iPhone 5 scratched easily within case :/

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Macaroooon, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I've had mine in a case from day 1, I take it out every day to give it a quick wipe to make sure dust doesn't collect, and on the back, it's got these white scuff/ dot marks even with a case.

    Does anyone else find this frustrating?

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  2. macrumors newbie

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    Well, just don't use a case. (Some) cases cause scratches because its a hard plastic material. I see it happen all the time, not just with Iphones.
     
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    theautopilot

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    I have a couple on the back of my iPhone 5, even though it has been in a quality TPU case (incipio frequency) since coming out of its box and never been dropped etc.

    Can't imagine what it would look like after 2 years use without a case.
     
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    mattroman246

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  5. macrumors 65816

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    I take my case off and clean it weekly. You don't need to wipe it down everyday. The more you take that case off and put it on the more scratches you'll accumulate.

    This is also the reason why I get silicone cases. It's not abrasive.
     
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    Rocko1

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    I always use rear protectors when putting it in a case. The 5 has the least durable finish of any phone I have seen. Anodizing is supposed to be extremely tough and scratch resistant, in this case it's worse than a thin layer of cheap paint.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Use a Front & Back protector. Most cases are cheap plastic which is not finished on he inside. The rough plastic scratches your iphone. Then when you take your case off.....
     
  8. macrumors 68000

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    I have being doing the same exact thing you have (cleaning the phone case and phone every few days) and i have absolutely no scratches on the anodizing...good as new! So IDK what happened in your situation
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Have never taken my case off IPhone 4 that my son now has and never had the need to. Got the same case for my 5 and will do the same.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    When I pre-ordered my iPhone 5 from Verizon, I also ordered a case--the only one available. There were no details on the website, but I was totally pleased when it arrived. It's very thin black silicone rubber, with all the cutouts in the right places. It's a very snug fit and totally unobtrusive, so I've had it on since I bought the phone--no reason to take it off. I carry my phone in my shirt pocket, and the rubberized surface prevents the phone from falling out even when I'm bent completely over. Highly recommended (sorry I don't remember the manufacturer).
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm using a a Belkin case - it has a rubberised bumper and a a clear back.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    Belkin view case?
     
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    iALLOUT4eva

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    Some kind of way my Otterbox Defender case has scratched the bottom of my black ip5 by the charging port but idc Im not crazy about those things #
     
  14. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes :)
     
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    Arkious

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    best of sticking with none backed covers like a bumper only. then a front and rear screen protector. best form of protection.

    i just think the slate scratches too easily in the 1st place, i learnt that when i had an ipod many moons ago. White, standard aluminium is the way forward to hide scratches
     

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