iPhone 3G Quality Control Survey

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Animaniac, Aug 12, 2008.

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Which of the following issues have you had with new or replacement iPhone 3G units?

  1. No issues

    28 vote(s)
    43.8%
  2. Poor reception

    12 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. Poor battery performance

    10 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. Backlight leakage

    14 vote(s)
    21.9%
  5. Stuck or dead pixels

    10 vote(s)
    15.6%
  6. Cracks in back plastic

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. Scratches anywhere

    5 vote(s)
    7.8%
  8. Poor sound volume

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  9. Misaligned home, volume, or sleep/wake buttons

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  10. Misaligned screen

    9 vote(s)
    14.1%
  11. Other

    7 vote(s)
    10.9%
  1. Animaniac macrumors member

    Animaniac

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    Cambridge, MA
    #1
    Since we see so many threads for complaints, it's hard to get an idea on how prevalent iPhone 3G manufacturer issues really are. While this is certainly not a scientific survey, it is probably the best that we can do to get some data on iPhone 3G build quality. Given the traffic the MacRumors boards get, hopefully we get a decently sized sample. Searching the forums, I don't think this has been done before, my apologies if it has. Hopefully, I have managed to get all the common issues. If not, I believe moderators can edit polls, so please feel free to suggest others items to include in this thread.

    If a moderator feels that this thread would be worth stickying that would be great! Who knows, you guys may get a good story for the front page! Hopefully this data will end up easing concerns for people waiting to purchase or waiting to replace.
     
  2. mcdj macrumors G3

    mcdj

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    NYC
    #2
    In all fairness to Apple, I don't think scratches are their fault.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    Location:
    San Francisco California, USA
    #3
    Just the misaligned screen, or it wasn't flush all the way around. Collected a bunch of lint/dust in the crevices. Actually, my reception is a little better after I got a (NIB) replacement on Sunday, August 10, '08. Serial Number: 87832XXXXXX.:cool:
     
  4. Animaniac thread starter macrumors member

    Animaniac

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    Feb 16, 2004
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    #4
    Ah, yes. I should have definitely included dust under the screen in the poll. I forgot about that one. If a moderator reads this, would it be possible to add this to the poll? Thanks!
     
  5. Ntombi macrumors 68040

    Ntombi

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    Jul 1, 2008
    Location:
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    #5
    No issues here, including 3G coverage, which has nothing to do with Apple. :)
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

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    Jun 30, 2008
    #6
    Scratches? Really? Seems more like usage/user problem than anything else. I haven't heard of anyone receiving a phone with scratching.
     
  7. Moomba macrumors regular

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    Jun 7, 2008
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    #7
    I get decent 3g coverage, but it certainly is lower than my old Samsung Blackjack. I used to get full 5 bars at my house, and I get 1-2 on iPhone.

    I have major issues connecting to WiFi at home even when 3ft from AP.

    The volume is super low too. It is acceptable for a quiet room but in a car or even watching a movie at home I can't hear the ringer. The vibrate also isn't very noticeable either.

    That said it is STILL the best phone I've ever had/used.
     
  8. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Location:
    Denver Colorado
    #8
    No issues whatsoever and I have two white phones. Both are perfect, both have good 3G reception and both work perfectly! Thanks Apple!
     

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