iPhone SE Hardware "Issues"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by willmtaylor, Apr 4, 2016.

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What "issues" does your iPhone SE have?

  1. Screen yellowing

    29 vote(s)
    21.0%
  2. Uneven backlight

    13 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. Loose/rattling buttons

    40 vote(s)
    29.0%
  4. Something else not mentioned

    10 vote(s)
    7.2%
  5. Absolutely nothing.

    66 vote(s)
    47.8%
  6. Bluetooth distortion/quality

    22 vote(s)
    15.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. willmtaylor, Apr 4, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2016

    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    What "issues" does your iPhone SE have?

    The "rattling" I'm referring to is specifically the button rattle complaint with the SE specifically and not the haptic engine or camera rattle that has been present in iPhones for years now.

    By the way, to come up with this list I simply perused the first two pages of iPhone threads.
     
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    I just received my SE today, no problems.
     
  4. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yellow screen on top for for me, will be returning. Might end up sticking it out with 6s since stores are out of stock (annoyance), it seems to be a semi-common issue for SE phones, and my 6s screen is perfect.
     
  6. sawah macrumors 6502a

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    None. Bluetooth works fine, it's not yellow, buttons aren't loose. Happy camper here!
     
  7. JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502

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    I dont consider the button/camera rattle a problem (mine do rattle just like my 5S). My iPhone 4, 5, and 5S all did it. So nothing.
     
  8. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    I have rattling sleep/wake button and a yellow band across the top of the screen which you don't have an option for in your poll, you only have screen yellowing which is a different issue. You should probably add the yellow band to your poll as quite a few have mentioned it.

    But i still loved my SE even with these issues.
     
  9. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    No issues

    There is faint yellowing at the top url bar but it's not enough to worry about and it's very very light. It's not an issue for me.
     
  10. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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    I'm totally not trying to sound like an ass in saying this. I know for many people, it's not worth the effort. However, I wish people would force Apple to improve quality control by not accepting defective screens and such. It enables them to cheapen their QC and get away with it. It's pure capitalism. If the consumer doesn't speak with their purchasing power (I.e., return/refuse to buy), Apple won't change or any other company, for that matter.
     
  11. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    I am with you on this one, i am returning mine and ordering another one, good chance it will just be the same though.
     
  12. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    That would, in fact, be the 4th option of the poll.
     
  13. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    I have the loose thing, and it sounds like it might be is rattling and affecting calls when listening.

    There is definitely a distortion problem with Bluetooth handsets, making them unuseable. Bluetooth to car is fine for calls and music, as is Bluetooth to music speaker.
     
  14. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    Bit pointless that option, the yellow band is a common complaint.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Just the autofocus rattle, not the sleep button rattle. So no issues since that is normal.
     
  16. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    It's point is a catch-all for anything I missed. That's the opposite of pointless.

    Yeah, the yellow banding was so big of an "issue" that it isn't even in the first two pages of MRF threads. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Crosscreek macrumors 68030

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    I received mine today. Unlocked space gray 64GB. Nothing wrong and very happy to see my 5S go to Apple recycle for gift card.
     
  18. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad to hear that there are people out there that are getting SEs without any issues.
     
  19. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    I added an option for those with Bluetooth issues.
     
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    Poll only has one option though.
     
  22. kpeex macrumors member

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    Bluetooth issue.

    It's a deal breaker because I have to use it as a "phone phone" all day. BTW, in my case it is only telephone audio output over Bluetooth - car or headset. Earbuds, built-in speaker, and, even music over Bluetooth were normal. Only audio output from a telephone call over Bluetooth was distorted and horrible quality.Tried several Restores and pair/unpair, etc, etc..

    Took it in to the Genius Bar for service or a swap. No stock or service swaps available. Was hoping to revert to 9.3 from 9.3.1 to see if it resolved, but they offered a refund. I took it. Back to an iPhone 6.

    I'll be back for another SE when I hear the issue is fixed. With my luck, it will be a software update today. Love the small pocketable form factor.
     
  23. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    Have you actually read the forums, one of the main complaints is the yellow band, but the thread got hijacked and turned into a yellowing screen thread.

    There are actually 3 posts about it in this thread alone.
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm very happy with SE, I don't have any issues.
     
  25. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Good point. I enabled multiple votes.
     

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