3G S issues, will Genius Bar replace?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Abyssgh0st, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    Norman, OK
    Hey all, I bought my 3G S on launch day from Apple (w/out Applecare. But I don't plan to keep it longer than a year anyways), and from day 1 the mute/sound switch was extremely loose to their point where if I shake the phone when it is on the mute option (which I have it on 90% of the time), or even touch the screen it flops back and forth.

    Also my oleophobic coating is completely gone. I can never rid of screen of fingerprints (even with cleaning solution and microfiber), whereas on day 1 I could barely get a fingerprint to show up.

    Do you think they would replace my iPhone for these problems?
  2. lollicup macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2009
    maybe for the first problem

    but not for the second one

    apple never said that the coating was "fingerprint proof" , just that it resisted fingerprints more than the normal screen

    which it does
  3. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    Time to Visit Apple

    there you will get your answers. We can really only guess! good luck! some might have experiences but pretty much up to the Apple genius! make a Appt and see the 1st issue sounds likely though!
  4. Abyssgh0st thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    Norman, OK
    I made my appointment already, I was just looking for users who possibly have been in before for this.
  5. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    Let me have a look for you...



    Man, I hate it when it gives that answer ... Let me try again...


    Hey, what do ya know ... Looks good man.​
  6. JoshVB macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2002
    Just a guess - if your switch is that loose that it will switch without you touching it I'm sure you'll receive a replacement. The coating Problem is probably an issue which is a bit more subjective.

    Good luck.


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