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Better consider a case to protect the back and sides of your Apple iPhone 5 from getting scratched

0. phoneArena 23 Sep 2012, 20:15 posted on

With reports of Apple iPhone 5 units coming out of the box with nicks and dents, it might make sense for you to protect your new Apple iPhone 5 with a case; the glass back on the Apple iPhone 4S held up perfectly to the same abuse the iPhone went through...

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posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:24 24

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


This is sad that all my 5 gen of iPhone shattered and yet Apple did not improve it :(
Maybe next time I'm forced to be more careful to prevent this happened when I get one... And I prefer naked iPhone tho...

Oh well, waiting to be shamed and red thumb from fandroid...

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:43 6

16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


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Thank-You PhoneArena. Keep up the good works.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:53 1

24. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


lol55

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 21:27 4

27. Paximos (Posts: 158; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


@wendygarett....What did you just say?????

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 21:31 6

30. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


wendy, if you do not drag the iP5 case through a bunch of keys, the original case will be fine. Abuse it and it will scratch. Same for the display. Over time, with plenty of use, the anodizing (black or white color applied to the aluminum base) will wear off. The wear is normal. If you don't want the wear to show, get a case.

If you want to get an iP5, do it. It is all about enjoying your purchase, not being told what to do. There are some downsides, but if the positives outweigh the negatives (FOR YOU), GET THE iP5! This from an Android fan....

The truth will set you free.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 21:48 1

34. lyndon420 (Posts: 4555; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Very well said.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 21:50 1

35. lyndon420 (Posts: 4555; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


(I wouldn't want her/it/whatever-it-is on my team either lol)

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 22:15

37. wendygarett (unregistered)


Ok then :D

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 01:12 2

58. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


IP5 this IP5 that ... blah blah blah just buy already and regret later when your 2 yr old throws it out the window.. you can:

a) either jump to catch it

b) go dig up steve jo*s and ask for a refund

c) switch to ugly android phone (will scare your 2 yr old roaarrr)

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 05:32 1

65. mambocream (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


Wow. I've never seen someone with such an appropriate name before "MORONinc".

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 22:28 10

39. prakesh (Posts: 92; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


wow finish metal coated only haha..

1000$ for this sratchable back cover?

cheap polycarbonate plastic

or too expensive class a back cover super easy to scratch

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 23:53 3

50. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


you should consider smarter plastic eg Galaxy Nexus....you completely do not need any case even with keys in your pocket!! :)

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 00:33

56. voxmarc (Posts: 332; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


hohum......

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 01:21

59. Rocksteady (unregistered)


So you change your profile picture, but yet your comments are meaningless and silly, you are just trying to start a fight between Android and ios users. That is so silly.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:03

67. jael206 (Posts: 145; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


it started with their maps, now its the casing built.. seems like we'll be seeing fail after fail in the coming weeks. keep em up apple! i love you... NOT!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:03 2

71. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 178; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Don't get an iphone. PROBLEM SOLVED

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:25 2

2. CreeDiddy (Posts: 844; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Based on this review I will need to get a case for mine. I have a bumper, but I am looking for a shield for the for the front and back. I believe in showing off the phone without a case like Otter. This takes away from its unique look.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:32 2

8. twilliams5108 (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Here ya gohttp://xoskins.com/cell-phone-skin-protectors/apple-skin-protectors/apple-iphone5-full-body-protector-verizon

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 13:47 1

74. mikiemon (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Yeah, A skin is the way to go. It in no way changes the look and feel of the phone. So Apple order up 10~20 million of these and hand them out! Thanks.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 14:48 1

75. yodawg (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


XO's video is pretty awesome. It shows that their skin fills in scratches too. Looks like apple needs to order about 20 million of these haha

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:26 2

3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Wendy heres one Red from me.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:32 3

9. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


You know Wendy is short for William right?

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:26 6

4. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


I thought it doesn't get scratch because it is Apple......well another failure here...!!!

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:28 1

5. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Lol. "Grows up and thinks this is what your suppose to do with them" . I hope kids will not grow up to become that naive and stupid. But good article. I bought my girl a case for her iPhone5 .

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:29 9

6. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Then what's d point of all premium materials if u can't feel them, with cases surrounding that beautiful materials. Now it makes sense why Samsung choose 2 use plastic, cos u gonn cover it anyways, which makes d phone lighter.

Just saying. My own opinion ppl.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:45 3

18. erick01 (Posts: 22; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


you´re right: hide beautifulness because it is FRAGILE?? No sense at all!!

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:50 4

23. wendygarett (unregistered)


Dude... I always bring my shattered naked iPhone to the public... And I don't care how people think the word fragile... As long as I'm happy with it that's fine...

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 23:33 3

45. lyndon420 (Posts: 4555; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


That's what baffles us about the vast majority of iphone users...why you fall victim to the fashion/trendy mentality. Seems like you all are willing to sacrifice functionality for fashion and/or fitting in.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 23:47 1

49. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Remember, in the just concluded Apple v. Sammy lawsuit, Apple was able to get the jury to agree that it could patent 'cool'.... Whether the jury decision sticks is another matter.

But for now, Apple has a patent on 'cool'.

Separately, when women are willing to drop US$600+ on a pair of Ferragamo shoes, it is ALL about fashion. Apple just managed to tie into this mindset. The black iP5 is striking in its appearance. I just wish it was more capable function-wise, but that is me.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:29 11

7. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


And they blame samsung for poor selection of materials

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