9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2013 4:44 PM by Courcoul
Townsend1990 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I've heard people saying that the iPhone 5

Where you have the aluminium parts around the

Outside of the phone this part is charcoal

So I have been told and the back is. People

Have been saying Thai charcoal colour on the

Black iPhone 5. They've said they can see the

Aluminium coming through the black on the sides

Pealing off so they said. The back is fine but it was

Just the sides of the aluminium body they said this is

Pealing off.    Is this true as I'm expecting this phone

Tuesday.   


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • 1. Re: Black IPhone 5
    electronicsguy Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)

    is you're gonna put a case around it, then it doesn't matter does it?

     

    if you are not going to put a case - it only matters to the person standing opposite to you or when you look in a mirror.

     

    the phone functionality is unchanged.

  • 2. Re: Black IPhone 5
    Townsend1990 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    True, I won't be using a case. But is this rumour true

  • 3. Re: Black IPhone 5
    electronicsguy Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)

    how should I or anyone here know?

  • 4. Re: Black IPhone 5
    Townsend1990 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was being nice about the matter

    Just basically asking have you heard

    Of This. And you treat me like that. Thanks..!

  • 5. Re: Black IPhone 5
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    All the folks I know that have an i5 have encased theirs, for protection, camouflage against thieves and grippability. Wouldn't imagine how slippery the ultrathin thing is!

     

    But anyways, having just examined mine after taking it out of its Odoyo all-black faux-carbonfibre case with no telltale logo on its back, I fail to see how the finish could peel. In contrast to the 4's, that had a stainless steel band around them and breakable glass front and back, the i5 has aluminum sides and a center area in the back. There are two glass bands at top and bottom for better antenna operation. The finish is hard anodized into the aluminum. Won't peel but will scratch or buff off after much use, hence the encasing by many owners.

  • 6. Re: Black IPhone 5
    Townsend1990 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I didn't feel really I should be putting

    A £600 worth of phone into a case I shouldn't

    Be expected to do this by apple. I really don't know

    Why people's have rubbed off after like a month

    And they say it scratches very badly. Obviously if

    It did come off apple would have to replace it as

    This is its colour and customers expect it to stay this way.

    :-)

  • 7. Re: Black IPhone 5
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    They may be beautiful when fresh out of the box, but are made of fragile materials and have to be used in a real world. Else why do I have my $2000+ MBP inside a Speck hard case, as I do my i5? Had I not done so on the year-old Mac, the outside would surely be scuffed as evidenced by the marks on the shell. But it is your gear to use as you see fit. Wait till you have it in your hands and then decide.

  • 8. Re: Black IPhone 5
    Townsend1990 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The funny thing is sometimes I find

    That some iPhones are ok. It's like

    The materials were placed on better

    Than others. It all depends I can have

    A look if not ill send it back for a white

    One. No bothers but that's time I haven't

    Got. Never mind. Hopefully my i5 will be ok

  • 9. Re: Black IPhone 5
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    I prefered black cause it hides thumbprints better. Something unavoidable on a thumb operated device.