iPhone damage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pauluss, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi people,
    My iPhone 5 is damaged because I had my bumper on it. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
     

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  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here is my bumper
     

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    trozau

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    Ouch! :eek:
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    They both look trashed. You must be rough on your phone. That bumper must be really good or your phone would be broken not just cosmetically damaged. :)
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Who makes the bumper?
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    did the bumper ruin the phone? because i just ordered one my self
     
  7. macrumors G3

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    Bet you it's a defective anodized coating. If you can get the black to rub off with normal wiping, it's clearly defective and get it swapped.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I never take of the bumper, this is the first time, and I've never dropt my iPhone. I am very careful with my iPhone . Does anyone has a solution ? And yes don't buy a bumper !
     
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    rgarjr

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    Obviously u can't do anything to fix that but to get a replacement.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and how expensive replacement would be? Btw my English is bad.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    In the United States I believe it would be $200 USD.

    You mention that your English is bad. That leads me to believe you may not reside in the United States. So you price may be different.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Break a button, speaker, mic something.

    Pay visit to apple store
     
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    Jordan921

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    Damn that looks horrible.
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    That is fugly!
     
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    serkan

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    What if they dont accept it back ? What is he gonna do ?

    Dont do something like that.
     
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    sulpfiction

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    If that bumper was on since day one, and u never dropped it, then it's not the bumper that's bad. It's the coating. No way that a bumper would cause that damage.

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    And I think apple will exchange it with no question as long as that coating comes off easily.
     
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    John T

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    Yes, some bumpers can cause damage like that. Fine particles of grit can find their way under the bumper between it and the phone, resulting in minute scratches.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But the problem is, i live in The netherlands and we have 1 Apple store and that is on the other side of the country.
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Call apple then. All we can do is speculate what will or will not happen...
     
  20. macrumors G3

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    That's damage caused by the dirt particles, not bumper alone. Unless the OP went to the beach and got sand all over the place, it looks like the culprit is defective anodized coating considering the OP is "very careful with (his) iPhone." There's no way any bumper by itself on the market would cause that damage to properly applied anodized coating.
     
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    John T

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    Please read my post! I said "Fine particles of grit can find their way under the bumper between it and the phone, resulting in minute scratches."

    One doesn't have to go to the beach to pick up grit! Fine particles are everywhere - in one's pockets etc.
     
  22. macrumors G3

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    Yes, but not to the extent of damage shown in the OP as they're certainly not "minute scratches" caused by fine particles of grit. My money is on defective anodized coating.
     
  23. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am 15 years old and have many saved for the iphone, why would i not be careful with thuis expensive phone?
     
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    wordoflife

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    This is primarily caused by the poor manufacturing by Apple, not so much you being not careful.
     
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    sulpfiction

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    Not damage like in his picture. And usually scratches and nics from bumpers come from taking them on and off. if it was from the bumper, he would've had to been rolling around in a sandbox for a week straight.
     

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