Scratched Lightning Port

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by niko22, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I know there are multiple threads on phones that are scratched right out of the box. My phone also had a tiny nick on it right of the box.

    I'm wondering for those of you that have connected your phone to charge it if you are now seeing a scratch on your phone that looks exactly like the new lighting adapter. See picture below:

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    I have plugged in my phone twice to charge, and now I have a nice little lightning sized scratch on my iPhone. Anyone else seeing anything like this?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Yes, unfortunately.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    My port was nicked up, but not like that, just the insert was.
     
  4. Thierry ba, Sep 22, 2012
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    macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 5 aluminium is horrible. This is worse than plastic.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    My Lightning Port is also scratched, after charging the phone 3 or 4 times.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    mines seems to be fine to be honest.
     
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    chambone

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    I really feel for you guys. It's so unfair.
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    No scratches on my wife iPhone 5.
     
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    scaredpoet

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    here's what mine looks like. I've had this one since the Monday after launch day, and it's been plugged in every day at least once, sometimes more often (if I'm using my in-car audio or tethering via USB on my Macbook Pro). So, about 80 or so plug/unplug cycles:

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    Honestly, I didn't even know the chipping on the edge was there until I read this thread. I don't know if it's been there since the day I got it, or if that's from plugging and unplugging, or something else.
     
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    GeorgieAcevedo

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    No wayyyyyyyyy.

    No seriously, no **** ??? Haven't you read the 5,000+ post about how the black iPhone scuff easily? Obviously this includes where the connector goes.
     
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    Jordan921

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    Did you see when the thread was started?!?!
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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    Nope...mine's perfect. And, in fact, I'm amazed I DON'T have tons of scratches all of the bottom, as I have on many occasions blindly slid my lightning connector all over the bottom of the phone trying to find the hole, and I still have no scratches. My bezels look perfect too (though the sides are covered by my case, but the top and bottom ones are open).
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    Mines had lots of charging too, no starches yet.

    Are you using the genuine Apple cable right? Maybe the cheap-o ones have bad specs?
     
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    mikeydeezy

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    There weren't any cheap-os when this thread started.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    You should keep replacing it every few weeks or so. This way there will be no scratches or wear and tear at all...
     
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    GeorgieAcevedo

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    I didn't until now. Good catch. My apologies to the OP and a big **** you to whoever brought this thread back.
     
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    Jordan921

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    Haha or just put it in a bag and never use it.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Great idea:D
    Stick it in a ziplock bag and lock it in a safe.
    It will be perfect when you take it out to look at it and takes pictures of it:D
     
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    dontwalkhand

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    Mine is unfortunately the same thing, except with the headphone port. I just learned to live with it :-(
     
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    Jordan921

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    That's what I do with my phone.
     
  21. macrumors 68000

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    Well I carefully put my lightning cable in my phone and i have absoultely no scratches from the cable... As for the rest of the people in this thread with messed up metal by the port, thats either been there since you got your phone or your just very rough with the cable and shoving it in the phone thus scratching it
     
  22. macrumors 68030

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    I bought a pair of shoes last week and the soles are scuffed now.

    It's so unfair.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Life sucks:D
     
  24. macrumors 68030

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    Make your iphone your own.

    Don't be one of the crowd.

    Think different.

    Personalize it with your own individual wear and tear.
     
  25. macrumors member

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    Dude!.seriously?... from your Photo, looks like you've covered your iP5 in Coke... and I don't mean the Cola kind......

    If thats only the 3rd odd time....... Poor iPhone...:apple:
     

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