Is this normal for white iPhones, or should I ask for a replacement?

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  1. jsh macrumors regular

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    Picked up my White 4S today and love it, except for two problems (images below). It seems that the front cutouts are slightly misaligned. Is this normal, or should I make an appointment with Apple to get a replacement?

    1) Home button square is not centered.

    2) The cutout for the speaker grill is not centered.

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  2. Chumburro2U macrumors 6502

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    wow I thought I was bad, but your home button looks a little off :p
     
  3. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    For the home button part, my white iPad 2 has it too.
     
  4. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    They're both centered. What you're seeing is the shadow on the actual white part of the phone under the glass. It's an optical illusion.
     
  5. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    I imagine if you bring it in Apple'll replace it for you. It all depends on whether it's a big deal for you or not.
     
  6. powerbuddy macrumors 6502

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    Check the speaker grill again, at first sight I thought it was misaligned too, but as it turns out its the shadow from the glass counters. Btw, I don't see anything wrong with the home button!
     
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    It's not off, that's a shadow. If you look closely the glass itself is not white, there is a layer of glass and then the white coating. What you are seeing is a shadow/distortion around the cutouts because of how the light goes through and hits the white layer.

    My white iPhone 4 looked like that, as does my 4S.
     
  8. jjlannoo Suspended

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    yep I see this complaint often but they ARE centered. Its just a optical illusion.
     
  9. jsh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, all. After reading your comments I played with the lighting a bit and now see that it's just the shadows.
     
  10. jjlannoo Suspended

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    No problem. This being my first iPhone I thought the same till I flipped it around and saw it was just shadows.
     
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    you seriously couldn't tell it was just shadows? FFS.
     
  13. vito macrumors 6502a

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    It's a shadow, when the iP4 in White came out I went through a few units and they were all the same including all on the shop floor at two separate Apple stores and those sent by the executive relations chap.

    At the time, I showed the issue to a few non-techie folk who couldn't see where I was coming from so I'm glad you've created this thread.

    I have the White iP4S and it's the same.

    Don't worry about it :D
     
  14. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    Its a shadow?:rolleyes:
     
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    not you, boy genius, the OP. :rolleyes:
     
  16. jsh thread starter macrumors regular

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    thankfully, no. :)
     

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