iPhone 5 Rear Aluminum Scratch Test #ScratchGate

Apple’s Schiller On #ScratchGate: Aluminum Scratching Is Normal.

Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller has reportedly responded to a customer complaint regarding the scratching border of a black and slate iPhone 5, via an email received by 9to5Mac this morning. Schiller apparently responded to concerns by pointing out that aluminum is naturally subject to scratches, and that minor chips over time are to be expected with the iPhone 5′s construction materials.

9t05Mac received the complete email, and verified the headers to make sure that it was indeed a legitimate email coming from the Apple exec. The body of the email from Schiller reads:

Any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color. That is normal.

While it might be normal for aluminum to chip with use, the problem is how easy it is to scratch the iPhone 5. In the video below, for instance, a 2-year-old girl successfully scraped a lot of black paint off the device's back panel by applying what force toddlers are capable of. 

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[via TechCrunch]

Parts of this article were written by Mariella Moon and originally appeared on Tecca


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