1. OnePratama's Avatar
    Dear reader, I`d like to know why is that my iphone5 at the back side of the metal part is rusting? As far as I know it made from Aluminium. I used to wipe it with cleaning towel which a lil bit of liquid to clean glasses tho. Since then I simply wipe it without any liquid.
    03-16-2013 08:19 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Close up pic?
    03-16-2013 08:25 PM
  3. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    For the sake of discussion (and to give a fair benefit of the doubt), pics?
    03-16-2013 09:38 PM
  4. linsiris's Avatar
    Wow that's a new one! I'd like to see pics too.
    03-16-2013 09:54 PM
  5. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Guess that answers that...
    03-17-2013 08:48 AM
  6. OnePratama's Avatar
    Do anybody know why my iphone5 is rusting?-rust-i5.jpg

    Here I attached you the picture I mention previously, regarding the rusting point indicated with arrows. I love iphone5 as much as you do guys? But I wonder, why this could happened while am taking care my phone as much as my own baby? Should I complain this matter to apple store? How do you thing? Any explanation who ever have their own hypothesis?

    Note: There wasn't any single scratches, or chip before I noticed a rusty spot on my iphone case.
    03-17-2013 10:57 PM
  7. bahandi's Avatar
    Could have been small sand particles on the surfaces you put your phone down on that caused minor nicks. Condensation from sweat in the pockets, humid environments, steamy showers could have done the rest.

    Of course, all that I said are just theories. That's unfortunate that you're going through that. Hope you can find resolution to your issue.
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    03-17-2013 11:02 PM
  8. SlcCorrado's Avatar
    Those must be knicks because anodized aluminum doesn't rust
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    03-17-2013 11:30 PM
  9. SlcCorrado's Avatar
    I think something got between your phone and your case. The resulting debris may have looked like rust, but it wasn't
    03-17-2013 11:32 PM
  10. bahandi's Avatar
    Maybe it's salt crystals that got between your phone and case too?
    03-18-2013 12:07 AM
  11. OnePratama's Avatar
    @ SlcCorrado Well, on the other hand i wipe and clean it several times I was courius that how come Aluminium corrode easily I couldn't believe my self. Its positive rust i couldn't even removed it
    03-18-2013 12:52 AM
  12. OnePratama's Avatar
    Bahadi you are hypothetically correct perhaps?? Cause Aluminium does corrode too after I check it in the website if it is not coated well with the painting.. In this case black. I guess
    03-18-2013 12:55 AM
  13. shanghaichica's Avatar
    My iPod touch 5th gen is also rusting a bit around the headphone socket.
    03-18-2013 02:08 AM
  14. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    That is not rust, lol.

    If you set your phone down on varying surfaces without a case, you stand the chance of getting marks on the back of it...you'd be really surprised what tiny particles can do when squished against a hard surface (table, counter, etc) by your phone...it has no where else to go, so damage will be had.

    Corrosion is not going to easily (or quickly) happen to the metal pieces of the iPhone...the case on yours is essentially the same material as Apple's macbook line is made out of, and trust me, if the stuff was prone to ANY kind of corrosion issue, we'd have heard about it by now (since they've used the same stuff for quite some time now).

    You have surface scratches which I'm guessing are from either not using a case or putting it into a tight fitting case uncleaned and little particles caused this while it moved around in the case itself.
    03-18-2013 06:46 AM
  15. sting7k's Avatar
    Just look like dings in the paint to me. Doesn't look like rust which is brown/orange on aluminum generally.
    03-18-2013 07:27 AM
  16. cooljatt18's Avatar
    its not rust, its just chipping, common in black i5 seen for the first time in white one
    03-18-2013 09:24 AM
  17. sj-performance's Avatar
    That's not rust. I run a metal distribution shop here in Miami and believe me that's not rust. I sell steel, zinc, and aluminum everyday. That's not RUST.

    Sent from iPhone5 via Tapatalk
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    03-18-2013 04:34 PM
  18. OnePratama's Avatar
    Thanks all for the clarification.. Appreciate it! I guess i must deal and accept the fact that my phone is ain't silky smooth anymore
    03-18-2013 08:14 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks all for the clarification.. Appreciate it! I guess i must deal and accept the fact that my phone is ain't silky smooth anymore
    It's still "silky smooth".......A few dings & nicks here and there won't take away from it's performance and that's what really important, isn't it?
    03-18-2013 08:50 PM
  20. SlcCorrado's Avatar
    Thanks all for the clarification.. Appreciate it! I guess i must deal and accept the fact that my phone is ain't silky smooth anymore
    Consider it "giving your phone character"
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    03-18-2013 09:00 PM
  21. iRy757's Avatar
    Did you AnoStyle your iPhone 5 or is that just the camera angle?
    03-18-2013 09:26 PM
  22. alfa1750's Avatar
    My iPhone 5 has rust spots on back
    11-07-2013 12:33 PM
  23. pr1nce's Avatar
    My iPhone 5 has rust spots on back
    They're probably not rust spots. Post a screen shot please.
    11-07-2013 10:59 PM
  24. Schufly's Avatar
    Looking at that picture it sure doesn't look like a normal 5. It looks altered or treated with something. What's really going on here? And like others have stated.....aluminum does not rust. Iron rusts. Period. Aluminum will corrode, but it would take heavy exposure to moisture along with chemicals....such as alkali. It's not easy to corrode aluminum. That's why it's such a useful metal in so many applications.
    11-08-2013 06:20 PM
  25. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    i have never heard of the iphone 5 rusting before... this is a first
    11-09-2013 06:47 AM
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