White iPhone 5 Wear and Tear

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vigilant, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. vigilant macrumors 6502

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    we are about a week and a half out and I thought I'd see how people are doing with the white iphone 5. How is it holding up to wear and tear so far?
     
  2. iExpensive macrumors 6502

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    Check back in a couple months. Most people don't even have their phone yet.
     
  3. drakestan macrumors regular

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    hahahahahaha
     
  4. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    My phone looks just like the day I got it – but I wouldn't expect any less for a phone that's not even a month old yet. Seriously, until we're on the cusp of the iPhone 5S before you ask that question. :p
     
  5. d123 macrumors 68000

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    No problems here, nothing chipping, flaking or wearing. Pocket carried bare since the 21st.
     
  6. haxrnick macrumors 6502a

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    Same here.
     
  7. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    No problems here, my white iPhone got full body protection as soon as factory plastic came off. My white iPhone has literally never been exposed completely naked, maybe for the time between the factory plastic came off and the installation(professional)
     
  8. Mark316 macrumors member

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    This is still the honeymoon phase wait till after 6 months and see how they are looking then.
     
  9. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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  10. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Does that lining interfere with the device's ability to extract heat? I always worry about those "permanent" covers and the heat generated when charging/heavy use and how it could be bad for the battery.

    I always remove mine from the case while charging but you can't exactly do that with a body protection.
     
  11. aquadisiac macrumors 6502

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    same. she looks good.
     
  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    A lot of places in the U.S. have laws against public nudity. :p Be careful.
     
  13. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    No wear on mine. I have it in an otterbox defender case. I don't want to get gas or diesel fuel on mine at work, nor do I want to drop it.
     
  14. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    hahahahha
     
  15. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    Had mine since launch and she has been naked. Only visible wear was the chip in the back she came with. But just traded her in for a black...
     
  16. jmcrutch macrumors regular

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    got my white iphone 5 on day 1 and have been using it everyday, all day long, with no case. Looks just like it did the day I got it. The aluminum back is going to pick up some smudges, sort of like macbook airs and pros do, but they can be cleaned.
     
  17. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

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    I don't get why people wrap their iphones in plastic. If thats how you roll then you'd be better off buying a SGS3 which is arguably the better phone and cheaper too.
     
  18. braddick macrumors 68040

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    As long as my screen doesn't scratch (it won't) I don't care if months down the road there is slight wear on the reverse. Gives it a bit of patina and personality.

    It's like a new car purchase. After the first flaw shows up I'll breath easy and won't care nearly as much.
     
  19. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a

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    honeymoon phase is still in effect.. still babying it.. but after a couple more weeks it'll be tossed around and whatnot.. so far so good
     
  20. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    Not even that much cheaper
     
  21. robaroo macrumors regular

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    my white iphone is as fresh as the day it was pulled out of the box (sept. 21) and it'll continue to be that way now that i have it filmed front/back and with a bumper on it. :)
     
  22. cecoleman macrumors regular

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    Mine also looks as good as it did on day one. I put a clear bodyguardz shield on the back of it to keep the back metal from scratching on table surfaces. It looks great and naked to the untrained eye. I actually like how it gives the back a little glossy look. Shines like a pearl.
     

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