|Sep 21, 2012, 08:19 AM||#1|
Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching?
After the original announcement of the iPhone 5, one early concern amongst readers was how well the anodized aluminum back and edges of the black iPhone 5 would hold up over time.
One lengthy thread on our forums has been actively discussing the potential issue and Pocket-Lint in their review did note some wear around the edges after some early usage.
Of course, purposefully scratching a device is a bit extreme, but daily usage of any phone will generate some wear and tear. This may be a concern if you are particularly sensitive to the issue.
Article Link: Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching?
|Sep 21, 2012, 08:20 AM||#5|
Metal scratches, even anodized. Not sure why this is even worthy of mention.
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|Sep 21, 2012, 08:20 AM||#6|
Something had to replace the yellow screen drama.
First maps, now this.
And the guy who scratched the in-store iPhone should be made to pay for it. He should've scratched his own phone.
EDIT: UPS just delivered my phone no more than two minutes ago and I can confirm that there are no scratches on mine out of the box (as others have reported to be the case with theirs).
Last edited by Caliber26; Sep 21, 2012 at 08:34 AM.
|Sep 21, 2012, 08:22 AM||#9|
A few people complained when they got their iPhone this morning. I'm assuming they read the forums and knew to examine their phone after they got it. Seriously Apple, some people are paying $600 plus for these people. We want HIGH quality devices. Get it together! It was scuffed up right out the box. It wasn't major but still...
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|Sep 21, 2012, 08:22 AM||#19|
So it will scratch when someone tries to scratch it? Seriously?
I have two pockets for a reason. iPhone in one, everything else in the other.
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|Sep 21, 2012, 08:23 AM||#20|
I am anxious to see Apple's response to this.
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|Sep 21, 2012, 08:23 AM||#22|
/sarcasm - for those that missed it.
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|Sep 21, 2012, 08:23 AM||#23|
I'd cry if iPhone got scratched up like that on day one.
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|Sep 21, 2012, 08:23 AM||#24|
iPod Mini/Nano/Shuffle and all recent Macs have anodized aluminum shells. Other than being black, there's nothing new about this surface treatment. My 6 year old Motorola Razr has a black anodized aluminum case and it looks fine.
|Sep 21, 2012, 08:23 AM||#25|
I don't understand why this issue is such a surprise to people.. A classic example of anodisation are bicycle rims, with brake pads they'll always turn to the true colour.
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