Everyone rushing to get an iPhone 6 but

regkilla

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Don't remember that the first shipments of a new product has some sort of malfunction a lot of times.

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If you get a faulty iPhone 6S Plus or 6S don't get mad.
 

Newtons Apple

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Don't remember that the first shipments of a new product has some sort of malfunction a lot of times.

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If you get a faulty iPhone 6S Plus or 6S don't get mad.
LOL! It will take more than that to cool this party! Millions are made and boxed ready to go, so "fixed" one will not be out for a long time, if needed.

Sounds like someone is still saving!
 

Steve686

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Hmm. I actually can't remember any model that has had a lot of 'malfunctions' and I have been a first adopter for every model since the 1st iPhone.

If anything, it's almost always software that gets updated promptly by Apple if they discover some glitches.

The only thing besides the 4 and 4s antenna issue I remember, was when Apple released a new carrier update so that people's signal strength on ATT(which was the only carrier at the time) would appear stronger. After running field test, the signal was the same, but registered with more 'bars' on the iPhone.

Tricky tricky Apple. ;)
 

Brian Y

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Hmm. I actually can't remember any model that has had a lot of 'malfunctions' and I have been a first adopter for every model since the 1st iPhone.

If anything, it's almost always software that gets updated promptly by Apple if they discover some glitches.

The only thing besides the 4 and 4s antenna issue I remember, was when Apple released a new carrier update so that people's signal strength on ATT(which was the only carrier at the time) would appear stronger. After running field test, the signal was the same, but registered with more 'bars' on the iPhone.

Tricky tricky Apple. ;)
They don't change hardware mid-model. If the 6 has a fault, it will be fixed in the 6S ;)
 

rritterson

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Hmm. I actually can't remember any model that has had a lot of 'malfunctions' and I have been a first adopter for every model since the 1st iPhone.

If anything, it's almost always software that gets updated promptly by Apple if they discover some glitches.

The only thing besides the 4 and 4s antenna issue I remember, was when Apple released a new carrier update so that people's signal strength on ATT(which was the only carrier at the time) would appear stronger. After running field test, the signal was the same, but registered with more 'bars' on the iPhone.

Tricky tricky Apple. ;)
iPad 2 had the backlight bleed, iPhone 5 had the nicked chamfer. IIRC, the original iphone and 3G were showing more bars for a given signal strength than was typical at the time. A carrier update was released that fixed the sneaky signal indicator, so everyones number of bars suddenly dropped.
 

Steve686

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iPad 2 had the backlight bleed, iPhone 5 had the nicked chamfer. IIRC, the original iphone and 3G were showing more bars for a given signal strength than was typical at the time. A carrier update was released that fixed the sneaky signal indicator, so everyones number of bars suddenly dropped.
All examples aren't in the category of 'malfunctions'. Imperfections and glitches that did not affect performance at all of any models.
 

Brian Y

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Sure they do. Don't be ridiculous.
So which iPhone have they changed mid-production then? None. The last iPhone 5s were just as liable to scuffing as the first. The last iPhone 4s had the same signal issues as the first. The last 3GS phones have the same dock cracks as the first.
 

mnsportsgeek

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Everyone rushing to get an iPhone 6 but

So which iPhone have they changed mid-production then? None.

Nothing external that you have noticed. Did you not read the MacRumors post about their quality department? They are making minor hardware changes all the time.
 

rritterson

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All examples aren't in the category of 'malfunctions'. Imperfections and glitches that did not affect performance at all of any models.
That's true. But I'm assuming OP is a non-native English speaker and was using malfunction to mean imperfection.
 

Kealohilani

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Don't remember that the first shipments of a new product has some sort of malfunction a lot of times.

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If you get a faulty iPhone 6S Plus or 6S don't get mad.
I haven't owned every iPhone, but every one that I have owned was launch day. So far I have never had a problem. Even if I had, Apple is so good about doing right by their customers so I'm not worried about it. Can't wait for next Friday.
 

AutoUnion39

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I've had launch day units of probably every single iPhone. Never had defects... Even if there is anything wrong, the genius bar always has a few extras to swap you out.
 

casmith07

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Don't remember that the first shipments of a new product has some sort of malfunction a lot of times.

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If you get a faulty iPhone 6S Plus or 6S don't get mad.
This is one of those myths that has been talked about with electronics for such a long time. Artifact of the 1980s, in my opinion.
 

ultra7k

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I got my iPhone 5 the day it came out, and it had a defective touch screen where it went non-responsive.

Had to set up an appointment and get it swapped for a new one the next day.
 

Paul S

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I've bought launch day iPhones since 3G and none have had issues.*

*iPhone 5 had battery problems within a month. Turns out, they all have battery problems (READ: Crappy life not even close to specs).

I have 1 year AppleCare plus my Amex extends my warranty for another year. I'm good if my device is plagued with faults :)
Is that standard on all AMEX purchases or some sort of program you're on? I bought mine with AMEX, so was just curious.