Is it still considered bad to buy a first-batch iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dulcimer, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    I know that with new products, the first few batches *typically* are noted to have more manufacturing/QA issues (e.g., the "scuffgate" of iPhone 5 or iPad 3 and rMBP screen issues).

    The scuffgate issue seems to be fixed, but what about things like screen quality, scratches, dust/hair under camera, etc.? Is an "S" model less prone to these issues?
  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Quick question: what makes you think anyone here would know the answer to this question on a new model that has never been released?
  3. Dulcimer thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    I guess I was asking from experience with iPhone 4S compared to the iPhone 4.
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    While no Foxconn production engineer is gonna chime in here... I think it's pretty safe to assume the "s" models are just same exterior with upgraded interior.

    But if you are not in a big hurry, wait a few months, that's what I do by rule. Let the OCD people find all the "imperfections" and see if you can live with them.

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