Black gloss on back of 3G coming off...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CKohkah, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. CKohkah macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2008
    The black gloss on the back of my 16gb 3g is coming off in one of the back side corners up next to my head phone jack.

    Has anyone had this same issue? It kind of feels like the black matte slider case, but alittle rougher in feel.

    Is this a defect?

  2. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    OMG!!! you mean a non-cased phone going in and out of your pocket, with just the little abrasive qualities of the salt and acidic acids from your fingers and the constant heat of being in your pocket is making a clear coat wear off!!!!OMG lets get a recall going:eek:! many cell phones have you had...? get a case dude
  3. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Katy, TX
    You are right but a phone that has been out for say more than 2 months? cut the guy some slack! the phone should not have to be cased and should withstand at least 2 months of normal use!
  4. gdeputy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    post a pic if you can.

    If it's minor I guess it's to be expected. The clearcoat will inevitably dull over time. Peeling is a different issue, but I doubt apple would replace it, I guess no harm in trying though.
  5. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (16GB, 2.0.2 JB'd): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5C1 Safari/525.20)

    Agreed. The OP has a legitimate complaint, IMO. I think he should return the phone for exchange, and Apple should learn to make products that don't start falling apart after a month of normal usage.
  6. Tvp125 macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008
    It should not happen so soon I have phones that are years old and have never been in a case and they are still fine. Take it back and get a replacement.
  7. reliantj macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2008
    lol super sarcasm, i like that.

    but yeah i mean you can't blame him for wondering. my ****** old samsung never did that. my Siemens never did that. my sony never did that. so yeah. get an invisible shield or bodyguardz.
  8. kleo macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    If your going to put your iPhone in a case you mine as well get a nokia. The beauty of the iPhone is its design. It shouldnt need a case at all. This is a result of cost cutting by the all mighty :apple: with the decision to use a plastic housing.
  9. cenetti macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2008
    We all know Iphone 3G quality sucks beyond belief....we don't want to admit it but unfortunately it's what it is. Get a case, and forget about it. In about a year, probably apple will come up with a new one, then you can upgrade it...
  10. richg916 macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2008
    I had small scratches and I used this:

    It is for fingernails, but removed the small scratches with the rougher part of the tool and glossed it back up. Not 100% perfect but it's worth a try for a few bucks...
  11. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    ok who had a razor? probably all of us. Who had some other "phone of the time" tell me that it still looked fresh outta the box (without casing) even after a week in your can't stuff gets old and wear happeneds. does it suck? yeah it does but it is part of life. i am 23 years old and i dont look like i did at happeneds. if you want a case that looks like it isnt there, check the japanese apple store. i will post photos of the case i am talking about asap.
  12. cenetti macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2008
    I have a razr from 04, or maybe 05...still in PERFECT condition not one scratch ! and I used this phone until I got 1st gen Iphone in 07.... and my 3G is full of less than 2 months....WOW...
    I loved 1st gen iphone...also still looking almost new

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  13. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    It might still look good but i doubt that it looks like it did straight outta the box.
  14. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    post a picture

    i find it weird that a plastic phone would lose its shine

    you should try some Meguiars ScratchX ( polishing compound) to get the shine back
  15. phannon666 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    Bucks, UK
    Legit complaint definitely, however standard rules apply, pics or GTFO.:)
  16. ttech10 macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2008
    That time of the month for ya, huh?
  17. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Is GTFO the new "or it didn't happen"? :eek:

    Would be nice to know the OP's usage habits in depth to see if there was anything unduly causing this, and some pictures, so it's proven the wear and tear has actually happened...
  18. ne0star macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007
    I'm sorry that is definitley a defect, and I would be returning it.

    Using a case is a personal preference, the phone should be far more robust than that without one.
  19. theblueone macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2007
    The fact that your iPhone, itself, with a mirror, might be able to take a picture of this "defect," and the fact that you haven't done so makes this post highly suspect!

    Hop to it!
  20. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
  21. CKohkah thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2008
    I'm getting there... will have a pic up in an hour or so...
  22. Tosser macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I assumed that even the new cost cutting version of Apple would use plastics that we're coloured (as in all the way through) and not some ridiculous glossy paint.

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