Originally Posted by DRII
Yea, I could have been more specific. I was refferring to the Iphone's finish being prone to scratching and chips. All reports I've seen do state that the Iphone's screen and casing itself are very strong.
Its a shame about the finish though, and the camera in bright light (shows purple hue on pics)...
Yeah, we'll see how the majority of the phones wear over time. I'm interested to see phones after 6-12 months. I have a slim case on mine, just to protect against dings and dents that could plague any smart phone. I do have the top and bottom edges exposed with my case, so we'll see if those areas wear a lot more.
The purple hue issue apparently is normal on some camera phones if taken in certain light? I've got to be honest I don't know much about this one, but I read that lower quality cameras (like every camera phone) are more prone to this purple haze if shooting directly in bright, natural light.
That article has an interesting comparison where the 4S has much more of a purple hue than the 5. I've also heard that a lot of phone cameras do this, but again I'm not sure. I think it's more a byproduct of extreme lighting conditions and cheaper parts that have to fit into thin units.
This article shows some iPhone 5 shots, and then a picture taken with a Canon that has similar issues. So I don't know, maybe it's common? It's still a bummer in certain lights, even if it is common.