Naked white iPhone 5 users (no case), any significant scratches?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ra4oasis, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2010
    I have a Zagg Invisible Shield on the back of my iPhone 5, because I was worried that the metal would get scratched from daily setting it down on tables, and so forth. But... the Invisible Shield is kind of stained blueish, probably from my dark blue jeans. It kinda just looks ugly. See the picture. I'd really like to just go naked with the phone, but I don't want any significant scratching. Small stuff here and there is okay, but I didn't know how suseptable to scratches the metal is. I never had an case on my iPhone 4 (for over 2 years), and it the glass was great because it didn't really show scratches. Am I worrying too much about a naked iPhone 5?
  2. Mike84, Jan 31, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013

    macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
  3. macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2012
    I have the white iPhone 5 and carry it without a case in my pants pocket (jeans usually). I have observed no scratches to the back, luckily for the white iphone, the backing seems less scratch prone than the black one. The only scratches even remotely visible are on the shiny little metal apple logo on the back.
  4. macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    The Golden state
    using my white ip5 naked since day 1. No significant scratches here.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2010
    Thanks everybody. I might be taking off the invisible shield this weekend now that I've seen everybody's comments.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA
    I have a black iPhone 5 with no scratches on the back. It's pretty tough as long as you aren't too abusive with it.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    White iPhone 5 since day one. Completely naked. No significant scratches. I lay it on tables/flat surfaces all the time. I keep it in my front pocket with no other objects.
  8. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Very faint hairline scratches on the aluminum shiny edge, but I would really have to hold up it and inspect. Still looks like new after a month. Btw, the Invisibleshield doesn't look too bad, gives it a smoked look. :)
  9. macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2011
    I'm white and naked, no it hasn't scratched me.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2012
    Black with no scratches but a couple of nicks on the bezel around the corners. Both of them from when I knocked it off the night stand about 2 feet and it hit the baseboard on the wall.
  11. macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2012
    New York, NY
    I used my iPhone 4 naked all the time but the iPhone 5 need a case to protect the edges... Black paint just came off the edges.. Couldnt stand that:(:(

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