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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:05 PM   #51
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Are you trying to say that Al is not inherently softer/weaker than steel? It is indisputably softer and weaker than steel (when comparing molecule for molecule)
You mean probably Fe-Atoms and Al-Atoms, and NOT steel molecules.

Duralumin exists since WWII, and replaced steel in aircraft constructions. It is comparable to steel.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:21 PM   #52
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You mean probably Fe-Atoms and Al-Atoms, and NOT steel molecules.

Duralumin exists since WWII, and replaced steel in aircraft constructions. It is comparable to steel.
Steel is an alloy, as well as the aluminum used in the iPhone 5.

Fe is iron. Steel is iron and another metal (typically chromium, molybdenum, or carbon)

It's still weaker than steel, but a far more promising material.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:36 PM   #53
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People complaining about iPod touch bending and yet not one single pic. I am beginning to think people are either lying or blowing this wash out of the water. Not trying to be a douche bag but pics or it didn't happen.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 04:28 PM   #54
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Steel is iron and another metal (typically chromium, molybdenum, or carbon)
No, steel is an alloy of iron and less than 2 percent carbon. And carbon is not a metal.

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It's still weaker than steel, but a far more promising material.
I thought carbon nano tubes are a “promising material”. ;-)
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:46 PM   #55
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I have had a iPod touch 5 since Christmas. I notice the top left corner of the screen was lighter in color. I removed the case I had on the iPod. The case is a clear soft rubber. The body of the iPod has a slight curve the is putting pressure on the glass causing the discolored area. I'm sure I caused the bend but..... I carry it in my front pocket, never have dropped it or anything else that would you would expect to cause this bend. This is 5th version of iPod I have owed and have never bent one before. So it was from normal use.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:40 PM   #56
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I have had a iPod touch 5 since Christmas. I notice the top left corner of the screen was lighter in color. I removed the case I had on the iPod. The case is a clear soft rubber. The body of the iPod has a slight curve the is putting pressure on the glass causing the discolored area. I'm sure I caused the bend but..... I carry it in my front pocket, never have dropped it or anything else that would you would expect to cause this bend. This is 5th version of iPod I have owed and have never bent one before. So it was from normal use.
Can we see pictures of what you are describing ?
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:37 AM   #57
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Steel is an alloy, as well as the aluminum used in the iPhone 5.

Fe is iron. Steel is iron and another metal (typically chromium, molybdenum, or carbon)

It's still weaker than steel, but a far more promising material.
Aluminium, in it's natural state, is an alloy
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:39 AM   #58
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Aluminium, in it's natural state, is an alloy
That's not true. Aluminum is an element.
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That's not true. Aluminum is an element.
Aluminium is very reactive, so in it's natural state, it has an oxide layer on the surface.
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Aluminium is very reactive, so in it's natural state, it has an oxide layer on the surface.
That's true. It's still not an alloy.
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That's true. It's still not an alloy.
Ok, I think I made an error here. I thought that an alloy can be done with a metallic and a non-metallic element. My bad
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:34 PM   #62
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here are some pictures

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Can we see pictures of what you are describing ?
Again I'm sure it didn't magically bend. but it must have happened in my front pocket. If it cant survive in my front pocket it's a bad design. Apple agreed to replace it at no charge. Hard case here i come.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 04:19 PM   #63
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 04:51 PM   #64
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Sadly.
The iPod Touch 5 doesn't lie flat due to the camera lens in the corner.

Hmm, the lens is on the upper right corner so I'm not sure.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 09:15 PM   #65
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The iPod Touch 5 doesn't lie flat due to the camera lens in the corner.

Hmm, the lens is on the upper right corner so I'm not sure.
Actually the camera is in the other side. The iPod is bent but this is the best way to show it.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 09:16 PM   #66
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 01:34 AM   #67
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I tried and it will not bend back (I couldn't find a photo of a bent iPod Touch).

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How is the aluminum shattered? This phot doesn't make sense to me if that's an iPhone 5.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 09:29 AM   #68
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Relax, it's just an unheralded feature - your 5th Gen. develops a nice curve with time and use!

Edit: both mine are fine.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 10:14 AM   #69
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Sadly.
That looks like it's been sat on - it's bent in the middle.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 04:25 PM   #70
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That looks like it's been sat on - it's bent in the middle.
The only thing I sit on is my wallet Lol. Idk I just noticed it Friday and I remember seeing a thread on this.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 05:22 PM   #71
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That looks like it's been sat on - it's bent in the middle.
Yup, the frame has a small kink so it's been sat on or something placed on it.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 06:28 PM   #72
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Happened to me
I put it in my gym bag and in a matter if 30 mins it bent

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Mine is the reverse so it has rounded the mid screen
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Old Mar 1, 2013, 09:43 AM   #74
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iBent my iPhone 5

I got out of the car the other day with three inches of very wet snow on the ground. Somehow, I indavertently dropped my iPhone 5 which was in a case and had the invisible shield on it. I did not realize I dropped it. I went in the house and ate dinner. Afterwards, I went back outside to snow blow the driveway but did not move the car. Once I got back in the house I started looking for my iPhone. I had to ping it the phone using my iPad with the Find Phone app. After some time, I located the iPhone 5 (which I purchased about 8 days before) on the opposite side of the car near the rear tire. Fortunatley the light showed through the snow. I quickly wiped off the snow and placed it in a bowl of rice (to absorbe moisture). The phone is bent almost dead center. In fact, it is slightly twisted. The glass did not break and is still operational. I believe the snow blower picked up the phone and threw it under the car. If it wasn't for the case and invisible shield, I assume it would have smashed into pieces. I'm scared to try and bend it back for fear it will break the glass.
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Old Mar 1, 2013, 11:26 PM   #75
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I never stick my iPad Touch in my back pocket. I think that is just stupid! It goes in my shirt pocket and I have no problems at all.
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