Has your iPhone 3G developed any cracks?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSpaz, May 25, 2009.

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Has the plastic backing on your iPhone 3G developed cracks?

  1. No Cracks - White

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. No Cracks - Black

    12 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. 1 or More Cracks - White

    7 vote(s)
    21.2%
  4. 1 or More Cracks - Black

    11 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    #1
    So the iPhone 3G has been out for almost a year now. I ask you... how many people have cracks? I have 3 by now and I've had this iPhone 3G for about 7 months now.

    I don't believe I ever met one person who's iPhone 3G hasn't cracked.
     
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603

    Warbrain

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    #2
    I don't believe that mine has any cracks yet.
     
  3. TSX macrumors 68030

    TSX

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    Mine has, I went to an apple store the other day and the 4 out of 5 iPhones i picked up were cracked.
     
  4. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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  5. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

    patrickdunn

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    Hopefully they change the back of the new iPhone or at least the manufacturing process. It's crazy that these things show cracks like their white MacBooks.
     
  6. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

    JPIndustrie

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    Got mine during the first week of launch; o, cracks a-plenty!

    Based on my experiences, the first-gen iPhone was built to a higher standard than the 3G. Argue with me all you want, but it really isn't just the carrier subsidy that brought down the 3G's price. ;)
     
  7. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch 32GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A312g Safari/528.16)

    Mine did and was changed under warranty. The replacement has no cracks, and neither does my wife's (which has never been replaced)
     
  8. R1PPER macrumors 6502

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    1 crack on the middle back. and the inner plastic of the charging indent has cracked off...and i have a major light leak top right. 7 month old black 16 gig iphone....will i get a swap for that?
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    mine does but i just dont care anymore

    going to the apple store over and over takes too much effort
     
  10. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Having an original iPhone, I'm not fluent with the cracks issue. Are the cracks actual cracks that go through the entire case, or are the more like a crack in the glossy coating?

    I've seen a few pics of the cracks and they appear to me as the latter. I also imagine if the cracks went through the case (from outside to inside) the the case would be falling apart in your hand.
     
  11. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch 32GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A312g Safari/528.16)

    Mine cracked above the dock port and was right through the case.
     
  12. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    Mine seems to have one crack, also in the dock area.. but it isn't all the way through the case. I must have dropped it or something.. the rest of the device has none.
     
  13. anjinha macrumors 604

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    #13
    If you disregard the carrier's subsidy the 3G is the same price as the 2G.
     

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