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Old Sep 22, 2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Scratched Lightning Port

I know there are multiple threads on phones that are scratched right out of the box. My phone also had a tiny nick on it right of the box.

I'm wondering for those of you that have connected your phone to charge it if you are now seeing a scratch on your phone that looks exactly like the new lighting adapter. See picture below:



I have plugged in my phone twice to charge, and now I have a nice little lightning sized scratch on my iPhone. Anyone else seeing anything like this?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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Yes, unfortunately.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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My port was nicked up, but not like that, just the insert was.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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iPhone 5 aluminium is horrible. This is worse than plastic.

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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My Lightning Port is also scratched, after charging the phone 3 or 4 times.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:29 AM   #6
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My Lightning Port is also scratched, after charging the phone 3 or 4 times.
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mines seems to be fine to be honest.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:33 AM   #7
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I really feel for you guys. It's so unfair.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:34 AM   #8
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No scratches on my wife iPhone 5.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:41 AM   #9
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here's what mine looks like. I've had this one since the Monday after launch day, and it's been plugged in every day at least once, sometimes more often (if I'm using my in-car audio or tethering via USB on my Macbook Pro). So, about 80 or so plug/unplug cycles:



Honestly, I didn't even know the chipping on the edge was there until I read this thread. I don't know if it's been there since the day I got it, or if that's from plugging and unplugging, or something else.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:48 AM   #10
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No wayyyyyyyyy.

No seriously, no **** ??? Haven't you read the 5,000+ post about how the black iPhone scuff easily? Obviously this includes where the connector goes.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:13 PM   #11
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No wayyyyyyyyy.

No seriously, no **** ??? Haven't you read the 5,000+ post about how the black iPhone scuff easily? Obviously this includes where the connector goes.
Did you see when the thread was started?!?!
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:24 PM   #12
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Nope...mine's perfect. And, in fact, I'm amazed I DON'T have tons of scratches all of the bottom, as I have on many occasions blindly slid my lightning connector all over the bottom of the phone trying to find the hole, and I still have no scratches. My bezels look perfect too (though the sides are covered by my case, but the top and bottom ones are open).
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:30 PM   #13
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Mines had lots of charging too, no starches yet.

Are you using the genuine Apple cable right? Maybe the cheap-o ones have bad specs?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:38 PM   #14
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Mines had lots of charging too, no starches yet.

Are you using the genuine Apple cable right? Maybe the cheap-o ones have bad specs?

There weren't any cheap-os when this thread started.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:58 PM   #15
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You should keep replacing it every few weeks or so. This way there will be no scratches or wear and tear at all...
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:08 PM   #16
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Did you see when the thread was started?!?!
I didn't until now. Good catch. My apologies to the OP and a big **** you to whoever brought this thread back.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:56 PM   #17
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You should keep replacing it every few weeks or so. This way there will be no scratches or wear and tear at all...
Haha or just put it in a bag and never use it.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:58 PM   #18
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Haha or just put it in a bag and never use it.
Great idea
Stick it in a ziplock bag and lock it in a safe.
It will be perfect when you take it out to look at it and takes pictures of it
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:06 PM   #19
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Mine is unfortunately the same thing, except with the headphone port. I just learned to live with it :-(
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:08 PM   #20
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Great idea
Stick it in a ziplock bag and lock it in a safe.
It will be perfect when you take it out to look at it and takes pictures of it
That's what I do with my phone.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:12 PM   #21
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Well I carefully put my lightning cable in my phone and i have absoultely no scratches from the cable... As for the rest of the people in this thread with messed up metal by the port, thats either been there since you got your phone or your just very rough with the cable and shoving it in the phone thus scratching it
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:28 PM   #22
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I bought a pair of shoes last week and the soles are scuffed now.

It's so unfair.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:30 PM   #23
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I bought a pair of shoes last week and the soles are scuffed now.

It's so unfair.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:42 PM   #24
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Make your iphone your own.

Don't be one of the crowd.

Think different.

Personalize it with your own individual wear and tear.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:59 AM   #25
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My Lightning Port is also scratched, after charging the phone 3 or 4 times.
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Dude!.seriously?... from your Photo, looks like you've covered your iP5 in Coke... and I don't mean the Cola kind......

If thats only the 3rd odd time....... Poor iPhone...
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