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Thread: iPhone 5 is a scratch magnet
09-20-2012, 08:31 PM #1
iPhone 5 is a scratch magnet
These were just taken tonight at a local Apple store and done with a fingernail. My money isn't going to be spent on shoddy materials.
09-20-2012, 08:39 PM #2
09-20-2012, 09:00 PM #3
Over 2 yrs and 3 months and my iPhone 4 has no scratch at all, 6 months w/o case. This iPhone isn't even 1 day old and already is scratched like hell.
09-20-2012, 10:07 PM #4
That sucks...I ordered the white one too. Guess I'll have to be extra careful with this one. Kinda wish it was all glass rear now...
Last edited by xclusiveiphone; 09-20-2012 at 10:29 PM.
09-20-2012, 10:44 PM #5
So the back cover of the Iphone 5 is not even glass? That is so much Fail.Iphone 4S - T-Mobile Prepaid Plan No Contract
09-20-2012, 10:56 PM #6
It has to bits of glass top and bottom but one large soft aluminum piece which is the problem area. I think the glass looked cleaner myself. I'm thinking invisible shields are gonna be a must for the entire body unless apple throws in a back bumper lol.
09-20-2012, 10:59 PM #7
09-20-2012, 11:01 PM #8
First AntennaGate, now ScuffGate... But yea remember back to the 2G, it was easily scratched as well if you aren't careful.
09-20-2012, 11:03 PM #9
I've had full body coverage on this one since new and it looks brand new 2 years later.
09-20-2012, 11:13 PM #10
meh, the aluminum looks ugly and its less protective than the slick clean looking glass back. meh
09-20-2012, 11:24 PM #11
For what we paid, Apple could at least sprayed a clear coat on the aluminum.
09-20-2012, 11:41 PM #12
I think I'm gonna keep my 4S for a while. I just love the sleek look of full glass cover.
I'm so disappointed on Iphone 5 for 2 reasons...
1. Nano sim - wont be able to cut my micro sim in to nano...fail
2. Aluminum back cover - 4S full glass back cover is way betterIphone 4S - T-Mobile Prepaid Plan No Contract
09-21-2012, 12:21 AM #13
09-21-2012, 12:22 AM #14
Holy crap that's horrible!
09-21-2012, 12:25 AM #15
09-21-2012, 12:37 AM #16
And apple is not a big fan of protectors from the get go. At least they could have made the plate from stainless to make it a bit more durable. IMHO stainless and black would have been a beautiful combination.
09-21-2012, 02:09 AM #17
09-21-2012, 02:58 AM #18
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09-21-2012, 07:38 AM #19
And those of you that think you have no scratches after running 'naked iPhone' think again.. Look at your iPhone in standby mode in sunlight tipping the phone slightly right or left. This will show you the 'real' surface of your phone... And it will be 'scratched as hell' I assure you. Minor mini scratches.. But I only ever have my iPhone 4S in my hand or in my soft pocket with nothing else in my pocket and still scores of little scratches on the glass.
But this aluminum back will make me go back to Invisishield even though I HATE that rubbery feeling..
09-21-2012, 05:44 PM #20