iPhone 5: Say hello to scuffgate?

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iPhone 5: Say hello to scuffgate?

This image provided to CNET shows a brand new iPhone 5 with a small nick on the side antenna. Several other examples seen on the Web appear worse than this. (Click to enlarge.)

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If you bought Apple ‘s iPhone 5 today and noticed a ding on it, you’re not alone.

On message boards and social media, new iPhone 5 owners are complaining of small scratches and nicks on their new smartphones, purportedly located near the antenna markers on the side of the device or near the screen. The issues appear mostly limited to the black version of the iPhone 5. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

We spotted at least three dozen examples of consumers frustrated with small abrasions discovered after unboxing their shiny new iPhone .

“Mine arrived today with small scratches on the right out of the box. Looks like they chipped the anodized coating putting the screen in, and there is a small mark on the lower back too, by the glass section,” said spr97ajm on the MacRumors forums, who also identified himself as Andy. “I’m not going to worry about it, but it shows the coating is soft, and will chip over time.”

Here are a couple of examples of people on Twitter co… [Read more]

iPhone 5: Say hello to scuffgate?

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