New White iPhone, scratch on the back

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SDAVE, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

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    Can I take it to the Apple store and get it swapped out? I bought it from AT&T (Online).
     
  2. stonyboys macrumors 6502

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    If you're lucky! They might think that the scratches were caused by you. I assume you're still within the exchange window with ATT as well, so if the apple store doesn't work out you can exchange the phone through ATT.
     
  3. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I received the phone today, so it's within the 14 day window :)

    I called them both and AT&T said I can exchange it at their store.

    Should I switch to black? The inevitable question :D
     
  4. stonyboys macrumors 6502

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    Do you care about tiny nicks? If so then stick with white, black is very susceptible to nicks even when taken care of. A case won't help because the smallest bit of something gritty will get in there and wreck havoc.
     
  5. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm a designer and I have a case of extreme OCD. :D

    The first scratch is always painful, but then you welcome it.

    I did read a lot about the black scratching easily due to the anodized aluminium. I'll just stick with the white. I like the back of it a lot.

    The front of the black is really nice though.

    I'll get this replaced on friday since AT&T is closed tomorrow.
     
  6. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Got the black and pretty happy! Dbags at the AT&T store charged me a restocking fee so I called AT&T when I got back home and they refunded me the amount towards my next bill.

    I did like the white, however, had my doubts. The black just feels nice. I don't care about dings, I'll just try to be a bit careful. I am not going to get any cases, I think it makes it ugly.
     
  7. jetlagged macrumors 6502

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    Hey Dave , did they exchange you a brand new one or was it a white box replacement ?
     
  8. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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  9. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not a fan of cases, but I have put a white carbon fiber efect vinyl cover on mine
    Love it
    It only covers the back, not the sides
     
  10. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    They gave a brand new one, sealed. Activated online at the store and they said they can open it for you and everything, I said no I will do it at home :D

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    I tried not to be "one of those" but it's hard! :(

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    I figure, what's the point of cases anyway? If you're a clumsy person, fix your behavior and look after your investments.

    Either way, if the phone is damaged or what not, by the time I want a new one, the iPhone 5 will be refurb for $50-100 and I'll just get a new one :D
     

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