iPhone Bezel Problem

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ceehjayem, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. ceehjayem macrumors regular

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    I'm being a bit picky here but does anyone else get a 3G S that has a bezel that is not completely flushed with the plastic casing? When holding it on the sides I can feel a semi-sharp separation between the two.

    Anyone ever take it to a genius bar for repair/replacement? Does Apple do anything about it or am I SOL? Thanks for the responses in advance.
     
  2. JohnFa macrumors regular

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    That's the case with all iPhones 3G's (never owned a 2G, so I'm not sure).
    I was also a picky with this until I read that 99% of iPhones have the same issue. Guess it's supposed to be that way.
     
  3. Mikel30 macrumors member

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    I don't have a 3G S, but I was looking at them at the Apple Store. After reading that some people were having issues with this, I felt the side of it to see if the demo units were "sharp" too. They were. I doubt I would have noticed it unless I looked for it, but it does feel like there's an edge there. So this is definitely a widespread thing, but I don't know if it qualifies for a replacement
     
  4. SHAWNYMAC macrumors member

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    hey guys.....ijust got back from the apple store.....bought my 3gs yesterday noticed the right side bezel was not flush

    went back today and showed an employee who agreed that it was bad....
    you will not believe me now....after unboxing 4 phones....the manager came to me and said we must of a bad batch of phones.....the demos were all perfect....i called up apple made a case number they told me i have a full year to return it no problem.....i am gonna wait a couple weeks and wait till the inventory cycles.....all i have to say is i am not happy.
     
  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    My iPhone 3G plastic back is perfectly flush with the bezel. I've had an iPhone 3G that had a misaligned bezel but I returned it and the new one is perfect. I wouldn't say that 99% of iPhone 3G's have this problem.

    Also, if you're familiar with me, when *I* say perfectly flush, I'm not making it up... I'm super picky.
     
  6. ceehjayem thread starter macrumors regular

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    So is it pretty easy to get a replacement? Just show them the bezel and they'll swap it out?
     
  7. SHAWNYMAC macrumors member

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    ya show them the phone they will replace it no questions.....trust me i had them go thru thru the whole store......
     
  8. dusters711 macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to do this without going to the store? I ordered from the apple store online and I don't want to travel all the way to the nearest apple store which is super far away. Will they send me a new one and I send mine back or will I have to send mine back first and wait for the replacement? Mine definitely has the same issue and I am undecided if it is that big of a deal to me anyway. Thanks in advance!
     

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