The “best iPhone yet” might be a wee bit misleading, as we mentioned in our review of the smartphone, and it does seem as though Apple has yet to figure out how to come up with an external surface for their iPhone that is able to look good right out of the box. Seriously, to have your new iPhone 5 arrive damaged en route speaks volumes on the level of quality (or rather, the lack of it for those affected) that Apple’s supply lines need to work on.
There are reports that owners of the white iPhone 5 do experience a wee bit of light leakage from the top end of their device. Granted, this particular issue need not be major a sore point, and is only noticeable when you use it in complete darkness, but it is an issue nonetheless, which is rather strange for a company that has a sense of meticulous perfection when they do things. Get the dark version of the iPhone 5 and you could have issues with the back case chipping or being damaged all too easily, settle for the white iPhone 5 and there is a possibility of light leakage. Which of the two evils would you settle for?