Scuffgate

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  1. IllusionEntity

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    We all know about the who debacle of Scuffgate when the iPhone 5 was released. But how is your iPhone 5 holding up?

    Mine is great apart from a few tiny nicks on that nice shiny bezel at the bottom. The back panel and most of my outer edge are top notch.
     
  2. chris

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    My iPhone 5 is in a case for the most part, but still it does have it's moments when it doesn't. I couldn't be happier. It's in great shape. There is an ever so minor imperfection, but you really need to be looking for it to notice.

    Some have said that a good number of nicks and scratches gives it personality. I've yet to see a nicely battered and bruised iPhone 5.
     
  3. Europa

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    The display iPhone 5s at the Apple stores get a little scuffed up around the Lightning ports since they are being taken off and replaced on the chargers all day (often carelessly). You can even see it on the older white models they have, though it's not as noticeable since there isn't a black coating on the aluminum to get scraped off.

    I got a white one and it has some very, very tiny scratches on the bezel, but you would never notice them unless you were really looking for them.
     
  4. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Then again, Mindi is like Lindsay Wagner - she has electron microscope eyes. :D
     
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    Like Chris, my iPhone5 is in a case most of the time. I use an Otterbox defender. The phone is pristine still. The only time I remove it is to clean the case, or when going to some fancier than usual event.


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  6. RoofMonkey

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    Lee Majors had the eye, Lindsey had the ear ;) But in your case, I can see the preference of a Lindsey :D
     
  7. Iloveiphones

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    My phone is fine.
     
  8. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Most of us accept that. It's the owner we wonder about. :p
     
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    ROTFLMAO!


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  10. reas0n

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    I've got 3 maybe 4 nicks on the bezel, they aren't that noticeable at first glance, but I wouldn't take a microscope or "trained eye" to see them. Also a few tiny tiny nicks where the case I keep it in 90% of the time doesn't cover the camera and flash area.
     
  11. Sharunda

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    So far my iPhone 5 is holding up pretty good looks wise. I am anal so I notice all the little imperfections in terms of the little dots of exposed aluminum under the black coating. Because I know where there little knicks are I often find myself zeroing in on them when I take off my cases, or when I take it out of my Mophie.

    I don't think the little knicks will detract from it's resale value though.
     
  12. Link182kidd

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    Anazing as i got a new one from Apple today, my old one was being silly.


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  13. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    What was wrong with it?
     
  14. dkhmwilliams

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    Mine actually doesn't have any marks on it. I was going naked until I dropped it on my hardwood floor. I inspected it thoroughly and there were no scratches or dents. It landed flat on the screen. I bought a another case within the hour.


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  15. Link182kidd

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    Battery was lasting 4 hours if that.


    Sent using iPhone 5 Black 32GB
     
  16. Hondamaker

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    All the other handsets get scuffed and dinged along the way, the iPhone won't be any different. As an aside, putting the word 'gate' at the end of a word to reference a controversy or issue, is IMO, maddening!
     
  17. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I was trying to post this thread from an Android forum, but it has been closed and won't link anymore. This guy takes "OCD" to a whole nuther level. :)

    Also, a lot of folks who like to use "-gate" have no idea where the term came from. I'm primarily referring to younger people here. And let's not even get started with "Abscam." :D

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  18. Hondamaker

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    Ha, I remember ABSCAM.
    Yeah, that dude was pretty anal!
     
  19. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I'd like to think I was part of the reason the thread was closed. :p
     
  20. Hondamaker

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    What'd you do?


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