It’s tradition for the release of any new iDevice to be followed by frenzied reporting of faults, such as yellow hues and overheating. True or not, the claims are always blown out of all proportion.
Now that the iPhone 5 has been released, we’re hearing that the casing - particularly the anodised aluminium rear - is susceptible to scratches. Good lord, no!
To be fair, the really controversial thing here is that many users report their iPhone 5s are scratched out of the box.
MacRumours ran a poll, and of the 1,200+ respondents, 49.57% said their iPhone 5 was flawless, 5.09% are flawless and now in some sort of case, 9.71% were scratched shortly after use, and 35.63% were scratched out of the box.
There’s also a discussion over on Apple’s Official Support Communities. The thread begins: “Just opened my iPhone 5 which I ordered from Apple.com. As soon as I opened the box, I noticed nicks and scuffs in the bezel. I realize that at some point this might happen from normal wear and tear, but right out of the box is unaccepted.”
There are 150+ replies thus far, and some users report having exchanged their handset for a new iPhone 5.
Is your iPhone 5 scratched? Let us know below. I’m expecting a cheeky delivery later today…