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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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  • 2012-09-22 18:06
  • P5pQ

I'm a huge apple fan-boy and I must admit... this is just retarded...
If I'm paying 800EUR for a sim-locked free cellphone, I think it's fair to expect it being flawless...
But god damn!!!

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  • 2012-09-22 18:05
  • mwi9

those marks are kinda beautifull, so i'm buying iphone.

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  • 2012-09-22 18:04
  • 85@w

what a shame for such an expensive gadget like iphone :(

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  • 2012-09-22 18:01
  • vfxa

First the ilost maps, and now this???? Omg i feel sorry for all those who pre ordered

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  • 2012-09-22 18:01
  • v0qu

i think they've painted the aluminium part so when you're going to use a case you will scratch it really fast. this is really bad, the phone will look old after taking out the case for a few times. they should have left it gray, like the original colour.

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  • 2012-09-22 18:01
  • 0UmW

End of iphone era...finito

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  • 2012-09-22 17:59
  • uNVK

hahahaha.. at least Sammy's 'cheap plastic' doesn't have such manufacturing defects. Is this the quality for what ifans are barking about?

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  • 2012-09-22 17:58
  • PAXp

> In reply to [deleted post]Is Apple management problem! Dont blame others while Apple should have their QS on the position! U talk just like brainless Apple fans!

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  • 2012-09-22 17:57
  • ibHM

wow! that's what you cAll pRemium build quality,haha!

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  • 2012-09-22 17:57
  • t7SS

and ifans said sammy's plastic is not gd 4 them. well it woukld never go off any way. :P

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  • 2012-09-22 17:56
  • SYf1

That actually looks like paint chipping off compared to anodized aluminium...

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  • 2012-09-22 17:56
  • XMJN

Got to wait for iphone 5s to rectify the iphone 5 problems. Seems like iphone 5 is at beta stage

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  • 2012-09-22 17:56
  • v0qu

hello people... superior quality is obtained with a unibody polycarbonate that is the color not paint...

hence when scratched or scuffed the you would hardly notice because it's all the same color...

hmm... nokia comes to mind, but then again I think it was apple that created the indestructible meme right..?

hahahaha

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  • 2012-09-22 17:55
  • QuDx

they must have completed drop tests ... lol

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  • 2012-09-22 17:54
  • kAmE

apple just painted the aluminium....that is not acceptable from a brant...who are always saying...we are the best!!!This time Apple cheated the customers with the hardware also.......Apple engineers just colored the phone with a small paint brush or a marker pen......big joke of the day

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  • 2012-09-22 17:53
  • rA2c

don't forget that the iphone 5 also feature a robust '5th of rows' and iLost map!! HAHAHA

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  • 2012-09-22 17:53
  • kcBq

Introducing new iDents their revolutionary and magical

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  • 2012-09-22 17:52
  • mye2

Tsk. Even the N8 with the same anodized aluminum body had a better paint job. And dont get started with that symbian crap. We're talking about the paint job here.

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  • 2012-09-22 17:52
  • YTMe
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well, for that kind of price & so called 'apple's quality'... I hope apple includes a Sharpie permanent marker in the box... LMAO!

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  • 2012-09-22 17:51
  • kcBq

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