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Now, anodized aluminum is known to pick up scuff marks easily. Because the color is painted on top, even a minor scuff can make it come off, revealing a shiny silver spot below. Also, aluminum is a soft metal, so it dents very easily, especially along thin edges. You'll find scuffs and dents on practically every anodized aluminum object that has been used for a while.

Hmm. Quality.

http://www.gsmarena.com/certain_black_iphone_5_reportedly_come_with_dents_out_of_the_box-news-4844.php

http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/21/iphone-5-screen-problems/
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Well, I like apple, but this sucks.
    
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Didn't see this coming... When I saw the black aluminium on the edges I thought they used some kind of good pigmentation to color it but... wow.
I guess they need to fix this soon or they will get in trouble. Then again, if you get a 700$ smartphone you'd better have a good protection for it haha biggrin.gif
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This is definitely not up to Apples standards..... Im disappointed
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Didn't see this coming... When I saw the black aluminium on the edges I thought they used some kind of good pigmentation to color it but... wow.
I guess they need to fix this soon or they will get in trouble. Then again, if you get a 700$ smartphone you'd better have a good protection for it haha biggrin.gif

Basically what you said. Kind of sucks they used bad quality stuff on a high price tag phone but if your spending this much on a phone you best have a case otherwise you should expect marks to appear after heavy use, this goes with any phone even the beloved s3.
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So what they're saying is, out of the two million or so iPhones sold, a few have defects?

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I don't see the problem here. I don't care how "high quality" your product is, there will always be a certain percentage of manufacturing defects. The iPhone is no different.
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Basically what you said. Kind of sucks they used bad quality stuff on a high price tag phone but if your spending this much on a phone you best have a case otherwise you should expect marks to appear after heavy use, this goes with any phone even the beloved s3.

It's not really due to bad quality materials or the likes. This is more to do with the handling of the product during the manufacturing stages. The machinery used to transport and hold the product is the most probable culprit.

Surely their quality section would have picked something like this up though?
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Oops. Someone forgot to use primer?
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This is definitely not up to Apples standards..... Im disappointed

Agreed. It's troubling to see this after the QC issues that were present in the MBP Retina. Personally, I would never notice this since I wouldn't think of using an iPhone without a case on it 100% of the time, but still...
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Oops. Someone forgot to use primer?

No, that's just how anodized aluminum is. You have to be careful with it.

The casing on my portable hard drive is made of the same stuff and it has little scuffs and chips all over it. Having a black sharpie helps thumb.gif
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Really, the writer states its anodized then continues to say its painted in the next sentence?
 
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