5 series is better :(


macrumors 68040
Original poster
Mar 15, 2005
So my external speaker went out on my iPhone. I got the loaner phone today. Mine was 5 series, and the loaner is 7 series. The 7 series definitely doesn't look as good, the screen. It's not ugly, but not as beautiful. The phone feels thicker too, I know that sounds crazy, but it also goes much harder into the dock.

These iPhones have some strange issues. Still love them though!


macrumors 65816
Jul 30, 2007
Sin City, NV
I had the 5 series and recently had a return for a 7 series, and besides the checkered screen thing, which i quickly got over and dont even notice, id have to say the 7 is better in terms of the quality of the pictures and idk if newer iphones are built differently but mine doesnt have the ipod safari crash thing even with the stock software....my 5 series had that


macrumors member
Jul 17, 2007
I had a 5 at first. Then got an AppleCare loaner which was a 7. I know it sounds crazy, but it did feel thicker and the screen didn't look very good.

Then I got the replacement, also a 7, and it felt much better. and I love the screen - I think it looks great.

I don't know, maybe there's something psychological going on with those loaner phones, or maybe they're actually different, who knows?


macrumors 6502a
Oct 6, 2005
Boston, MA
its all in your heads. Its another Apple mind game trick. :D its like LSD, but a phone, remember, Jobs was hippy.