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Some new Apple iPhone 5 units are coming out of the box with scuff marks and dings

0. phoneArena 21 Sep 2012, 16:47 posted on

Some Apple iPhone 5 buyers are unboxing the device only to find scuff marks or dings by the antenna markings on the side if the phone; others have spotted marks near the screen or on the side of the black version of the phone...

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posted on 21 Sep 2012, 22:42

75. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ok Rory hold on dude...the scratches on the iP5 could have come from shipping.. the cracks on the SGIII came from users using it... the iP5 beat your plastic phone in a drop test and speed test.. sales and give it time customer satisfaction... the SGSII only beats the iP5 in specs but considering only a small % care about specs.. to answer your question yes some iphone 5 will come faulty , in fact they all did in their map section.. there

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 00:37

79. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Bro you just don't get it.

Sure, i Ike the idea of having a bigger screen, I like they are keeping their "retina" display too, I even like the fact that the back isn't glossy glass that will shatter easily. But bro face it, the iphone 5 is going to get dents, cracks, scratches just as easy as the sgs3 will. If the iphone 5 cant survive shipment without getting dents and scratches on it. How do you think itll look a 1-2 years from heavy use? Better get your apple care plan!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 00:49

81. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I agree with you any phone and specially the iphone but I put a cover ans problem solve at least my was is in perfect condition.. well thats my story and i am sticking to it

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:23 2

26. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


If those are from shipping then the box should also be damaged. No Samsung doesn't crack after use nor does sony/nokia/or others .... not unless the user isn hell bent on misusing/abusing rather than using the phone.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:27 3

32. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


and the return of the apple troll....with a dumb comment no shock there

an article showing apple aint perfect and look at you ''ohh but samsung'' your such a child......actually thats insulting children

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:19

21. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


And iPhone with a DENT.
They should be thanking Apple for use of ALUMINIUM ... :D

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:26

30. Metropolis75 (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Come on people. Do you really think all of those leaked phones go out of circulation? They get boxed as well. Hell these are collectors items.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:34

37. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Or stolen one's come back to Apple as all story about being stolen are probably apple's way of advertising ... this looks airlifted from Japan ... :)

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:33 2

36. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


If you have a fedex or ups package and it looks damaged and you open it up and find these dents and scratches on your iPhone, by all means blame it on the shipping. However the iPhone is not only protected by the package but by the actual retail package itself. You'd have to damage the shipping package to leave a dent on the phone itself.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 18:19 1

48. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


it could be they where just re-casing the old iphone 4s consumers threw away..thats why all this is happening.at list we all know not much difference.....lol

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 18:40 4

53. babyboy14622 (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Iphones are overrated. I dont understand why people buy them for.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 18:46 3

57. pongkie (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


it's all about the "experience" of having a chipped phone during unboxing.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 18:44

56. pongkie (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


Gosh I would have a fever if I encountered that. it happened to me before when i damaged the housing of my SGS2

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 19:08

61. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1653; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Cheap QC, just another way Apple can screw the consumer and keep their ridiculous profit margin.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 19:28

62. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


Wow. The first tweet was ignorant as hell.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 19:30

63. chrismccannbelfast (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Forget scratched, mime has actually died. Charged it up and not long after started to overheat and then turned off. Won't come on. System restore wont fix it. It's fried. iPod has crashed twice tonight since ios6...what is going on Apple??? Should have bought galaxy s3

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 19:50

64. shamatuu (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


HA. You never see things happen to any android phones. There's always going to be a problem with Apple so why spend your money there when you can buy something better and HONESTLY a phone that does not come in scratches.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 20:02

66. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Their workers not getting paid enough so they decided to drop a few lol

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 21:52

68. VJo003 (Posts: 339; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Universe is full of two things...
Nitrogen & Stupidity
That first tweet is evidence of the latter

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 22:05 1

69. Savage (unregistered)


Its a manufacturing defect. Not that much of a big issue, but an issue nonetheless as so many iUsers spread the word. The phone wasn't built with the perfection Apple claimed it to be. But then again, Apple's claims are not believable these days so good luck to those who purchased the iPhone 5 just for the sake of it. One year to go, with an already teeny-weeny cracked device. Hopefully Apple will be kind enough to provide you free bumper cases so you won't be humiliated in front of your droid friends but I rather doubt it.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 00:03

77. jshan (Posts: 199; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


Crazy peoples .... Feel rly sry for em... What kinda fun r they having with this kind of things... Is it cz of u jealous ? Or ... Android fans ... Or Symbian ... Or u can't just afford it.. Or is androids made by you guys ... Or you are the son of android CEO?? LOL ... Barking on every little thing bout apple !! It's ok it's up to u guys ... Have fun !!

