So can somebody confirm that the WHITE iPhone 5 has no scuffing issue?

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  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    Is the scuffing problem only limited to the Black iPhone 5 models due to the darker anodized Aluminum? Are any White iPhone 5 users having any issues?
     
  2. Mbman81 macrumors member

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    I got a white and black iphone 5 (white was for the misses). The white has more dings/chips then the black.
     
  3. misterjay macrumors regular

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    As of now, since I got two white iPhone 5's (me and my sister) on the launch date, i can confirm that these two have no issues what so ever.
    *knock on wood* lol
     
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  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No such thing. There are defect-free black iP5 and defect-free white iP5.
     
  6. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    I think the OP is talking about whether the scuffing issue is as big of a problem with the white (not whether it comes like that or not).
     
  7. milan03 macrumors 6502

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    White one has RAW anodized aluminum. Black one is the same painted black. when you scratch the black one it shows silver underneath.
    You get my point.

    No scratches on my White one.
     
  8. jredecop macrumors 6502a

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    This
     
  9. Dmack4142 macrumors newbie

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  10. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm. "iPhone 5 is made with a level of precision you’d expect to find in a finely crafted watch...". I will definitely be buying mine at the Apple store and thoroughly checking it out before leaving. I surely wouldn't buy a watch with scratches on it :eek:
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    There are even "defective" finely crafted watches. They should've caught them through QC checks but didn't.
     
  12. iHawaii macrumors member

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    White. Naked since birth. Normal use. Pristine. No gate here.
     
  13. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    i can't confirm on the white but i can confirm the black has no scuffing issues
     
  14. KdParker macrumors 601

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    I have one (so far). Will put a case on it and try to keep it scruff free.
     
  15. Nokaoi macrumors regular

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    Zero scuffs or marks on mine during unboxing and now. It went straight into a case. Scuff gate came up. Took it out. No scuffs. Put back in case. White 16gb.
     
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  17. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    My first white had a nick, apple replaced it no issues, the second one was/is perfect.
     
  18. jbellanca macrumors 6502

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    My white one came out-of-the-box with a nick in the metal band, but the Apple Store just replaced it today with a brand new one that's perfect. I think over time the white one will hold up better since it's raw aluminum and not anodized. i.e., the black "coating" can be scraped away to show the bare metal underneath (not a fault of Apple, that's just how it works with anodized aluminum)... not possible on the white that's only got the bare metal.
     

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