iPhone SE edges are too fragile?

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  1. bubulol macrumors 6502

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    Hello, i am returning mine due to a frustrating bug and bad battery life as well and i also noticed on mine when i was putting iPhone into the package, a mini scratch on the edge
    I got it two days ago, i ve applied a tempered glass and iPhone been in the flip case during all time
    Did you notice anything like this?
    I am planning to buy new one since mine was bugged/defective but this fragility would bother me
    Thanks
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The iPhone SE is the same physically as the iPhone 5 and 5s.

    See Scuffgate

    Yeah. It's going to scratch.
     
  3. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    Mine has been in a bumper since day 1.

    No scratches to date.
     
  4. stcizzle macrumors regular

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    My SE Battery life has been better than with the 6S+, no bugs and yes if you use cases you will eventually get scratches if there's any give to the case or it's super tight because all it takes is one grain of dirt to rub against the phone and it'll happen. Some are luckier than others. I've found my phones stay in better condition when used naked. Just my personal experience.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Isn't there a difference as far as it comes to all that between 5 and 5s?
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I don't see any.

    Apple didn't advertise that the SE was made with any different type of aluminum. They didn't state that the anodization process was any different.

    Granted, they don't have to, but I also haven't heard anyone other than Apple mention anything like that.

    They kept costs down by going with an older design. I don't see why they would alter their anodization process from the 5s. Their only alteration from the 5 was to go lighter, which is why there was no Black/Slate for the 5s.
     
  7. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any thin cover that would protect iPhone's edges as well?
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    Or perhaps should i buy those side stickers like bodyguardz or something like that?
     
  8. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    or understand, that, the phone body, is a case itself...it's meant to protect the internals.
     
  9. Larbo macrumors newbie

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    Wow thats what they make cases for. My 2 1/2 year old 5s looked brand new when I turned it in for credit on my se.
    These things need a case period.
    The otter box defender has worked great for me.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No cases. Don't use 'em. ;)
     
  11. CYKBC macrumors 6502

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    It's a phone. A mobile phone. It's going to scratch. Wtf smh
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I recall quite a few people getting edges scratched up from being in cases as well.
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    There's the it's going to scratch part, and there's it can scratch too easily too quickly part.
     
  13. hollowplayer macrumors regular

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    lol
     
  14. matt_on_a_mtn Suspended

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    I've had mine since a few days after launch. No case, no scratches.
     
  15. bushido Suspended

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    hahaha reminds me of people in my family who would use a scratched up old skin protector on their iPhone cuz they are to cheap to buy a new skin protector. So they protect the iPhone from scratches yet all the see is a scratched up skin until they replace the device 2 years later anyway?! El Stupido
     
  16. Sunny1990 macrumors 68000

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    No way iPhone se can outlast iPhone 6s plus in terms of battery life.totally fake :D
     
  17. SarZ, May 2, 2016
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    Do you own a SE ?

    My SE battery lasts just as long as my old 6S plus used to and sometimes better
     

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