Unblemished iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by papertigers87, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2012
    Cardiff, South Wales

    I'm just wondering if anyone here owns a completely unblemished iPhone 5?

    I am now on my fifth iPhone 5 (white); each one has come out of the box with either scratches/marks on the back, nicks in the edges or both.

    I'm hoping that if I persist I will eventually get one that is ok. I've seen some posts here from people who accept these marks, but, personally, I think if something costs £699 it should be perfect out of the box.


  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    I got one the opening day after standing in no line at the AT&T store near me with no blemishes.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    I mean it's just a phone man.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2011
    Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Got mine on launch through carrier preorder, zero scratches, zero blemishes, zero issues.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jun 6, 2010
    My third white iPhone 5 is perfect. No blemishes or scratches whatsoever. Did have a little bit of blue glue on the back, but it easily came off with a damp cloth corner.
  6. macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2011
    32GB iPhone 5 white, perfect condition out of the box. I've dinged it a touch myself but nothing major or noticeable unless you know to really look for that spot.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2012
    Cardiff, South Wales
    Had the blue glue marks on a couple too.

    Good to know people are getting faultless ones - fingers crossed the next one will be ok!
  8. macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2012
    No phone is going to be "perfect" especially if you're looking for things that may be wrong with it. Mine is "unblemished" but I'm sure if I handed it to you, you would find a ton of things "wrong" with it. :rolleyes:
  9. macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2010
    Connecticut, United States
    I just got mine the other day and its visually perfect :)
  10. macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    I've been rocking my nude, white iPhone 5 since launch day and it's mint.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    Rockland/Manhattan/Bay Area
    It's just a phone bro... no matter how you look at it/amount of money spent
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2009
    My second one (black/slate) was perfect.

    First one had dents, scratches, glue and the 2 back glass pieces were too small.
  13. macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2011
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2009
    I purchased my white 64GB from my local AT&T store and there were no scratches or blemishes at all.
  15. macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
  16. macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2006
    Got mine, was perfect. The on/off button started freaking out, so I got a new one at the store. it too was perfect. but it won't be for long. It's a phone. It gets used, tossed, thrown in pockets, in bags, put on tables. i understand it's new, and expensive, but sometimes you have to realize that it will never be perfect, and if it is, then it will soon no longer be perfect. enjoy the phone. forget about the blemish.
  17. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    Bought mine on 11/19 from the apple store and it is has no faults.
  18. macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    still can't believe apple lets people do this . . .
  19. macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    I got one today. I returned two other but missed them after three week back with my 4 I couldn't take it. Walked into a AT&T and they had them in stock. I'm very happy to say the least.
  20. macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2012
    I just bought my iPhone 5 today, the black version, just bought it 3 hours ago.
    I believe that there's phone out there without scuffs. But I also believe the iPhone 5 can come with scuffs straight out of the box as evidenced by my iPhone 5.

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  21. macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2012
    My third white iPhone 5 is perfect. No blemishes or scratches
  22. macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011
    Wirelessly posted

    Prefect here. White 16g . I bought it at the apple store in Ann Arbor, Mi. FYI if you buy from the retail store they let you open it in front of them and inspect. Honestly, a small scuff would probably not even been on my radar. It's a phone I use every day and some love marks give it personality.
  23. macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2012
    My Black 16 GB was perfect without blemishes or scratches. After two weeks of usage, with silicone bumper/case from first minute, I today noticed that an appr. 1x1 mm "flake" has been chipped out under the bumper just at the volume buttons on the chamfered bezel.

    It doesn't affect the usage and it won't be noticed since it's under the bumper though.
  24. Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Join the club, Luke ...

    I saw the title of your post and thought "someone's had a result!" ... but then I read the content of your post :p

    Check out my own threads ... you're not alone, mate.

    Are you returning to the online store, or a retail store?
  25. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    As far as I could tell, my phone was picture perfect out of the box, though I don't seem to suffer from "pathologic Apple user OCD syndrome".

    My phone was just fine out of the box. The scuffs on it have all come from me.

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