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braddick

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I don't even understand why, yet I enjoy seeing iPhones that are nearly worn out. Not damaged, mind you- no cracked screens and whatnot. Instead, work horses that are on their last legs, so to speak. If your iPhone is worn as such, please post a photo!

Here is an example (not my iPhone nor photo):

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eyoungren

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I don't even understand why, yet I enjoy seeing iPhones that are nearly worn out. Not damaged, mind you- no cracked screens and whatnot. Instead, work horses that are on their last legs, so to speak. If your iPhone is worn as such, please post a photo!

Here is an example (not my iPhone nor photo):

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I'm smiling to myself.

The pic you posted is not the first time it's been posted here. The image popped up here: http://designmind.frogdesign.com/blog/aged-to-perfection.html originally. That page no longer exists, but this page: https://www.engadget.com/2011/05/05/admiring-the-beauty-of-an-iphone-aged-to-perfection/ links to it.

As near as I can tell the original link popped up on MacRumors as early as January 2012. The first time I saw it was late September 2012 when the whole issue with Scuffgate and the iPhone 5 was in full bloom.

The picture you show was one half of a blog post about aging of electronics. There's another photo included in that blog post that shows an old Cannon camera with the same silvering aged look. The blog post was an ode to well aged devices.

Unfortunately, I have no pics of my own to show as the one iPhone I have that would show some of this was long since replaced (three times).

Sorry, I know you didn't ask for a history lesson on the image here on MR but I knew I had seen it before so wanted to comment on it. :D
 
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braddick

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Actually, sweet info! That'll work- along with the link provided above. My wife teases me because she states I give too much loyalty to electronics that have served me well. It's one reason I can't get myself to sell my older iPhones (and iPads).

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Just for fun, here is a worn out Kennedy half dollar I do own. These generally didn't and still don't circulate much so finding one like this with natural wear is actually a bit more difficult than one can imagine.

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eyoungren

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Actually, sweet info! That'll work- along with the link provided above. My wife teases me because she states I give too much loyalty to electronics that have served me well. It's one reason I can't get myself to sell my older iPhones (and iPads).
My signature contains a few mentions of 2006 and earlier Macs that are still serving me. :D

On my desk right now as I type this on my G5 Quad is an iPhone 4s and an iPhone 5. Well aged or not, if it's still useful to you or can still serve a purpose it's not junk.
[doublepost=1534627186][/doublepost]Not warn out, but previous phones…

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