I've owned my black/slate iPhone 5 for almost exactly 1 year! Here's how it's held up: Aluminum frame still feels as solid as it did on day 1. I keep the phone in a TPU case, so consequently, the anodizing is still completely intact. Buttons and switches all operate and feel normal. The lock/power button rattled from day 1, but it doesn't bother me. The only damage is a very small chip in the plastic at the top of my home button. Lightning port and headphone jack still feel solid despite heavy use. Cameras operating normally. Speakers and microphones good. Display feels "loose" once in awhile (the glass seems to bounce a bit sometimes if I tap the screen near the mute switch). Display has developed a bit of a pink hue that is visible only against white backgrounds. I keep a screen protector on the display so I can't comment on the scratch resistance of the glass. Battery holds slightly less charge, but the decrease seem minor. I've had no problems with software updates or the transition to iOS 7. Overall I think Apple did a good job with the durability of the iPhone 5. I would improve the display retention clip system, and upgrade the anodization for the iPhone 6. Hopefully Apple will adjust the chemistry of the display layer adhesive so that it won't turn a pale pink.