But both strategies make you think you have the right to lie on our website.
Just… just GUESS what really is the case.
Painted? LOL ... the sadness here is that you actually believe dumb blogs claiming that this is about paint chipping.
Anodized aluminum can be chipped so as expose the unanodized layer, just as plastic can be scratched. If you are going to yell from a soapbox, at least try to inform yourself first.
Actually, I probably mislead people when I brought up anodization. I wasn't thinking of the white iPhone (the black one is the only one I've seen and I forgot about the white ones.) Many colors can be anodized, or anodized and dyed. But for pure white they probably need to finish the anodization with a topcoat of white paint and a clear sealer (but I haven't seen it.) The black iPhones appear to be black anodized and sealed (I have seen one of these.)
Whatever the case, I personally am not impressed with the decision to produce anodized aluminum phones.
You're still misleading people. There is nothing wrong with producing phones with anodized aluminum. Did you shout from your soapbox when the first iPhone sported aluminum? Are you impressed with plastic phones that scratch easily?
The white iPhone does not sport white aluminum. Please inform yourself before misleading people.
I have lots of anodized items around the house and they don't scratch anywhere NEAR as easily as an iP5. Either the anodizing process is inferior or the underlying material is too soft.
It doesn't matter to me since I have never worried about tools I use every day getting scratched (and I laugh a little every time someone says "Mine is in a case so the surface is pristine -- you can't SEE it, but trust me, if I ever want to take it out of the case and look at it, the finish will be perfect!"), but I was surprised to see how easily surface damage is inflicted.
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.
I don't think anyone is claiming to be an expert. What we're saying is that other, similar devices are not as susceptible to surface damage. Like my iPhone 4 as an example of an alternative design, or my anodized aluminum DI box as an example of similar yet more robust technology. Just observation, not arrogance.
Apple does great work and I like (and buy) many of their products. They're not infallible though. Even the Mighty Supertino from Cupertino occasionally achieves outcomes slightly short of perfection. If you never acknowledge areas that can be improved, there will never be any improvement.
"What other brands? "Foxconn" is just Chinese for "Apple". All these slaves are Apple's slaves. It's Apple that makes them work 90 hour days for three cents per day. No other company would ever do this."
Hmm… I sort of want to incorporate "'Foxconn' is Chinese for 'Apple'" into The List, but I don't know how (if) the existing ones can be reworded, and it's not as clear as they are standalone.
So don't hold it like that.
Death threat removed. Not infracted. You're welcome, don't do it again.
And your reasons for "being the last" are nonsensical.
"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."
"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."
Yes you're right... holding it with my foot is far less painful, and using with my head in the refrigerator has added 10% to the battery life... Life could not be better.
Historically I love Apple product, and manage the purchase of $1.6m per year of their kit on behalf of my organisation. It's just a year after the passing of Steve Jobs what do they have to show for their efforts.... a substandard iPhone with Apple Maps, a thinner laptop with a slightly improved display, and some odd looking ipod nanos. Now I await being slated for speaking my mind......
If his hand is being hurt by the phone it is holding, he's holding the wrong phone.
Since no two hands or bearers of same are exactly alike, and the variation is broad, it is unreasonable to assume that one device will be a good match for all of them. Obviously SOME musculo-skeletal layouts are going to be less comfortable with any given design than others.
That doesn't mean there's anything wrong with the phone, just that it's not a good match for that particular individual.
Then iPhones can be assembled in their home territory- here.
Tough on China's low education factory workers though.
Very first thing I did was check it for any scratch and YES sadly there were 4! :(
I bought black 64 gb and unlocked plus apple support. So, it cost me over $1000. I waited couple of days thinking about my options. I could take it back but then I thought what if the next one had even more scratches thanks to those hard working but careless don't-give-a-shit workers ....
So, I tried to forget about it and just enjoy it .... life is too short and still (and always) I hate Google, Android and Samsung! LOL