I posted last week reporting problems with black chipping from the edges of my black iPhone 5 plus screen sensitivity issues amongst other things. I also mentioned I was a little disappointed with the overall feel and the apparent lack of quality and robustness in the phone compared the feeling I got from my 4 and 4S. Vodafone exchanged my black 5 for a white and having lived with it for a while I thought I'd come back and update. With a preference for the understated rather than the showy, I really didn't like the idea of a white phone, but I have to say from the moment the white came out of the box I preferred it to my previous black. The un-anodised band on the white gives the phone I much better look in my opinion as does the plain aluminium back. More importantly, the white replacement phone bears NONE of the faults and niggles of the black 5 that I had. The screen is instantly responsive, there's obviously nothing to chip and you can't hear the buttons rattling around inside the casing! Strangely this new white phone feels totally different in my hand than the black one. I can't put my finger on it, but there's something that just makes it feel stronger, more robust, up to taking a few knocks and usage and just feels much closer to the quality I expect from the Apple Mac brand. It would appear from my own experience that some phones were perhaps just poorly put together by a few Foxconn employees rather than their being some overall issue with Apple product as a whole. I have to say that out of everything I own my Apple tech is the most reliable so I was a little surprised at how poor the first black 5 I had was. The white one I now have has restored my faith. So, if you have an iPhone 5 with manufacturing issues, from my own experience I'd say don't be shy or despondent, take it back and exchange it, preferably for a white one that has no anodisation to chip off in the first place!