1. slide's Avatar
    Wednesday's Wall Street Journal had a column reporting some 5's are arriving new looking beaten up. It went on to say that Apple's comment is that the aluminium construction of the new phone is easily damaged. I see a thread here about Hong Kong 5's arriving looking damaged as well.

    The writer said his 5 arrived looking pristine but now after a few weeks, he's noted some denting on the edge of the metal back.

    Have you guys with 5's noticed easy damage to the aluminium area on these phones? Will a case help? The WSJ writer said he didn't use a case.
    10-05-2012 05:18 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You guys here JFK got shot?

    Also...the earth...not flat.
    GibMcFragger and Rocket_Girl like this.
    10-05-2012 05:55 PM
  3. slide's Avatar
    You guys here JFK got shot?

    Also...the earth...not flat.
    Do you mean 'You guys hear JFK got shot?'

    Illiteracy rules.
    10-05-2012 06:28 PM
  4. gixxer07600's Avatar
    No easy damage here. He must be throwing his phone down.
    10-05-2012 07:56 PM
  5. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Take a look at this article. Looks like apple has been paying the hammer down on QC but workers having hard time living up to standards.

    http://www.bgr.com/2012/10/05/iphone...easures-cited/
    10-05-2012 08:00 PM
  6. CandyBean's Avatar
    I read somewhere that Tim Cook said it's normal for the aluminum back to get scuffed easily.. it's just the nature of the material or something. Seems to me like they picked the wrong materials to build this phone. Getting easily scratched and dented are not good qualities in a phone.
    10-05-2012 08:04 PM
  7. evorc's Avatar
    So your saying plastic is better? Lol my phone is perfect! Get a case or like me a full body ghost armor. It's not an issue, people tend to exaggerate minor issues when it comes to Apple.
    iphonefizzle likes this.
    10-06-2012 04:22 PM
  8. boomhower1820's Avatar
    Apple can't win. They picked a very scratch resistant material(glass) and everyone complained it broke to easily when you dropped it. So Apple picked a material that won't break when dropped but it scratches easier. They built a more durable phone. When you drop it the aluminum will dent but you still have a usable phone with a dent. Before you had shattered glass. Now if Apple went to what was and still is the best material for a phone everyone would complain it's cheap.(plastic)
    iphonefizzle and LocoStrange like this.
    10-06-2012 09:45 PM
  9. LCW's Avatar
    I read somewhere that Tim Cook said it's normal for the aluminum back to get scuffed easily.. it's just the nature of the material or something. Seems to me like they picked the wrong materials to build this phone. Getting easily scratched and dented are not good qualities in a phone.
    That was Phil Schiller saying that.

    Anyone remember the original iPhone? I do -had one. Just as prone to a scratches as the 5, maybe more. Still was awesome.
    10-06-2012 10:30 PM
  10. LCW's Avatar
    No easy damage here. He must be throwing his phone down.
    Some folks are just hard on phones. Those are the ones that should be using cases & screen protectors.
    BLiNK likes this.
    10-06-2012 10:31 PM
  11. skyscraper04's Avatar
    i bet you the people that complaints are android goats...anyway my 5 still looks like new no scratch whatsoever.
    iphonefizzle likes this.
    10-07-2012 12:40 AM
  12. iphonefizzle's Avatar
    well mine is just fine no scratches and no dents and i dropped it twice so far once fell out the car in my garage and the other my 4 year old threw it to the floor lucky carpet. but no scratches or scuffs and this boy hit the garage floor flat on its back wheewww i felt a cold feeling when it fell but all is good i think most of the complaints aren't even iphone 5 owners.....not to say they aren't legit but just the overwhelming majority are pilling on are droid assimilated I'm just saying.....
    10-07-2012 12:57 AM
  13. JHBThree's Avatar
    Mine has been in and out of cases a lot, and no scratches. It has one tiny ding near one of the plastic separator bands, but that isn't a big deal. Definitely seems as robust as the iPhone 4, and way better than the scratch prone plastic of the 3G.
    10-07-2012 07:18 PM

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