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

Some new Apple iPhone 5 units are coming out of the box with scuff marks and dings
What a glorious day it is for those who received their new Apple iPhone 5 today. Imagine opening the box to find the larger 4 inch screen staring you in the face. You flip it over and see the new two-tone back. With the phone in your hand, you marvel over the technology and engineering necessary to make a phone of this caliber. As you  take a closer look, your heart drops. Is that...a....mark on the side of your new Apple iPhone 5? Finding it harder to breathe, you take a closer look and there it is. Looking up to the sky, you curse your rotten luck.

This is a scenario that apparently is taking place throughout the world. Forums and message boards are full of Apple iPhone 5 buyers complaining about finding nicks and small scratches mostly on the side of the unit, although some have had them near the screen on the device. Some have taken to social networking sites like Twitter to spread the sad news.

Back in 2010 when the Apple iPhone 4 launched, buyers quickly complained of screens that had a yellow tint to them. The yellow dots evaporated after a few days, exactly like Apple said they would. And of course, there was the Antennagate problem where buyers of the phone were losing signal stength when holding the phone in a certain manner called the left-handed deathgrip. Apple eventually send buyers a free rubber bumper to prevent user's hands from interfering with the antenna.

Has any one of our loyal readers found a ding or scratch on their newly received Apple iPhone 5? Let us know by dropping a comment in the box below.

source: CNET


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98 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And Apple fans talked about Samsung. What goes around comes around!

16. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

We've seen this before from Apple. They will deny it and claim they have the best support.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I really, really like your avatar. Mind if I also have it?

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Take the risk to be sued. :D

49. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I know right. I'll claim that I invented it and its likeness. No one else has anything out like it. If anyone else comes out with something like it. Rounded corners, rectangle, and all. I will sue them! Thank you Apple for showing me the way. It's how we innovative.

45. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

54. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

According to my comment #27, it may be a trap for PapaSmurf. :D

74. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Thanks! :)

94. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I didn't know you were just going to rip it off for this site. lol

96. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

You could have asked I would have made you one. Screw it I just made a new one.

88. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

that's a bad apple

40. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Customer: I was unboxing my new iPhone and i realized there were scracthes and dents on the antenna. The phone is brand new so how could this happen? Apple rep: Sir i think its obvious that YOU didnt unbox it right : ) I know its immature but i just had to do it. Yes we all know that something like this can happen to any company but i know if i got a brand new iPhone shipped to my house and it ended up like that i would be livid especially if i was a 1st time Apple customer.

41. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

God! My classmate preordered the iphone 5 cuz he said it was the new new.... i almost slapped him. like imma ifan but when i thought about the line stopped for me after 4s. i mean just get an iphone 4s! 4s + iOS6 = 3.5 iphone 5! good enough for me and saves money

42. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Some dings on iPhone are workers tried a drop test before put it in the box.

46. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Maybe rats bites iPhones in Apple's warehouse? :(((

55. prakesh

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

premium brand on earth.. having this? ahahaha because its made in china. youre paying for an expensive phone made in china. cmmon apple

78. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

and most of the phone company, including samsung, are made in china!! i think this happen to s3 too!! the crack on the side?

80. hateftotti

Posts: 225; Member since: May 03, 2011

And here it is another problem with new iphone:))http://www.bgr.com/2012/09/21/iphone-5-aluminum-scratches-easily/

82. androidrockzz

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

hahahaha Oh they were busy at the courts so couldn't get time to finish at time so made it in a hurry and so causing all this issues!!! :-)

2. Andman314

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

An iphone launch with faults,this is a first!

51. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

More like third or fourth...

4. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I'm sorry have to do this, "You're taking it out of the box wrong".

5. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

And no this doesn't make me a "fandroid".

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

not your comment but your avatar does

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Gallito, you've been doing good lately, as in not trolling much. What happened? :(

15. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

funny how you accuse him of trolling... smh

70. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You need to learn how to read.

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And what about your avatar? :D

38. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

These kind of comments never stop being funny!

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