iPhone 5 saga finally over

Discussion in 'Wasteland' started by JesseJamez, Nov 30, 2012.

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  1. JesseJamez macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2012
    I waited a long time for the iPhone 5 release, and when it finally arrived, it met all my expectations and then some. On top of great performance, the design is stunning and it is probably the best looking phone on the market. I mean yeah the buttons have more play than I'm used to, but that's cool no biggie. The initial scrutinizing reveals small mm wide gaps between the antenna bands and aluminum. According to the promo video for the iPhone 5, the manufacturing differences in design are measured in microns. Well then they must be measuring in the hundreds if not thousands of microns because I have gaps in my antenna bands and between one of the back ceramic portions and case. I had to return my original 5 because the screen started clicking when I touched it. The second 5, along with the "usual problems", had a knick on the bezel straight out of the box. Guess what else? A finger smudge INSIDE the rear camera lens. I drove all the way home in the rain and was not willing to go back there the same day. Instead, I waited nearly 2 weeks and finally went back. I swapped it out again and this phone doesn't have any marks/blemishes, although it does have the "famous" blue splotching on the antenna bands. I don't know what it is or if it will ever go away, but blue on white on silver wasn't exactly what I had in mind.

    My first thought is back in September and October when the Foxconn workers were striking. I can just imagine a bunch of pissed off under paid and probably poorly treated workers assembling phones and just sliding them down the assembly line. Somewhere in the factory there are some REALLY pissed off employees making videos and throwing iPhones to each other and intentionally dropping said throws(not unlike the Walmart video posted recently(although they were just idiots) ). I like to think there is a group within the angry mob that takes pride in producing perfect iPhones and takes all proper measures to ensure excellence, and that perhaps with some luck and diligence, maybe I will get one of those mythical(and mystical) "perfect iPhone 5" 's
  2. serkan macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2012
    Menlo Park,California
    I wish also about getting the mythicl Iphone also :)

    Do you have the links to videos ?
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    You really have no idea what you're talking about.
  4. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    Comparing ignorant (possibly lazy, jealous, poor, dumb) American workers to hard-woking (but poor) Chinese laborors is not a very fair assessment.
  5. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    *punches myself in the dick repeatedly*

    do we really need another thread about the woes of the iphone
  6. utahusker macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2006
    I must be one of the lucky ones that received the "mythical" iPhone. If only I was luckier in the lottery.:D
  7. Oridus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
  8. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Fascinating....Just fascinating.

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  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  10. Jordan921 macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Were you looking for some sympathy with this thread?
  11. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    I dunno why I spend time reading these brain dumps <sight> but 2 minutes of a life gone, and I go, WHAT'S OVER? He left us for Android? doesn't say. Foxconn changed its policy - nope. GIGO.
  12. JesseJamez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2012
    Complacency can happen in any situation whether you're a worker in America or a worker in china or whether you're some one on a forum that feels the need to lash out at others freely expressing themselves on a public forum. Dunno about everyone else, but I've got standards for my electronics. When I buy a Sony product, it's absolutely perfect. Why shouldn't I have the same expectations from apple? Especially when they promise "micron precision".



    I doubt you do as that's a rather arrogant comment considering you're responding to a completely IMAGINED scenario.


    I apologize for the confusion, but I was not making a comparison of workers' integrity/moral character. I was merely using that Walmart situation as an example of careless handling
  13. Damolee macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
    I would take Chinese craft, effort and labour over fat, demanding, lazy and work-shy workers of the west any day.

    We're good at many things, but on our shores, a strong work ethic is rarely one of them. All me.. me ..me , expect... expect.. expect.

    "You delayed my lunch break by five minutes. IM CALLING MY UNION REP!!! ILL SUE YOU"
  14. JesseJamez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2012
  15. JesseJamez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2012
    Well I'm not sure about you as I can only speak for myself. I work my ass off and I'm not part of any union. I won't get too sidetracked here but I will say some unions are exponentially more productive than others.


    You fail? Good one!!
  16. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    The blue comes off very easily wtohout leaving any marks....try it
  17. dejo Moderator


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    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
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