iPhone 5: gap between bezel and plastic

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by steilkurve, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. steilkurve macrumors newbie

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    Ok. At my second IP5. First had a scratch out of the box. Exchanged at Apple Store. Examined for scratches but not this, a gap between bezel and plastic band in the upper right corner, near power button. Not a huge thing but I am picky admittedly. Anyone else has it? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348787416.161268.jpg
     
  2. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    I was searching the interwebs for this.

    I've iPhone 5 pics on instagram and I see on their iPhone they have a gap. Thought it was just me who noticed it
     
  3. steilkurve thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Do you have a link those photos? I would love to see for myself that I'm not the only one with the problem!
     
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  5. steilkurve thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. The photo doesn't do it justice. There is a bit of a space between the aluminum bezel and the plastic band in the upper right corner. Everywhere else around the phone, that you are pretty much tight together. There though, there is a space between those two elements of the phone.
     
  6. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    It would be better to give us a whole picture of both sides to compare.
     
  7. steilkurve thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sure. Is this better?

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348853723.764119.jpg
     
  8. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    Yea I noticed a microscopic gap on my iPhone. It catches tiny pieces of dirt and lent occasionally.
     
  9. kousuke18 macrumors regular

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    hmm I can definitely see what you are talking about now. It seems like the top piece isn't aligned correctly. Mine doesn't have any noticeable gap between the glass and bezel. I would try getting it swapped cause that would certainly annoy me...
     
  10. steilkurve thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In the same spot as mine, upper right corner?
     
  11. kellte2 macrumors regular

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    I can relate because I'm OCD, too. However, the phone is appears to be within spec. The thresholds for fitting these parts together must allow for some room to insert the screen into the aluminum bezel/back. The fact that it isn't perfectly uniform is going to be something you'll see again and again. Just try to enjoy the phone.
     
  12. steilkurve thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will do my best not to notice by I am most certainly OCD when it comes to my device. But I guess recognizing it is the first step. ;-)
     
  13. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Actually can't find it on instagram now there's too many new pics

    But I did find CNET's review unit has the issue

    [​IMG]
     
  14. steilkurve thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the same kind of gap my phone has. Except on my phone, it's in the upper right corner. Anyone else has this?
     
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  16. kellte2 macrumors regular

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    Bezel. (Hint: there is still a bezel on the iPhone 5)
     
  17. macaronia macrumors newbie

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    I suppose it is the bezel in this case. :eek:
    I was thinking of the chamfers on the ip5 which keep being referred to as bezels.
     
  18. pbmagnet4 macrumors regular

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    Yes I have this on the other side of my phone infact. I am not going to worry about it. Seems kind of silly the amount of hoops people are jumping through to get a "perfect" iphone 5. Im not here to judge what anybody wants to do but I love this phone, glad I chose white, and I really dont feel like putting myself at risk for another issue. To be honest I bet alot of other phones have this, but it is probably very hard to see on the black phones.
     
  19. kultyper macrumors newbie

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    I have the same exact problem. Upper right corner. I'm thinking its normal though. Did you get it exchanged or just kept it?
     
  20. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    The it's normal argument would make more sense if it was all the way around the phone. The fact that it is isolated to regions and that these regions are different on every phone that has the issue I'd say it is not normal at all. Notice that the perfectly rendered iPhone 5 on the apple website doesn't have this gap. Granted this phone is massed produced and they wanted 5 million to be made so yeah I'm thinking this first batch isn't exactly the cream of the iPhone 5 crop.
     
  21. Dartanian macrumors member

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    Ummm, that picture is obviously taken at a slight angle which makes for an unfair corner to corner comparison.

    I'll be the first to be OCD about my stuff, but some of these issues that people are complaining about are a bit much.
     
  22. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    What?!? how is it obviously at an angle. It looks like it's laying flat on a microfiber cloth while he takes a picture from above.
     
  23. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    People, stick a business card in the gap and try to run it all around the phone. I did this and the card only goes through the top section, not the sides or bottom.
     
  24. droeun macrumors member

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    LOL I don't see anything. Does yours have this problem with brightness up in the dark?

    [​IMG]
     
  25. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering why do you ask if anyone else has this issue? What's your goal?
     

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