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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]



    I use iPhone 5 cases intermittently when I'm testing or reviewing them, but most of the time my iPhone is as naked as the day Jony Ive designed it. I like the look. But I've dropped it on pavement a couple times now and have the chips and dings to show for it. That hasn't encouraged me to slap a permanent case on it any more than blaster fire and asteroid bumps encouraged Han Solo to slap a Corellian freighter bra on the Millennium Falcon, but I know not everyone shares my affection for aged and used objects. I know some people go nuts at even the thought of a hairline scratch...

    That picture is my iPhone 5, four months later. What's yours looking like?

    Drop a photo below of any battle damage you've managed to accrue!
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    No real damage other than a few scratches.

    But some nasty dirt got trapped inside of my white iPhone 5 and I can't get it out.

    iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]-dirt-01-iphone-5.jpg
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Mine's sporting just a few minor signs of wear. No real scuffs or scratches. I roll naked most of the time (95% or more)...
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    I have a tiny hairline scuff on the chamfered edge which irks me just a tad, but I got this case and have left it on since. The only thing is I think I accidentally got a little "man juice" in my home button and it feels a little sticky when I push it, I don't know how to clean it without taking my iPhone apart
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Mine's still flawless...and i even dropped it on our hard wood floor the other day!
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    mine's perfectly fine
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Quote Originally Posted by daniebello View Post
    I have a tiny hairline scuff on the chamfered edge which irks me just a tad, but I got this case and have left it on since. The only thing is I think I accidentally got a little "man juice" in my home button and it feels a little sticky when I push it, I don't know how to clean it without taking my iPhone apart
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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Quote Originally Posted by daniebello View Post
    think I accidentally got a little "man juice" in my home button and it feels a little sticky when I push it(
    Makes me think twice about buying a second hand phone.
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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Mine has a small nick on the left side but other than it's great!! Still rolling naked and wouldn't have it any other way!


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    Default Re: iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    It's hit the concrete on a few occasions.


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    Default Re: iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    iPhone 5 vs a pocket full of change.
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    Informative post
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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    It's hit the concrete on a few occasions.





    This ain't battle damage. This is abuse...
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    some of the scratching after only this amount of time is very worrying.
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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

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    Couple of drops
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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes View Post
    some of the scratching after only this amount of time is very worrying.
    I have mine just over 6 weeks now and the anodised aluminium is absolutely spotless. Has never been in a case and it is in and out of my pocket regularly. Mine even took a fairly heavy hit on the table too.

    I actually think the early adopters got the short end of the stick as the anodising process was not optimised at that point and it improved after Apple doubled down on quality control.
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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Quote Originally Posted by daniebello View Post
    I have a tiny hairline scuff on the chamfered edge which irks me just a tad, but I got this case and have left it on since. The only thing is I think I accidentally got a little "man juice" in my home button and it feels a little sticky when I push it, I don't know how to clean it without taking my iPhone apart
    Bwhaha man juice really lol




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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Still flawless here


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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Mine looks like its just out of the box, no scraps on it at all. A few wee bits of dirt in the rim but a wee pin sorts that out.
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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Mines in perfect condition. It has never left its ultra thin incipio case and has been dropped 3 times from chest hight once on wood floor, once on concrete and the 3rd time in the apple store wilst I was in there exchanging my iPad mini which smashed face down 2 days after receiving it on Xmas day. Luckily I had an understanding Genius who prob saw how much money I had spent on apple products over the years lol.
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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    I kinda like the scratches to be honest i can get back to zero with ac+ if inwant to
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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Quote Originally Posted by Feb View Post
    I kinda like the scratches to be honest i can get back to zero with ac+ if inwant to
    A few nicks here and there gives a phone character but the I'd be miffed if my iPhone looked like some of the pics in this thread.
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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Quote Originally Posted by daniebello View Post
    I have a tiny hairline scuff on the chamfered edge which irks me just a tad, but I got this case and have left it on since. The only thing is I think I accidentally got a little "man juice" in my home button and it feels a little sticky when I push it, I don't know how to clean it without taking my iPhone apart
    This is one of the most disturbing posts I've ever read. I'll second that comment about thinking twice before buying a used phone again. Seriously? That's just f-ed up. Why would you even post that? I'm glad you're that close with your iPhone, but you should probably keep that kind of love to yourself.
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    Default iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildo6882 View Post
    This is one of the most disturbing posts I've ever read. I'll second that comment about thinking twice before buying a used phone again. Seriously? That's just f-ed up. Why would you even post that? I'm glad you're that close with your iPhone, but you should probably keep that kind of love to yourself.
    I actually found his post a wee bit humorous.

    To stay on topic -- My phone has been in a case since day 3, not a scratch on it.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_Campher View Post
    A few nicks here and there gives a phone character but the I'd be miffed if my iPhone looked like some of the pics in this thread.
    "Character"....lol
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