Carbon fibre: The remedy for iPhone 5 scuffgate?
In the quest for lighter and larger phones, Apple moved (back) to aluminium for its new iPhone 5. The result is a sleek, featherweight design with one problem: It’s easy to scratch. Whether or not the criticism is fair, complaints are taking on a life of their own among iPhone 5 owners, and the affair has been dubbed “Scuffgate” by the press. Better anodisation may be a solution, but Apple has quietly been working on another option – carbon fibre – for several years now.