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maurihamm

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 7, 2015
19
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Hello,

I'm posting this question because today I was checking my new Apple Watch series 5 40mm Aluminium for any defect under bright light (as I'm this kind of obsessive with my stuff -and life too, but that's another story-) and was looking at the place where the display and the case come together, and there I can see these little (almost invisible) hair dust (looks like it, that's the best way to describe it), tried to clean it without success, so I think it's the adhesive that glues the display glass to the body of the watch that I'm seeing. It's not all over the case though, mostly on the upper right, and the right side of my watch.
And as I don't have an Apple Store anywhere nearby to go to, I was wondering if it is normal to see this (adhesive?), that under the naked eye and in normal light would almost be unnoticeable, but there it is. I don't have another watch for comparison, so I don't know if this is present in all Apple Watches or a defect and I should exchange it.
Would you guys please check if you have the same so I can have my peace of mind?

Thanks a lot!
p.s. I'm attaching two pictures where this can be (barely) seen.
 

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Bryan Bowler

macrumors 68040
Sep 27, 2008
3,908
3,977
I don't really see what you are talking about. Can you try circling it or pointing to it specifically?
 

DeltaMac

macrumors G4
Jul 30, 2003
11,399
3,304
Delaware
You might see it, but it does not show anything on either of your pictures.
I guess that arrow you added points at something (not visible in that picture)
You will need (a lot) more magnification if you expect someone else to see what you see.

Your best next step is to compare with another, similar Watch to see if you can see your "hair dust" on another Watch.
 

deeddawg

macrumors G4
Jun 14, 2010
11,347
5,332
US
Your pictures are from way to far away to see what you're talking about.

Need to get a whole lot closer.
 

digitalexplr

macrumors 65816
Dec 13, 2016
1,330
872
Central Missouri
Hello,

I'm posting this question because today I was checking my new Apple Watch series 5 40mm Aluminium for any defect under bright light (as I'm this kind of obsessive with my stuff -and life too, but that's another story-) and was looking at the place where the display and the case come together, and there I can see these little (almost invisible) hair dust (looks like it, that's the best way to describe it), tried to clean it without success, so I think it's the adhesive that glues the display glass to the body of the watch that I'm seeing. It's not all over the case though, mostly on the upper right, and the right side of my watch.
And as I don't have an Apple Store anywhere nearby to go to, I was wondering if it is normal to see this (adhesive?), that under the naked eye and in normal light would almost be unnoticeable, but there it is. I don't have another watch for comparison, so I don't know if this is present in all Apple Watches or a defect and I should exchange it.
Would you guys please check if you have the same so I can have my peace of mind?

Thanks a lot!
p.s. I'm attaching two pictures where this can be (barely) seen.
I think you are only going succeed in giving yourself a headache. If it is something you cannot see under normal circumstance, surely it cannot be that big a issue. If you magnify anything enough times you will find some kind of "issue".
 
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Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
35,823
39,155
As noted, the OP’s pictures are not close enough to determine any type of defect. You need _way_ more of a ‘close up’ photo.
 

Royksöpp

macrumors 68000
Nov 4, 2013
1,682
2,518
Sometimes there is a very small gap when the screen isn't placed perfectly centered in the frame. I've seen iPads that look exactly like that. I think it's harmless, but I would definitely return it if you're within the return window.
 

Bazooka-joe

macrumors 601
Mar 12, 2012
4,652
3,073
Swindon, England
If its new and you aren't happy then exchange it but never worry about anything that you cant see. Looking for defects under a bright light isn't going to help your obsession. You don't have sapphire glass and there is a huge chance that your screen will get scratched and marked through daily use.
 
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