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Apple might have been aware about easy-to-scratch iPhone 5

0. phoneArena 24 Sep 2012, 06:46 posted on

The Apple iPhone 5 is here and a lot of you have gotten to not only hold it in your hands, but also carry it in your pockets sometimes along with keys, coins and other things…

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posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:40 3

20. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


You have the white or the black one? The black is coated so obviously it will scratch easier. No sane person should expect unprotected matt coating to last, but then again no sane person would design such a product that is used and abused every single day. Loved the first gen iphone because it aged well, but the iphone 5 will just turn into ugly mess.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:57

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 22060; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I have the white one

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:23

22. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Congrats then, glad you didn't pick the black one. And other manufacturers use polycarbonate for good reason, just because it's polycarbonate doesn't mean it's POS PLASTIC.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:39

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"POS PLASTIC" - ???

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:22 2

36. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Ok you want to ban me?:) "not piece of s**t plastic" i.e. polycarbonate is good material for phones.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 13:12

38. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No, I don't want to ban you, i just don't understood meaning "POS" abbreviation. :)

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:40

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 22060; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thanx I'm liking it

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:12 2

17. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Let us just stick with a 3310.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:41 2

25. N6600 (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 May 2012)


/sarcasm on

It's not an issue. It's a feature! :/

/sarcasm off

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:30

30. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


This is just too funny! "haha your GS3 is plastic and my phone is thinner"... iPhone 5 user must put plastic case on which makes phone thicker than GS3 :p

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:06

32. lyndon420 (Posts: 4559; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Love the karma.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:47

37. wolstenbeast (Posts: 25; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


If Apple was aware of these issues and chose to ignore them, I am betting a class action lawsuit might be threatened, just like consumers did with Antennagate

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 15:26

39. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Too many ways to respond.

"I'm so glad that this phone is thin."
or
"Good thing Apple avoided using cheap plastic."
or (possibly my personal favorite)
"You're holding it wrong."

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 17:48 1

43. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Hey, hold on, hold on...any of you people bought the iP5? Has anyone read the manuals, warranty card, safety booklet or whatever's inside or outside the box? Go through them once again...check for a disclaimer regarding the issue.
I'm certain you'll find something like this, "Disclaimer: Please keep the iPhone away from sharp protruding objects (even in your pocket; wrap it with a piece of cloth if possible) as it might scratch the sensitive PREMIUM ALUMINIUM surface on the phone. If there is any scratch on the surface, your warranty is void."
Just check, disclaimers are often written in smallest fonts available. :P

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 18:12 1

44. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


nope ifans will never do that LOL it's from Apple everything from Apple is the best... for them. Ifans are too busy staring in their new 4" screen and using their new maps to locate where are other ish33p. LOL again!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 05:25

46. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


LOL...the biggest screen ever on an iPhone yet!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 13:45

47. Schmao (Posts: 362; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


This won't really matter. People will still be prideful about their beloved iPhone 5 even if it looks like it got ran over by a car.

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