Everyone rushing to get an iPhone 6 but

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  1. regkilla macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    I have 1 year AppleCare plus my Amex extends my warranty for another year. I'm good if my device is plagued with faults :)
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    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!
     
  4. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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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. ;)
     
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    They don't change hardware mid-model. If the 6 has a fault, it will be fixed in the 6S ;)
     
  6. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I have been an early adopter for every iPhone and I haven't had any issues ever from first batches.
     
  7. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Same here. Release day iPhone every year until the 5S. Never regretted it.
     
  8. Grmnracing macrumors regular

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    You mad bro? Sounds like someone is upset they won't be getting a new iPhone.
     
  9. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    I didn't imply that but maybe I should have put it this way: "It's almost always software that has issues. An update for anything major is usually issued relatively fast.".
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    I've purchased a number of iPhones at launch day and never had an issue.
     
  11. rritterson macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  12. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    If something was to come up, I don't really care because I know Apple will take care of it.
     
  13. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    Sure they do. Don't be ridiculous.
     
  14. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  15. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  16. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    Everyone rushing to get an iPhone 6 but


    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.
     
  17. rritterson macrumors 6502

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    That's true. But I'm assuming OP is a non-native English speaker and was using malfunction to mean imperfection.
     
  18. Kealohilani macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  19. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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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.
     
  20. casmith07 macrumors member

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    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.
     
  21. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Not speaking English, at times, is a major malfunction on these boards.;)
     
  22. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Sure they do:

    https://ssl.apple.com/support/iphone5-battery/

    But as you see there, you pretty much have to wait until February if you want to avoid problems like that. I'm not waiting that long.
     
  23. ultra7k macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  24. regkilla thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No. I'm happy with my iPhone 5s. I'm not a spoiled brat.
     
  25. Paul S macrumors regular

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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).

    Is that standard on all AMEX purchases or some sort of program you're on? I bought mine with AMEX, so was just curious.
     

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