Ladies and gentlemen, I present my iPhone 3G crack. This appeared after a day of fairly heavy usage with lots of pulling in and out of the pocket and briefcase. I didn’t sit on it or smash it but I saw this coming when I pulled it out and noticed some other scuffing. It almost looks as if a thin layer of plastic has rubbed off. I haven’t seen it happening on any other part of the iPhone and I was putting on an InvisiShield, which is a sort of plastic shield, when I noticed it.
People currently believe that the back is some sort of ceramic but I believe it’s laminated metal with a thin layer of protection over the white or black. While I wasn’t expecting the white 16GB to stay white forever, I definitely didn’t expect this one week in. We’ll get to the bottom of this.