1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar


    I use iPhone 5 cases intermittently when I'm testing or reviewing them, but most of the time my iPhone is as naked as the day Jony Ive designed it. I like the look. But I've dropped it on pavement a couple times now and have the chips and dings to show for it. That hasn't encouraged me to slap a permanent case on it any more than blaster fire and asteroid bumps encouraged Han Solo to slap a Corellian freighter bra on the Millennium Falcon, but I know not everyone shares my affection for aged and used objects. I know some people go nuts at even the thought of a hairline scratch...

    That picture is my iPhone 5, four months later. What's yours looking like?

    Drop a photo below of any battle damage you've managed to accrue!
    01-25-2013 11:35 AM
  2. raywongy's Avatar
    No real damage other than a few scratches.

    But some nasty dirt got trapped inside of my white iPhone 5 and I can't get it out.

    iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]-dirt-01-iphone-5.jpg
    iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]-dirt-02-iphone-5.jpg
    01-25-2013 12:10 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Mine's sporting just a few minor signs of wear. No real scuffs or scratches. I roll naked most of the time (95% or more)...
    01-25-2013 12:55 PM
  4. daniebello's Avatar
    I have a tiny hairline scuff on the chamfered edge which irks me just a tad, but I got this case and have left it on since. The only thing is I think I accidentally got a little "man juice" in my home button and it feels a little sticky when I push it, I don't know how to clean it without taking my iPhone apart
    anon(1458) likes this.
    01-25-2013 04:26 PM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Mine's still flawless...and i even dropped it on our hard wood floor the other day!
    01-25-2013 05:13 PM
  6. tuffy100's Avatar
    mine's perfectly fine
    01-25-2013 07:19 PM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    I have a tiny hairline scuff on the chamfered edge which irks me just a tad, but I got this case and have left it on since. The only thing is I think I accidentally got a little "man juice" in my home button and it feels a little sticky when I push it, I don't know how to clean it without taking my iPhone apart
    Uh.....ok.....making your own movie?
    01-25-2013 08:44 PM
  8. gigatigga's Avatar
    think I accidentally got a little "man juice" in my home button and it feels a little sticky when I push it(
    Makes me think twice about buying a second hand phone.
    MikeOM likes this.
    01-25-2013 08:45 PM
  9. swarlos's Avatar
    Mine has a small nick on the left side but other than it's great!! Still rolling naked and wouldn't have it any other way!


    Beamed from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    01-25-2013 09:12 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It's hit the concrete on a few occasions.


    01-25-2013 09:44 PM
  11. rgsteele's Avatar
    iPhone 5 vs a pocket full of change.
    Attached Thumbnails iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]-img_3933-1024x672-.jpg  
    01-25-2013 10:54 PM
  12. parksjdaniel's Avatar
    Informative post
    01-26-2013 07:18 AM
  13. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    It's hit the concrete on a few occasions.





    This ain't battle damage. This is abuse...
    Garz likes this.
    01-26-2013 09:20 AM
  14. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    some of the scratching after only this amount of time is very worrying.
    01-26-2013 04:34 PM
  15. ljpuk's Avatar
    iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]-imageuploadedbytapatalk1359238917.644351.jpg
    iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]-imageuploadedbytapatalk1359238933.223432.jpg

    Couple of drops
    01-26-2013 05:22 PM
  16. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    some of the scratching after only this amount of time is very worrying.
    I have mine just over 6 weeks now and the anodised aluminium is absolutely spotless. Has never been in a case and it is in and out of my pocket regularly. Mine even took a fairly heavy hit on the table too.

    I actually think the early adopters got the short end of the stick as the anodising process was not optimised at that point and it improved after Apple doubled down on quality control.
    01-27-2013 03:15 AM
  17. Peligro911's Avatar
    I have a tiny hairline scuff on the chamfered edge which irks me just a tad, but I got this case and have left it on since. The only thing is I think I accidentally got a little "man juice" in my home button and it feels a little sticky when I push it, I don't know how to clean it without taking my iPhone apart
    Bwhaha man juice really lol




    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    01-27-2013 03:17 AM
  18. Peligro911's Avatar
    Still flawless here


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    01-27-2013 03:18 AM
  19. belfastbear51's Avatar
    Mine looks like its just out of the box, no scraps on it at all. A few wee bits of dirt in the rim but a wee pin sorts that out.
    01-27-2013 04:24 AM
  20. ridiculocity's Avatar
    Mines in perfect condition. It has never left its ultra thin incipio case and has been dropped 3 times from chest hight once on wood floor, once on concrete and the 3rd time in the apple store wilst I was in there exchanging my iPad mini which smashed face down 2 days after receiving it on Xmas day. Luckily I had an understanding Genius who prob saw how much money I had spent on apple products over the years lol.
    01-27-2013 04:32 AM
  21. brijuhaha's Avatar
    I kinda like the scratches to be honest i can get back to zero with ac+ if inwant to
    01-27-2013 06:36 AM
  22. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    I kinda like the scratches to be honest i can get back to zero with ac+ if inwant to
    A few nicks here and there gives a phone character but the I'd be miffed if my iPhone looked like some of the pics in this thread.
    Garz likes this.
    01-27-2013 09:12 AM
  23. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I have a tiny hairline scuff on the chamfered edge which irks me just a tad, but I got this case and have left it on since. The only thing is I think I accidentally got a little "man juice" in my home button and it feels a little sticky when I push it, I don't know how to clean it without taking my iPhone apart
    This is one of the most disturbing posts I've ever read. I'll second that comment about thinking twice before buying a used phone again. Seriously? That's just f-ed up. Why would you even post that? I'm glad you're that close with your iPhone, but you should probably keep that kind of love to yourself.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    01-27-2013 02:11 PM
  24. trebor8806's Avatar
    This is one of the most disturbing posts I've ever read. I'll second that comment about thinking twice before buying a used phone again. Seriously? That's just f-ed up. Why would you even post that? I'm glad you're that close with your iPhone, but you should probably keep that kind of love to yourself.
    I actually found his post a wee bit humorous.

    To stay on topic -- My phone has been in a case since day 3, not a scratch on it.
    MikeOM and djjohnson like this.
    01-27-2013 11:15 PM
  25. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    A few nicks here and there gives a phone character but the I'd be miffed if my iPhone looked like some of the pics in this thread.
    "Character"....lol
    01-28-2013 01:41 PM
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