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I am sorry but the paint on the aluminum should not be coming off that easy. I will def skip this gen of IPhone. Being an IPhone 4 owner, I see no real reason to upgrade unless my phone breaks. If it does break, I will prolly swing the Samsung way for a S3 or S4 depending on the S4 release.
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Originally Posted by F1ynn View Post

~InTroDuCinG the iphone 6, made out of Tungsten! With flash force field for protection against asteroids!!
guess what, all phones scratch, while apple chose a glass and aluminum design that can have more 'noticeable' scratches,, other phones that have plastic get scratches just the same.

Its not just scratches though. The paint is literally falling off, in the box. I wouldn't be surprised if, after a month of keeping an iPhone 5 in your pocket. The paint on all of the edges will have worn off, just from the fabric rubbing. Let alone keys or small change.

I have never seen plastic get noticeable wear and tear from being stored in its packaging.
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post #43 of 200
Simple answer:

  1. Take phone apart
  2. Void warranty
  3. Re-paint it yourself
  4. Put back together
  5. ......
  6. Profit?
post #44 of 200
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Their points were though that the phone should be durable enough to use without a case if you would prefer not to use one considering the price point of the phone, however I consider cases such as the ones below to be good looking and slim enough to be an option for even the biggest case-haters.
http://www.elementcase.com/Vapor-Pro-iPhone-Case-a/276.htm


im actually planning on getting a mophie juicepack for the 5 when it comes out. they make good battery cases.
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post #45 of 200
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im actually planning on getting a mophie juicepack for the 5 when it comes out. they make good battery cases.

Never seen them before, pretty nice for a battery case.
post #46 of 200
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Originally Posted by j3st3r View Post

The article does not state that the parts COME scratched. The article states that they can easily BECOME scratched. Two completely different things.

Perhaps, but I do remember the article about iPhone 5's arriving chipped. Also my LG Quantum (hate this phone) has a brushed metal back plate which this phone has fallen from about 5 feet twice onto concrete and once onto asphalt the metal is still intact and only a couple scratches on the screen, the poly-carbonate did get chewed up. I did have a case, but it broke with normal use since this is a slider. It just seems like a poor excuse for Apple.
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Quote:
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yes it is normal that objects such as phones scratch. buy a case. problem solved.

Their points were though that the phone should be durable enough to use without a case if you would prefer not to use one considering the price point of the phone, however I consider cases such as the ones below to be good looking and slim enough to be an option for even the biggest case-haters.

http://www.elementcase.com/Vapor-Pro-iPhone-Case-a/276.htm

$150 - $170 for a case? I lol'd...

I don't remember seeing a thread about the HTC One S, which had the same issues.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/11/2940608/htc-one-s-micro-arc-oxidation-scratch-crack-chip

Getting an iPhone already scratched or chipped out of the box is a larger issue but I haven't seen any proof of that yet, but as for getting scratches from normal use, I don't really care, I don't sit and stare at my phone or really care about minor issues like that, but I can understand that some people do.
Edited by lordikon - 9/25/12 at 4:45pm
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post #48 of 200
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'Military grade' is one of the most undefined, arbitrary descriptions a company could use.

No, it's not.

http://www.anodizing.org/Publications/bulletin_3.html
http://www.aacoa.com/anodizing/specs-mil.htm
http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/FEDMIL/a8625.pdf

Whatever anyone might think about the terms 'mil spec' or 'military grade', they are nothing if not well-defined. Not knowing the definition does not mean it's not there. wink.gif
    
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Its not just scratches though. The paint is literally falling off, in the box. I wouldn't be surprised if, after a month of keeping an iPhone 5 in your pocket. The paint on all of the edges will have worn off, just from the fabric rubbing. Let alone keys or small change.

I have never seen plastic get noticeable wear and tear from being stored in its packaging.
There's nothing to suggest it's "literally falling off in the box". They were likely damaged in production.
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No, it's not.
http://www.anodizing.org/Publications/bulletin_3.html
http://www.aacoa.com/anodizing/specs-mil.htm
http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/FEDMIL/a8625.pdf
Whatever anyone might think about the terms 'mil spec' or 'military grade', they are nothing if not well-defined. Not knowing the definition does not mean it's not there. wink.gif

I meant in the general sense of the term, not just in terms of this example, but when they say components on motherboards are mil spec and other cases. It's a flashy term used to make things sound tough that you will still probably treat with a fair amount of care.
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