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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 Feb 13, 2013, 03:27 AM   #4626
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Mine bought last week looks perfect out of the box. I was quite scared about the quality but it looks pretty solid in my hands. May Apple have found a solution to the scuffing problems?

I'm using an Ozaki jelly case (only covering top, sides and back), lets see how it works over time, but I'm not extremely careful. If the bottom side is not getting scratched in some time I'll probably go naked.
No solution, you just haven't gotten any nicks yet. It'll happen eventually.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 07:38 AM   #4627
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I bought another white 16GB for my mom from AT&T on 2/10/13. It has a small nick on the bezel. Go figure. We have 5 in my family. All have scratches or dings out of the box. As a family we've had 3 replacements. All have had scratches/dings/marks on the back/sides of the phone.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 07:43 AM   #4628
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I bought another white 16GB for my mom from AT&T on 2/10/13. It has a small nick on the bezel. Go figure. We have 5 in my family. All have scratches or dings out of the box. As a family we've had 3 replacements. All have had scratches/dings/marks on the back/sides of the phone.
Yeah, even my replacement had one mark on the chamfered edge - it now has a few more to go with it.

They just aren't as durable as they used to be - it's going to mark at some stage, it's just unfortunate that they come like that from the actual factory. It's a problem that is making me reluctant towards an iPad mini seeing as it has the same finish and coating.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:33 AM   #4629
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my launch day black is still flawless
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:40 PM   #4630
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Just to share my experience. I dropped my black iphone twice, the first one was specially hard (dropped it while running and it jumped several times on concrete :P). The phone is virtually perfect, just a tiny nick on the headphone zone that someone who doesn't know it dropped wouldn't find. I really expected it to be much much worse.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 06:05 PM   #4631
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Really?? It's just a phone, dude.
Doesn't matter. It's a $650 electronic device. Take care of it with a case. Or at least get AppleCare+. Just my two cents.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 07:56 PM   #4632
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My replacement from Apple has 0 scuffs or scratches but a very loose sleep button.
I've learned it's really a pick your poison type of game. Scratches or rattles. Personally, I'll take scratches.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 07:35 AM   #4633
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Hello guys, i'm about to buy an iphone 5 and prior to that i already bought a speck pixelskin HD TPU case. My question is, would the black iphone bezel get all scuffed using that case? or any case at all i mean, because i've read somewhere the phone scuffs EVEN USING a case, is that so?
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 04:49 PM   #4634
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Angry iPad mini same problem

My slate iPad mini has the same problem. After a few weeks I noticed silver showing through on the edges. The case I had didn't cover the edges so I replaced it with one that did. Sucks that Apple makes such beautiful products that require you to cover them up entirely in order to remain beautiful.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 08:40 PM   #4635
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Hello guys, i'm about to buy an iphone 5 and prior to that i already bought a speck pixelskin HD TPU case. My question is, would the black iphone bezel get all scuffed using that case? or any case at all i mean, because i've read somewhere the phone scuffs EVEN USING a case, is that so?
I've had my black 5 since release and it has no scratches from using cases. I switch them once a week and always clean the phone before putting the next case on. I don't have any speck cases so I can't comment on them but none of the cases I have caused any problems.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 10:31 PM   #4636
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Got one on launch day, swapped it b/c of the manufacturing defects a month later. It didn't have any man made scuffs, I wasn't happy with the QC of the first batch.


I've been using this replacement unit since Oct, case'less and only front & back SPs installed.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 09:22 AM   #4637
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Got one on launch day, swapped it b/c of the manufacturing defects a month later. It didn't have any man made scuffs, I wasn't happy with the QC of the first batch.


I've been using this replacement unit since Oct, case'less and only front & back SPs installed.
Where did you get your SP from?
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 02:06 PM   #4638
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Guys thanks a lot for your replies. Well after all i went for the white version, even when i don't like it as much as the black, but i'm afraid the black one will scratch even with a full case. Still, thanks a lot to everyone for your time, you've been very kind in sharing your experience
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 05:42 AM   #4639
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I took my black iPhone 5 out of the case for a few hours and apparently some stupid little particles that were in my case scratched the back. There are a few silver dots in the left side now. I'm assuming this happened when I put it back in the case again. I hate that I baby the phone so much and this happens without a drop. I'm mostly concerned because I like to keep my phones in excellent condition to resell once the new one comes. Oh well.
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 06:00 AM   #4640
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I always leave the back plastic that comes with the phone on, and just cut a portion off for the camera lens. I have a cheapie slim plastic case that covers most of the device. I can honestly say that when it comes to reselling most people aren't too crazy when it comes to inspecting for tiny imperfections. I always get top dollar when I go to resell on Kijiji.


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Old Apr 13, 2013, 01:49 PM   #4641
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Where did you get your SP from?
It's some Asian brand manufactured in China of course LOL I used two sets to get it like that, clear and matte SPs.

I would hit up at chinese mall in your area, show them the pic and ask if they have it that type. If you can't find it, PM maybe I can send you a pack.

One thing I don't like about that back SP, the camera hole cutting is so tight and cleaning the lens is a bit of a pain. The bright side of, the SP does do a good job in protecting each sections.
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 03:38 PM   #4642
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I just bought a black i5 today... completely flawless
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 04:13 PM   #4643
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Today i was cleaning my phone and noticed a very small chip on the silent switch. It's VERY small but it's there. I've gotten the phone for just 2 days, using it inside a rubber case the whole time, and i put it inside another case (like a sock) when i'm not at home (so i put it inside 2 cases). I have NO IDEA how this happened but it's there. Since it's a very minor defect i won't exchange it, i don't think it was like this when i took it out of the box because i inspected it carefully and didn't notice. It's a white 32gb btw.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 09:46 AM   #4644
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Got a brand new Black 32GB VZW iPhone 5 last night and it has a scratch at the bottom of the phone near the headphone port straight out of the box.

Also - the back has a few specs that are above the metal casing on the back where the anodizing process was done.

Embarrassing they still haven't figured the QC and production process out perfectly.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 11:37 AM   #4645
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Doesn't matter. It's a $650 electronic device. Take care of it with a case. Or at least get AppleCare+. Just my two cents.
OR people can do what they like with their own device.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 12:10 PM   #4646
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OR people can do what they like with their own device.
OR don't come here to complain after an act of your own stupidity. Period.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 06:13 PM   #4647
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OR don't come here to complain after an act of your own stupidity. Period.
Yeah it's almost as bad as people making overly ridiculous statements "I just threw up in my mouth" to a beat up phone haha.
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Yeah it's almost as bad as people making overly ridiculous statements "I just threw up in my mouth" to a beat up phone haha.
I was being sarcastic. Clearly you're not intelligent enough to know the difference.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 06:24 PM   #4649
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I was being sarcastic. Clearly you're not intelligent enough to know the difference.
Possibly. But at least my ego isn't wrapped up in whether my iPhone is in pristine condition or not. Anyway keep babying yours dude.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 06:25 PM   #4650
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Possibly. But at least my ego isn't wrapped up in whether my iPhone is in pristine condition or not. Anyway keep babying yours dude.
Hardly, but believe me I will. Thanks for the advice.
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