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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    I accidently hit the iPhone 5 bezel side to the computer monitor plastic bezel as I want to place my phone on the top of the monitor stand. notice that all my monitor housing are made of plastic and a very small hit left a mark to the iPhone 5 bezel...

    I would rather have rubber and plastic as long as they are durable rather than aluminum as while it's definitely beautiful, but you have to be very careful not to leave marks on it. somehow I kinda miss the Blackberry. I used BB Torch 9800 for over 2 years, no case, just a leather sleeve when I carry the phone on the pocket. But when I take it out of the sleeve, it's all naked, no screen protector too. No ding, no mark, very clean, no scratch on the LCD even though it's a plastic LCD except one paint chip which I don't remember how it got there.

    sigh... just wanna vent on the fragility of the iPhone. iPhone is like Ferrari, beautiful to see, superb performance, but fragile. the BB is like BMW.
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    Default Re: aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Lol, with your comparison I'm not sure if you've really owned and maintained a BMW for a length of time and as a past diehard blackberry user I'm not really following that either. So basically I've owned both bmws and blackberries at the same time and scratching my head trying to agree with your reference.....
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Agreed.. My iPhone 5 is already scratched up all around. It's made to be used anyways.. Oh well.. I do hope that Apple will fix it in the long run.
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    You say you'd rather have plastic than aluminum so just put a bumper on it. Problem solved.


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    Default Re: aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Honestly any high end phone out today is pretty fragile. Just have to be careful with them and take care of them if you want them to look good.
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Realistically anything metal that get used gets scratches. My watches and wedding ring are really scratched up, but I don't notice that. But.... I tend to obsess about my phone getting scratched. It's funny, because in 1-1 1/2 years I will be rid of it and on to the next version.
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Is this REALLY the most active forums on the net about iOS stuff? That's what imore advertises it as but even on the week end only about four topics are commented on or bumped up and in those topics only about 2-3 responses are added? I'm not trolling but with the millions upon million of iPhone 5s out there it's hard for me to believe and I know not everyone who owns one will post on a forum but still makes me scratch my head.
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    Default Re: aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Quote Originally Posted by komp444 View Post
    Is this REALLY the most active forums on the net about iOS stuff? That's what imore advertises it as but even on the week end only about four topics are commented on or bumped up and in those topics only about 2-3 responses are added? I'm not trolling but with the millions upon million of iPhone 5s out there it's hard for me to believe and I know not everyone who owns one will post on a forum but still makes me scratch my head.
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    I don't understand how quoting me and responding that is related but ill take it lol. And I do hope the best for the z10.
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    I wish apple would have kept it glass the 4/4s models are so classy the 5 and maybe 5s models look like htc models
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    No pain, no gain.
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Quote Originally Posted by Jrome.brooks View Post
    I wish apple would have kept it glass the 4/4s models are so classy the 5 and maybe 5s models look like htc models
    Of everyone I knew that had one that was its biggest complaint that it was all glass and would break at the sound of a sneeze. But I liked it to. But to be honest I like the aluminum much much more.
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Quote Originally Posted by ForgWorm View Post
    No pain, no gain.
    More often then not I find myself wondering how some posts are even relevant or what they mean by that. I must not be one of the cool kids anymore but am now considering finding another more mature and focus based forum.
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    Default Re: aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    I wish the iPhone 6 would be made of Carbon Fiber. Lightweight, scratch resistant, just wow factor. imagine, real carbon fiber back.

    Quote Originally Posted by komp444 View Post
    More often then not I find myself wondering how some posts are even relevant or what they mean by that. I must not be one of the cool kids anymore but am now considering finding another more mature and focus based forum.
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Quote Originally Posted by Nolander07 View Post
    Realistically anything metal that get used gets scratches. My watches and wedding ring are really scratched up, but I don't notice that. But.... I tend to obsess about my phone getting scratched. It's funny, because in 1-1 1/2 years I will be rid of it and on to the next version.
    This is an interesting point. I obsess about my iPhone not getting scratches however I rarely obsess over anything else getting scratched or dented. My wife scratched the roof of my new car a couple if years back and it didn't bother me much. My laptop has scratches on it and dead pixels on the screen and I don't care. But if my phone gets a little ding or scratch that only I can see, I am ready to hit the roof. I used to tell my wife and my kids that they could not touch my phone under any circumstances. My wife told me I was being mean so I wrapped it up with Griffin Survivor and now have a piece if mind. There must be some sort of condition about this.


