iPhone 5 number 3 already? :-(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mvp2206, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. mvp2206 macrumors regular

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    Not having the best of luck with my iPhone 5 so far! Queued up for 5 hours on launch day and the first one out of the box had a huge gauge/scratch down the side (not just a scuff). Naturally Apple were Apple and gave me another. Inspected this one thoroughly and all looked good, but have now developed a dead pixel at the bottom of the screen (very noticeable due to the black bars when running a non optimised app). Will be heading back to Apple tomorrow and just have to hope they have one in stock and will replace it (typically, just sold my iPhone 4 and posted it this morning) :-(

    Whilst I do love the iPhone 5, am not too impressed by the faults I have experienced, especially when forking out £599!
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    That's too bad. :(

    If it makes you feel better, both the ones I've had were flawless, so hopefully the third time is the charm for you. The only reason I'm on my second is that I decided to go with a non-contract (and unlocked) version and happened to arrive at the store just as a new shipment was being unloaded.
     
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  4. mvp2206 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Third time better be the charm!! ;-)

    Out of interest, were yours the Black or White model?
     
  5. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted

    First to get the new phone will result in the first to have issues from the first batch.
     
  6. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Both were the white 32GB model.
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    That's not true. I had a launch day (actual got it a day ahead) iPhone 4 and it was flawless the entire time I had it (swapped it out for a friend's 32GB model earlier this year, he gave my 16GB to his mother for her Birthday). In fact, it was the only iPhone I've owned that didn't develop an issue.
     
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  9. mvp2206 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers (mine have been 32GB Black)

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    Thinking about it, have had a few problems with many first batch products:

    iPhone 3G - crack developed and stuck pixel
    iPad 2 - 2 with really bad screen bleed (gave up on it in the end and stuck with 1st gen)
    iPhone 4 - dead pixel

    I think I must just attract bad Apple products! Worryingly am saving up for iMac so no doubt that will have some issue knowing my luck
     
  10. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Not true at all. My iPhone 5 is perfect. ;)
     
  11. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Don't get the first batch, then! :D

    I'm an early adopter, and have experience some of that. My 2010 MacBook Air needed to be replaced after 2 days because of a logic board issue. 3 months later, that one had to be repaired because of another hardware issue. For the most part, though, my experience with Apple products has been pretty good.
     

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