iPhone 5 dust under glass

macjoshua

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Does anyone else have dust under their iPhone glass? It's small but annoying - and now that I've seen it, I can never 'unsee' it. :(
 

robaroo

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Does anyone else have dust under their iPhone glass? It's small but annoying - and now that I've seen it, I can never 'unsee' it. :(
i've seen other threads with this issue. take it to an apple store. they'll pop the back cover off and clean it for you. not sure where the dust originates from, but just know that the no iphone ever made is dust proof.
 

macjoshua

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i've seen other threads with this issue. take it to an apple store. they'll pop the back cover off and clean it for you. not sure where the dust originates from, but just know that the no iphone ever made is dust proof.
i thought the glass and screen are fused together in the iPhone 5. how could they clean it?
 

Rocko1

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That quality control over at ol' Foxconn was worse than I thought.
 

ljx718

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i thought the glass and screen are fused together in the iPhone 5. how could they clean it?
it is. i also have dust under my screen, but i havent decided if im gonig to go exchange it. Few years ago i wouldnt have even thought about it and swithced it out. Now though, i just dont want to go throught the hassle
 

macjoshua

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This was a replacement for one with light leak. That one didn't have any dust, just an annoying amount of light coming from the bezel. It's like a pick-your-poison scenario.

I'm highly considering going back to my iPhone 4.
 
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macjoshua

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I went to the Genius Bar yesterday. They saw it and swapped it without any questions. The let me look over the new phone close. It all looked great, until today, when I noticed what is either two dead pixels or two pieces of dust. I might just live with it for a couple months until they hopefully get their quality control together.
 

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