Black Apple iPhone 5 aluminum shell with some chipping issues
Unfortunately, at the release of any new device on the market, there’s always a subset of buyers who pull the short end of the stick. In other words, there’s always a number of devices which show some problems. With the iPhone 4, it was the antenna-gate issue, with the iPhone 4S it was the battery life problem, and now some iPhone 5 buyers are noticing dents on their prized possession.
Owners, particularly of the Black & Slate colored model, are reporting dents and scratches along the chamfered edges of their new iPhone right out of the box. Frustrating, isn’t it! ‘Good that not many such complaints have appeared about the White & Silver model, but then again, this one is not that much popular as the black model.
Well, we honestly are not surprised about it! Generally, anodized aluminum is known to pick up scuff marks easily. Because the color is painted on top, even a minor scuff can make it come off, revealing a shiny silver spot below. Besides, aluminum is a soft metal, so it dents very easily, especially along thin edges. You’ll find scuffs and dents on practically every anodized aluminum object. But it happens after this object has been in use for a while. Then how to explain that some iPhone5-s have already revealed these defects right out of the box?!
Of course, Apple will readily replace any such device! And we are sure they will also come out with some official statement to explain it all, or to at least officially apologize.