AnonD-50935, 23 Sep 2012Well....who said "premium quality aluminium" is better than "cheap quality plas... moreDo you know that the material used in metal casing is made of aluminum alloy? It is the same material to make the fuselage of Boeing airplane?
Is this why iPhone 5 sold only 2m in pre-orders vs. 10m in pre-order for Galaxy S3?
AnonD-50935, 23 Sep 2012Well....who said "premium quality aluminium" is better than "cheap quality plas... morethe aluminum feels premium, and it is great but the anodizing is not, they maybe used cheap anodizing materials.
You should blame this the contract manufaturer Foxxcon for this issue and not Apple.
Apple should change contract manufacturer to achieve product perfection.
Well....who said "premium quality aluminium" is better than "cheap quality plastic"????
I remember those apple ads saying "Dont settle for cheap plastic." Where are they now???
vincent, 23 Sep 2012maybe you should tell those iphone fanboy when they say samsung cheap plastic, if both will be... moreHow can we when the hard core Apple fans will insist that cars be made from glass and aluminum (if Apple made cars) for that shiny bling bling premium look? Ironically, the only thing you see on those cars would be huge Apple logo, headlights and windshields as rest of the car needs to be protected by a thick protective cover...
looks like iphone 6 buyers will have to pay for iphone5 mistakes
Is Apple copying Microsoft? Every release takes at least few iterations to "work" properly?
Or is it a feature rather than a defect, especially in the context of being fashionable and trendy. That is, is it promoting retro/worn look like in jeans?
iGnorant, 23 Sep 2012What does it matter? iPhone needs a thick protective cover anyway to carry it around without ... moremaybe you should tell those iphone fanboy when they say samsung cheap plastic, if both will be cover by cases, where's their brain talking like that??????
ip5 is using aluminum for the chassis because it's a light weight material. that's the reason why ip5 is light weight.
however, aluminum is soft and malleable. it is prone to denting, chipping and scraping. once the ip5 body is scraped, it will need replacement.
aluminum is cheap when it's raw. but who knows how much it will cost to replace the chassis.
What does it matter? iPhone needs a thick protective cover anyway to carry it around without breaking or scratching. In fact, color does not matter either as it's buried inside a thick protective cover anyway. Not surprised at all that this did not change from the previous versions.
[deleted post]Yeah... you might want to learn to spell, when talking trash.
Other manufacturers should be careful. Apple might sue them if their phones gets easily dented and scratched.