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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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hmm quality inspections are a bit lacking indeed...this is a brand new product...c'mon apple...ya'll be braggin but dont have a quality product to back it up??? apple fanboys got silent now it seems...

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  • 2012-09-22 17:48
  • 8yRb

Eek:-(
How come?

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  • 2012-09-22 17:47
  • ij47

> In reply to Mr. Smiley Face @ 2012-09-22 17:43 from t7Pn - click to readOr they will just paint it back with black marker pen. Ewwwwwwwww! At least sgs3's color is consistent and not just painted.

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  • 2012-09-22 17:46
  • v0qu

after i update iOS 6 on my iphone 4 , i have found few issue, how to report, somd messages are showing blank after clicking on message. alarm also..

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  • 2012-09-22 17:45
  • KxwJ

OKay now 1 gran for that kind of "build quality?!?" Diiiiisgusting. LOL! iFans will reply here and say "Meh, i'll just scrape off that coating and there you have it, silver aluminum coating!"

iGenius!!!

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  • 2012-09-22 17:43
  • t7Pn

What you expect ? :)) Congrats for their owners....

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  • 2012-09-22 17:40
  • p3D$

What so big deal... bear with it... or buy a dozen of black paint and spray it... try to tolerate rotten fruit fans, stay cool...

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  • 2012-09-22 17:38
  • IWdW

OMG! Color was painted on TOP?????!!!!!!! Now thats innovation. So much for a superior build quality

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  • 2012-09-22 17:37
  • v0qu

"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."

Maybe they're putting those phones through rigorous tests, like in the one drop test you mentioned, hehe.

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  • 2012-09-22 17:37
  • niyy

i love iphone 4s! and i die for it! lol!

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  • 2012-09-22 17:37
  • t7Xh

> In reply to apple hater @ 2012-09-22 17:32 from vxt3 - click to readLol. i can't stop laughing. :p

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  • 2012-09-22 17:35
  • tZkH

i phone 5 i phone 5 i phone 5
I waited that phaone for two years
and they came with that specs
im gonna wait to buy i9305 hell yeah!

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  • 2012-09-22 17:33
  • 6v@%

A litte bump here and there and your iphone becomes a spotted one. Haha! Kinda sucks to have such sensitive device for that price.

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  • 2012-09-22 17:33
  • v0qu

what a innovation maybe thats the new style of apple iphone 5 (dalmatian edition)

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  • 2012-09-22 17:32
  • vxt3

Wheres the superior build quality iphone fans are bragging about. Haha!
Aluminum my ass! And to think its was just top painted instead of being black up to core.

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  • 2012-09-22 17:31
  • v0qu

the reason i am not buying iphone 5 yet...
wait-and-see first

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  • 2012-09-22 17:30
  • 01kc

thats why samsung use hyperglyz plastic

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  • 2012-09-22 17:28
  • Kh28

RIP apple,,,...lumia 920

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  • 2012-09-22 17:26
  • ut}J

Poor build quality and QA processes, its rather disappointing.

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  • 2012-09-22 17:25
  • LhZG

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