If you purchased an iPhone 5 last year, you might remember how easily the black iPhone scratched and chipped. Christened ‘Scuffgate’ by upset owners, the black iPhone 5’s propensity for scratching even prompted Phil Schiller to comment upon the issue, saying such scratches were “normal.”
Well, no, they’re not, Phil. The white iPhone 5, for example, isn’t nearly as scratch prone as the black iPhone 5. Be that as it may, at this point, the iPhone 5’s scratchability can be taken as read. But what about the gold iPhone 5S? Will it be as scratchable as its black brother, or as pristine and unscuffable as the white model?
The guys over at Jailbreak Nation decided to do a scratch test with a recently-acquired gold iPhone 5S shell to see how it held up. Using a coin and even a knife, they then tortured the gold iPhone 5S and inspected the scratches.
As you can see, it held up pretty well, in line with the white iPhone 5. So if you’re buying the gold iPhone 5S for the bling, it looks like you can rest assured that it will hold up to normal wear-and-tear (and even a knife fight) pretty well.
Source: Jailbreak Nation