Ouch, earlier we reported that the iPhone 5 rear-casing may be vulnerable to scratches. Since then, iFixit has released a video to prove just how easily the device could be scratched.
Melissa Jenna of iFixit and her 2-year older daughter presented some real-world situations of how the iPhone 5 could be scratched. With minimal power, the 2-year old slammed and rubbed keys against the device. The result wasn’t pretty; it ended in a noticeable scratched-up iPhone back panel. Watch for yourself:
Alright, chances are you will never intentionally rub keys up against your iPhone, but this situation could happen in your pocket. In the presentation above, the iPhone 5 was scratched up like crazy in a matter of minutes; imagine what your iPhone would look like after a few months.
To those who haven’t yet purchased an iPhone 5, the white-model would be the better selection because blemishes are harder to see on the lighter-colored aluminium material.
I would imagine surfaces such as countertops would even be a scuff-threat to your iPhone as well. My best suggestion would be you invest in a case immediately.
Do any of our current iPhone 5 owners have a scratched up back panel yet?