Damages on new iPhone 5 on purpose?

ccwestcliff

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Reading through all the posts about damaged iPhone 5 and seeing the pictures I can't get rid of the feeling (and no, I am not a big fan of conspiracy theories but still ...) that those damages occurred after quality control and at least to me don't look so much like production damages but more like damages that were "applied" on purpose (taking the phone and hitting it on a sharp corner etc - and I am talking about applied before being packaged and wrapped!).

I didn't follow the relevant discussions when iPhone 4 and 4S were released (so need help from people who were) but think damages like these (who you think could / should have happened during production as well given the similar design) were unheard of?

Thoughts?
 

ccwestcliff

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Well, I am thinking that someone in the production line perhaps did this to damage the reputation of Apple.

Some of the damages are so bleeding obvious, so either it is the above or the production process AND quality control is not as desired by Jony Ive :rolleyes:

I have owned quite a few Apple products over more than a decade now and they were always perfect in terms of design and manufacturing and what I see and read here about the damages leaves me gobsmacked.

Just saw the survey in the forum btw: over a third of people (with more than 1000 votes so far) say damaged out of box and this only captures the people who participate in this forum!
 
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thewitt

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Over active imagination for sure...

Negligence perhaps. Intentional? Not a chance.

The kids working at Foxconn came hundreds of miles to live there in the dorm and work for them. They would do nothing to risk that.
 

deadlystriker

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Well, I am thinking that someone in the production line perhaps did this to damage the reputation of Apple.

Some of the damages are so bleeding obvious, so either it is the above or the production process AND quality control is not as desired by Jony Ive :rolleyes:

I have owned quite a few Apple products over more than a decade now and they were always perfect in terms of design and manufacturing and what I see and read here about the damages leaves me gobsmacked.

Just saw the survey in the forum btw: over a third of people (with more than 1000 votes so far) say damaged out of box and this only captures the people who participate in this forum!
And I bet the guy is a Samsung owner right? :rolleyes: