Has your White iPhone cracked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Caris, Jun 11, 2009.

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Has your White iPhone got/had cracks in?

  1. Yes, I have or had cracks in mine.

    50 vote(s)
    58.8%
  2. Nope, not even a single hairline crack.

    35 vote(s)
    41.2%
  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    #1
    I really want a iPhone 3G S in White but after all the horror storys I've heard I'm not so sure now. Is it the case that all White iPhones have cracks or is there still a lot of people with a crack free handset?

    Has anyone had one since launch which still doesn't have any cracks?

    -Matthew.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No mine hasn't but you may want to search these forums for some threads that discuss this in great length.
     
  3. anthdci macrumors 6502

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    mine has. but its tiny, too small to bother me. its next to the silent switch, its about 1mm long going towards the silver surround.
     
  4. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already have, I've googled it too. The problem sounds bad but I'm wondering if it's the internet making it sound worse than it really is.

    How long have you had your phone?
     
  5. svndmvn Guest

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    I've had some on black iphones, not noticeable and most of all they tend to appear in the first two weeks, so I believe if you have any problems with it just take it back and there will be no problems swapping it, maybe you can also choose the black one.
    PS they did not expand later on, on mine.
     
  6. Burntfender macrumors member

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    I have had mine for almost a year now, and probably within 4 or 5 months i noticed one or two very slight cracks right near the headphone jack. Its no biggy, and is understandable considering the amount of times i have dropped it. The cracks do take a little away from the aesthetics (that and the large scratches i have) so i would go with a Black one.
     
  7. John T macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure it is - this Forum in particular! :)

    It seems to be a fact that there are certain areas in the iPhone case that are vulnerable to cracking e.g. around headphone and docking sockets. However, I've reached the conclusion that the treatment of the 'phone is largely to blame. Being stress fractures, care should be taken when inserting/removing plugs. After all, plastic doesn't self-destruct!

    What's more, as far as I can ascertain, it's usually the people with problems that complain. My conclusions are supported by the result of a survey carried out on another iPhone Forum. The question posed was "Have you had cracks in the case of your iPhone?" There were 55 replies; 50 (90.91%) replied "No" and 5 (9.09%) relied "Yes".

    I'll leave it to you to draw your own conclusions!
     
  8. ~Phi macrumors regular

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  9. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Not a white one but my black one's got a half inch crack up from the dock connector port on the back. I think it may be covered under Applecare but I'm not sure, will check next time I go to an Apple Store.
     
  10. bjquach macrumors 6502

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    Not yet in 6 months. Volume button fell off though.
     
  11. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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  12. mcdj macrumors G3

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  13. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    12 yes to 6 no!?

    Makes me wonder if I was dumb ordering the white 32gb.
     
  14. Unibody8764 macrumors newbie

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    some people have different experiences, but ive had a white 3g since a month after launch and i can say ive had horrible experiences.

    the very first 3g i bought, i also bought a case with it. the apple specialist picked it out, and gave it to me to put it on. i had difficulty with it, so he tried putting it on. here the case was fit for the original iphone, so when he got it on. we all heard a crack, and the entire backing broke in half. he offered (very very very willingly) to replace it, and came from the back with another white iphone 3g box. he set me up and as i was putting on the right fit case, i noticed multiple small cracks along the headphone, volume rocker, and camera. he again replaced the phone, very embarassed.

    since then, ive replaced my phone 4 more times due to small hairline cracks gone crazy. every time i went into apple, they stated it was minor and not enough to warrant an exchange. a week later, i would come back with the same hairline fracture gone crazy. for example, one time the crack was stemming out of the camera. the genius told me they couldnt exchange something so small, so i said ok. 4 days later i woke up, and the entire camera and casing were apart. i mean a good 2-3 mm distance apart, with cracks everywhere. that was my latest exchange. now, i have cracks on the silent button that doesnt work. apple wont replace this one, though.

    sorry for that rant, but its unbelievable that the 3g build quality is so terrible. i have 3 3g's on my family plan, and i pay close to $300 after taxes to att monthly. whereas, my gf and her family of 4 iphone 2g's went to tmobile. they pay a fraction of what i do, and they have better phones. its not worth it at all.
     
  15. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think that story has just secured me a black one!

    By the way if your ringer switch doesnt work, they have to replace the iphone.
     
  16. Unibody8764 macrumors newbie

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    yes, it should have secured a black one. or better yet, the non-existent aluminum ones.

    and the apple genius told me that they suspected that i was the cause of all of the damage, including the first two which were ruined out-of-box and by one of their own employees. does it say anywhere that they HAVE to replace it?

    if i can make a genius appointment to get this phone swapped out (again), i will. i cant stand the silent mode going crazy on me. as nice as the white phones look, theyre a pain in the ass.
     
  17. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well yeah it's law. If you have looked after the phone, not dropped it or anything then it's a manufacturing fault. In that case, providing it's less than a year old it's law they have to sort it out.

    If they keep saying you have done it just kick up a fuss and say you haven't.
     
  18. huck500 macrumors 6502

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    My white iPhone has no cracks at all, and even if it did the case would cover them up... and of the 10 or so people I know with an iphone, none has told me that their phone cracked into pieces while they were sleeping... bad luck. Maybe after the fourth time you should have gone with a different phone...
     
  19. alphatectz macrumors 6502a

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    it will get replaced! I have 2 white 3g's one I never use (check market place for listing) and one that I use. The one that I used had a hair line crack on the button and sides. I brought it I the apple store (make an appointment) and they replaced it. Less then 2 mins!
     
  20. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    It's not just a White problem, the black cracks too, they are just harder to see, my wife has had hers replaced twice and she has the 16GB Black 3G. They just don't show as much as the white does. They are both made from the same plastic, why would one color crack and not the other? Some people on this forum are just nuts. I had the local genius tell me when I first replaced my whit one "yeah you should have gotten the black one as they don't crack." At that point he started to argue with me. The wife and I were going to replace hers later, she didn't want to do it that day. So since he was arguing with me "My wife handed her phone to him and said "here replace this while you are at it mr. Genius." He shut his mouth and then said "well you really need another appointment for me to replace another iPhone but I'll make an exception." I said "thank you." We both walked out with two new refurbished phones.
     
  21. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    My original white iPhone 3G developed cracks over time, and the iPod Bar swapped it out in less than five minutes. This newer one seems to be holding up fairly well.
     
  22. NelsonSAE macrumors newbie

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    Can we conclude that the most recent ones do not have that problem?

    Has anyone bought an white (since cracks are more visible) iPhone recently (say, in April or May) that can tell us his/her experience?
     
  23. NelsonSAE macrumors newbie

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    I simply find hard to believe that almost a year now after the first complaints Apple didn't do anything about this issue!
     
  24. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    Im on my 3rd white bc of cracks. Id like to think apple addressed the issue with the 3GS, but only time will tell
     
  25. NelsonSAE macrumors newbie

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    Then again, as anyone bought an iPhone recently?

    Can he/she tell us his/her experience?
     

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