border looks stunning. Plus I don't like how the white one looks this time around.

    We will see though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeyeman9 View Post
    But still, if after a week or so it starts deteriorating like that, then it sucks. It shouldn't happen...at all! That is part of the reason why I chose the black one, cause that border looks stunning. Plus I don't like how the white one looks this time around.

    We will see though...
    I guess I'd like to see some pictures..Idk...I just cant imagine Apple would "let that happen."
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeyeman9 View Post
    But still, if after a week or so it starts deteriorating like that, then it sucks. It shouldn't happen...at all! That is part of the reason why I chose the black one, cause that border looks stunning. Plus I don't like how the white one looks this time around.

    We will see though...
    Well that's the thing, I almost don't believe them. Unless Apple just spray painted the back and sides black, it's hard to believe that it would already be deteriorating, which leads me to believe they are just playing on people's fear of it happening; but like you said we'll see. I could be totally wrong and then I'll be disappointed hahaha
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    I have an anodized steel black watch that scratched to silver the first time it rubbed against something metal so it definitely can happen. I'm sure within the first month we'll know everything about the new iPhone.
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    I knew that was going to happen with the black variant...i was just waiting for the comments to start about it. I too have a watch with a similar finish on it, and even taking overly pre-cautious care of it, I managed to get a small scratch on the lock on the back of it, exposing the shiny metal underneath the coating. I don't even remember touching anything with it (as i rarely wear it). This makes me very thankful i ordered the white iPhone this time (not for that specific reason, but it just adds to my satisfaction with the choice). Hopefully this isn't a "defect" for lack of better term.

    I'm happy to read these reviews though, it appears that the iPhone 5 is a solid contender in the market. I had no doubt it would be, but it's always nice to see the "proof in the pudding" so to speak from people who really do nothing BUT review consumer electronics. Makes me very excited to get mine on Friday...I can't deny, I'm much more excited to get this one than i was the 4S.
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    Well I was going with the black & slate but this scares me. I'm way to OCD to do the black & slate. I'm going with the white ip5. What do you guys think? If the black anodized aluminum is already coming off just in a week or 2, will Apple exchange if you want white?


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    After reading about the potential of scratching the black bezel, I ordered a bumper from Amazon. 10 bucks.

    Amazon.com: Photive Hybrid iPhone 5 Bumper Case - Black. Designed for The New iPhone 5: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    Here is a picture of the discoloration, for those asking for it:

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    ^^^ I'm looking at that picture and it seems to be ABOVE the metal frame piece. Even zoomed in it's hard to see how that is part of the metal and not where the glass rim is.
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    You see, black sales have been strong, but the whites haven't been moving as well so apple sent out models with a designed flaw to spur consumers in the right direction. We'll all find the reviews concerns in this unwarranted once we receive our own.
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