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    Default Black iPhone 5 antenna concern

    A couple of the new reviews mentioned they are already noticing the black wearing off the antenna bands. This is not good if true. I haven't seen any pics of the claims, but this is one serious area of concern for me. I don't use a case and would hate for it to start showing silver.

    I am sure Apple tested it for durability, but still....it's a concern for me.
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    brace yourselves for the shiit storm threads
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    I thought it was anodized aluminium... maybe not?
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    I just wonder what they did to them for it to start to fade. They haven't even had one for a week and it starts to fade? I am wondering what kind of ringer they put it through. I guess we'll know for sure once the public has it and all methods of how people handle them start happening. You can never test for real world use.
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    Which reviews?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    I thought it was anodized aluminium... maybe not?
    i thought they only mentioned the back as anodized aluminum i could be wrong however i also ordered the black one i hope these are not true and maybe the review units have been put through the ringer already or these guys could be scratching it off or something to see what it would take i don't know what i do know is apple will be replacing it if it does happen or exchanging it for a white one.
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    Apple iPhone 5 review - Pocket-lint

    It's in the design section, right above the picture of the new dock. That's one I've read so far and heard a couple more mentioned it. I think tech crunch.
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    That was the biggest sentence in human existence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrigno View Post
    That was the biggest sentence in human existence.
    The smoke curled out of the barrel of her gun and drifted up to the ceiling where it caused an odd halo effect above the bare light bulb protruding from the cheap glass fixture that was meant as decoration but only served to sharpen the 100 watt glare that shone down upon the blood-soaked body of the man who had only moments before told her he loved her and would marry her as soon as he divorced his wife and worked out a financial arrangement that would allow them to leave this godforsaken city and never look back nor be haunted by the dark memories of lust and betrayal that she more or less had forgotten about but now came rushing back with a sudden ferocity when she remembered that she'd recently escaped from an insane asylum where she'd been held for eighteen years as a result of shooting her big sister's high school boyfriend after having sex with him and listening to him tell her that he loved her and wanted to marry her in a way that was eerily reminiscent of the dying man on the floor who had no idea that his wife was her big sister until she whispered it in his ear and then shot him in the head causing a hole that looked like a period
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    Which reviews? Pretend this is Wikipedia and your contributions will be deleted if not backed up by sources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post
    I just wonder what they did to them for it to start to fade. They haven't even had one for a week and it starts to fade? I am wondering what kind of ringer they put it through. I guess we'll know for sure once the public has it and all methods of how people handle them start happening. You can never test for real world use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndhynes View Post
    Which reviews? Pretend this is Wikipedia and your contributions will be deleted if not backed up by sources.
    Clearly you don't pay attention. Post #7 in this thread.
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    I was anticipating the slate grey band getting scratched and revealing the underlying aluminum. Exactly why I chose white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post
    Apple iPhone 5 review - Pocket-lint

    It's in the design section, right above the picture of the new dock. That's one I've read so far and heard a couple more mentioned it. I think tech crunch.
    It's hard to see in the photos... but I'm sure I'm gonna notice if it happens to mine... grrrr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post
    Clearly you don't pay attention. Post #7 in this thread.
    Not very obvious. How about, "Here is the review which says..." It should have been in post #1.

    And where is the other review? The claim that this was "a couple of new reviews". I only see one so far. I'm not saying it's not true, just that I can't evaluate hearsay.
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    I would like to see some photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndhynes View Post
    Not very obvious. How about, "Here is the review which says..." It should have been in post #1.

    And where is the other review? The claim that this was "a couple of new reviews". I only see one so far. I'm not saying it's not true, just that I can't evaluate hearsay.
    Sounds like a personal problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndhynes View Post
    Not very obvious. How about, "Here is the review which says..." It should have been in post #1.

    And where is the other review? The claim that this was "a couple of new reviews". I only see one so far. I'm not saying it's not true, just that I can't evaluate hearsay.
    Wow! Hey OP, just so you know, when I scanned quickly through this thread, I immediately saw the link to your article in post 7. Was pretty obvious to me.

    Anyway, I hope this is not true. But it makes me
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    I did not pr-order. I am waiting till the fanfare dies down.
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    I hope this doesn't happen to mine. Is it too late to switch to the white?
    If mine scratches is that cause to return it?
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    I ordered a bumper, just in case.
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    It's a metal phone. Stick it in your pocket with coins and keys it'll get scratches. Get over it.
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    Since it being aluminum I wonder it pitting of the aluminum should also be a concern. I hope that the color on the side bands coming off doesn't become another attanae gate. If so get your black sharpies ready.

    Even when using a case debris tends to get between a case and a phone and can cause scratches possibly. Maybe a Zagg protector on the back will help protect against scratch color wear on the back at least.
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    hmm hope this isnt true as well. Thanks kilofox for that link. Maybe Apple will give us bumper? hehe
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    Just purchased this bumper yesterday, should be here a few days after my phone.
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