1. HAWK's Avatar
    So my wife has decided to make the jump to iPhone from blackberry thank god, but the only thing is the local cell store only has black and gold in stock. she likes the gold one better but shes also an ocd scratch person with her devices unlike myself. does anyone know how well the gold ones are holding up for wear and tear? I apologize if this has been asked I searched but couldn't find anything.
    10-24-2013 01:52 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    No issues with mine, still flawless (and have been rocking it without a case for about a week now). I don't think the "scratching" issue common with the darker color iPhone 5 last year will arise with any of the 5S color variations. Apple learned their lesson.
    10-24-2013 02:07 PM
  3. HAWK's Avatar
    No issues with mine, still flawless (and have been rocking it without a case for about a week now). I don't think the "scratching" issue common with the darker color iPhone 5 last year will arise with any of the 5S color variations. Apple learned their lesson.
    Thanks for the update much appreciated


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    10-24-2013 02:13 PM
  4. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    No issues with mine, still flawless (and have been rocking it without a case for about a week now). I don't think the "scratching" issue common with the darker color iPhone 5 last year will arise with any of the 5S color variations. Apple learned their lesson.
    Yeah, they definitely learned after all those scratched iPhones last year. Lol!

    No problem here either. She'll be pleased.


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    10-24-2013 03:10 PM
  5. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    So my wife has decided to make the jump to iPhone from blackberry thank god, but the only thing is the local cell store only has black and gold in stock. she likes the gold one better but shes also an ocd scratch person with her devices unlike myself. does anyone know how well the gold ones are holding up for wear and tear? I apologize if this has been asked I searched but couldn't find anything.
    I got no issues at all. I have a case though. So it helps with wear and tear and the aluminium holds pretty good. Unless she is gonna drop the phone without a case then it's a different story.
    10-24-2013 04:51 PM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    No issues at all with mine & I've had it since launch. Sometimes its in a case, sometimes its not...Its pretty tough
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    10-24-2013 05:10 PM
  7. HAWK's Avatar
    I got no issues at all. I have a case though. So it helps with wear and tear and the aluminium holds pretty good. Unless she is gonna drop the phone without a case then it's a different story.
    Yeah me and my wife never use cases... Ever lol


    Sent from my iPhone 5s
    10-24-2013 05:25 PM
  8. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Yeah me and my wife never use cases... Ever lol


    Sent from my iPhone 5s
    Then I hope you start. Because it will definitely get scratches. It's inevitable.
    No phone on the market won't get scratched.
    10-24-2013 07:20 PM
  9. HAWK's Avatar
    Then I hope you start. Because it will definitely get scratches. It's inevitable.
    No phone on the market won't get scratched.
    Yeah I know it will happen eventually I was just wondering of it was horrible like the 5 was that's all


    Sent from my iPhone 5s
    10-24-2013 07:56 PM
  10. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Yeah I know it will happen eventually I was just wondering of it was horrible like the 5 was that's all


    Sent from my iPhone 5s
    The build quality has improved. I haven't seen any complaints as of yet mate!
    I don't see any reason not to get this phone. You'll love it
    10-24-2013 07:58 PM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    No scratches on my gold. Have had it for 8 days now. I do not use a case. Only when I'm charging the phone with a Mophie juice pack. Then I immediately take that ugly thing off.
    10-24-2013 11:10 PM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    I've seen one person at work that has the Gold 5S who doesn't use a case and there isn't a scratch on it so far. Without a case though, chances of it scratching are greater than if it had some type of case.
    10-25-2013 04:23 AM
  13. km12345's Avatar
    Just put on a clear full body. It looks naked but has decent normal wear n tear protection. I wanna go nude but after two weeks I realized I was wasting too mUch energy worrying about damaging it. Therefore I did next best thing, get clear full body n a clear case. Only spent like $7. No worries n still minimal n still looks good. I do take case off if I go out.


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    10-25-2013 05:16 AM
  14. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Just put on a clear full body. It looks naked but has decent normal wear n tear protection. I wanna go nude but after two weeks I realized I was wasting too mUch energy worrying about damaging it. Therefore I did next best thing, get clear full body n a clear case. Only spent like $7. No worries n still minimal n still looks good. I do take case off if I go out.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    This is what I will do with my gold one, when I get it. I've got a clear full body case I use already.

    Aren't there also screen protector type films that go over the back as well? ghost armour?
    10-25-2013 06:36 AM
  15. mrluky60's Avatar
    where do you live, your store has gold right now . buy one for me i will send you the money
    10-25-2013 08:20 AM
  16. HAWK's Avatar
    where do you live, your store has gold right now . buy one for me i will send you the money
    I live in the Northwest Territories ( northern canada ). They only have 16 gb gold. Which works for my wife, but wouldn't work for me. Personally I think the space grey looks ten times better.


    Sent from my iPhone 5s
    10-25-2013 08:44 AM
  17. plantemichel's Avatar
    Anyway i think it's better to have a case but , this time we won't hear from Eddy cue saying that scratches and dings are normal.😄


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    10-27-2013 05:42 PM
  18. wbkm85's Avatar
    where do you live, your store has gold right now . buy one for me i will send you the money
    THIS!!!
    10-27-2013 05:53 PM
  19. HAWK's Avatar
    I actually picked up a gold one for me and my wife after seeing it in person. awesome color. I am now selling my space grey lol
    10-31-2013 10:54 AM

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