The "i think I'll wait for iPhone 6 but Ican't stand the scuff on my iPhone 5" thread

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by animatedude, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. animatedude macrumors 65816

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    Anyone here in the same boat? No wonder the reports of Apple dropping the iPhone 5 for iPhone 5S....scuffgate is a big shame for apple and yes Steve Jobs would've been more mad about it than antennagate :)
     
  2. rooneyr macrumors newbie

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    I have a black i5 that I've had since November, with only a screen protector. It's in almost brand new condition except for 3 or 4 small almost unnoticeable scratches on the "diamond cut" metal band. No idea what this scuffgate is lol
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    No scuffs or scratches on my iPhone 5
    But I may still get the 5S anyway
    Depends on what it offers
     
  4. Cody21 macrumors 6502a

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    No scratches on my iPhone 5 either.
    Still planning on upgrading to the 5S though.
     
  5. anaqvi786 macrumors regular

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    I have an iPhone 5 that has been scratched by the case it's been in. It's unacceptable on apple's end, but I'll just use Birchwood Casey to fix the scuffs.
     
  6. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a

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  7. Grolubao macrumors 65816

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    I'm totally on this boat. I love the black iPhone but I kinda regret since I need to babysit it not to get more scuffs, specially that damned chamfered edge
     
  8. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Stop OCD'ing about your phone and start using it. Best decision of my life.
     
  9. ogremoustro macrumors 6502a

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    What? Each year Apple releases a new phone; it's not just because of the "scuffgate" problem.
     
  10. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    I would imagine he / she means the reports that Apple will drop the 5 altogether and have the new 5C or whatever it'll be called alongside the 5S (hopefully with a better, more expensive and more appropriate anodization layer).
     
  11. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    No one knows for sure if Apple is dropping the iphone 5 because of the scuffing issues. It would be a welcomed upgrade if it does, but there are absolutely no rumors to suggest this.
     
  12. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    I can remember when everyone thought that a scuff was a factory defect!

    :p

    The black ano was a very poor choice for a finish!:cool:
     
  13. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    it could be about many other reasons but the reports mention the iPhone 5 will be phased out completely.
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/07/24/rumor-apple-to-drop-iphone-5-in-favor-of-iphone-5s-and-iphone-lite

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    it could be about many reasons but reports mention the iPhone 5 will be phased out which makes a lot sense...
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/07/24/rumor-apple-to-drop-iphone-5-in-favor-of-iphone-5s-and-iphone-lite
     
  14. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    Back of my iP5 is scratched to ****.

    I have used and abused it for 3 years; I never use a case. I pay for premium electronics and I want to enjoy the design and premium materials not cover them in some cheap ****** plastic.

    I love the way it looks, looks better with age.

    Might have an issue selling, maybe.
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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  16. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    Nope.

    No idea how that happened. I downloaded tapatalk to see how it is last week maybe that was why....
     
  17. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    My 5 certainly wasn't as durable as my 4S. I've kept it in a case and is still pretty scuffed up.
     
  18. Reason077 macrumors 68000

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    Actually, I don't mind the scuffs on my 5. They add character!

    The scuffs only ever happened on the edge band, not the front or back surfaces. The back of mine looks almost pristine, and I never used a case of any kind.

    I'll be a little sad when my 6 finally arrived and I retire my scuffed 5.
     

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