Top glass in the back not flush with aluminum

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  1. macrumors regular

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    The top glass in the back isn't flush with the aluminum on my phone. The bottom glass is perfectly flush though. Are the glass pieces flush with the aluminum on the backs of your phones? Should I get it replaced/would they replace it just for that?
     
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    Okay thanks. I didn;t want to have to go to Apple for something so trivial.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    No that is not normal. Both pieces of glass on mine are flush with the aluminum.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    :(
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, well I guess I'm taking a trip to the Apple store.
     
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    I dont know if I can really tell the difference with sliding my fingers up and down.
    Feels like the bottom glass part is a little more even with the metal where the top glass is barelly noticably higher if I can say than the metal part.
    Or maybe Im over analyzing it and both pieces are about the same.

    Cant believe Im sitting here doing this:D lol
    I had enough with these type of threads, you guys are turning me into an OCD freak. Im going to go buy an magnifying glass to check every single millimeter on my iphone 5.
    Not:D
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    It shouldn't be flush. The top glass is a tiny bit (less than .5mm it looks like) raised.

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  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a skin protector on the back, and even then I can feel a very slight indentation. More so on the center top of the glass. The sides of the top glass seem pretty flush. Yeah I agree with you though, this site has definitely made me notice things I probably would have otherwise ignored.
     
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    The glass is slightly raised when you run your finger from top to bottom across the alu.
     
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    Did you say 0.5 mm?
    Hell no, Apple is screwing us. Im going to Apple tomorrow to have it replaced and measure every single iphone 5 they have in the back stock room:D

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    See what you did?
    LMAO:D
    I just tested mine too and you are right. The middle part of the back top glass piece does seem to sit a little higher but the sides are more even to the metal.
    This is getting crazy.
    lol
    Lets see what else we will notice:D
     
  12. macrumors 68020

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    LOL! I swear some people on this forum are so anal about the tiny things that it borders OCD. Yes, I know our phones are very expensive, but so is a TV and a car, and we don't go inspecting every tiny nook and cranny on those...or maybe some of the people here do.
     
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    Could you post a pic? On my iPhone that I got replaced for different reasons, I had a back skin on it which exaggerated the difference. Before I put the skin on, I didn't notice any difference in height. I'm now waiting for another skin to come in the mail for my replacement iPhone 5.
     
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    I would hate to work for Apple and to get a bunch of people like that trying to replace phones with crazy imperfections and looking for the "perfect" one while they go through dozens of iphones that dont meet their "pefect iphone" standards.
    I'd go nuts dealing with nuts like that:D

    There's no way you will be able to see it with a pic.
    We're talking about something that you can barelly notice while rubbing your fingers up and down.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was talking about this part. A lot less than 0.5mm, if anything probably 0.1mm as it's pretty hard to see visually, but you can feel it. Like running your finger from a piece of paper on to the table.
     

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  16. macrumors 68020

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    Ah gotcha. My mistake, but even then, that is such a minute difference that there is no point in swapping it out for a new one. Chances are the replacement will be the same or maybe something else will catch your attention. Just enjoy your phone and exchange it if there's a real reason to.
     
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    Amen, this is getting nuts here latelly.
    We will all need a psychiatrist soon here:D
     
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    If the OP has a skin, it'd be visible with the air bubble underneath. See this picture (not mine).

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  19. macrumors 6502

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    On your phone maybe. On mine, I only feel the difference in material--the glass causes my finger to drag a bit, the aluminum doesn't.
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    not flush too

    Hey, I have the same issue with mine. Minimal, but I have a white iPhone so it picks up a little dirt and shows a little more.

    May I ask what you ended up doing about this? Return or kept, if kept, is it forgotten/a non-issue now?
     
  21. macrumors demi-god

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    This is getting crazy. I have a back skin on mine (Phantomskinz) and have no bubbles or height difference. Should I return it as I can't feel any seam?







    j/k
     
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    Menel

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    No necessarily, skin can be applied without air bubble.
     
  23. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've just decided to keep it. No big deal, hasn't caught dirt or anything.
    I assure you that if there is a small gap, there will be a small pocket of air. It may not be obvious, especially on a white iPhone, but it is there. I'll take a picture of one later.
     
  24. macrumors 68020

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    aka you decided to be reasonable? Glad you came to your senses.
     
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    Chill out man, why is everyone being ocd with their phones :confused::confused: it's just a phone man.
     

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