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Old Nov 10, 2012, 04:22 AM   #26
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing! Sent from my iPhone 5.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 04:50 AM   #27
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That actually looks really good. Love how it's somewhat of a throwback to the 3G.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 05:43 AM   #28
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What about white Iphone ? Does that have the same problem ?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 05:51 AM   #29
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I called AppleCare before I did it. Turns out the iPhone 5 wasn't the first iPhone to have troubles with paint peeling. Actually they were sued for the first colored iPod nano doing the same thing and the iPhone 3G and 3GS had issues with the emblem and writing peeling off. They said it never effected the warranty if the paint was taken off because they knew it was coming off anyway. They suggested that if I ever do need to warranty it that I don't mention sand paper and definitely don't use chemicals but if I simply state that most of it came off on it's own so I took the rest of it off it wouldn't be considered an unauthorized modification to the device and it would keep it's warranty
I'm not usually a fan of mods like this, but I have to admit it does look nice that way....Would I tackle it? No, I'm getting used to the black, and the phone is always in its case anyway
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 05:58 AM   #30
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I know nothing lasts forever, and I don't expect it to but it started coming off after a matter of days from normal use. Apple has admitted to the defect but unfortunately for me I waited to long to have it replaced.

There are people who's iPhones have warn even with protection. It's defective cause it wasn't typical wear, it happened very prematurely.
And where did apple admit to this "defect"?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 06:10 AM   #31
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Looks tits!
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:16 AM   #32
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Anodizing rubs off... That doesn't make it defective. You chose to NOT cover an anodized aluminum part. It's expected to wear. I have some clear protection on mine and it looks exactly like it did the day I unboxed it.
its not expected to wear in a few weeks, after 2 weeks of completely babying the damn phone the thing had little scratches all over it, its ridiculous
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:13 AM   #33
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looks nice man! the music almost made me cry though
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:20 AM   #34
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You did a great job there - looks very professional! Congratulations & kudos!

As far as the new look goes, sorry, I don't like it at all, but to each his own. I think the polished bezel sticks out like a sore thumb and completely ruins the stealth look of the black & slate iPhone 5, but - like I said - *I* don't have to like it -- the most important thing is that *you* like it.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:24 AM   #35
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I hope you did not void the warranty for modding the phone.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:40 AM   #36
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I hope you did not void the warranty for modding the phone.
I'd think an Apple employee knows they'd get laughed at for insinuating that voids the warranty considering there's zero mechanical modification (or possibility of).
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:37 PM   #37
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Looks like a 3g!
I forget what a good looking phone the 3G is. It's my favorite iPhone design.

OP: That looks fantastic.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:39 PM   #38
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That does look really nice; good job!
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:50 PM   #39
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its not expected to wear in a few weeks, after 2 weeks of completely babying the damn phone the thing had little scratches all over it, its ridiculous
My god I know the same feeling.. god I've been babying my white one and it has little dings and scratches from WHO KNOWS WHAT on the chamfer edge.

OP, love what you've done with the phone! Personally I think a black screen with the back of the white iPhone 5 (minus the white glass) would look fantastic.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:27 PM   #40
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Hi what's they name and artist of the song?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:34 PM   #41
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I just got done polishing the bezel on my black iPhone 5 like shown in the video below. I must say I am very pleased with the way it looks. (actual pics of my phone below)

link to previous thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1484402

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I slammed this not long ago.

But I got to admit, on second look, it's actually pretty decent.

It looks like the 3G, but better.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:56 PM   #42
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I think it would be really hard to cover the chamfered edges.
Yeah, I was being sarcastic rofl.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:00 PM   #43
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Looks nice! Was waiting for someone to fo this.

So you left the front bit the way it was?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:01 PM   #44
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Really awesome! This thread should be more popular, hope more people would learn about this.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:10 PM   #45
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I just got done polishing the bezel on my black iPhone 5 like shown in the video below. I must say I am very pleased with the way it looks.
Very nice work!

It looks quite good, and I imagine even better in person.
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Looks like a 3g!

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Just kidding. Looks like nice work.
I have to admit I first thought of the 3G/3GS look when I first saw it haha.

Looks very nice though OP. Good work. Was waiting for someone to do this.
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Hi what's they name and artist of the song?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:00 PM   #48
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I like it.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:26 PM   #49
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Anodizing rubs off... That doesn't make it defective. You chose to NOT cover an anodized aluminum part. It's expected to wear. I have some clear protection on mine and it looks exactly like it did the day I unboxed it.
So how far has Apple fallen when their new flag ship phone is expected to look like hell after a few months of use?

Or, how low have Apple Fans sunk to keep apologizing for every goof Apple makes? You guys are what keeps Apple from being better than this. The 3G/S didn't look like hell after a few months. The 4/S didn't either. With minimal care the look like new years later.

But it's expected of the 5? I'd be ashamed to make a statement like that.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:32 PM   #50
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Wow, looks great.

Maybe the black matches slightly better, but hey, if it starts wearing off, this looks awesome too.
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