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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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tomorrow we will hear i-paint on sale. make sure all colours available and that must be black only. Lol...

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  • 2012-09-22 19:14
  • IWdW

The cheap plastic turned out better than the expensive metal,...I rest my case .

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  • 2012-09-22 19:09
  • N7AR

> In reply to brylee @ 2012-09-22 18:28 from 3sE3 - click to readIn fact, the original iPhone was made of aluminum and PLASTIC, and the iPhone 3G was made almost entirely from a HARD PLASTIC material. These are the sturdiest iPhones ever built. Even today most of them still decent.

So nothing wrong with choosing plastic. Samsung chose well.

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  • 2012-09-22 19:09
  • v0qu

> In reply to zamroni @ 2012-09-22 18:06 from P5pQ - click to readLol... indeed.... :-)

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  • 2012-09-22 19:07
  • IWdW

> In reply to kumar @ 2012-09-22 18:57 from P@1G - click to read"a small subset of buyers"

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  • 2012-09-22 19:04
  • JiD4

there are more than just a cosmetic defects on ip5, here are some people [iFan] reporting defects with their LCD screen, too --> https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4332245?tst­art=0

have fun all iFans!! L0L

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  • 2012-09-22 19:02
  • kcBq

what a shame, so what now apple fanboys, the prediction of sale of this ip5 is going to Drop by now... lol... lol.. lol... lol.....

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  • 2012-09-22 18:57
  • P@1G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-22 18:52 from QGMH - click to readguess maybe the fans shoulda waited for some actual reviews before they went out and spent serious cash..
but i guess it is branded with 'iphone' .. lol

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  • 2012-09-22 18:57
  • vMew

Wow.. EPIC FAIL...

then again Found many other phones with issues out the box.

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  • 2012-09-22 18:57
  • ftb}

blame it on lame Chinese workers..they don't know quality.

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  • 2012-09-22 18:55
  • 6pxe

pathetic how the paint chips, you spend all that money, and the paint can chip

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  • 2012-09-22 18:52
  • QGMH

> In reply to cnick @ 2012-09-22 18:48 from 3RQm - click to readdude ur tripping!! haha aluminum is most definitely a metal.. google it lol

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  • 2012-09-22 18:51
  • vMew

> In reply to cnick @ 2012-09-22 18:48 from 3RQm - click to readSorry Cnick you need to go back to school again and study about metal and non-metal again if you still dont believe please read this before you open your mouth LOL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium

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  • 2012-09-22 18:51
  • 3LSn

> In reply to cnick @ 2012-09-22 18:48 from 3RQm - click to readAluminum IS metal. May i ask if you are an apple fanboy so i can excuse your stupidity?

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  • 2012-09-22 18:51
  • v0qu

> In reply to i HATER @ 2012-09-22 18:38 from U{hw - click to readDude, that's not metal!!! If you'd have been to school you'd learn that Aluminium is not a metal. Iphones 4 and 4S had a metal frame :)

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  • 2012-09-22 18:48
  • 3RQm

> In reply to rt324 @ 2012-09-22 18:36 from 0Ung - click to readI agree with you RT324, Iphone is for dummies and with every iphone sale you can count how many are there in this world lol

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  • 2012-09-22 18:47
  • 3LSn

Really Missing Steve JOBS!! If he was alive he wouldn have allowed such lame things to happen, MAPS, Defective body. Infact he wouldnt have launched IOS maps.

Time for Nokia, It is continuously showing quality products like Lumia 800, 900, 610, 710, 920, 820.

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  • 2012-09-22 18:44
  • 7qAY

i was really looking out for the iphone 5, was ready to give up powerhouse phones, and wigets on home screens, even the costum ability of android.
the last few months i saw some of the best phones ever being lunched all over the world, i followed all of the, check out all the specs, but the one i waited for the most was the iphone 5. alot killed it for me on lunch day, the fact that the iphone5 is really just an updated iphone4 and not a new design, but the maps totally stoped me from byinging it. byt this is why i am glad i never bought it. I will insted give my money to htc as even though the one x has a few thing not going for it, built wize, its alot better.

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  • 2012-09-22 18:43
  • f3U9

iPOOR 5 fail . Users with this 'mobile' , are BETA Users. lol !

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  • 2012-09-22 18:39
  • P4Uj

hahahaha cheap plastic z better than expensive metal.... proved :)

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  • 2012-09-22 18:38
  • U{hw

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