iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    The question is not if it will scratch, but when. We're talking about a coating that maxes out at ~0.006", and the sharp edges of the iPhone are only going to make it easier for wear to show.

    I'm not saying this to be combative; only to let people know that if this is going to bother them, they should opt for the white. The iPhone 5 is new; the process of anodizing is not.

    Also, I like this:

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  2. CalTex

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    pio do you not know about google chrome :plain:

    automatically translates with click.

    well if this whole dent/scuff thing is as prevalent as the interwebz is making it out to be, this was a freak screw up on apples part.
     


  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    No meetings this morning so on the way to the post office I took a punt and went to the ATT shop which opened at 8, so I arrived at 8. I assumed they would open the door at 8 and let us in, but they had like 20 people waiting outside. As soon as I arrived the first few went in so I figured fuck it, maybe this will work out. About 20 mins later nobody came in or out and I was like what the fuck.

    So the ATT employee comes outside and he tells us not to worry the first few are slow. Wait 20 more minutes and a few people got in. At this point my patience was wearing thin and I felt an idiot tool being there in a fucking line over a phone. But now I was invested. So a few minutes later the asshole comes outside and announces there are no more 32 and 64 GB phones. All of 8 people went inside.

    So I left the line and asked him why the hell, considering he knew he didn't have shit for stock, he didn't just take orders from people in line so they could allocate what they had and at least let the rest know they weren't getting their shit. His answer: "we don't do that", the equivalent of "I just work here". So I left, wasting almost an hour of my life.

    I will never do anything like this again.

    It was cemented listening to this goober tell stories about his other experiences waiting in line. On one occasion he waited 9 hours for some product I had never hear of.
     
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    No scratch there. Look where that strip crosses the side. You can see faulty anodizing along the strip.
     


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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Again, does it not make sense to be patient here? Millions of people will soon have them in hand. If it's a wide spread issue we will soon find out. I'm not trying to be combative here either. I just find it ridiculous to have formed a formal opinion on the matter already, when it just launched TODAY.

    If it is an issue, then it's a real problem for Apple. One that could be far worse then "antennagate" ever was from a PR standpoint.
     


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    So happy I waited as I have no worries. If real cancel, if not it's all good.
     


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    Don't try to be reasonable, JMR.
     


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    Also, keep in mind that "scratches easily," "can show scratches over time," and "if you treat it badly the unit may show scratches" are all different concepts. If it is a real issue, that does not leave out nuance to the severity of it.
     


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    It's why I suck at the internet. :(
     


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    This I agree with 100%. The question is how EASY it will be to scratch; there are different "quality" levels of anodizing. But even the best will eventually scratch, and especially in areas with sharp corners. My only point is that while the iPhone is new, the issue we're talking about is not so much an iPhone issue as it is an anodizing "issue".
     


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    i am amazed at this whole thing.
     


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