1. Ih8reno's Avatar
    Anyone here notice the complaints coming in from 5 buyers? Is it just me or was the change to aluminum seem obvious to get a lot of damage?
    09-22-2012 08:34 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    There will be complaints regarding any new device. All of the newer devices will not be perfect and without blemish. Furthermore, a small percentage of customer will have to return/replace their new device and many of those people end up being satisfied customers afterwards. This happens with almost every launch. It goes with the territory.
    09-22-2012 08:43 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    There is a video on ifixit where they do a scratch test with a 2 year old and a set of keys rubbed against the 5 and the 4/4s and also a stainless steel ring. iPhone 4/4s wins hands downs. The 5 was beat to hell.The 4 sustain no noticeable damage.
    09-22-2012 10:38 PM
  4. Porker21's Avatar
    Not what I wanted to hear. I wonder if it as to do with the weight. Thinner materials, maybe.
    09-25-2012 11:12 PM
  5. Peligro911's Avatar
    They way I look at it if I was the kind of person who dropped my phone a lot I would rather have a beat up back that's made of metal then shatter my 4s all the time

    Just to note I have never dropped of broke any of my iPhones lol


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    09-25-2012 11:34 PM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    I've had every version of iPhone except the 5. The original iPhone metal back never used a case still have it. After 5 years and 2 in the field the back is beat up. The screen looks brand new because I always used a screen protector.

    The 3Gs I had. Plastic back. Now I got most of the back casing wear from a case. Debris would get caught between the case and phone and scratch the hell out of it.

    The 4s I have now has been in a case from day one. I use a mophie when I travel and a case crown when I'm home. I periodically check it for any wear from the cases and there is none that I can see. I see a bunch of 4/4s out there with shattered backs.

    One thing about the original iPhone is that the bezel around the screen which I assuming is metal held up incredibly well for never having it in a case. No dings or scratches and this phone was dropped quite a few times mostly by folks wanting to see it when it first came out.
    Last edited by iEd; 09-26-2012 at 10:12 AM.
    09-26-2012 12:11 AM
  7. redbeard's Avatar
    There's definitely a defect in the anodized coating since so many people are finding them chipped out of the box.. I'm glad I waited, cue fanboys to tell us chipped/dented/scratched phones are normal out of the box in 3,2,1...
    09-26-2012 02:06 AM
  8. iEd's Avatar
    I'm anxious to see how the iPhone 5 will hold over time specifically the black one which is the one I absolutely love because of the black bands. I wonder if the color coating doesn't hold up will Apple go back to silver bands on the black model on the next model.
    09-26-2012 10:26 AM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    There's definitely a defect in the anodized coating since so many people are finding them chipped out of the box.. I'm glad I waited, cue fanboys to tell us chipped/dented/scratched phones are normal out of the box in 3,2,1...
    lol, actually it will be called the new look - "distressed"
    09-26-2012 10:39 AM
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