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    Default Re: aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    yeah mine scratched up a bunch :S
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    Default Re: aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    This is the one gripe that I have, my outer bezel is scarred up badly, dont even keep a case on it now unless I need it attached to my hip. Another thing is that some of the scratched came from the case while on the phone!!
    Apple built it, so it will work.
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Mine still looks good ;-)
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    It really depends on what type of aluminum the bumper was made of. 6061 is softer than 7075. I've had a lot of experience machining both types of aluminum. 7075 is the higher dollar between the 2. This may not help the situation but its my 2 pennies.
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    Default Re: aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    it is extremely fragile...i ended up selling my iPhone 5 as it was broken to Home - Cash Your Gadgets - Good riddance, now back to an android
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    My bezel is a bit nicked, but not too badly.



    Quote Originally Posted by mazumamobile View Post
    it is extremely fragile...i ended up selling my iPhone 5 as it was broken to Home - Cash Your Gadgets - Good riddance, now back to an android
    Useless troll post, only serving as a plug for a site that you have connections with.


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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Had mine since day one.

    No scratches dings scuffs or any other blems.

    No case no screen protectors

    Don't even obsess over the phone.

    People are just real rough with there stuff and it looks like **** after a month.

    Be careful and it will be fine.
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    Default aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Quote Originally Posted by cpc12 View Post
    Had mine since day one.

    No scratches dings scuffs or any other blems.

    No case no screen protectors

    Don't even obsess over the phone.

    People are just real rough with there stuff and it looks like **** after a month.

    Be careful and it will be fine.
    I'm very careful with my gadgets too. I don't like to spend too much $ on cases cuz I don't drop or mistreat them. But screen protectors are nice to have on. Front and back.
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    Default Re: aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    I've had mine for about half of the time naked and the other half of the time with a cheap $5 radio shack clear case (just to prevent scuffing from sitting on tables and desks and in cup holders)...I've banged mine around and hit things accidentally, even dropped it a couple of times without the case on it and it's been fine, the only little mark i noticed was on the Apple itself on the back, and it's like hairline and you have to really stare at it to pick it out.

    Not to say your situation didn't happen exactly as you described...and not to go against the idea that the iPhone this go around is more fragile than normal, but a small little tap on a plastic monitor housing isn't normally going to yield the scenario you described, and the fragility of the phone, at least to me, is a non-issue, as it would be with any high end smart phone, there is a certain amount of care one should approach it with anyways.
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    Default Re: aluminum bezel on the 5 is so fragile... sigh

    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams View Post
    This is an interesting point. I obsess about my iPhone not getting scratches however I rarely obsess over anything else getting scratched or dented. My wife scratched the roof of my new car a couple if years back and it didn't bother me much. My laptop has scratches on it and dead pixels on the screen and I don't care. But if my phone gets a little ding or scratch that only I can see, I am ready to hit the roof. I used to tell my wife and my kids that they could not touch my phone under any circumstances. My wife told me I was being mean so I wrapped it up with Griffin Survivor and now have a piece if mind. There must be some sort of condition about this.


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    Man, if you find the right meeting to go to, let me know. I'm in the same boat. So many things of mine get beat up, scuffed, scratched, etc., and I'm perfectly fine with it. Someone hit my car in a parking lot, didn't do much damage, but probably about $500 worth on my bumper. I was pissed, but got over it quickly, and haven't even fixed it yet. I get a small, barely noticeable to the naked eye scratch on my iPhone or iPad and I want to hurt someone. I have no clue where this comes from. Especially since I'll be selling it and buying the next one in a short while.
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