How many iPhone 5 replacements have you had?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pogoyoyo, Jul 23, 2013.

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iPhone 5 replacements under warranty #

  1. 0

    50.4%
  2. 1

    24.4%
  3. 2

    10.7%
  4. 3

    4.6%
  5. 4+

    9.9%
  1. pogoyoyo macrumors regular

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    Toronto, Canada
    #1
    I will be going on my 4th replacement iPhone 5 and i'm just wondering if it's just bad luck or if this is normal... it seems to me like the build quality on iPhone 5's is pretty bad... I've had 2x terrible batteries, a hairline of dead pixels, and now both my lock and silent buttons are sticky and i didn't do anything to cause it... the phone is in a bumper case!
     
  2. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

    ZombiePete

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    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    #2
    Not one; I've had my phone for going on three months now I think and it's still perfect. I won't say it's bad luck but I will say that I think most people have replaced their phones for cosmetic reasons so I would be interested in hearing a break out of those as well.
     
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    Location:
    New England, USA
    #3
    None...I've had mine since two weeks after release, it's used naked and kept in a slip case. It's still out-of-the-box pristine, and works perfectly.
     
  4. tgi macrumors 65816

    tgi

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    #4
    1 replacement so far due to failing home button + dust in camera lens 7 months after purchase.

    Also had a lightning cable replaced.
     
  5. O O O macrumors newbie

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    Socal
  6. Cx38 macrumors member

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    London
    #6
    One since May. Overheating to the point it would leave marks on skin. Replacement is perfect, not a single fault.
     
  7. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Location:
    Manhattan
    #7
    None, it's worked perfectly since December of last year.
     
  8. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

    Apple fanboy

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    Location:
    Behind the Lens, UK
    #8
    None. Had it on launch day. Still scratch free and in prestine condition.
     
  9. hawkfromnorwalk macrumors newbie

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    #9
    Got mine in February. Had to take the first back only because I forgot when I got my prior 4s I jumped up to the 32 instead of the 16 so when I got the 16 for the iphone 5 I was quite shocked to see I ran out of space before reinstalling all my apps and songs and such. Ever since I have not had a single problem, not even a scratch.
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

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    Location:
    Colorado
    #10
    Both my daughter and wife are still using their original iPhone 5. My wife did have the external speaker replaced.
     
  11. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

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    Location:
    New Orleans
    #11
    Im at 0, and Im surprised because my iPhone has taken quite some beating
     
  12. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

    Zmanbaseball2

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    New York, USA
    #12
    How many iPhone 5 replacements have you had?

    None, my iPhone 5 has been working perfectly since last December:)
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    #13
    I've had one and I didn't really want to get it replaced. I had it since launch day but my wife was reporting that I was cutting in and out while talking.

    Apple tested it and found it was a bad mic. Got the replacement in November and it's been absolutely fine. Other than normal wear and tear I've had no issues.

    Sure miss my launch day iPhone 5 though! Other than that mic, it was fine.
     
  14. Lactoes macrumors member

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    #14
    First replacement was for a unresponsive power button, and the second for a touchscreen issue where "hovering" your hand above the screen would cause the keyboard to type gibberish. Very weird. Genius thought a wipe/restore would fix it, but it turned out to be hardware-related.
     
  15. flashflooder macrumors regular

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    #15
    I'm on my 4th now, all due to dust (Genius says it's actually pieces of the sapphire lens) in the camera.
     
  16. CharlieBrandt09 macrumors 6502

    CharlieBrandt09

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    Location:
    Southern NJ
    #16
    Just got my 1st replacement today. Camera lens went bad. Had it since January.
     
  17. Grolubao macrumors 65816

    Grolubao

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    Location:
    London, UK
    #17
    3 replacements so far, first one had major dings and scratches, second one was bent out of the box, and third one had a sticky power button after 1 week.

    My fourth one has scratches on the chamfered edge and I baby it everyday. It's just a bad quality phone, period.
     
  18. IndyBob macrumors member

    IndyBob

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    Indianapolis
    #18
    Zero replacements for me. I have had mine since the month they came out.
     
  19. stormchaser macrumors 6502

    stormchaser

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    UK
    #19
    Only had mine a month so far and all is well :)
    (Famous last words)
     
  20. Brad02 macrumors regular

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    #20
    I'll be on my 3rd phone as soon as I take it in due to the power button failure. All power buttons. My wife's power button has failed once as well. Several co-workers have had power buttons fail as well. I'd assume the 5's power button will end up like the 4's home button where everyone's ends up having issues.
     
  21. tremlock macrumors 6502a

    tremlock

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    Location:
    The Land of Cleves
    #21
    still on my launch day original. I have had a speaker replacement though
     
  22. plainwhitetay macrumors regular

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    Location:
    North-east, Indiana
    #22
    Are you getting these replaced with Apple Care? The power button my first iPhone 5 has just recently gone out and I don't have any Apple Care. Been wondering if I could get a replacement from the Genius Bar or not.
     
  23. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    #23
    0 replacements so far. Keeping my fingers crossed! Any device can have problems…


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
     
  24. 5enohpi macrumors regular

    5enohpi

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    Location:
    Philly/Vegas
    #24
    I'm on 7 or 8. Every time it gets scratched i take it back make up some stuff and get it replaced.
     
  25. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

    Zmanbaseball2

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    Location:
    New York, USA
    #25
    What do you say to get a free replacment?
     

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