iPhone 5 SIM tray colour...

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  1. wpc macrumors regular

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    We've all now heard about scuff marks and scratches out of the box... I have a small white mark on my black iPhone 5, but I can live with it... what is 'bugging' me a bit is that the SIM tray cover is a slightly different black/grey than the rest of the bezel/antenna. Not bothering me enough to get a new one, but I was just wondering, is this the same with all black iPhone 5's?
     
  2. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    Pics?
     
  3. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Mine does seem to be a slightly different hue than the rest of the metal band. (it's a bit darker)

    I'm returning this for a new one as it won't activate, I'll let you know if it's the same on that one.
     
  4. wpc thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. wpc thread starter macrumors regular

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    Guess it's just me... might go check some out in store and see if there's a similar discolouration.
     
  6. Binarymix macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is the same, might have to do with the grain? Doesn't bother me. I have a replacement coming anyways because of a scratch.

    But now I notice my ambiant light sensor seems to be broken. If auto brightness is set it dims all the way to 0 when making a dall and doesn't return.
     
  7. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Mines the same as yours, doesn't bother me too much since my iPhone 4 and 4S were the same, there was a different grain and it would reflect differently than the band. Bothered me on my 4, but have gotten used to it since then.
     
  8. Aragon911, Sep 29, 2012
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    So is mine...really bugs me this is a replacement iPhone 5 my original didn't have that problem called apple store and the retail specialist said to return it. Any one else experienced this and had the issue resolved?
     
  9. Fanboi4life macrumors regular

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    Funny you mention this, I noticed the same color differential on the display IP5 at the Apple Store and was like wtf??
     
  10. NJFP macrumors 6502

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    Yep, mine is slightly lighter in shade than the rest. No matter!
     
  11. Aragon911 macrumors newbie

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    Right!? Very non apple like in terms of quality control.

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    Slightly lighter is one thing but full blown different color like the picture above, in any light is an issue. My original IP5 didn't have the problem.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Definitely a different color, however, I think it looks ok.
     
  13. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    I straight up slapped my iPad screen because of your icon, lol.
     
  14. Aragon911 macrumors newbie

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    Haha same here!!
     
  15. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    This is probably because of the angle and the fact it's recessed slightly so it catches the light differently. If I angle my phone right, I can get the tray to be either lighter, darker, or the exact same shade as the rest of the phone.
     
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  17. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    This is just optics.. It's slightly recessed and is a separately made part.
     
  18. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Wow.


    To be honest, I've been wondering when someone would bring this up. :rolleyes:
     

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