1. thaddeus8's Avatar
    I'm sure this has been asked before, but since it's been over a year now since it came out, I figured I'd get a lot more opinions and experiences this way.

    What I'm mainly wondering is how easily do those gorgeous chamferred edges scuff? That's where the main problem seems to be when it comes to this phone getting scratched etc. I don't mean when you drop it, or smack it against a wall, rather just from day to day use, without a case but not being reckless. Putting it in your pocket, taking it out, placing it on a table, etc. Does it easily chip away from this type of standard use?

    Is it true that they changed the manufacturing process after the whole scuffgate thing? Would it be safe to assume that later productions had more quality?

    Finally, where can I get those peel on skins, but also for the edges? Do they even exist? Thanks.
    11-04-2013 12:11 AM
  2. HAWK's Avatar
    Yes this has been asked a few times, but it's all good. Apple has fixed the issue that they had with the 5. So far with the 5s there have been no complaints of scratches and paint chipping off the back or sides.
    I think if you are careful with your phone you shouldn't have an issue. I use mine without cases and they look great
    11-04-2013 12:30 AM
  3. taz323's Avatar
    I've had my 5 since June, no scuffs or scratches.
    11-04-2013 01:13 AM
  4. HAWK's Avatar
    I've had my 5 since June, no scuffs or scratches.
    You use a body skin or a case?
    11-04-2013 02:41 AM
  5. taz323's Avatar
    You use a body skin or a case?
    50/50 case at work, none at home.
    11-04-2013 02:43 AM
  6. thaddeus8's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. I'm just unsure whether to go for the 5 (don't like the 5s) because I don't want to have to be extra careful with the phone since I'm not one to use a case (skins are ok). I'd rather experience it as it is. I'm not careless, but I don't want to be thinking every time how to delicately handle the phone.
    11-04-2013 04:15 AM
  7. HAWK's Avatar
    50/50 case at work, none at home.
    Impressive, all three of my 5's were losing paint after a week of normal usage.
    11-04-2013 09:55 AM
  8. Auturi's Avatar
    They get dinged and chipped within the first week. I don't even know how it was happening. I traded my phone the first time and got a new one, hoping that it wouldn't chip away but it ended up looking worse than the other one did.

    This was my first one...

    How easily do the edges scuff?-w1vjp1.jpg

    That is a substantial mark near the home button. A chunk of the phone is just gone, as if someone had been nibbling on it.
    11-04-2013 10:23 AM
  9. SaberSerene's Avatar
    Yes this has been asked a few times, but it's all good. Apple has fixed the issue that they had with the 5. So far with the 5s there have been no complaints of scratches and paint chipping off the back or sides.
    I think if you are careful with your phone you shouldn't have an issue. I use mine without cases and they look great
    The whole scuff issue was from the black and slate iPhone 5 not the white and silver.
    11-04-2013 01:31 PM
  10. jobosumm's Avatar
    i have a black 5. (since may i think) i have used it with cases, and without cases. i do not have any scuffs, scratches, or paint chips on it anywhere. nowadays i mostly use it without a case - and put the life proof case on it when its raining out, or I'm going out (like to a bar/restaurant ) so i don't have to worry about setting the phone down and having something spilled on it. i had a screen protector on the front only for scratch protection but took it off because i thought it really took away from the crispness of the screen. could have been just a crappy screen protector.
    11-04-2013 04:19 PM
  11. HAWK's Avatar
    The whole scuff issue was from the black and slate iPhone 5 not the white and silver.
    Yeah that's the one I had.
    11-04-2013 05:15 PM
  12. SaberSerene's Avatar
    Yeah that's the one I had.
    Yeah it scratched extremely easily. It was a shame.
    11-04-2013 05:16 PM
  13. HAWK's Avatar
    Yeah it scratched extremely easily. It was a shame.
    Yeah I'm not one to care about a few scuffs and scratches, but when it looks like hell after a week of light use with no drops or breaks that's an issue. My space grey and gold both go out without a case, into my pockets that has loose change, keys, etc and not one mark on either yet... Well a few miny ones on the screen when you hold it up to the light you can barely see them
    11-04-2013 05:19 PM
  14. SaberSerene's Avatar
    Heh I wouldn't slide an iPhone in my pocket without a case especially with change in my pocket! I'm rocking Apple's iPhone case in black 👍. Great case
    11-04-2013 05:22 PM
  15. HAWK's Avatar
    Heh I wouldn't slide an iPhone in my pocket without a case especially with change in my pocket! I'm rocking Apple's iPhone case in black 👍. Great case
    They hold up surprisingly well believe it or not. Yeah I seen a few of those cases they look pretty good
    11-04-2013 05:32 PM
  16. SaberSerene's Avatar
    I'm thinking about buying another case! Different color ha. It's hard to imagine the metal band not getting scratched or chipped from the change!
    11-04-2013 05:33 PM
  17. HAWK's Avatar
    I'm thinking about buying another case! Different color ha. It's hard to imagine the metal band not getting scratched or chipped from the change!
    Yeah I mean I do my best not to get it beaten up obviously but sometimes in a rush it ends up in the change pocket lol
    11-04-2013 05:35 PM
  18. trtmazda3's Avatar
    The black iPhone 5 will scuff/scratch on the edges if you breathe on it too hard. Mine has been in some sort of case from day 1 and is still scuffed.
    11-04-2013 05:37 PM
  19. thaddeus8's Avatar
    That is a substantial mark near the home button. A chunk of the phone is just gone, as if someone had been nibbling on it.
    lol! Is there someone in your household who likes the taste of an iPhone?

    Thanks everyone though. The black iPhone 5 is truly beautiful in design, and still compact enough...but I'll still need to think further! If anyone has any photos of their iPhone 5 that would be great!
    11-04-2013 05:47 PM
  20. DarkBlade_95's Avatar
    I had the White/Silver one and it scratched if you looked at it wrong. But man, it took drops like an absolute champ! The screen had no business surviving the drops that it went through.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    11-06-2013 03:16 PM
  21. Schufly's Avatar
    I am desperately trying to avoid paint chips. I just got the black alaline leather case. I love it. It's beginning to show a little wear after a week or so, but it gives it character. The leather is soft and the case fits perfectly. I'm thinking of getting the brownish one too. I admit that I am a case junky. My wife has had the same poor otterbox for years but I can't do that.
    11-08-2013 07:29 PM

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