Yes, yes, I know what you're saying, not another plastic cracking thread. However, nearly all I've read have had plastic cracking around the headphone jack. However, mine has cracked between the silent switch and the silver bezel. The crack is visible to the eye, and can be felt with a nail. It almost looks like a stress fracture since the plastic has come slightly away from the bezel now that it's snapped which indicates to me parts that don't fit properly, and overly brittle plastic. I'm going to try and get a replacement from Carphonewarehouse where I bought it (PAYG). Picture attached for interest.