Laser Engraving on iPhone backs fuzzy on some?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by powerbook911, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

    powerbook911

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    I've used several iPhones now, and I have noticed something interesting.

    On some phones, the iPhone, serial number, etc. engraving on the back of the phone looks brilliant, sharp and clean.

    However, on some it looks blurry. I even have to adjust my eyes cause my brain thinks it's me looking at it strange. Just thought I'd mention it!

    Not a big deal, but I do prefer the sharp, clean cut. I'll try to take some pictures later and show what i mean.
     
  2. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    I noticed the fuzziness initially but it disappeared after a week. Strange huh?
     
  3. CADer macrumors 6502

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    I agree!!

    So get this I have seen the 'fuzzy' engravings on the back, in fact owned one. It was my replacement phone from apple when I sent my first phone in for repair!
    I think, and believe that Apple has some low end iphones. I sent my Iphone in with dead pixels and a very low speaker volume issue and 3 days later got a package claiming it was a new phone due to the defects in the phone i sent them. But why just give out a new $600 Phone (remember when the Iphone cost that much). I believe it was a cheaper build, it also seemed lighter in weight along with the fuzzy engravings.
     
  4. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    i have a fuzzy engraved iphone, its a 8gb refurb, everything else worked fine, no dead pixels no bad screen.
     
  5. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    did your fuzzy engraving disappear after a while? at first, my 8GB refurb's serial number was so fuzzy it was illegible. now, there's no fuzziness at all and it looks sharp and clean now, very legible.
     
  6. ivnds macrumors 6502

    ivnds

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    Now that you asked, i hadnt checked ( since i killed my phone with anysim ) took it out of the drawer and its no longer fuzzy, i clearly remember it was, i got it on wednesday now its super clear i can read everything on the back.
     
  7. powerbook911 thread starter macrumors 68040

    powerbook911

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    Mine might be looking a little better, the engravings. little less fuzzy.

    Now, if only the negative black issue would go away. :(
     
  8. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    I've had mine since day 1, and the engraving looks perfectly fine...

    I have a BSE on it as well, and if you tilt it it kinda looks more of an embossing thatn engraving, ripples the skin up slightly.
     

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