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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 21, 2012, 07:04 AM   #1251
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Silver worn edges will give your phone character.

BUT, it is going to be a MAJOR problem for the OCD members in this forum.

The anodized surface will wear off on the edge just putting in and out of your pocket.

The aluminum is soft and the black finish is only micron thick, what did you expect!
A quality built product!!
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:05 AM   #1252
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My black 32Gb iP5 is currently the Schroedingers cat of phones....

I daren't open the package in case its scuffed :x
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:05 AM   #1253
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Bummer. I think I will stick with my perfect jailbroken un-locked white 4s until apple gets this fixed. I have a feeling this new iPhone 5 design is going to be a major fail.
Most over the top post yet. Congrats.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:05 AM   #1254
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If this really is an issue, imagine what the display models are going to look like after a week!
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:06 AM   #1255
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When I got there, was told to call up cause it was a web order
Was told that I could either get a refund, or a replacement, which means that i'll be a couple weeks without the phone (need to send it back by courier too, they'll come to my place- which means another day off work, can't even drop it off at post office!!)

Apple really are pissing me off, if I didn't invest lots of time and money (apps etc.) with apple, I would totally get an s3 instead...
You can give them a cc number to have the new phone shipped then send the old one back when you get it. They won't charge the card it's simply in case you don't return the defective one.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:06 AM   #1256
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People wouldn't buy a black Lamborghini and expect it to be marked or mark after a few hours use. iPhone is seen as the Lamborghini of phones.

For someone who hates sratching things and is overprotective of marking valuables, this has really put me off the black and I've never been a fan of the white.

People who say 'ahh it's fine, just a few marks' clearly have no sense.

Quite frankly, phones having marks on them before being opened is totally unacceptable and phones being marked after a few hours use is also totally unacceptable.

The black is the main device, and it looks amazing, but it's fallen at the first hurdle.
iPhone the Lamborghini of phones? In what world do you live in where a bunch of people you know have lambos?

and how do I get there? :]
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:07 AM   #1257
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ZOMG! About a dozen people, out of TWO MILLION preorders, have tiny scratches on the bezels. Get over it.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:08 AM   #1258
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grow up.

Dropping 700 pounds on an item that looses it paint in a day is not OCD.

Imagine how it will look after a week/month.

here is what happens to PVD/DLC watches... and this is after a long time, not a day
My Hublot is PVD, and it does't have this issue. Just saying...
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:08 AM   #1259
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Make up some other fault like 'my signal disappeares randomly during the day' . . .and get a replacement later in the year.
don't need right away but if one get faulty want replaced down road.

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I think im going to go into an apple store when they open at 8 and see how they look in person and make a gut decision.
good luck wit that one..

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:08 AM   #1260
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You have not seen anything yet! Just give it till the end of the day and this place will be whipped into a SCUFFING FRENZY!
Is it too soon for ScuffGate?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:09 AM   #1261
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ScuffGate

We all know Apple will try to cover this up. They will take some units back and then take a hard fast stand. I vote class action now. Who is with me?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:10 AM   #1262
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bodyguardz

Doed anyone now if the full body iphone 5 clearskins of bodyguardz will cover the chamfer as wel?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:10 AM   #1263
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i guess I'm probably in the minority but is it really a big deal if you have one scuff?
I mean, it's gonna happen.
and when things are being mass produced the way the iphones are, not everything can be perfect.

with that being said, apple will address it..
This won't be as easy as a fix as the deathgrip problem..
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:10 AM   #1264
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ZOMG! About a dozen people, out of TWO MILLION preorders, have tiny scratches on the bezels. Get over it.
B.c all two million are on forums. We are talking a dozen people on a forum where a dozen have the phone
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:10 AM   #1265
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I absolutely love some of the comments here; "this is getting serious", "this is a nightmare", etc. So much drama!


You, there is nothing there but a blurry pic of a phone.

I see what you're saying but again, that is what the people do. Instead of enjoying the phone they pull out their 100x microscope and check for flaws.
I, on the other hand, welcome the returns to the refurb store!
that better phone ya? out of the box...

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:10 AM   #1266
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don't need right away but if one get faulty want replaced down road.

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good luck wit that one..

Image
hha well im getting a black one via ups at 11 am today so i have a 50% chance of having an iphone today
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:10 AM   #1267
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Sure thing! Power to the people!
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:10 AM   #1268
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They should have copied the white and left the edge silver.
Couple months of wear and it will be silver.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:11 AM   #1269
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iPhone the Lamborghini of phones? In what world do you live in where a bunch of people you know have lambos?

and how do I get there? :]
I meant in terms of design and stature. A Mercedes would have been a better example!
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:11 AM   #1270
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Is it too soon for ScuffGate?
Yes. We'll know more by the end of the day
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:11 AM   #1271
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Yeah but at least us iPhone 5 folk can actually make calls holding it
Yes, iPhone 4S can not make calls. What's the point in these pointless posts?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:12 AM   #1272
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Couple months of wear and it will be silver.
Ugh

Half silver and half this ugly chipping black paint :-/
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:12 AM   #1273
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We need to bring back the down vote for things like this. People calling for class action lawsuits already? This isn't a functional issue like the iPhone 4 antenna was (and even that wasn't as big a deal as was made out to be as it is still for sale as is).

A court in California threw out a class action lawsuit on the 4 and 4S that complained about cracked screens. The ruling boiled down to "glass breaks." Well, anodized aluminum scratches. Anyone who owns an anodized aluminum skillet knows as much.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:12 AM   #1274
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Did we really need a new thread on this subject ?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:12 AM   #1275
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iPhone 4 here, no scuffs or missing colour
Yeah, but the 4 can't handle panorama
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