Reading about the iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Halamire, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular


    Dec 31, 2009
    So just creeping through the forum, I've read horrible things about the iPhone, makes me scared to buy one. How bad is scuff gate on the black one and about the threads on iPhones bending, I wear skinnies, so will this be a problem? ha
  2. macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    I have mine for a while now, and I dont have any flaws or scuffs on my phone. I only just recently put a case on it. It performs great too.
  3. macrumors 68040


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    The "horrible things" are often posted by anti-Apple trolls. Yes, I realize it's probably the most pathetic thing in the world to be someone who goes trolling on an Apple forum when they don't like Apple, but it happens.

    The iPhone 5 is fairly durable, within reason. If you drop it on a hard floor, it will dent slightly and scuff. it's simply impossible to design something that looks like the iPhone 5 and at the same time make it indestructible. However, in most cases the cosmetically damaged phone will still work, as proven by several drop-test videos.

    Basically, if you think you're going to accidentally drop your phone, or work/live in a rough environment, you should get a case. Even a slim case like the inCase slider will protect against almost all reasonable drops; if you work in construction, or are in the military, etc. and need more protection you can go for an OtterBox Defender or similar.

    If you plan to baby your phone, work in an office environment where you're unlikely to be dropping it, etc... you can go with no case. But be careful; just as you wouldn't drop your laptop, or any other expensive kit, don't drop your iPhone!

    I used my iPhone 5 caseless for about three weeks before getting my inCase Slider. I casually tossed it on the table, put it in my pocket, and used it with reasonable care and it has no damage. Just use common sense. :)
  4. macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    Hear is a link to my thread on my experiences with my iPhone 5 (I got it about a month ago):

    Short Version: Scuff free, no WiFi/Cellular issues. Best iPhone I've had.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France
    And, generally speaking, people don't speak up when things are going well and do when they're not.

    I'm confident a majority of people aren't having any issues with their iPhone 5s. Perhaps many are, but they're likely a minority.
  6. macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    No scuffs, no bending, all is well and I love it. Far superior to my 4S.

    Also, wear man jeans :p
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2011
    Relax. The anodizing coming off is probably due to one or more bad batches. Although it will come of eventually. There's no such thing as anodizing that doesn't wear, especially if it's the prettier thin kind. If you want to be sure, get the white phone.

    And you don't have to be a genius to be able to figure out that 'bend-gate' is fabricated.
  8. macrumors 603


    Apr 6, 2007
    I've also had my iPhone since around launch day, and am very happy with it. It looks great and works great.

    If I had based by decision on what I heard here, I wouldn't have bought it. Fortuantely, I don't base my purchasing decisions on what people with axes to grind say about it. :) You shouldn't either.

    I would say, get it from an Apple Store and be confident that you have a month to look it over and return it if you change your mind. I would highly recommend getting AppleCare+ though, just in case.
  9. macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2010
    So Cal
    I love my iP5 so much, I'd marry it if it asked me. ;)
  10. thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 31, 2009
    That's great to hear.
    Ha I guess I don't really wear skinnies, they are slims just can't stand baggy jeans. Ill probably head to the Indianapolis apple store in the next few weeks and get one!
    Thanks for the feedback!
  11. macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2011
    South Florida
    I had a flawless black ATT iPhone 5 that I just returned.
    it was mint, but I wanted a white iPhone 5 :)

    I returned my black one on the 30th day and just received my white iPhone yesterday.

    im loving the white, as all my past iPhones & iPads are white.

    Anyway - I never use a case. Naked is the way to go with an iPhone.
    Dont worry about the 'haters' in here. iPhone 5 is the best phone ever created.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    May 16, 2011
    Did you ask Siri?? You might get lucky!!!

    Anyways to the OP, dont worry about scratches and bending etc. If you want an iphone get it! Just be a bit careful and you will be just fine.

    Pick up AppleCare + and you are good to go!
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2008
    You could probably find a way to get Siri to ask you..... :cool:
  14. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    just buy it and use it normally. If it breaks because of you well then hey just pay $50 if you have applecare+ and get a new one. Babying your phone is going to ruin your enjoyment of it if you're constantly on the prowl for scratches.
  15. macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    if you had a 4S i wouldn't recommend you to upgrade right now.

    i will too wait for the next iphone because of scruff gate - and i dont like putting cases to my phone.

    if you dont, and want an iphone, id say go for it; but handle with care.
  16. macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    The iPhone 5 is the best smart phone on the market. Very fast, looks much better than anything else out there. Don't think you will be disappointed. You here mostly negative things on message boards like this anyway. People don't usually comment on how much the like their phones...
  17. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    No, you don't need to handle the iPhone 5 with care or any more carefully than the 4/4S, assuming that the coating is properly anodized. If it's rubbing off like crazy with normal wiping, it's one of the batch with defective anodization and you can just swap it out under warranty. Mine is still flawless to this day.
  18. macrumors regular

    May 20, 2010
    Haha I never asked her that but I did this one:

    Me: I love you

    Siri: I bet you say that to all your electronic devices :D
  19. macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2012
    Guess you could look at your service contract as being a legally binding marriage :p

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