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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 18, 2012, 10:48 PM   #76
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They call those scuffs in the picture? You can't even see them. Not going to worry about such silly things.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:49 PM   #77
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Black anything will show more... scratches, fingerprints, blemishes, etc. This really isn't anything we need a review to tell us. Ever owned a black car, shoe, desk, toilet, etc?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:49 PM   #78
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Yes. I just checked the website.
yea many good ones are out of stock..
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:49 PM   #79
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I find it interesting only one website has pointed this out. Perhaps this particular reviewer is using the phone in some sort of strange way?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:51 PM   #80
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Only this review, out of all reviews, is saying this. I'm honestly not worried about this. Is not Apple like to do something like this.

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I find it interesting only one website has pointed this out. Perhaps this particular reviewer is using the phone in some sort of strange way?
Beat me to it!
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:51 PM   #81
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They call those scuffs in the picture? You can't even see them. Not going to worry about such silly things.

More like half pipe grinds.

Reminds me of light leak on the 3G

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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:51 PM   #82
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Can't believe how concerned ppl are about this.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:51 PM   #83
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Good grief it's ONE review. Can we wait a while before we start a "scuff gate"?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:52 PM   #84
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Why worry about stuff that hasn't happened?
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I find it interesting only one website has pointed this out. Perhaps this particular reviewer is using the phone in some sort of strange way?
Yes, maybe hammering nails
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:53 PM   #85
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Yeah, total non-issue for me. I'm still going naked. This black and slate is too gorgeous to be bound up in a flack jacket. Those "scuffs" aren't even visible. I'm glad I'm not that OCD.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:55 PM   #86
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More like half pipe grinds.

Reminds me of light leak on the 3G

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That doesn't look like scuffing from "normal" usage. The aluminum band looks damaged towards the top along with the chamfered edge. It looks like it might've been knocked against something. Definitely not from sliding in and out of a pocket.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:58 PM   #87
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Well we can add a little character to the back plate
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:59 PM   #88
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Scuff Gate (black model started to wear side/back)

Any details or reviews relating to this topic or the fact that isn't true can be enter here.


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, 11:00 PM   #89
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did the same here and wondering if should gone white again..
Once you go black you never go back...
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:00 PM   #90
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How could it possibly be true, the phone isn't even out yet. Do yo really think the reviewers have been spending their time trying to rub th black off? Puleeeeze
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:03 PM   #91
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"Scuff Gate"?? Really? Another, so-called "-gate?

The phone hasn't even been released to the public and people are talking about scuffing... I have to see it myself to believe it

I'll wait till I get my phone before jumping to any conclusions
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:05 PM   #92
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Wow...

These things are supposed to be anodized.
It depends on how well anodized it is, and how thick the anodized layer is.

Case in point: I have a couple of mil-spec flashlights that are anodized black. They've been run over by cars, knocked into countless places, smacked hard against rocks and against other pieces of metal, and they still look good as new. The anodization on them is extra thick, and the only exposed aluminum are the parts where the manufacturer etched the model and serial numbers at the factory. And even then, they had to etch so deep that you can feel the sunken-in lettering when you rub your fingers across it.

Then again, these are the type of flashlights that you pay a lot of money for, but you only buy once. If something goes wrong them, even as the result of abuse, they WILL get replaced free of charge.

I was kinda hoping Apple took it to the same level, and got a black one. However... I'm really not seeing the obvious scuffing in those photos. So, I guess only time will tell.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:05 PM   #93
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Yes. I just checked the website.
Which one are you guys going to get and why? Thanks.

Hi-Definition (Advanced Clarity and Glass-like Surface)
EXTREME (Break Protection and Shock Resistance)
Original (Military-Grade Scratch Protection)
Smudge-Proof (Fingerprint Resistance)
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:07 PM   #94
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"Scuff Gate"?? Really? Another, so-called "-gate?

The phone hasn't even been released to the public and people are talking about scuffing... I have to see it myself to believe it

I'll wait till I get my phone before jumping to any conclusions
It was bound to happen..... People just love finding these gate issues ever since the antenna FUD.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:07 PM   #95
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Which one are you guys going to get and why? Thanks.

Hi-Definition (Advanced Clarity and Glass-like Surface)
EXTREME (Break Protection and Shock Resistance)
Original (Military-Grade Scratch Protection)
Smudge-Proof (Fingerprint Resistance)
I'm torn betweet Hi-Definition and EXTREME. I want the protection of the EXTREME one but the clarity and feel of the High-Definition.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:07 PM   #96
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"Scuff Gate"?? Really? Another, so-called "-gate?

The phone hasn't even been released to the public and people are talking about scuffing... I have to see it myself to believe it

I'll wait till I get my phone before jumping to any conclusions
lets hope just its one bad apple (per say)

I'm just looking for some more details on this to prove it is or isn't a real issue.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:08 PM   #97
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Figures, its just a crappy job anodizing the aluminum. I really hope this isn't true, but I kind of had a feeling something like this would happen. .
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:09 PM   #98
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:10 PM   #99
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godd damnit I ****ing knew it...they painted the ****ing metal? ****ing apple! ishould have gotten the white
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:10 PM   #100
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*hand on head* Keep in mind, All those reviews are based on pre-production units! I seriously DOUBT that Apple would sell sub quality product like that. Anodized metal are HARD to rub off because those are chemical treated. I know because I work with anodized metal in shops.
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