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Apple iPhone 5 aluminum shell plagued by chipping issues

22 September, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple iPhone 5 aluminum shell plagued by chipping issues - read the full textIt 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...

 

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> In reply to snapple @ 2012-10-16 17:21 from 018d - click to readrofl, tossing the phones at each other, classic!!!!!

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  • 2012-12-29 22:05
  • 491B

i just noticed after 2 months i had my iphone 5 today i noticed that there was a dint on the corner of my on my white iphone 5 but it wasnt there yesterday and it even had a case on it i hadnt even dropped it yesterday

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  • 2012-11-30 23:39
  • 3xwS

> In reply to Baracus @ 2012-09-25 15:37 from 39x% - click to readwow you seriously said people have mental issues cause they love their device..... lmao i gave up my galaxy s 3 for my iphone 5 and couldnt be more happy.. i must be retarded cause i like a device

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  • 2012-10-17 12:20
  • k9Uw

Could these dinged and scratched iPhone 5's be victims of the big brawl that occurred with the work staff at Foxconn's factory? maybe the workers were tossing iphone at each other? Just a thought.

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  • 2012-10-16 17:21
  • 018d

> In reply to KaInox @ 2012-09-27 02:42 from 8yUE - click to readApple going after the S3 seemed to be like Google's Pearl Harbour because that was when Apple awakened the sleeping giant and Google decided to take them to court, and experts are saying part of the only reason Google bought Motorola was to use their patent catalogue to defend Android and all the manufacturers from Apple trying to sue everyone which just shows the ridiculous measures people are forced to to protect from Apple.

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  • 2012-09-27 21:08
  • 39x%

> In reply to Baracus @ 2012-09-25 22:11 from 39x{ - click to readIf they think they can bully google they'll be at their wits' end. Google WILL chop them hard and leave them licking their wounds. :)

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  • 2012-09-27 02:42
  • 8yUE

> In reply to Nico @ 2012-09-26 09:05 from ALLc - click to readROTFL!!!!!

Aahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahhahaha­hwahaahahaaaaaaaaaaahahhahaahahhaahahaa oh.....yes....wahahhhhhhahahhahahahahahahwoohah

Fell off my chair with that one.

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  • 2012-09-27 02:40
  • 8yUE

just scratch and scratch you might win the Samsung Galaxy S III written at the back. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  • 2012-09-26 09:05
  • ALLc

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-22 17:37 from niyy - click to readSuch is apple's commitment to quality control that no iPhone 5s are permitted to leave the factory without having first been drop tested from one metre onto a solid concrete factory floor. :-)

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  • 2012-09-26 08:41
  • SgvH

> In reply to JS @ 2012-09-25 19:54 from Q@Z} - click to readMost people don't have a problem with the phone, it's Apple's greed and bully-boy tactics that attracts the hatred.

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  • 2012-09-25 22:11
  • 39x{

You people fighting over smartphones are unbelievable. First of all, I'm no fan of any smartphones or any smartphone manufacturers. And here's my opinion.

To me, it all depends on who use the smartphone. Human beings are built and raised differently. What you think is good is bad for others, face it. If you think your precious iPhone 5 is the most perfect phone in the world, guess what? Others don't think so, and that's the way human beings think of any materials and products. Me, personally, my BlackBerry does all the things I want it to do. It's 2 years old and it's still working the way I want it to work. Now, you may feel the same way about your current phone. That's awesome that you love it, that means that you got what you paid for.

Bottomline: We have different preferences.

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  • 2012-09-25 19:54
  • Q@Z}

So scratch marks out of the box on a brand new product are normal!? So if my new TV has a scratch on it when it arrives I just have to accept these things happen! Remind me never look at ANY Apple product ever again.

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  • 2012-09-25 19:39
  • mxS9

Oh thats right, those scuff and damaged is NORMAL, thanks Mr. VP for clearing my doubt, Iphone cosmetics RULEZ!!!!!

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  • 2012-09-25 18:26
  • Bh}{

haha please tell jony ive to stop talking about their awesome manufacturing techniques. nokia n8 is many years old, with coloured anodized aluminium, and chips or scratches dont turn out white lol, that's called advanced technique.

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  • 2012-09-25 18:08
  • PBhK

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2012-09-25 15:08 from iwtp - click to readPerhaps Apple should rename IMaps to Wemaps and then call it WeMaps lost the plot, or perhaps even Wemaps has now lost Imaps or if all else fails run to a court room if they can find it of course!!

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  • 2012-09-25 17:37
  • mxS9

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-25 15:58 from X3YM - click to readHey, you're giving the game away! I am a proud Nokia N9 owner.... 3 firmware upgrades within 6 months on a dead OS isn't bad. Besides that its the best looking phone out there...No Skype video,but who cares??.....

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  • 2012-09-25 17:18
  • fw2H

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-25 15:58 from X3YM - click to readIt might be if people actually wanted to buy WP phones, and as much as I used to like Nokia they've just become the boring old Grandad of the Smartphone world.

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  • 2012-09-25 17:02
  • 39x%

> In reply to Loepoes @ 2012-09-25 15:09 from fw2H - click to readSorry, you are wrong, they are both losers. The real winner is Nokia Lumia. Nokia FTW :p

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  • 2012-09-25 15:58
  • X3YM

> In reply to Loepoes @ 2012-09-25 15:09 from fw2H - click to readYeah most phones are far from perfect but too many iPhone owners have this almost Religious view that their phone is perfect and every other phone copied off them, and I kinda feel sorry for people like that because to blindly believe Apple's perfect shows some people have serious mental defects.

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  • 2012-09-25 15:37
  • 39x%

> In reply to M@i20 @ 2012-09-25 13:03 from N9@y - click to readDon't you guys think that all this mud slinging is rather childish? No phone available is perfect! The iPhone suffers from chipping issues and a lot of Samsung users are mad as hell because the long awaited Jelly Bean upgrade wont be coming to some devices...So,as far as I am concerned the score is 1-1 and no winner/loser in this contest so rather use your energy for something useful!!

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  • 2012-09-25 15:09
  • fw2H

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