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Old Jan 15, 2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Dust entering through mike next to Camera lens.

Im finding more and more dust is entering through the noise canceling mike next to the camera and getting on the lens. When I first got the phone it was not there. To bad you cannot easily remove the back cover and blow it out like with the 4/4S. I am starting to see faint spots on my pics now.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 06:50 PM   #2
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Can anyone confirm if dust is indeed getting through the noise cancelling mike? I am not doubting you it's just that maybe the dust got there through another way.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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Who's this Mike character? Fire him, and get a new dust protector.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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Well its coming from there or the power button. Im sure I could cover it up but that would defeat the purpose of the noise canceling microphone.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 09:10 PM   #5
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Who's this Mike character? Fire him, and get a new dust protector.
I think it's Mike Jones.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:02 AM   #6
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Once dropped the iphone 5 for like 10cm...on soft floor. Was not much of a impact but there were purple dots and little lines on or behind the lens..
So yeah the camera is not well protected against dust.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 04:27 AM   #7
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You must be using your phone in an extremely dusty environment. Why not use a case that protects it against such ingress.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:09 AM   #8
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Wrong. I am using a case but no case covers up the microphone hole near the lens. I had 3 coworkers check their lens and same problem. I did more research online and there are many complaints on this. Btw in case some of you don't know it mike is short for microphone lol.


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You must be using your phone in an extremely dusty environment. Why not use a case that protects it against such ingress.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:18 AM   #9
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Wrong. I am using a case but no case covers up the microphone hole near the lens. I had 3 coworkers check their lens and same problem. I did more research online and there are many complaints on this. Btw in case some of you don't know it mike is short for microphone lol.
Mic is short for Microphone, Mike is someones name haha
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:21 PM   #10
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike

So is mike.


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Mic is short for Microphone, Mike is someones name haha
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:51 PM   #11
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I'm not really surprised, but you do know that the list you provided does NOT mention "microphone" on it, right? Unless by "microphone" you mean "Michael," in which case you are indeed correct.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:56 PM   #12
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I'm not really surprised, but you do know that the list you provided does NOT mention "microphone" on it, right? Unless by "microphone" you mean "Michael," in which case you are indeed correct.
Exactly what I was going to say.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 01:37 PM   #13
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I love macrumors. Every thread is the same:

"Something something something about iphones"

-- one good response
-- junk response
-- derailment
-- arugment about semantics
-- Pull out teeny tiny scissors in order to split hairs
-- Someone is super dumb
-- Someone is super smart
-- links provided
-- sources referenced
-- What were we talking about again?
-- And done.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 01:52 PM   #14
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I love macrumors. Every thread is the same:

"Something something something about iphones"

-- one good response
-- junk response
-- derailment
-- arugment about semantics
-- Pull out teeny tiny scissors in order to split hairs
-- Someone is super dumb
-- Someone is super smart
-- links provided
-- sources referenced
-- What were we talking about again?
-- And done.
I realize I am always the "Super Smart" one, but I wish you would stop pointing it out over and over....

And why doesn't everyone with this issue simply return the phone to Apple? Seems like a faulty camera seal would be a warranty issue.

Unless there was "other" damage to the phone they may point to as a culprit.

Either way, if it's impacting pictures taking it in would be far more effective than complaining about it on the internet (which seems to be the "go to" solution).

"Mike" is somewhere spinning in his grave. Getting all this blame for camera dust...
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 02:03 PM   #15
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Well, in an effort to try to add to the actual topic at hand:

It's worth me noting that I've been carrying my iPhone 5 for a while now without a case. I do have a slowly peeling skin on it but that's it. I keep it in my right pocket and I always wear jeans. I have pretty good vision and I've checked my lens every time one of these threads pops up and I have yet to see any dust or anything in there.

if/when I do, it's back to Apple (well, I probably will call and have them send me a phone and send mine back but whatever)... I'm not going to waste time trying to "fix it" or telling the internet about it (unless pertinent to a thread posting asking people to share their experiences).
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 04:45 PM   #16
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Can dust (or anything) even enter the lens from the microphone and/or power button openings? I'm not exactly sure (especially since it seems that the lens enclosure goes all the way from the opening back to the actual shutter/sensor), thus the question.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 05:58 PM   #17
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Wrong. I am using a case but no case covers up the microphone hole near the lens.
Well, that's strange! My Sena Ultraslim does!!!
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 07:04 PM   #18
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Well, that's strange! My Sena Ultraslim does!!!
You wouldn't really want to cover up that (or any) microphone though.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:59 PM   #19
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I had an iPhone 5 with a very dusty camera lens and I also noticed some build up near the mic so I also made the correlation. It can't be fixed. If you have some dust that wasn't there before, it's just going to get worse. Bring it to the Apple Store.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:16 AM   #20
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That's also what I've noticed after buying my first iPhone 5 (and what made me return it together with four flawed replacements back to Apple). Check out my thread!

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1509409
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:29 AM   #21
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You wouldn't really want to cover up that (or any) microphone though.
Oh dear! It doesn't cover mic or speaker.
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