iPhone X Dust/Speck Inside The iPhone XS/XS Max Camera Lens

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  1. samven582 macrumors 6502a

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    Just got mine today. Lo and behold, a dust spec on the main camera and a few tiny ones on the front-facing camera. Anybody else?
     
  2. dlbmacfan macrumors regular

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    Should not be visible in your photos.
     
  3. KooL BeAnZ macrumors regular

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    Had this on the rear of my X - never made a difference.
     
  4. samven582 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I paid $1600 bucks for this phone. It should be sealed
     
  5. seinman macrumors 6502

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    It is sealed. The dust is sealed inside.
     
  6. samven582 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so how did it get inside? The phone is dust proof right?
     
  7. seinman macrumors 6502

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    During manufacture, before the phone was sealed.
     
  8. ArizonaKid macrumors regular

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    Apple's had this issue for a little bit. Probably so much volume in their factories it's harder to control all dust...so it's sealed inside during manufacturing.

    It should not impact the photos, but if bothered return. For those that don't like the return process, and having to explain a minor issue...purchase online and return until you get a dust free version.
     
  9. got156 macrumors newbie

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  10. LieinKing macrumors newbie

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    Glad I’m not alone. Had my iPhone Xs for 7 days now and I’ve only just noticed 2 particles under the bottom lens and 1 in the lens above. So it was either there to begin with or particles have managed to get through the seal.

    Very frustrating considering the cost of the device. And although it seems trivial I don’t trust the phone to be waterproof. I’m going to cancel my contract within the 14 days and hope that I can get another one.

    I’ve had dust issues with all my iPhones and I’ve had some exchanges to get it right but considering this is a dust proof rated £1k phone! I expected better.
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    It is sealed with the dust inside. Trade it in and see what happens.
     
  12. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    This was super common with the X. As long as the dust isn't on the lens itself it will be ok. Someone smart than I told me that the dust won't ever move because of the way its sealed off in there.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The reason the dust will not move, is because there is lack of air movement when it’s encapsulated under the camera lens cover. It doesn’t matter if you try to shake it, the only way to remove the dust is to physically clean behind the camera lens cover.
     
  14. samven582, Oct 27, 2018
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    samven582 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Apple qc sucks. I'm just bring it to light
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I don’t think you’re bringing anything ‘To Light’, at least not just one thread a few members might comment on, compared to the millions of iPhone users who don’t frequent tech sites. I could make the counter argument every Apple product I have owned has never had a defect. So just because you’re affected, doesn’t mean you can broad stroke your opinion to everyone else. I respect that Apple is not perfect, especially when you mass produce any product into the millions, but don’t you think it’s more about how the company stands behind the product? I do.
     
  16. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68040

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    Enjoy your phone if it doesn’t affect your photos your fine.
     

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