iPhone 6S White Color Chipped

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PaladinGuy, May 30, 2016.

  1. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
    #1
    Has anyone ever had the colored part of the phone, under the glass chip? Mine fell from my pocket while in my protective sleeve but of course it slid out slightly from the sleeve. The glass was fine. However, the white colored part chipped under the glass at the top of my phone. It's not awful, but it annoys the crap out of me. I'm trying to hold off from dropping $100-130 to replace my screen. It's not cracked. You can't feel any damage on the glass, itself. I've never seen this happen before now. I've googled around to see if anyone else has had this happen, and I don't find anything.

    Long story short, I'm curious if anyone else has seen this?
     
  2. PaladinGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
  3. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2016
    #3
    I don't know what you mean when you say the white part chipped. Do you have any pictures?
     
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G4

    lordofthereef

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #4
    Can you take a picture? I have an idea in my mind about what you're talking about but I've never seen this happen. I'd be inclined to think it's actually a crack that you're seeing and the damage is refracting the light differently causing it to look the way it looks.

    Regardless, it sounds like it's damaged and it sound like you know it. Only you can decide whether or not sinking money into it is worth it. If I were you I'd just live with it. I'd be annoyed too but not $130 annoyed.
     
  5. PaladinGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
    #6
    I'll try to take a picture. The glass is completely fine. No cracks and chips. I guess whatever material is used to make the glass white chipped off? I'm puzzled myself, as I've never seen it happen.

    I'm guessing that Apple will charge me for a screen replacement, but I've got a Genius Bar appointment tomorrow to just let them look at it.
     
  6. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Location:
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    #7
    Yeah, post a photo.

    I had a white iPad 2 that I dropped off my night stand onto the carpet, landed on its corner. Everything was fine except a small piece of white was under the glass in the middle of the iPad screen. No idea what they're using for their white devices, but I've stuck to 'Space Gray' since that happened.
     
  7. PaladinGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
    #8
    Yeah. I'm not sure I'll be getting any more white apple devices. I'm slightly concerned that it will get worse with time. I think an additional small piece of the white coloring came off after the first piece. Thankfully, none of it is around the screen.
     
  8. PaladinGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
    #9
    What did you end up doing? Did you get the screen replaced or what?
     
  9. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Location:
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    #10
    No, I just lived with it until I bought the 3.
     
  10. PaladinGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
    #11
    Well, I had a Genius Bar person look at it, just to see if they'd be willing to fix it. Figured it couldn't hurt. They refused and said I'd have to pay for the repair. Kinda makes me wish I had the SE, since screens are so cheap. Just going to live with it, though it really sucks. Haven't even had the phone a whole month.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G4

    lordofthereef

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Location:
    Boston, MA
  12. PaladinGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
  13. Sunny1990 macrumors 68000

    Sunny1990

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2015
    #14
    Are you talking about the plastic surrounding the screen. Mine fell a few times and it got chipped
     
  14. PaladinGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
    #15
    No. I'm actually starting to think that the glass chipped on the inside or something because of contact to the plastic rim. I think that's why I can now see through the white coloring of the screen.

    Still a bummer. I just had to have one screen replacement and one replacement because of display defects, so I was hoping they would be generous in compensation for all that. Oh well. Guess I'll just have to deal with it until I replace it or it breaks worse.
     
  15. Tsuikyit macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #17
    I think the OP is talking about the white bezel getting chip.
     
  17. Tsuikyit macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    #18
    That's what I mean. The edge of the bezel was chipped
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #19
    Best you can do is take it to the Apple store. Pretty sure the OP has his problem solved a few years ago.
     
  19. Tsuikyit macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    #20
    But this post was only started earlier this month.
     
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #21
    Sorry, my error.
     
  21. Tsuikyit macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    #22
    No problem. Everyone makes mistakes.
     
  22. PaladinGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
    #23
    Wish I could say it was solved. They told me at the Apple Store that any damage is possible with even the slightest drop. The genius refused to replace my screen without me paying for it. I still think the white bezel shouldn't chip so easily, especially considering the glass itself did not crack or break.
     
  23. Tsuikyit macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    #24
    I agree. Is there a photo of your chip Mark? I would love to take a peek
     

Share This Page