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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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Who is happy with their Black iPhone 5 purchase?

I am.

1. The scuffing does not look bad at all unless you really abuse it.
2. The beauty of the black phone outweighs the scuffing issue.
3. I do not care about resale value.
4. I will use a case most of the time.
5. I buy things to use them, not obsess about them.
6. There's a reason the term "normal wear and tear" exists. It happens to everything.
7. White just doesn't have the same wow factor to me.

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:50 AM   #2
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These are all personal reasons why you don't care about your phone getting chipped paint from being in your pocket

I care about resale value. You don't. End thread.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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I am.

1. The scuffing does not look back at all unless you really abuse it.
2. The beauty of the black phone outweighs the scuffing issue.
3. I do not care about resale value.
4. I will use a case most of the time.
5. I buy things to use them, not obsess about them.
6. There's a reason the term "normal wear and tear" exists. It happens to everything.
7. White just doesn't have the same wow factor to me.


*Raises hand like a preschooler with a burning need to pee*
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:51 AM   #4
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anyone who doesn't have scuff marks will be happy - the answer to this thread is basically in the poll about how many people have scuffed black iphones.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:51 AM   #5
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These are all personal reasons why you don't care about your phone getting chipped paint from being in your pocket

I care about resale value. You don't. End thread.
Applecare solves any resale value.

I am happy with my purchase of black.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:53 AM   #6
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Me!

All of the things the fanboys said about it were TRUE!

On the other hand, some little tiny nicks seem to be driving the herd to the fugly white one.

Guess we see what they really want for innovation after all eh?

I love everything about it. So light, so fast, such a killer speaker!

Home run!
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:53 AM   #7
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I am very happy with my just arrived Black 64gb.

No "girlie" phone for me!
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:55 AM   #8
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Looking the design o the black, they will ALL have or get scuff marks. It's paint people.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:57 AM   #9
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I am and I haven't received it yet. Still "out for delivery"
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:58 AM   #10
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I am.

1. The scuffing does not look bad at all unless you really abuse it.
2. The beauty of the black phone outweighs the scuffing issue.
3. I do not care about resale value.
4. I will use a case most of the time.
5. I buy things to use them, not obsess about them.
6. There's a reason the term "normal wear and tear" exists. It happens to everything.
7. White just doesn't have the same wow factor to me.

I won't have mine until after work, but I am happy I went with black just from the pictures. I will be using a case as always, and I will be adding Applecare.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:58 AM   #11
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I almost think it's a handful of people causing this mass hysteria with the black model.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:59 AM   #12
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You don't get it. Yes, of course I expect the thing to start peeling/chipping away in due time. No product is absolutely flawless. However, for such a premium product it shouldn't start to wear away in a matter of a few hours with normal use. With good handling, it should at least last a few weeks or months or so before even showing such signs (in my opinion). And a case just adds more thickness to the thin design. Why should I have to pay more money to prevent something that normally shouldn't happen so early with the use of a product. Apple should at least offer some kind of free casing then imo.

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:00 AM   #13
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I am very happy with my just arrived Black 64gb.

No "girlie" phone for me!
Enjoy your scuffed iPhone.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:00 AM   #14
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I am! Mine will will never know a day without a case and screen protector (already have them on my desk waiting for the FedEx truck to deliver my IP5) so I'm not overly worried about scuff marks or scratches.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:01 AM   #15
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Enjoy your scuffed iPhone.
Not a problem for me while YOU will NEVER enjoy yours.

I would rather be me
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:14 AM   #16
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I am! Mine will will never know a day without a case and screen protector (already have them on my desk waiting for the FedEx truck to deliver my IP5) so I'm not overly worried about scuff marks or scratches.
Same here, always have a case and screen protector or bumper and dual protection. HOWEVER, from the original list, number 6 is the one that bothers me. The scuffs that are being shown really seem to be ABNORMAL wear and tear. You shouldn't have that within "20 minutes" as some of the reviews said. That's definitely wrong for a $850 phone. I agree with people that this shouldn't be the case (no pun intended.) That being said, I'll still be happy with my black.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:14 AM   #17
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Face it guys, no one uses cases anymore, resale is all that matters, and even though everyone expects it to wear "down the road" no one should live with a tiny nick today. The phone might explode ffs.

*facepalm*
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:16 AM   #18
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*Raises hand like a preschooler with a burning need to pee*
That burning isn't the need to pee...
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:17 AM   #19
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I am, no scuffing.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:20 AM   #20
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I'm more than happy with my black iPhone. To be honest I do not understand people who went with white one just because of some scuff fobia. When you screw up your white iPhone it won't look pretty as well. I know, I know, you might say "but on a white one scuffs won't be as visible as on the black one". So my answer is...

don't forget to paint your nails
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:20 AM   #21
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Applecare solves any resale value.

I am happy with my purchase of black.
How does applecare solve your resale value. Doesn't it cost $100 up front and $50 to replace the phone? Thats an extra $150 that I doubt you'll make back on resale.

Sorry, I've never had applecare, just trying to understand
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:23 AM   #22
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don't have mine yet but will assess it out of the box. I'll have a case that covers 98% of the band around (otterbox commuter) so if it's no big deal, it's no big deal.

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How does applecare solve your resale value. Doesn't it cost $100 up front and $50 to replace the phone? Thats an extra $150 that I doubt you'll make back on resale.

Sorry, I've never had applecare, just trying to understand
checkmate.

...and people say us Ohioans are illogical...
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:25 AM   #23
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don't have mine yet but will assess it out of the box. I'll have a case that covers 98% of the band around (otterbox commuter) so if it's no big deal, it's no big deal.

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checkmate.

...and people say us Ohioans are illogical...
I think he didn't mean AppleCare+ but a regular warranty.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:25 AM   #24
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I'll embrace my black iPhone 5 when I get my hands on it....Oct 5
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:26 AM   #25
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It's paint people.
No, it's not.
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