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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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Unblemished iPhone 5

Hi,

I'm just wondering if anyone here owns a completely unblemished iPhone 5?

I am now on my fifth iPhone 5 (white); each one has come out of the box with either scratches/marks on the back, nicks in the edges or both.

I'm hoping that if I persist I will eventually get one that is ok. I've seen some posts here from people who accept these marks, but, personally, I think if something costs 699 it should be perfect out of the box.

Cheers,

Luke
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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I got one the opening day after standing in no line at the AT&T store near me with no blemishes.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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Hi,

I'm just wondering if anyone here owns a completely unblemished iPhone 5?

I am now on my fifth iPhone 5 (white); each one has come out of the box with either scratches/marks on the back, nicks in the edges or both.

I'm hoping that if I persist I will eventually get one that is ok. I've seen some posts here from people who accept these marks, but, personally, I think if something costs 699 it should be perfect out of the box.

Cheers,

Luke
I mean it's just a phone man.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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Got mine on launch through carrier preorder, zero scratches, zero blemishes, zero issues.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:52 PM   #5
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My third white iPhone 5 is perfect. No blemishes or scratches whatsoever. Did have a little bit of blue glue on the back, but it easily came off with a damp cloth corner.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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32GB iPhone 5 white, perfect condition out of the box. I've dinged it a touch myself but nothing major or noticeable unless you know to really look for that spot.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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Had the blue glue marks on a couple too.

Good to know people are getting faultless ones - fingers crossed the next one will be ok!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:06 PM   #8
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No phone is going to be "perfect" especially if you're looking for things that may be wrong with it. Mine is "unblemished" but I'm sure if I handed it to you, you would find a ton of things "wrong" with it.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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I just got mine the other day and its visually perfect
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:22 PM   #10
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I've been rocking my nude, white iPhone 5 since launch day and it's mint.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:48 PM   #11
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It's just a phone bro... no matter how you look at it/amount of money spent
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:53 PM   #12
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My second one (black/slate) was perfect.

First one had dents, scratches, glue and the 2 back glass pieces were too small.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:55 PM   #13
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I do, my first one is perfect
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:33 PM   #14
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I purchased my white 64GB from my local AT&T store and there were no scratches or blemishes at all.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 06:12 PM   #15
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My phone had no blemishes
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 06:18 PM   #16
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Got mine, was perfect. The on/off button started freaking out, so I got a new one at the store. it too was perfect. but it won't be for long. It's a phone. It gets used, tossed, thrown in pockets, in bags, put on tables. i understand it's new, and expensive, but sometimes you have to realize that it will never be perfect, and if it is, then it will soon no longer be perfect. enjoy the phone. forget about the blemish.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:37 PM   #17
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Bought mine on 11/19 from the apple store and it is has no faults.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:40 PM   #18
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:44 PM   #19
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I got one today. I returned two other but missed them after three week back with my 4 I couldn't take it. Walked into a AT&T and they had them in stock. I'm very happy to say the least.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:51 PM   #20
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I just bought my iPhone 5 today, the black version, just bought it 3 hours ago.
I believe that there's phone out there without scuffs. But I also believe the iPhone 5 can come with scuffs straight out of the box as evidenced by my iPhone 5.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:52 PM   #21
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My third white iPhone 5 is perfect. No blemishes or scratches
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:56 PM   #22
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Prefect here. White 16g . I bought it at the apple store in Ann Arbor, Mi. FYI if you buy from the retail store they let you open it in front of them and inspect. Honestly, a small scuff would probably not even been on my radar. It's a phone I use every day and some love marks give it personality.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:42 PM   #23
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My Black 16 GB was perfect without blemishes or scratches. After two weeks of usage, with silicone bumper/case from first minute, I today noticed that an appr. 1x1 mm "flake" has been chipped out under the bumper just at the volume buttons on the chamfered bezel.

It doesn't affect the usage and it won't be noticed since it's under the bumper though.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:14 PM   #24
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Hi,

I'm just wondering if anyone here owns a completely unblemished iPhone 5?

I am now on my fifth iPhone 5 (white); each one has come out of the box with either scratches/marks on the back, nicks in the edges or both.

I'm hoping that if I persist I will eventually get one that is ok. I've seen some posts here from people who accept these marks, but, personally, I think if something costs 699 it should be perfect out of the box.

Cheers,

Luke
Join the club, Luke ...

I saw the title of your post and thought "someone's had a result!" ... but then I read the content of your post

Check out my own threads ... you're not alone, mate.

Are you returning to the online store, or a retail store?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:22 PM   #25
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As far as I could tell, my phone was picture perfect out of the box, though I don't seem to suffer from "pathologic Apple user OCD syndrome".

My phone was just fine out of the box. The scuffs on it have all come from me.
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