Originally Posted by Harbinger
Do tell, how easily can surface damage is inflicted. Show us your findings. A few photos on the internet is not proof that it can be scuffed easily. Or are you just shooting your mouth off because it is a trending topic?
I'm sorry, I don't believe we've been introduced... my name is Lorin. I'm an Audio Engineer in Vancouver. And you are? And you think it's okay to be rude and insulting to me because...
Sorry for the violation of protocol. I didn't realize one was required to post documentation of detailed analysis in order for observations to be deemed valid. I'm afraid my conclusions are based on purely anecdotal evidence. Like watching my co-worker pull it out of the pocket in which he also had a few coins, and seeing the light damage they had done to the back of the phone (it was in a bumper). I used to throw an anodized aluminum interface device into a case with all kinds of hard metal objects, and while it did eventually get kind of scratched up, it took years of bashing it around, not a few minutes in a pocket with rounded objects, and the scratches never exposed bare metal.
I also saw a young lady picking at the edge of her 5 with her fingernails, where a very obvious silver area had become exposed. I asked if she'd dropped it and she answered "I don't know WHAT I did... I'm really careful with it."
Then there's the admittedly unscientific but trustworthy and telling findings of iFixit, whose opinions I have come to trust over the years as my own experience has been consistent with theirs.
So anyway, you're right. I have no business offering an opinion, and certainly not one that suggests anything other than Divine Perfection on the part of Apple, Inc.