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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Build quality question for those with LTE Minis

Just picked up my lte at&t mini yesterday and noticed that the plastic strip across the top is not flush with the rest of the aluminum back around it. On the left, it's sticks out a big, on the right, it is pushed in, and along the bottom, it is pushed in about 1mm. Seems kind of like a sloppy assembly job to me. Do any of you see this problem with your lte minis?

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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I ordered two. On one of them, the left edge was not flush and was super sharp. My local apple store thought it was weird too and swapped it without asking much.

On my second one, the sim slot is pushed in a bit. I can live with it, not a big deal
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:59 AM   #3
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Mine seems fine. Mostly flush, but not recessed.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:01 AM   #4
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Mine seems fine. Mostly flush, but not recessed.
Same here. You can feel a seam where the plastic meets the aluminum, but a very tight, very close fit.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:59 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback. Wondering if Apple will let me exchange it. The other concern is whether they'll have units available for an exchange.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:00 PM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback. Wondering if Apple will let me exchange it. The other concern is whether they'll have units available for an exchange.
They have dedicated exchange units, different from retail stock. you can usually get a replacement, even if the product is out of stock.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:20 AM   #7
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Just received my preorder ipad and it has the opposite problem. Instead of the plastic being recessed by 1mm, this one is protruding by 1mm along the bottom. What is wrong with Apple's QC? Not sure which one I should keep.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:57 PM   #8
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pics if you can show it? just curious. or is it too small to notice
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:09 PM   #9
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Just received my preorder ipad and it has the opposite problem. Instead of the plastic being recessed by 1mm, this one is protruding by 1mm along the bottom. What is wrong with Apple's QC? Not sure which one I should keep.
There is no apple qc...not sure why people keep referring to it. THese are assembled on a line and this defect is acceptable to Foxconn. Call apple and complain. Then exchange it.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:37 PM   #10
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picked up mine 16gb white LTE verizon saturday, had the wifi 16 white (unicorn hard to find) from launch.

perfect out of box, no dust under glass no blemishes, sim tray seems a bit recessed but not noticeable, no nicks or scratches. week 42

the 16gb wifi I got from launch had a spec or two of dust under glass but otherwise perfect as well.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 04:17 PM   #11
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I've had a wifi that I returned once I got my hands on an LTE model, and I think LTE one seems a bit better in terms of quality. Might be in my head but the thin, hollowness of the screen feels a bit better on my newer one.
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