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Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by OmichaelO: 12:15am On Sep 23, 2012
It seems to have become a routine now. Every
year Apple releases a new iPhone and while most
of the customers are delighted a subset of buyers
pull the short end of the stick. With the iPhone 4, it was the antennagate issue, with the iPhone 4S it was the battery life problem and now some iPhone 5 buyers are noticing dents on their prized possession

Yes, many owners, particularly of the Black & Slate
colored model, are reporting dents and scratches
along the chamfered edges of their new iPhone
right out of the box. We haven't seen many
reports from owners of the White & Silver model,
but that just might be because the color isn't particularly popular. Now, anodized aluminum is known to pick up
scuff marks easily. Because the color is painted on
top, even a minor scuff can make it come off,
revealing a shiny silver spot below. Also,
aluminum is a soft metal, so it dents very easily,
especially along thin edges. You'll find scuffs and dents on practically every anodized aluminum
object that has been used for a while. Which is why it wasn't a shock to us when we
saw the iPhone picking up dents along the edges in this drop test. However, it is surprising when the device comes with scuff marks out of the box
and points to poor quality checks at Apple's end. Of course, Apple will readily replace any such
device for you. But if you're importing this device
to a different country (and we know many do),
you will need to be careful and hold on till the
issue gets sorted. Update: Apparently, white units have the same issues as the black ones. We are really hoping
Apple makes an official statement soon enough
and explain the cause.

source
http://www.gsmarena.com/certain_black_iphone_5_reportedly_come_with_dents_out_of_the_box-news-4844.php

Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by OmichaelO: 12:16am On Sep 23, 2012
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Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by aze(m): 12:28pm On Sep 23, 2012
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Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by aze(m): 12:40pm On Sep 23, 2012
And This Too

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Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by texazzpete(m): 1:33pm On Sep 23, 2012
aze: And This Too

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NEW video reveals the size ofthe iPhone 5, and the larger screen could make life difficult for text-happy Apple fans
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Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by Bawss1(m): 1:51pm On Sep 23, 2012
Nokia Lumia 920!

FTW
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Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by Bawss1(m): 1:54pm On Sep 23, 2012
But seriously Apple had better sort out that paint chipping problem because people like me can't stand such things on supposedly premium mobile devices.
Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by walcolm(m): 4:05pm On Sep 24, 2012
Bawss1: But seriously Apple had better sort out that paint chipping problem because people like me can't stand such things on supposedly premium mobile devices.

there's nothing they can do about it...unless you get a case immediately you buy the phone, that's what you're going to suffer through...alternative is to get the white model
Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by aze(m): 5:26pm On Sep 24, 2012
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1. Apple iPhone 5 display compared to Nokia Lumia 920, has its “Most advanced”title snatched

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4. Apple iPhone 5 back panel scratch test suggests you better buy a case


source- gsmarena*com
Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by Nobody: 7:57am On Sep 25, 2012
walcolm:

there's nothing they can do about it...unless you get a case immediately you buy the phone, that's what you're going to suffer through...alternative is to get the white model

One can't be 100% sure the same problem won't plague the white models. undecided
Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by 4llerbuntu(m): 9:09am On Sep 25, 2012
After hearin the "plastic" refrain for so long, this is actually amusing.

anyways http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/09/early-adopters-experiencing-issues-with-apples-latest-iphone-5/
Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by walcolm(m): 8:10am On Sep 26, 2012
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One can't be 100% sure the same problem won't plague the white models. undecided

as a matter of fact, it actually does plague the white model
Re: Apple Iphone 5 Aluminum Shell Plagued By Chipping Issues by aze(m): 2:24pm On Sep 26, 2012
Apple head of Marketing comments the iPhone 5 scratches, says they are normal

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