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Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:30 AM   #26
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So I got an iPhone 5 with a rear camera defect
what was the defect out of curiosity?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:33 AM   #27
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If you say you did all that I believe you but post some pics.
or make some youtube videos.. sheesh
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:43 AM   #28
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To be frank, the OP probably did this to prove to themselves that the coating is durable and posted to help people out, and probably doesn't give two ****** if you believe him or not.

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Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:49 AM   #29
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So I got an iPhone 5 with a rear camera defect and I'm set up to receive a warranty replacement. In the mean time I thought I'd investigate all the rumors of scratching the coating off the aluminium as my phone will be replaced with a perfectly new one anyways.

I've pretty much done everything possible to scratch the phone within reason:

- carried it in a pocket with a ring of sharp keys every day (which scratched my iPhone 4 in the first 2 days fyi)
- dropped it onto the floor a few times
- physically hit it against countertops
- dragged the side against a peice of plywood
- dragged the metal tip of a pen across the side
- played hockey with it on a wood floor
- dropped it 3 feet onto marble floors repeatedly
- thrown it across counters at every opportunity
- dragged a penny across the edge HARD

And my report is that there are no scratches or paint peeling off at all. Apple did a very good job.

I looked through a few threads and saw the pictures of the coating coming off. My theory is that if the coating does come off, it's a deffective phone. Several of the phones have shipped with partially applied coatings brand new, so if it does come off it's probably on a thin spot.

Just thought I'd contribute. Anyone else finding the coating especially durable?
Imagine if you are refused s replacement now because they realise you have been abusing it and tell you it is accidental damage.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:12 AM   #30
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OMG, cannot believe people (want to) believe the op post. The same people would probably die of a hart attack if it were true and he showed you the phone in question...
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:29 AM   #31
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White or black iP5?

Surprised no one's bothered to ask. Troll accusations aside it's been said to make a difference.
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