The honeymoon period for the iPhone 5 seems to have not lasted very long.
Quite apart from its terrible mapping application, the physical phone itself does not seem to be holding up very well. Macrumours and other sites have reportedly been besieged with a slew of complaints by users who say that the phone had scratches on it straight out of the box. The problem seems to be most persistent in the case of the black phones.
The Daily Mail newspaper quoted one Macrumoursuser as saying “Mine arrived today with small scratches on the right out of the box. Looks like they chipped the anodised coating putting the screen in, and there is a small mark on the lower back too, by the glass section”.
Others say that even daily regular use is causing terribly unsightly scratches and markings on the back of the device.
So in order to test what the the iFixit site is calling “Scuffgate”, it decided to subject the device to the toughest tech test of all: A two-year-old armed with a set of keys.
You can watch the video below, but needless to say the phone did not fair well at all. Interestingly, the previous model of the device performed better.
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