iPhone 5 battle damage: chips, dents, scratches, and more! [Photos]

Rene Ritchie

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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!
 

raywongy

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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.

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Fausty82

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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)...
 

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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 :(
 

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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?
 

swarlos

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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!


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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.
 

Peligro911

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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




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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.
 

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