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If you're referring to products like those from MSI, then it's still correct: the components they're referencing on their products meet applicable .gov standards. Unless you have evidence of the contrary?
    
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post #52 of 200
Quote:
Originally Posted by BBEG View Post

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

If they actually have the certifications, anyways.

When used in marketing to consumers, it is a very ambiguous term.
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Personally, I would never use a pricey phone without a case and screen protector. However, oddly enough, Gizmodo says their official stance on phone cases is that "They're a bad investment." Isn't the point of a phone case to protect your investment? When it comes time to sell your iPhone 5 because the new iPhone 6 comes out 6 months later that is completely revolutionary, having as few chips and scratches on it will help you recoup as much of your investment as possible. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by F1ynn View Post

yes it is normal that objects such as phones scratch. buy a case. problem solved.

That's not the problem.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by F1ynn View Post

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

Still not it...

The root problem is the phone shouldn't come with scratches and scuffs out of the box, in brand new condition. If I were to buy an iPhone 5 to resell on eBay to iSheep (I bought 3) and my buyers received them scratched and scuffed, that's not good. Even if the box appeared to be factory sealed, it's not good. It looks like a used phone, and my buyer didn't pay $1000 to get a used phone.
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post #55 of 200
Quote:
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If you're referring to products like those from MSI, then it's still correct: the components they're referencing on their products meet applicable .gov standards. Unless you have evidence of the contrary?

I mean in general, if I was to ask you "What is military spec", you could define it generally, but without the context of an object it means nothing. It's a pointless term to use commercially as the overwhelming majority won't what specific military standards it meets, it'll just be viewed as a tagline that's a synonym for durable.

Also Stealth Pyros, yes I see your point, they need better quality control, however the fact that some people have scratches on their phones doesn't mean I will, on the contrary it makes me less likely as my the proportion of phones with scratches that I can actually buy has gone down.

Anyhow, I'll leave it at that as typing on the phone is annoying, I'll be sure to check for scratches when I get the phone in a month. biggrin.gif
post #56 of 200
i saw a few drop test videos and even tho the screen is very hard to break, dropping the phone even one time does some very noticeable damage. This is starting to look like the iphone4 antenna problems when Steve Jobs said people where holding the phone the wrong way just to cover up the design flaw rolleyes.gif
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I'm confused, why aren't the parts just anodized?
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I can see people complaining about scratches and chips out of the box, but after use, normal! My HTC Desire looks like crap, except the screen has held up amazingly well. No scratches or cracks on the screen, the rest of the phone looks like it has been ran over.
    
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Quote:
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I have no idea why anyone would ever have their phone without a case. , but its pretty bad if they're arriving scratched while still in the packaging.

You add weight - so that the world's lightest smartphone is no longer that.
Tablets cases are eaven heavier - 1 ounce or more.
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ATTENTION!

THE IPHONE 5 IS MADE OF ANODIZED ALUMINUM A.K.A A SOFT METAL! ANODIZING IS THE PROCESS OF PUTTING AN OXIDE LAYER ON TOP OF METAL. THIS LAYER IS THIN AND ALUMINUM IS SOFT!

 

 

That out of the way, Aluminum is a soft metal by nature, so by dropping it on the ground or hitting it it with other hard objects will cause the metal to deform, scratch and chip.  The reason why the last iphone didn't chip (or if it did, you didn't notice it) was because there was no coatiing on the aluminum. Additionally, glass doesn't scratch as easily as metal. 

 

 
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