iFixit confirms - easy scuffs

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  1. bumblehat macrumors regular

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    [response to name calling removed]

    I consider this a bit of an issue. I don't like using a case (for many reasons), and I can see this really compromising the phone aesthetics.
     
  3. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    This was expected from the black iPhone anyway. This will look ugly after a few weeks of use.

    Naked users: I hope you're not OCD. But since you're going naked I assume you aren't anyway ;)

    Other wise everybody else will be wrapping this in cases, such a shame because it will hide the beauty of this phone

    Also skins won't prevent this from happening since the scratches will be at the edges.
     
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    Zoom in on the SIM slot and that looks awful too. :(
     
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    It doesn't look that bad. People won't be holding your phone up to a magnifying glass looking for scuffs. If you don't want your phone getting scuffed, get a case or don't use it. Or better yet, don't buy it.
     
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    You'll live.
     
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    505?? New mex??
     
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    No. This is a random username I picked when I was 10 and it has stuck for 8 years :p
     
  12. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered the black, and will be keeping the black.

    A few scuffs makes my device unique to me, and I really don't find it to look that bad.
     
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    it builds to the phone's toughness now when people see it they will think it TUFF and RUGGED!!
     
  14. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    For yourself or the phone?
     
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    Ugh. How could the design team not think of this in advance?
     
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    FAKE! We obviously don't have 2 dollar coins.
     
  17. JoshObra macrumors regular

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    There are $2 coins?! I barely get $2 bills!!
     
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    Looks like that 2 dollar coin is going through it's own scuff gate :p
     
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    A black sharpie will fix those scuffs right up!
     
  20. bumblehat thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's pretty insane that they didn't.

    Reading the responses here (and in the other thread), it seems there are pretty much two reactions:

    (1) this is an issue that compromises the beauty of a device that Apple literally presented to the public as a crown jewel, OR

    (2) NO BIG DEAL.

    Yeah, I get in the grand scheme of things, it's no big deal. The phone will still look decent. But we all hold Apple to a somewhat higher standard -- the standard Apple holds others to -- so this kind of design flaw or oversight or whatever is doubly shocking/annoying.

    I don't use a case, don't want to use a case, but I know over time the black will chip away and reveal random bits of the silver-looking aluminum underneath. I don't consider that to give it character or be "unique," I consider it to look sort of cheap and old.

    Will it make me cancel my two pre-orders? No. Will the phone be less functional or awesome of a toy? No. But it's definitely something that could've been avoided, and it will definitely compromise the aesthetic appeal of this device.
     
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    So let me get this straight. If you rub the very edge of the side band on the phone with a coin in will scuff. yes this is shocking news:confused: Getting black tomorrow and keeping black.

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    Ha Ha Ha I was thinking the exact same thing:D
     
  22. bumblehat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Think of it this way. If the phone is in your pocket, along with some coins or a key, over time, yeah, it will scuff as shown in the picture.
     
  23. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Yeah and in other news if I take my car keys and run them across the side of my car it will scratch.
     
  24. Helmsy67 macrumors member

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    I really dont understand how this is any different than any other phone...
     
  25. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I dont know about other people but I am pretty careful not to put my $750 phone in my pocket with keys or coins. I am pretty sure if you do this any phone you could scuff/scratch it.
     
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