1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Well when my wife get's back I'll snap a pic of it with her phone, i just handed over my 4S to it's new home!

    Here's an article where the person took KEYS to the metal back...looks very similar to the people claiming scratches from a finger nail. Here's a bit of advice, if you don't want your iPhone to have scratches on the back, don't take a key and scratch it...

    Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching? - Mac Rumors
    09-21-2012 11:36 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    iPhone 5 (vs Samsung Galaxy S3) Drop Tests Show Very Durable Device and Screen - Mac Rumors

    I added the bold in the quote...

    Well, as much as we hate to admit it, the iPhone 5 did amazingly well in our drop test, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 came out in pretty bad shape. Its the cold hard truth that we cant hide and we cant ignore.
    ....
    The hard aluminum shell of the iPhone 5 withstood the impact pretty well, and the glass protecting the display remained intact. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S3 predictably lost its back cover and suffered damage to the casing and the front glass. Sad, sad, sad.
    09-21-2012 11:38 AM
  3. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    I wouldn't bet on that.
    These were just taken tonight at a local Apple store and done with a fingernail. My money isn't going to be spent on shoddy materials.

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    My white one came out of the box with bubbles in the plastic wrap. Under bubbles were dings in the silver back plate. They're going to swap out for me once they get one in, but no swap on launch day. I am now leery of the white. May trade for black depending on how it holds up during the wait for replacement.

    At least it WORKS, so I can play with it, but will also have to spend double set-up time. More than half of my apps did not download from backup -- had to work out which ones, download again, and reconfigure folders. Semi-fun once, but twice? GAH!!!
    09-21-2012 11:46 AM
  4. JF7FSU's Avatar
    Bumper time!
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    09-21-2012 11:49 AM
  5. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Yeah, the only thing i noticed when playing with the demo last night at work (sooooo excited was I, it was like Christmas morning) is the black seems to be a fingerprint magnet, even the back plate. Don't know if the white will be the same.


    Sent from mah brainzzzzz via Galaxy S III and Tapatalk 2
    See my post about dings in the back plate. Related (sort of): my white phone looks yellowed to me. Cord and box and even Apple store image on Retina display all look bright white, whereas phone looks distinctly yellowish in comparison.

    They are going to replace due to dings in the back plate out of the box, so I will hang loose to see what the replacement looks like. Have always had black - may have to go back!
    09-21-2012 11:55 AM
  6. sj-performance's Avatar
    ok, so for those of you REALLY concerned about the back scratching up but wanting to keep the phone naked - heres an idea - just put a screen protector on the back!!

    issue solved.
    this is exactly what I did this morning when i got mine..screen protector on front and back
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    09-21-2012 12:04 PM
  7. sj-performance's Avatar
    I put a screen protector on the backs of my iPhones even if they are in a case. Overkill I'm sure, but I like the added protection anyway.
    just like me. its not overkill...its really taking care of our stuff..good job
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    09-21-2012 12:05 PM
  8. sudbury78#WN's Avatar
    You're the biggest iSheep ever, when you get your Failphone 5 you'll realize they are not even as good as the S2, let alone the S3, it doesn't take a genius
    Coming from a guy who actually bought an iPhone. Hahahahahaha.
    09-21-2012 12:36 PM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    Sean, you MUST post a pic of your white i5, i really want to see it in 'real life' :o
    Here's mine, Pink.




    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
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    09-21-2012 12:49 PM
  10. sau124's Avatar
    I think it is all about handling. If you are not confident about using your phone naked and are afraid of getting scratches on it get a case or protector.

    My 4S is still mint and is now in the locker with other mint iPhones.
    09-21-2012 01:16 PM
  11. sirsamuels's Avatar
    I think it is all about handling. If you are not confident about using your phone naked and are afraid of getting scratches on it get a case or protector.

    My 4S is still mint and is now in the locker with other mint iPhones.
    I agree with the handling
    09-21-2012 01:21 PM
  12. circlez's Avatar
    I hate to bring bad news, but to anyone concerned about the scratching on a black model...

    I have had my iPhone 5 (black) maybe a grand total of five hours now. I already have a small scuff showing silver on one of the antenna bands. I obviously haven't dropped it or anything in this time. It's been on my pocket most of the time.
    09-21-2012 01:46 PM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I hate to bring bad news, but to anyone concerned about the scratching on a black model...

    I have had my iPhone 5 (black) maybe a grand total of five hours now. I already have a small scuff showing silver on one of the antenna bands. I obviously haven't dropped it or anything in this time. It's been on my pocket most of the time.
    Do you have any pics you can show? Over at MacRumors there are a few people saying the same thing, but when asked for pictures, they never post again in the thread. My wife's black 32GB is flawless, and she actually dropped it on our hard wood floor earlier, still flawless (though she almost had a heart attack).

    Here's a pic of mine...

    Last edited by SeanHRCC; 09-21-2012 at 02:05 PM.
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    09-21-2012 02:01 PM
  14. circlez's Avatar
    Do you have any pics you can show? Over at MacRumors there are a few people saying the same thing, but when asked for pictures, they never post again in the thread. My wife's black 32GB is flawless, and she actually dropped it on our hard wood floor earlier, still flawless (though she almost had a heart attack).

