Is Apple Store replacing screens on iPhone5's?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macjoshua, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. macjoshua macrumors 6502

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    I have a dead pixel and something under the glass, but I've been holding off taking it into the genius bar because I don't want to risk getting a phone with scuffs, etc. I heard early on that Apple stores would eventually be replacing the screens rather than swapping the whole phone because the screens are so easy to swap on the iPhone 5. Is that happening yet?
     
  2. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    Nope not that I've heard of.
     
  3. macjoshua thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    I wondered the same when I had an iPhone that was perfect minus the screen. The vibrate rattled a bit too but not a big deal.

    Turns out my new one is the best I've had. The screen doesn't interlace, volume buttons feel solid, almost in flawless condition minus one tiny scratch that is almost unnoticeable and does not bother me one bit. In fact, I enjoy it.

    But don't settle for less than you want: a better phone than the one you got that caused you to post this. It's worth it.

    For me, the screen quality has to be good. Bright, and no vertical lines or graininess. And it has to look equally smooth in landscape and portrait. This one does, phew.
     
  5. macjoshua thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have an appointment with the Genius Bar Thursday night. Feels like I might be playing iPhone 5 roulette.
     
  6. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    i got a replacement, now I have the camera rattle lol when my phone vibrates I can hear it or when I shake the phone,
     
  7. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    You will be.

    But insist you want to inspect it first, and if it's not to your liking see if

    a) you can try to look at another
    b) hold onto your current one, at which point I'd return or wait for a retail swap

    That's just me, though.
     

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