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View Poll Results: Is your black iPhone 5 scuffed, chipped or scratched?
Flawless 1,155 46.22%
Flawless because I put a case on it. 198 7.92%
Scuffed out of the box 816 32.65%
Scuffed/scratched shortly after 330 13.21%
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 02:47 AM   #51
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its a phone... use it, lose it, abuse it. If you break it, get another
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 03:16 AM   #52
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I'm thinking they have used 'integral colouring' out of the standard methods avalible which would lead to a more durable finish.

Black or white...? Black every time!!
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 03:17 AM   #53
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Do you think the black bezel, when scratched will show silver or is it black all the way through?
Think white iPhone and how long it took to get one. Nope.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:00 AM   #54
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Well I made my choice and ordered black.

Order was accepted on the 50th attempt
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:17 PM   #55
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iPhone 5 - black version scuffs

Quoted from Pocket-Lint's review

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/59...5-phone-review

"Ditching the glass back and reducing the thickness of the glass panel on the front has affected the design of the metal band around the edge of the iPhone. It is now chamfered and while that looks pretty, we've already noticed that on the black model the edge has started to wear, revealing the shiny silver aluminium metal underneath the "slate" coloured coating and, indeed, we've witnessed it on two separate models, ruling out a fluke manufacturing error.

These small scuffs will catch the light and make the phone look visibly worn. We suspect that it won't be as noticeable on the white model because the metal edging is silver, so that's worth bearing in mind when you come to order your colour choice."
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:19 PM   #56
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This doesn't sound like good news... Glad I went with white!
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:27 PM   #57
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Mine will have a case on it and I like the black contrast so black is still a no brainer for me.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:27 PM   #58
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Guess I won't go naked. I'll be slapping a case on it for sure now.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:36 PM   #59
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Agree with Lee and Spark. If a case isn't enough protection, can always switch for a white one before the 30 period ends.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:39 PM   #60
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This is seriously disappointing if true.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:41 PM   #61
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Boooooo!!!!
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:41 PM   #62
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Darn, I was so set on getting black, I might pick up the white now because that would drive me insane. Especially since I never use a case.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:43 PM   #63
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:43 PM   #64
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Im just going to use one of these
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:44 PM   #65
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This is seriously disappointing if true.
Especially considering they've only had them for an extremely short period of time.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:44 PM   #66
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I can't ever get these things on right.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:44 PM   #67
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is there even one out yet for it?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:45 PM   #68
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is there even one out yet for it?
Yes. I just checked the website.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:45 PM   #69
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Aaaaarrrggh shoulda listened to my gut instinct.....THERE IS NUTHN WRONG IN PICKING A GIRLY COLOR
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:45 PM   #70
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I have a few cases coming so hopefully does the trick.

If not I might have to go white. It's growing on me anyways (had a white 4s) but I still prefer the black on 5.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:46 PM   #71
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Im just going to use one of these
Second this.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:46 PM   #72
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This doesn't sound like good news... Glad I went with white!
Sounds like expected news honestly. I prefer black (and I prefer black framing my screen) so I picked black, but in my experience anodized aluminum the color rubs off, especially on corners, and there's not much you can do about. Regular wear and tear.

I personally liked the glass backs people gave Apple crap over. As long as you were careful and maybe put a cheap case on it, they weren't that bad (and supposedly easily replaceable if you did shatter them, I wouldn't know, I never did. And I'm not the poster girl for some one who never drops her phone, it is a gaurantee that something small like that that I pick up a lot will inevitably get dropped some). And they didn't scratch or crack (long as you were careful, unlike the plastic Apple uses that cracks no matter how careful you are).

Honestly, I wonder why not go to something like carbon fiber (ok, so I'm not an engineer so I don't know if that would actually be a bad idea, I know carbon fiber is weak in some regard but I forget what)? Is it just more expensive (or I guess in Apple's case maybe too thick).
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:46 PM   #73
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Why worry about stuff that hasn't happened?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:47 PM   #74
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I have a few cases coming so hopefully does the trick.

If not I might have to go white. It's growing on me anyways (had a white 4s) but I still prefer the black on 5.
did the same here and wondering if should gone white again..
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Why worry about stuff that hasn't happened?
Because you can prevent if from happening by switching before it's too late if it is a concern.
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