Bezel

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BlownJetta, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. BlownJetta macrumors member

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    I know there are others who have pointed out that they have an uneven bezel. I think it is mainly that the right side sticks up more. What I would like to know is who here is just living with it and not going to worry about it?

    My main concern about swapping it out for a new one is I don't want to get one that is worse and with more problems.
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    I did the swap out on my 3G last year, and it was FOR a perfect NEW 3G iPhone b/c I brought my receipt and box w/accessories, but for whatever reason, I've got (2) 3GS iPhones with pretty much near perfect bezel and glass.....:cool::cool::cool:
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    me.

    I think most people here are just way too picky.

    Apple has a great return/replace policy compared to competitors, but many here abuse it. My Bezel is a little off on the right side, but I don't have the time nor the energy to complain over this.
     
  4. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    Every phone I have had with an uneven bezel soon had dust under the screen. So keep an eye out for that and return it if it happens. My first 3gs, uneven bezel = dust under the screen in 6 days.....
     
  5. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

    patrickdunn

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    My right side bezel is higher. I just bought an Incase Slider and I am living with it. Not a big deal.

    EDIT: I just took off the case, and it feels like the Slider jammed the bezel down so it is now flush! Either that or I'm crazy.
     
  6. BlownJetta thread starter macrumors member

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    Good to see I'm not the only one just living with it. It does annoy me a little bit, but not too the point where I want to return it for another.

    I will keep my eye out for dust under the screen though. I've had it since launch day and still nothing so I'm going to keep my fingers crossed.
     
  7. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    I was at the Apple Store in Soho the other day, and I decided to take the time to look over all of the 3GS's they had out on display. (The Geniuses kept on asking if I had any questions :p)

    Most of them had no major defects as far as I could tell. Out of the twenty some odd 3GS's I checked, I'd say about five of them had major hairline cracks on the bottom. A couple of them were chipped/scratched, but that was probably just be careless customers dropping them onto the counter.

    Most of them had fairly even bezels, but two of them had noticeably uneven bezels. The right side of both of them were way higher than they should have been and when I slid my finger across the screen, it would always get caught on the bezel.

    Overall, not too noticeable. If anything, just swap your iPhone out for a new one, but do not leave the store. Check your iPhone thoroughly, and if there are any major defects, immediately tell the Genius that is helping you out. Same goes for when you buy the iPhone.




    On an interesting side note, when I was at the Apple Store, there was a lady trying to use the keyboard on the iPhone 3GS, and she was claiming that the keyboard was terrible and wouldn't type whatever she was entering.

    That's cause she had 1 1/2 inch long nails and was using her entire finger onto the keys. The Genius that was helping her was trying to tell her that she needed to use the tips of her fingers to type, and that her fingernails were making that a problem. Then the lady proceeded to curse him out, call him stupid, call the iPhone a POS and storm away.

    Poor Genius...he was just trying to help.
     
  8. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    This is more of a heads up for people getting their iPhone's replaced in-store.

    Apple does not swap out your iPhone for a brand new one. It has been discussed before. They give you a refurbished iPhone that someone previous to you has returned.

    It works in a giant cycle, you bring in your iPhone because the screen has dead pixels, you get someone else's refurbished iPhone. Apple takes your old iPhone, sends it in, they replace the defective part (screen) and ship it out to another Apple store who will use it to replace someone else's iPhone. This loop continues on.

    As for the un-even bezel, I know it is easier said than done, but I would try and live with it.
     
  9. Que macrumors 6502

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    mine had an uneven bezel and didn't bother me until it started to pull on my stubble and annoy the crap out of me.

    i took it to the apple store in bristol and the genius offered to re-seat it which he did but it was still raised so he swapped it.

    the replacement has no faults that i can see, as long as it doesn't cause pain like the original i don't really care.
     

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