#ScratchGate: iPhone 5 Owners Are Discovering Aluminum Is Softer Than Glass

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http://techcrunch.com – The iPhone 5 hit stores last Friday. It’s the lightest, thinnest, most sleek iPhone yet. But owners are quickly discovering that with those advantages, there are some inherent downsides. The slender iPhone 5 has an anodized aluminum backplate rather than one made of Corning glass as in the iPhone 4/4S. And since aluminum is a relatively soft material, the iPhone 5 shows more wear and tear than previous models. The iPhone 4 was a magnet for fingerprints. The iPhone 5 attracts scratches and scrapes nearly as easily. The iPhone 5 isn’t the first iDevice to employ anodized aluminum. Ap (IT news)