iPhone 5 scratched easily within case :/

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Macaroooon, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Macaroooon macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2012
    I've had mine in a case from day 1, I take it out every day to give it a quick wipe to make sure dust doesn't collect, and on the back, it's got these white scuff/ dot marks even with a case.

    Does anyone else find this frustrating?

    Sorry for the poor quality images


  2. Bear87 macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2012
    Well, just don't use a case. (Some) cases cause scratches because its a hard plastic material. I see it happen all the time, not just with Iphones.
  3. theautopilot macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2010
    I have a couple on the back of my iPhone 5, even though it has been in a quality TPU case (incipio frequency) since coming out of its box and never been dropped etc.

    Can't imagine what it would look like after 2 years use without a case.
  4. mattroman246 macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2009
    Upstate NY
  5. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    I take my case off and clean it weekly. You don't need to wipe it down everyday. The more you take that case off and put it on the more scratches you'll accumulate.

    This is also the reason why I get silicone cases. It's not abrasive.
  6. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    I always use rear protectors when putting it in a case. The 5 has the least durable finish of any phone I have seen. Anodizing is supposed to be extremely tough and scratch resistant, in this case it's worse than a thin layer of cheap paint.
  7. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    Use a Front & Back protector. Most cases are cheap plastic which is not finished on he inside. The rough plastic scratches your iphone. Then when you take your case off.....
  8. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    I have being doing the same exact thing you have (cleaning the phone case and phone every few days) and i have absolutely no scratches on the anodizing...good as new! So IDK what happened in your situation
  9. zandermom23 macrumors newbie


    Nov 7, 2012
    Have never taken my case off IPhone 4 that my son now has and never had the need to. Got the same case for my 5 and will do the same.
  10. jkauff macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2012
    When I pre-ordered my iPhone 5 from Verizon, I also ordered a case--the only one available. There were no details on the website, but I was totally pleased when it arrived. It's very thin black silicone rubber, with all the cutouts in the right places. It's a very snug fit and totally unobtrusive, so I've had it on since I bought the phone--no reason to take it off. I carry my phone in my shirt pocket, and the rubberized surface prevents the phone from falling out even when I'm bent completely over. Highly recommended (sorry I don't remember the manufacturer).
  11. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2012
    I'm using a a Belkin case - it has a rubberised bumper and a a clear back.
  12. AdrainSingapore macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2012
    Belkin view case?
  13. iALLOUT4eva macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2012
    PlayDay Land
    Some kind of way my Otterbox Defender case has scratched the bottom of my black ip5 by the charging port but idc Im not crazy about those things #
  14. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2012
    Yes :)
  15. Arkious macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    best of sticking with none backed covers like a bumper only. then a front and rear screen protector. best form of protection.

    i just think the slate scratches too easily in the 1st place, i learnt that when i had an ipod many moons ago. White, standard aluminium is the way forward to hide scratches

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