The iPhone 5′s Rear Case VS A 2 Year Old With A Set Of Keys [VIDEO]
Yesterday, we told you how the new iPhone 5′s rear casing is not very scratch resistant. Pictures posted on the internet revealed that the iPhone 5′s rear aluminum panel could be scratched easily, which is definitely not a good thing.
Previously, the iPhone 4/4S had a glass back plate, which was much more scratch resistant. Of course, the iPhone 5 is much more durable than the 4/4S, but nobody wants to get scratches by just placing the iPhone in their pocket.
iFixit took it up on themselves to see how the iPhone 5′s rear case would perform against a set of keys. To make it more practical, they handed over the set of keys to a 2 year old kid. After quite some time of pounding and rubbing the iPhone 5 rear case with a set of keys, the results were pretty bad. This wasn’t the case with the iPhone 4S back panel though, which hardly had any scratches on it. So, glass is definitely better when it comes to avoiding scratches.
If you just bought the new iPhone 5, you should either get a case or install a screen protector asap. Otherwise, there’s going to be some nasty looking scratches on the rear aluminum casing of your brand new iPhone.