I have a 5 that literally the second it came out of the box was put into a thin shell/case. It doesn't offer much protection against drops, but I couldn't see how my phone could get scuffed. Well fast forward about 3 months and I have 3 very small "scuffs", they are really more like chips which bridge both the chamfered black gloss edge, and the flat black backing. They are pretty small, but since they are raw aluminum they catch the eye very easily. How they got there is a mystery, but anyway that's not what this thread is about. Is there any information about the 5S and if they have refined the process to avoid damage to the finish as easily? I'm curious as I'm still on the fence about upgrading and if the finish wasn't an issue it might push me into upgrading. I miss my 4/4s with the glass back, I still have one in my bedside drawer and it is pristine, and I used it for years with no cover at all.