    Here's a pic of mine...

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    I can post a picture when I get back home to my 4S. I don't have another camera at the moment.
    09-21-2012 02:39 PM
  15. markhunsaker's Avatar
    Welcome to the ****phone 5, wish I got an S3, this phone has crashed 5 times since I got it already!
    The game probably isn't compatible with ios 6 yet. I have had a few apps do that when I try to launch them, my phone immediately returns to the springboard. See if there is an update.

    I'm sure there are many out there who would trade straight across for a G3. Worth looking into if that's the direction you'd like to go. I've had several offers already.
    09-21-2012 03:16 PM
  16. TheZink's Avatar
    Mine 32gig came this morning. Has a ding on the side of the case and my home button is completely crooked. Really annoying but Im gonna try and exchange it tomorrow. The scratch I can deal with but the home button will drive me nuts.
    09-21-2012 04:11 PM
  17. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    (by IrishRose)
    Here's mine, Pink.
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    Do you have any pics you can show? Over at MacRumors there are a few people saying the same thing, but when asked for pictures, they never post again in the thread. My wife's black 32GB is flawless, and she actually dropped it on our hard wood floor earlier, still flawless (though she almost had a heart attack).

    Here's a pic of mine...

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    OMG 😱😲😱 Sean I can't believe your wife dropped hers already!!

    Thanks for posting these Rose and Sean I actually escaped out of my house this afternoon for a little while and went to Verizon noooo.....I didn't buy the new i5 BUT I did look at it, check out the new design etc. Nice!! I can say m very torn as TI which color I would get-I'm partial to the white, but I'm really not crazy by how the aluminum backing looks on it:o which then turns me to the black....well, good thing I didn't have to decide right then and there lol.

    Btw, the Verizon corp store by me wasn't really crowded at all, they still had phones in stock. In fact my daughter & I helped another woman chose her color she went with the black!! But I can say just walking through the door, there were 5-6 reps practically guarding the door-I felt chlostraphobic (sp?) there for a few moments just to tell them we're only here to window shop lol


    (and yea I know, I completely screwed up quoting you Rose, sorry:o)
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    09-21-2012 04:28 PM
  18. sudbury78#WN's Avatar
    Ghost armored whole thing so I was lucky with no out of box issues.
    09-23-2012 11:31 AM
  19. gixxer07600's Avatar
    You're the biggest iSheep ever, when you get your Failphone 5 you'll realize they are not even as good as the S2, let alone the S3, it doesn't take a genius
    Not as good as the s2 or s3? Please. I had the s2. Came from the s2. That phone was the cheapest piece of s*** I have ever owned.
    09-23-2012 11:39 AM
  20. Jeremy's Avatar
    Not as good as the s2 or s3? Please. I had the s2. Came from the s2. That phone was the cheapest piece of s*** I have ever owned.
    That particular person won't reply to you because he was banned days ago.
    09-23-2012 11:44 AM
  21. gixxer07600's Avatar
    That particular person won't reply to you because he was banned days ago.
    I still feel better. Lol. I hate trolls. Fail to see the point. If thier phones are so awesome why are they on an iPhone site?
    GreenBerry84 likes this.
    09-23-2012 12:12 PM
  22. Jeremy's Avatar
    I still feel better. Lol. I hate trolls. Fail to see the point. If thier phones are so awesome why are they on an iPhone site?
    Your guess is as good as mine.
    09-23-2012 12:38 PM
  23. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I read this thread a little while back. So yesterday when I was finally looking at some demo units I scratched the back of a black unit with my fingernail. There was a mark and then when I wiped it the scratch was gone. So I don't know how sharp that person's fingernail was but those marks looked etched. I did see little nicks on the chamfered edge of the demo units but those are naked and handled by thousands every day(that sounds so wrong). I was just a little worried because someone asked the Apple rep at the table about the "scratch issue". There was a pause and then he deflected which makes me think this might get some media like antennaegate.
    09-23-2012 12:49 PM
  24. kch50428's Avatar
    I still feel better. Lol. I hate trolls. Fail to see the point. If thier phones are so awesome why are they on an iPhone site?
    There is a segment of the population that simply likes to complain. About anything they can. They derive some sort of pleasure in complaining, and watching how people react. Those kind of folk are obvious - and we all need to learn to ignore the wazoo apertures when they make themselves evident.
    09-23-2012 12:55 PM
  25. Jeremy's Avatar
    I read this thread a little while back. So yesterday when I was finally looking at some demo units I scratched the back of a black unit with my fingernail. There was a mark and then when I wiped it the scratch was gone. So I don't know how sharp that person's fingernail was but those marks looked etched. I did see little nicks on the chamfered edge of the demo units but those are naked and handled by thousands every day(that sounds so wrong). I was just a little worried because someone asked the Apple rep at the table about the "scratch issue". There was a pause and then he deflected which makes me think this might get some media like antennaegate.
    I've been saying all along take care of it and it will be fine. It's just how I take care of things is way different how the general user does. Nobody but me even touches my phones/tablets/computers. There is always something the mainstream media focuses on when it comes to Apple launches. Nothing you can do.
    kch50428 likes this.
    09-23-2012 12:57 PM
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