FIVE 32GB iPod Touches...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by DUDEMANGUY5, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Over the past 3 days I have been going around town looking for the 4th gen 32 Gig iPod touch.

    Long story short,
    I got and exchanged 5 of them:
    All were bought from Walmart,
    All were C3 Serial Numbers, and
    All had either Light leaks or Camera clicking or a combination of the two.

    I have given up my search for a while until these bugs are worked out.
    I wish apple would have some quality assurance when you are dropping $300 for their products.

    I might get one in the near future, but I am not sure, I might go with a Kindle or iPad instead
     
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    Roessnakhan

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    Wasn't the camera clicking the result of having the WiFi connected whilst recording? I wouldn't really consider the iPad or Kindle alternatives to a touch, but to each his/her own.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The camera would click when it was on and while it was off on 2 of them
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    No problems on my C3, 32gb from wallyworld. :)
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Lol

    What if walmart was selling you the same ones back and forth.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Different walmarts, different serial numbers lol
     
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    Alaerian

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    That's like saying, "I wanted a new iPod but instead I'm buying a watermelon or a goldfish." It makes no sense.
     
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    ohaithar

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    5? Damn. I would of given up on Apple after the 2nd one.
     
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    Bernard SG

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    I bought only one and it was perfect right away. Maybe there's something wrong with me :D
     
  10. macrumors member

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    I've heard people got rid of the clicking noise after going through DFU mode
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't worry about clicking sound - it's the software, not hardware issue! They should fix it in the 4.2 iOS release. Light leak on the other hand is definetly a hardware issue, and i wouldn't accept it either.
     
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    Alaerian

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    So what exactly does this "light leak" do to inhibit functionality of the device?

    Go ahead, I'm waiting.
     
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    ohaithar

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    Nothing at all.
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    yes nothing at all, but it is like buying a brand new car and it being delivered to you and the paintwork is scratched to hell, sure zero of the functionality of the car would be affected (it wouldn't drive differently or go slower) but you honestly telling me you would (or should) accept it in that condition?
     
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    supermassive

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    Apart from the gap which makes it near to impossible to clean the screen with a wet cloth without triggering the water-sensor and voiding the warranty, there's nothing wrong with it. Really!

    Maybe except for the fact that it's somewhat distracting when watching movies in the dark ... :rolleyes:
     
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    ohaithar

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    Then get a case for it
     
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    Alaerian

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    Let's modify your argument so it actually correlates with the issue here. It's like buying a brand new car and finding that the rear passenger window has a spot a few inches long on the very outside that wasn't tinted, and it can only be noticed in the brightest of sunlight when someone is looking very hard for it.

    So no, I wouldn't care.
     
  18. macrumors 65816

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    apart from the light leak is on the front of the device in your direct line of sight and can be seen in low light conditions (ie using the ipod in bed at night or when watching TV in low light), I'm not really complaining but as apple is a premium brand their quality control should be better. (so it is like you buying a car and there is a small chip in the in the top right corner (or left if you drive on the wrong side :p) of the windscreen it is annoying because it catches the corner of your eye, not all the time but just every so often and just enough to spoil your mood)

    as you see it's not that bad but it is definately noticable and if you use the ipod in the dark then it can easily be a major dealbreaker.
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  19. macrumors 68020

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    That's the light leak? Those 2 little dots?
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    OMG that light leak is catastrophic :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, definitely a lot of people overreacting to something that isn't that bad. Clicking while recording (not due to WiFi) is worth replacing the device, however.
     
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    "isn't that bad"? huh? The guy drops $300 on the iPod and it's somehow OK that there's light leakage? You guys have some low standards; I'd keep replacing the iPod until I got a perfect unit.
     
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    They don't have low standards. They're simply too busy using their devices to care about a barely noticeable "light leak."
     
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    liamkp

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    Oh. Thats kinda not very good. I hope these problems are resolved soon.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    And yeah, return the product until its right. Light coming in through the seems of the screen is indeed a defect.
     

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