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 15:24

95. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


why are all your comments gibberish crap?

this shows what apple fans are like, there given a marked or dented device and whats the reaction....i dont mind i still got my iphone

no matter what company it is if your new expensive phone comes out the boxe marked you shouldn't accept that you want it perfect when new

again shows how you ifan would allow apple to get away with anything.

ohh and this part of your comment

''Is it cz of u jealous ? Or ... Android fans ... Or Symbian ... Or u can't just afford it''

so childish, you think the iphone is a special device only some special people can afford?? your deluded mate

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:10

83. xfire99 (Posts: 570; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Don't worry, Apple will send free bumpers to cover it and all fans will be happy for FREE BUMPERS!
Nothing can go wrong with Apple iDevices, if you get "cosmetics faulty iDevices" and Apple will send free stuffs to cover it for total free of costs of course.

Case solved!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 04:01

84. sena7 (Posts: 28; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


In response to the article:

I received my iPhone 5 today via Fed Ex and my phone actually did have a tiny scuff similar to the one pictured.

I'm assuming this is mostly prevalent in the "slate" model because of the coating.

Not really a big issue to me, but I'm sure many people will complain about it to retailers.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 04:53 1

85. sammyfan (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


This is what iQuality is.. well then I guess my galaxy s3 is better.. lol . iSucks

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:20

86. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


It's an aluminum frame, what do you expect?
"Premium" material that scratches and bends worse than plastic..let alone the poly-carbonate -.-

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 10:11

87. thana23 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Well, Apple fans believes everything what apple says. So if Apple is going to tell these people that, this is how the new iPhone 5 design is then they sure will believe it. That's how much Apple have created an impact on their fans. When they came up with the notification screen and told their fans it is their innovation, they believed it even though they knew that it is an old tech in Android.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 13:09

89. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


How these models passed Apple's strict Quality check.............??? But any ways I'm sure they will be having excuse ready for it.........continue Reading for the possible or cover up by Apple........
Customer: hello, today after receiving my brand new iPhone 5, I noticed that there are scratches and dents on the phone near antenna and on edges, I'm confused how my brand new iPhone has dents on it's surface......???
Apple care: Sorry sir, for this. But let me tell you that those marks you are seeing on the edges and near antenna are not there by accident, in fact you are few of the lucky owners of 'special edition' iPhone 5. Sir, we had made very few 'special edition' iPhone 5, with special marks and dents on it's body, and I'm very glad that you're among the lucky owner of special edition iPhone 5........................

And I know most of them will buy this excuse and will be very happy thinking they are owner of special edition phone............ :)

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 13:11

90. qwertypoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


This won't happen to lumia phones just saying lol

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 17:47

91. Bernoulli (Posts: 1585; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I wonder when will there be a time when apple is considered innovation again, oh well it'll just never happen! :)

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 10:05

92. albie1937 (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


It was those disgruntled Foxconn workers getting back at Apple. Chit is funny.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 14:58

93. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 267; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


Apple will probably release a statement to show how to correctly unbox the phone without scratching it.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 05:49

97. Alienhuntr (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Jul 2010)


My black / graphite iPhone 5 delivered on 9/21. Phone great but was nicked and scratched out of box. Chip in glass below home button. Called Apple!! Was able to switch out for white/ silver. The black / graphite will be a cosmetic nightmare for Apple. Any scratch will expose lighter metal below. Advice: get the white/ silver which won't show scratches as readily. Otherwise having fun!!

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 00:05

98. slaggyb (Posts: 192; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


What apple head of marketing replied to an iphone 5 user who complained about scratches when unboxing his iphone 5
Any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color. That is normal..http://blog.gsmarena.com/apple-head-of-mar​keting-comments-the-iphone-5-scratches/

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:01

99. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


well...my 2-year-old N8 looks much better than new iphone even though it is made of aluminium too.

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