Anonymous, 26 Sep 2012Itty bitty scratches straight out of box... no good Agreed. That is unacceptable, as iPhone users are used to high standards. Replace immediately.
Apparently a bad batch from initial manufacturing, which will be rectified by Apple.
iFixit: iPhone 5 an evolution in repair
The Best Way to See If the iPhone 5 Scratches Is to Scratch the Hell Out of It Inside the Apple Store
From the article:
"Does it suck to have scratches on something brand new that you just spent a lot of money on? Hell yeah it does. But it's probably not a design flaw—nothing like Antennagate—and the aluminum back doesn't have the fragile beauty of the iPhone 4 and 4S' glass back. Swapping shattered glass for possibly scratched aluminum seems like a net positive.
And just look at the video above (which looks like it's filmed inside an AT&T store and not an Apple Store). That dude goes to town on the iPhone 5 and it holds up surprisingly well, even after some pretty gnarly noises."
Apple, 25 Sep 2012To all nokia lovers: what did nokia implement in their new devices other that finally moved fr... morepretty narrow minded fact is that apple phones are to expencive and not anymore the phone nob. one .the competition is not sleeping and they are phone which are as good as apple for much less bucks and that is a fact which many people will consider .
kim, 26 Sep 2012you are absolutely right!!! those plastic users are just jelous. loltalking about plastic i can only tell from my own experience! my old galaxy 1 which i still use went down the floor many times and so far i did not encounterd any problems at the other hand my best friend has a i phone 4 s and replaced the screen twice already so much for plastic !
i stick with plastic
iPhone 4 launch - suddenly gripping a phone tightly to reduce signal, becomes a NEW thing lol.
Then, after they waste all their breath dissing Apple, in a stroke of genius Apple releases iPhone 4S, with EXACTLY the same design, and the haters scratch their head. Guess what, suddenly it's all about the GLASS. Strangely, no one questioned the glass for the whole year when iPhone 4 was using it.
iPhone 5 - glass is replaced with Aluminium, much more durable, smashes SGS3 (literally) in 3 separate drop test videos, and suddenly it's about itty bitty scratches. And also, suddenly scratching phone backing with keys is an acceptable thing lol. Wonder why other phone launches don't have a "let's scratch the hell out of the back" test hahaha.
What happens when iPhone 5S launches next year with same design?
The key to remember is that phones all come with good and bad, haters hate that Apple gets so much press for good, yet fail to see that it also means it goes under scrutiny more, and the bad gets highlighted equally as much.
Phones with much greater bad points get nowhere as much attention. If I wanted to, I could scour the net for every bad point about SGS3, make a list, and go trolling away. To me that's a waste of time, and frankly speaking I don't care to spend much time on things I don't like.
That's why I concentrate on the phone that I like, and its good points, which I can share with others.
I use iphone5 et where I would never go and use Samsung S3 to back home.
Year in year out, Apple haters wait for iPhone launch as much as Apple fans. They then tear it down, trying their best to find any small weakness.
Any phone will have a weakness, but what the haters don't understand is that people don't buy phones based on a list of weaknesses, they buy phones on a list of wins. iPhone sells a lot due to this, and so does SGS3 in the Android world.
With that in mind, that's why I tend to concentrate on the good points of the iPhone. If Android manufacturers wants to sell more, they should do the same instead of obsessing over their rival. A little too late though, as they are now being blindsided by WP8.
Baracus, 26 Sep 2012The benchmarks were only done on the US S3 with dual core Snapdragon so obviously the iPhone 5... moreplease explain me what is special about jelly bean? im curious and what is the difference it in the previous version of android (ICS)?
bv, 26 Sep 2012sorry guys but google wont be putting google maps on itunes.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... moreI genuinely feel sorry for iPhone owners having to use Apple maps and ending up either 30 miles off their destination or doing a Keanu Reeves over an unfinished bridge.
I mean yeah it will get better but everyone now is just the Guinea Pig to eventually have it working properly.
iphone mxm isucks iLumia iRocks. The only thing that came out of apple this year was from samsung's pocket (if you knw what I mean...)
him, 26 Sep 2012Actually the iphone 5 beat the hell out of that piece of Junk Samsung S3 in ALL performance te... moreThe benchmarks were only done on the US S3 with dual core Snapdragon so obviously the iPhone 5 is gonna thrash it.
But the S3 that's been top of the tables is the quad core Exynos international version which benchmarks have shown on the Jellybean leaks that it will be about 20% higher than ICS with benchmark scores. And the S3 still has a Hell of a lot more potential performance under it's hood when it gets more optimised.
So don't expect to be bragging for much longer when it gets Jellybean very soon, and the Note 2 will make it look like even more of a little kids plaything when it's released.
It is a exceelent handset with great features with great features ..but prices is littele high ..so its a request to the manufactures to bring the price down
mk16, 25 Sep 2012lol...:D
apple said scratches on aluminium are normal but nokia n8 is made of aluminium only.... moreActually the iphone 5 beat the hell out of that piece of Junk Samsung S3 in ALL performance tests!! The Lumia is yet to be released so only time will tell.
The Samsung is so slow even the Ancient 4S managed to beat it in some tests. Lame phone from an even worse company.
sorry guys but google wont be putting google maps on itunes.
going to wait for nokia or check lg.