Hello, So I decided to go ahead and pull the trigger on an iphone 5 black 64gb. As it's quite an expensive purchase, and given the fact that I've purchased macbooks before that came scratched out of the box, I decided to inspect the iphone 5 at the applestore right in front of the manager. Upon opening the first iphone, I quickly spotted a decent sized scratch on the aluminum border of the phone. As I've asked the manager before the purchase if I can exchange the phone after inspection if I find any physical damage, and was told yes I can. We then went on to the 2nd iphone, and again quickly spotted a nick this time on the same black aluminum border. This went on to the 5th iphone. I told the manager that I feel bad since we've already opened 5 iphone with all of them damaged on the aluminum borders. However, she wanted me to be a happy customer so we opened up to 10 more iphones. I had to give up because I really really feel like we're not going to find a pristine iphone from their batch of iphones and I genuinely felt bad for the manager. After doing a search just now, it seems like what I encountered today is a known issue. I still don't have an iphone atm.