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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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Question Quality Control on UNLOCKED iP5?

How is quality control on the new unlocked iPhone 5? Would love to hear from people who just ordered one from Apple? Any issues with:

Home buttons?
Scratches, dings, or scuffs?
Screen creaking?
Bad earpieces?
Rattling sleep wake buttons?

These were issues posted on these forums. Just wondering if Apple QC has picked up since September.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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My mother just got her ip5. No problems at all.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:36 PM   #3
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My mother just got her ip5. No problems at all.
Factory unlocked?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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No problem of any sort. No scratches, fast Wi-Fi, good batter life.
Just that my T-mobile 3G sucks. So if you are planning to use on T-mobile's pseudo 3G network, spend a bit more and be happy on AT&T or Verizon. I have been 10+ years on T-mobile and was happy on their 4G network. But their 1900 Mhz refarming is shoddy, sparse and weak. A fine phone such as an iPhone 5 should not be wasted on T-mobile's network.
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How is quality control on the new unlocked iPhone 5? Would love to hear from people who just ordered one from Apple? Any issues with:

Home buttons?
Scratches, dings, or scuffs?
Screen creaking?
Bad earpieces?
Rattling sleep wake buttons?

These were issues posted on these forums. Just wondering if Apple QC has picked up since September.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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Yeah planned to use it on T-Mobile throughout Chicago.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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I got my unlocked iPhone 5 (64GB, Black Slate) about two months ago; FYI- Unlocked iP5 are available to Canadians since the release date in September although I ordered mine a month later. It arrived in flawless condition and as I've pointed out in a different thread, the anodizing turned out to be quite durable provided, of course, that you apply the most basic of common sense.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:32 PM   #7
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Factory unlocked?
With a contract but it doesn't make a difference. They are all the same. The locking and unlocking is just a little thing done on the activation server side.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:13 AM   #8
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I got a factory unlocked,two months-absolutely flawless
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:30 AM   #9
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Nope, nothing bad to say about my dad's.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:46 AM   #10
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An unlocked iphone is exactly the same as the one you will get with any mobile company.

The latest production of iphone 5 is flawless like everything from Apple.


It was good luck to have buy the iphone 5 one month later.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:55 AM   #11
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They actually use a completely different manufacturing process, you're getting 3rd hand parts from Burkina Faso put into the device.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 07:42 PM   #12
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They actually use a completely different manufacturing process, you're getting 3rd hand parts from Burkina Faso put into the device.
This.

With Plutonium widgets and Titanium sprockets.

And the Bugelsleiven has been increased to 35% effectiveness (in sunlight).

The unlocked model is they way to go!
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