iPhone5 black metal edges scratch easily? How easy will exch. front color panel be?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by icanboogie, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. icanboogie, Sep 19, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012

    icanboogie macrumors regular


    Nov 12, 2008
    this one review mentioned, that the reviewed devices already showed visible scratches in the black aluminum.

    wabi sabi?
    while one comment says "cool, wabi sabi on the iPhone!" :cool:
    i myself feel unsure: the scratches do not look good on my nokia N8, and I dont want this on a all black phone.

    solution: silver aluminum & black front panel replacement?
    So I wondered if it might be a good idea to get the white one, with the pure aluminum frame (not that scratch prone), and put a black front panel on it: Should look really nice, IMHO.

    How easy would that repair be? Will it be similarly exchangeable like in the 4S?

    What do you guys think?

    Edit: I just saw that this thing is already beeing discussed extensively under the name 'ScuffGate':

    Still, I think a silver frame / black front combination would be cool...
  2. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    considering the iPhone 5 is not officially available yet, we don't know.

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