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Old Dec 5, 2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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Why does Apple choose to use such poor anodization for iPhone 5?

Having recently read the article on AnandTech on the iPhone 5 anodization process:


It bugs me why Apple does not choose to use better anodization. In particular, the anodization depth Apple uses is TOO THIN/SHALLOW, leading to poor paint retention and easily chipping of the paint.

The chamfered edge is also a terrible choice. Since anodization is even less by nature, the paint can only be adhered onto the surface.

Poor understanding of material science in the design.
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