iphone 5s back

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  1. ughbrandon macrumors member

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    After having my 5s for a couple weeks, the glass on the back seems to be scratching relatively easily. Does anyone know of a screen protector sort of thing but for the back? Recommendations would be great! Also if you know of any for the rim around the iphone would be great too! Thank you.
     
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  3. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Spigen sells the ultra crystal that comes with both front and back protectors.
     
  4. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Yup - I have this. it works well. The "back" part comes in 3 parts. The "middle" part is matte, the top and bottom are clear - like the front.
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Hmm my middle piece isn't matte.
     
  6. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Really? Interesting. When I got it for my 5 previously, it was also. I always thought it was done that way to preserve the "feeling" of the metal feel of that piece. Is your packaging blue?
     
  7. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Yes my packaging is blue. Mine just feels smooth. Not complaining about it tho.
     
  8. gCloud macrumors 6502a

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    have a look at icarbon, I used a two tone one on the back only of an iPhone 5 and was very happy with it all year.
     
  9. ughbrandon thread starter macrumors member

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    could you guy have a link you could give me, that is the direct product? i cant find it on the sight, please, thank you.
     
  10. MH01 macrumors G4

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    The back is aluminium. Last iphone to have class on the back was the 4s
     
  11. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    Just put a ZAGG back protector on my 5S (wet install), although I'm upset with the coverage around the camera. A lot of glass is still exposed and it's cut too small, so there is a gap at the bottom glass portion... might switch over the best skins ever eventually, the coverage on BSE is amazing.
     
  12. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Not strictly true. The top and bottom parts of the 5 and 5S back are made of glass like the front. The middle is aluminium.
     
  13. ughbrandon thread starter macrumors member

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    Ya, I'm talking about the glass at the top and bottom, but the aluminium is scratching easily too.
     
  14. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Ahh yeah about those. Is that glass, I thought it was plastic.

    Damn.... it is glass. Well I just learned something new. Impressed

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    I assume you do not want a case?

    I am using the new Apple leather ones. Excellent fit and feel, without adding too much bulk.

    Go the black though, I have a red one and it really starting to show dirt.... Apple even warns you on the pack that it will "wear"
     
  15. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I used the ZAGG invisible shield on my 5 and didn't have any issues with it. Say what you will about zagg but I've been using the IS since 09 and it's a great product.
    For my 5s I went with the brown leather case from Apple and the IS HD on the front. I'm sure that in a few months I'll get rid of the case completely and move to the IS for the back as well.
     
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  17. AFDoc, Oct 12, 2013
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    Some don't even try...... easiest search would be: www.google.com "iphone 5s skins", or "iPhone 5s protection.

    Or try any of these links:
    www.luckyskins.com
    www.bodyguardz.com
    www.spigen.com
    www.amazon.com
    www.iloome.com
    www.mimeusa.com

    I use lucky skins and any variation of glass screen protector.
     
  18. Sekelani macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you get a case
     
  19. Joybulb macrumors regular

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    I got this and it works pretty well.

    Check this out on AMZN: i-Blason Apple iPhone 5S / 5 Gileno Clear Transparent Slim Fit Hard Shell Case AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mo... http://amzn.com/B008TJGLU2
     
  20. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought these exactly for the reason you mention. The plastic edges on the back are very prone to scuffing, and the Skinomi prevents this from happening. It also comes with screen and side protection as well. No problem with fit or quality from my experience. Skinomis are fine, not to mention inexpensive.
     
  21. g4manimac macrumors 6502

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    This is a gold skin I purchased off eBay and I gotta say it was a perfect setup it contoured to the phone better than expected and was precision cut.It is a skintight wrap and am eBay search for (matte skin wrap sticker gold silver iPhone 5s)will pop it up
     

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    Sorry here's another I'm just getting familiar with the iPad.
     

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  23. ughbrandon thread starter macrumors member

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    Great pictures for an ipad btw
     

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