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View Poll Results: Is your black iPhone 5 scuffed, chipped or scratched?
Flawless 1,155 46.24%
Flawless because I put a case on it. 198 7.93%
Scuffed out of the box 816 32.67%
Scuffed/scratched shortly after 329 13.17%
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:53 AM   #2501
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Week 37, factory F2 here. Damaged.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:54 AM   #2502
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Week 37, factory F2 here. Damaged.
Damn. I retract my previous statement then :|
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:56 AM   #2503
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Received my black iPhone 5 (32 GB, factory C3) today and noticed two scratches on the bezel (photos attached). Scuffed out of the box.
What week is yours?
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:29 AM   #2504
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Mine is black scuffed.
Production week: 35, 32gb and C3 factory...
Spoke to apple care yesterday and they asked for photo. They will send me replacement.
It's pretty interesting to see they're asking for photos. That says to me that they plan to do something. I don't mean changing the whole production line but maybe punching in the face all QC heads or something...
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:29 AM   #2505
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Is it just me or is anyone else noticing that the devices listed as being from F2, seem to be the more commonly "flawless" ones?

Seeing a lot of issues with C3 devices.
I've noticed that too. The flawed ones also seem to be from earlier weeks as well, e.g. 33 and 35.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:33 AM   #2506
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I've noticed that too. The flawed ones also seem to be from earlier weeks as well, e.g. 33 and 35.
I still can't see a direct relationship between the weeks, factory and faults. Some people with week 33 and 35 have flawless phones..
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:37 AM   #2507
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think you are crazy.. that really is nothing

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Production week: 36 (September)

was flawless out of the box...

has held up well with heavy useage and no case.. no scuffs yet
Mine is production week 36 as well.
Two nicks on the left side of the phone, underneath the volume buttons, right out of the box

So it looks like it can be hit and miss.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:40 AM   #2508
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At this point... :cool:

At this point I might end up going to Foxconn and make my own iPhone 5.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:42 AM   #2509
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At this point I might end up going to Foxconn and make my own iPhone 5.
me to

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Name: iPhone 5
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD299
Group1: iPhone
Group2:
Generation: 7
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 36 (September)
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Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: C3 (China)
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:43 AM   #2510
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Both of my black F2 (week 36 September) and DN (week 34 August) devices have imperfections.

Scuffs on the DN and discolouration on the F2. The F2 is almost perfect except for the small, but quickly noticeable discolouration.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:47 AM   #2511
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if only that was possible. "Build your own iPhone kit," they ship you the parts and tools, and you assemble it.

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Both of my black F2 (week 36 September) and DN (week 34 August) devices have imperfections.

Scuffs on the DN and discolouration on the F2. The F2 is almost perfect except for the small, but quickly noticeable discolouration.
Can you post pictures of the discoloration? curious to see what this would look like.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:51 AM   #2512
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FYI

Name: iPhone 5
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD299
Group1: iPhone
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Generation: 7
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 37 (September)
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Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: C3 (China)

Scuffs on chamfer, scratches around the screen and blemishes on sides.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:55 AM   #2513
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I'm amazed 36% of black iPhone 5 users say their phone was scuffed out of the box. What the hell is Apple doing?!
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:02 AM   #2514
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week 35 and phone is fine

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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:03 AM   #2515
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What the hell is Apple doing?!
Where should we start?
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:03 AM   #2516
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Honestly debating telling apple i want a new phone in november once they get this issue resolved instead of going back and forth for replacements.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:04 AM   #2517
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I have plenty of stuff made from anodized aluminium, and it is easily scratched, in particular along edges. On tools, keys, flashlights it does not matter, who cares what they look like as long as they work. On items where looks are important, there I could see it becoming a problem. Usually their design avoids edges, though, so scratches are not so prevalent. Combining hard edges with anodized aluminum on an item intended for every-day-carry seems like a recipe for scuffing.
Most of the issues here are not scratching. They're like "nicks" or "dents", like they have bumped against another hard edge. Right out of the box even. For what you pay for, you should expect a perfect device. The aesthetic damage to it over time is understandable, but not right out of the box.

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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:25 AM   #2518
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Where should we start?
Take the iPhones back in mass droves to get them replaced.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:30 AM   #2519
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I'm amazed 36% of black iPhone 5 users say their phone was scuffed out of the box. What the hell is Apple doing?!
Right, because the methodology is so solid. Damn you, Apple!!!
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:34 AM   #2520
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Week 37, factory DN. scuffs on lower left corner on the front, scuffs around SIM ejector tool opening, scuffs on both bottom corners on the back, teeny tiny scuffs on top right corner on the back, and to top it off, a dent below the Apple logo. Oh, and the power button rattles. I'm calling tomorrow.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:37 AM   #2521
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there really seems to be zero correlation between production week, factory, and damage. More so luck of the draw.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:39 AM   #2522
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Yeah, same. I was told by retailers and Apple support themselves that they are out and will be out for at least a few weeks.
Plenty of stock at all 3 of my apple stores. Im in san diego.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:41 AM   #2523
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Can you post pictures of the discoloration? curious to see what this would look like.
http://i.imgur.com/E9r1s.jpg

Here you go. It's what looks like a spec on the camera lens, but is right below that grey band on the aluminum sides.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:43 AM   #2524
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Has anyone seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l4vpyQIafY

Looks to be a scuffgate "warning" before iPhone announcement
Great find. Very hot indeed.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:52 AM   #2525
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