On Gear Live: Exclusive: I used Microsoft’s Surface watch

Latest Gear Live Videos

Was your iPhone 5 damaged out of the box?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Design, Handhelds

iPhone 5 black aluminum damage

When we picked up our pair of iPhone 5 units on launch day, one black iPhone 5 and one white iPhone 5, the black unit was damaged right out of the box. It was subtle enough that I didn't notice it at first, and I definitely didn't make mention of it during our iPhone 5 unboxing episode. Luckily, Taylor caught it, showed it to Apple Store staff, and they replaced it with a new model immediately. Later that day, we got reports from other buyers who had a similar experience. So, our question today goes out to those who didn't purchase on launch day. Are people out there still getting black iPhone 5 models that have chipped or faded anodized aluminum?

Be sure to check out our iPhone 5 review!


Advertisement

iPhone 5: White & SIlver or Black & Slate? (gallery)

Black & White iPhone 5 standing next to each other

The iPhone 5 is the most beautiful iPhone that Apple has released to date (seriously - check our iPhone 5 review!) Since our review features both the white & silver model and the black & slate model, we've been getting questions about which is "better." The thing is, it's all a matter of opinion, although the black model is a bit more susceptible to scratches and scuffs. Since some people don't have an Apple Store nearby where they can check out the two color options for themselves, we've put together an iPhone 5 White vs. Black photo gallery. Check it out, as we have a bunch of comparison shots for your perousal. Let us know what you decide!

Gallery: iPhone 5: White & SIlver or Black & Slate? (gallery)


iPhone 5 review: This is the iPhone we’ve been waiting for

iPhone 5 review

Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 to the world on September 12th, and just 9 days later, the smartphone launched. Pre-sales hit over 2 million in the first 24 hours alone, showing that there was massive demand for the newly redesigned iPhone. According to Apple, it's the best iPhone it's ever made, but does it live up to the hype? More importantly, os it worth your hard-earned cash? We've had a few days to use the iPhone 5 (as well as its built-in operating system, iOS 6,) and we’re ready to break it all down in our iPhone 5 review.

Click to continue reading iPhone 5 review: This is the iPhone we’ve been waiting for


iPhone 5 Black & Slate unboxing gallery

iPhone 5 black & slate holding lock screen

The iPhone 5 is all the rage right now, and we'll have our thorough review up in just a few hours. In the meantime, we've put up an image gallery showing off the black & slate model. This is the one that's features a black anodized bezel and rear metal backing to match the dark glass. It's quite beautiful, but prone to scraches and scuff. Head on over to our iPhone 5 Black & Slate unboxing gallery for all the goodness, and keep it locked here for our full review later today.

Gallery: iPhone 5 Black & Slate unboxing gallery


Advertisement