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Just defective units.

Still unacceptable though. If I spent £550 on a phone and it had chips on it out the box I would expect either a refund or replacement phone. Not the PR guy saying it's normal, especially if its "military grade" aluminium.
    
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I returned an iPod Classic because it managed to get scratched up on the back from laying on a felt protective bag that I kept it in. Apple's rear casings are so terrible on their products I almost think they do it on purpose to make used units less desirable so people are tempted to just purchase them new.
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Ah, the "You're holding it wrong" of this generation.
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What's the point of making it look like a freaking million dollars then(If you're forced to use a case to keep it looking that way)? In today's age, things should be much more resistant to NORMAL everyday use. Just looked closely at my own phone. Not a mark on it. No case, kept in my pocket.

"Beautiful design Mr. Jonathan Ive, now cover that *poop* up!"

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Just to put the full quote out there. He did not say the units coming out of the box with chips is normal.

"Any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color. This is normal."

This is obviously a true statement, and he doesn't say "out of the box". He says "with use". Take a statement out of context, and it changed the meaning entirely.


He seems to not address the problem with out of the box phones being chipped, so I reserve my judgement.
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Is this painted and not anodized? Anodizing doesn't chip does it?

I would always go with the color closest to the metal underneath, you know that the coating is going to get nicked or worn in a few places if you don't use a case.
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Im sorry but last I checked anodizing should not chip. It can scratch and wear but not chip... You are essentially dying a thin layer of the metal.
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If you don't find scratchs an issue fine, but you aren't everyone and a large portion of people buy iphones for their sleek apple look and apple specifically used materials that would chip and scratch likely to cut costs. Is the phone still a good smartphone? Yes, but this is CLEARLY an issue and to just attempt to sweep it under the rug shows how biased you defenders really are. Someone shouldn't have to use a case for their phone to not chip and scratch within the first weeks of owning it AT, ALL.
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If you don't find scratchs an issue fine, but you aren't everyone and a large portion of people buy iphones for their sleek apple look and apple specifically used materials that would chip and scratch likely to cut costs. Is the phone still a good smartphone? Yes, but this is CLEARLY an issue and to just attempt to sweep it under the rug shows how biased you defenders really are. Someone shouldn't have to use a case for their phone to not chip and scratch within the first weeks of owning it AT, ALL.
All phones scratch easily. I just bought an HTC EVO V for my brother/mom and the very first accessory I bought for it? Otterbox. Get real, the mental marathons people run with Apple hatred is hilarious. They spend so many hours trying to dissuade people from buying Apple products it becomes a core staple in their life. I buy Apple for their superior products and services as well as the brand (yeah, no lie) but I also realize that not every Apple product will be 100/100. This one is shaping up to be a solid 97/100 though.
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All phones scratch easily. I just bought an HTC EVO V for my brother/mom and the very first accessory I bought for it? Otterbox. Get real, the mental marathons people run with Apple hatred is hilarious. They spend so many hours trying to dissuade people from buying Apple products it becomes a core staple in their life. I buy Apple for their superior products and services as well as the brand (yeah, no lie) but I also realize that not every Apple product will be 100/100. This one is shaping up to be a solid 97/100 though.

I never said no phones scratch other than this, I said how quickly and easily these ones do is the issue. I've used phones without cases for years and the only times they have scratched to the extent I have seen these iphones 5 scratchs are times when I KNOW they should be getting scratched such as falling, this is happening from simple wear and tear of using the phone. This is not normal, The only products I've ever had that scratch and scuff as easily as these apparently do were cheap Chinese pieces of crap, not a $750 piece of electronics.(I realize these are made in china but there is a distinct difference between random cheap Chinese crap and things designed elsewhere and manufactured in the far east.)
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