Even if the black back scuffs, wouldn't the back be semi-easily replaceable??

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  1. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    With so many people freaking out about the possibility of their black anodized bodies scuffing, you could obviously try some body shields or a case if you want to protect it.

    But for those who don't want to go that route and would rather carry naked, will they be able to do a simple replacement of the body since it is more of a "unibody" in the iPhone 5?

    I haven't seen a tear down video yet, so I, myself, have no idea how to even start.
     
  2. Steve686 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Can anyone who has seen the main parts of the phone provide a good guess?
     
  3. txflyfish macrumors member

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    The video shows that the panels are individually matched so I'm not sure how that goes. You might never have that tight of a fit afterwards
     
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    Oh that's right. What was the number of individual backs? Like 275 different ones? This will appease everyone like me that had the original iPhone and one of the edges stuck out a fraction of a millimeter enough to be very noticeable when you ran your finger over the edge.

    So it's unlikely Apple will provide "complete" body kits then.
     
  5. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    I highly doubt it. The sides (which aparently are prone to scuffing) are part of the same chassis as the metal portion of the back - to which *everything* inside is attached.

    It would be like swapping out the chassis on a car. No thanks... lol
     
  6. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    This.

    I would say easy to replace the screen, hard to replace the back.
     
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    I see.

    Question. Could anyone tell if the battery is probably glued to the chassis like in the newer retina MacBook Pros?
     
  8. mranderson930 macrumors member

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    It looks glued in just like it is on the 4 and 4S, but you can still remove it
     
  9. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    I have a whole drawer of sharpies.....

    Edit: And yes I do have a problem. I buy too many sharpies...
     
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    I hope they're "Apple Slate" because I don't think "black" will be a match.
     

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