The iPhone 5 was unleashed upon the public on Friday and, as soon as it was in the hands of the public, more than a few reports emerged suggesting that the iPhone 5 was more susceptible to scratching than its predecessor. Disgruntled consumers quickly took to forums and discussions boards to note their displeasure at the fragility of the panel coating on the new iPhone 5. Some sites even went as far as to scratch the iPhone 5 with metal keys with a view to assessing the scratchability of the new device.
Having played with the iPhone 5 for three days now, it’s as pristine as it was the hour it was removed from its box. A few more fingerprints perhaps, but no scratches despite having been kept (accidentally) in a pocket with keys for a few hours while walking around shops. Sure, if you take a metal edge to the iPhone 5, it’s gonna scratch, but equally, if you had a piece of sand or grit between the glass back panel of your iPhone 4S and the case, it was gonna scratch the glass.
For those who are trying to make out that this new device is ‘vulnerable’, give it a rest. That’s not the case.