iPhone 6 - Build Quality

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chatchj, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. chatchj macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2014
    Yes I did a search first...

    Has anyone noticed that there is a very slight raised edge around the home button? If you rub your finger across it you can feel a "sharp" edge feel to it. It seems even all the way around the button so I assume this is normal.
  2. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    My iPhone 5 has this. The button is ever so slightly recessed.
  3. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    I think the build quality is brilliant. Just gorgeous.
  4. chatchj thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2014
    I agree the build quality is superb, was just asking about the ring around the home button being slightly raised.
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I think you need to relax and enjoy your phone.
  6. chatchj thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2014
    Wow thanks for the helpful post Newton. I am perfectly relaxed lol. Maybe you should try being helpful instead of cluttering threads.
  7. Cash4Jesus macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2014
    You know you're the one who titled this build quality.
  8. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Well I have the 6 Plus and I don't have this issue as the Gold ring around the home botton is flushed with the glass.
  9. entraik Suspended

    Jan 22, 2009
    i have this sharpness as well. don't think it's a defect though
  10. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    No, but I can give you my address via private message and if you send the phone to me I will perform a through inspection. ;)
  11. Deacon-Blues macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2012
    Yes I feel it, I'm bleeding profusely. Heading to minor emergency now to have it cauterized.
  12. chatchj thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2014
    Thanks entraik! Not concerned just checking. Appreciate your feedback
  13. megapopular macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2007
    Now I'm no Apple Engineer but I don't think there would likely be a raised edge around the home button. The screen has a hole cut in it where the home button hardware sits on the circuit board, so perhaps your home button is raised too high!
  14. bakron1 macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2010
    Apple has the best build quality in the business and customer service that is the Rolex of the smartphone Industry, period
  15. sunking101, Sep 21, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014

    sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Cough *splutter*. I'll agree with the customer service bit, but not the build quality. People seem to mistake choice of materials as being good or bad build quality. ie plastic phones 'bad build quality' and metal phones 'good build quality'. Not true. My Samsung tablet has a polycarbonate body, a glass front, and metal buttons. Fit and finish is superb and the buttons feel tactile & premium. There are zero build quality issues.
    My iPhone 5, however, is a different story. It's made of glass and metal so therefore has the best build quality in the business, right?
    Wrong. The volume buttons are loose. They rattle about and what's more, they're stiff and feel cheap when I press them. The sleep/wake button is also loose and it also rattles about. Not to mention that my screen has a slight yellow tint to it and the fact this is my 6th iPhone 5. I had to return the first five due to issues straight out of the box. Scuffs, dodgy buttons and one had a cellular fault. The Samsung tablet? Well the first one I received was perfect. No issues whatsoever.

    Edited to add:

    In fact I would go so far as to say that Apple iPhones have rather poor build quality. Good materials yes, but the fact they're mass-produced on the cheap and seemingly undergo zero quality control seriously diminishes any claims of 'good build quality'. It's a total lottery whether you get a good iPhone or not.
  16. Slimmyhendrix macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2014
    Have to admit I feel the 6 has a "cheaper" feel and look to it than prior phones. I think my 5c felt better and looked better quality wise.
    Either way I am happy as of now with my 6 128.
    Just wish it had 2 speakers
  17. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    Really? I'm using mine without the leather case for the first time and LOVE it, but it doesnt have grip so I'll have to put the case back on. I think the build quality is superb.

    I held a 5C and it does feel really good in the hand.
  18. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Raised edge? No. Not on mine. I can feel the edge of the button where it's depressed into the front screen but it's not raised at all.


    Totally disagree. The fit and finish on the 6 seems better than any previous iPhone or iPod to me.

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