Bumpers damaging iPhone 5?

smurray

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Original poster
May 12, 2008
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I have a question for all of the iPhone 5 owners who have been using a bumper case regularly. If you take your bumper off, do you notice any damage to the sides of the phone? I loved my Apple bumper for my 4 & 4S, but one thing I did notice is that it rubbed the stainless steel band side and left some marks. I'm assuming a bumper on the 5 would do the same thing (if not worse) since the sides are softer aluminum. I'd like to hear from some people who've been using bumpers for a while before I buy one myself.
 

KandyKane

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Mar 23, 2009
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Australia
I use a bumper on my iPhone 5, but I also have a skin on the side. The chamfered edge is still exposed but there's no damage at this stage.
It didn't damage with my iPhone 4S until I used a fake vapor pro bumper, dust got between the plastic part and my phone and it scuffed on the plastic side.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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Have GA full skin. So no, no damage so far, and none expected.

Apple one did leave wear marks on the SS frame of my 4 though.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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Is there anyone who knows what I must do?
Do?
Use your phone?
Its a disposable device, millions of them exist, that are only good for a couple years.

Did you put a case around the anodized coating to help it wear faster? Many are.
 

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