Other launch defects?

shappp91

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xs max 64 GB gold and watch - space gray aluminum 44mm - both deliver the 21st..

For those who order in the past are there usually bugs experienced and what not with the first batch? Just curious hoping everything is A ok.
 

keeper

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Well you only have to look at the number of bend gates, then we had the whole CPU thing with Samsung, add IOS12 on top of that.

The smart money will stay in the pocket, the fanboys will pick up the bugs.
 

Relentless Power

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xs max 64 GB gold and watch - space gray aluminum 44mm - both deliver the 21st..

For those who order in the past are there usually bugs experienced and what not with the first batch? Just curious hoping everything is A ok.
Some are under the theory that the first batch of products might have potential defects, therefore they like to wait a while when production slows down to eliminate any type of potential problems that arise immediately. But I would say the majority who purchase ‘Day one’ products likely have no issues. What you see and read on the Internet, is not everyone else’s experience.
 
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chabig

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xs max 64 GB gold and watch - space gray aluminum 44mm - both deliver the 21st..

For those who order in the past are there usually bugs experienced and what not with the first batch? Just curious hoping everything is A ok.
Start preparing now for your delivery. You'll need some white gloves, a 35 megapixel full frame 35mm digital camera with macroscopic lens, a professional photography studio, a laboratory grade microscope, a stethoscope, and some Pantone color panels.

When your watch and phone arrive, carefully photograph it on all sides under professional lighting. Print the photos and examine them under the microscope--slight variations in the reflected light will highlight areas of concern. Then write yourself an iOS app to fill the screen with solid colors and nothing else. Compare those colors against the Pantone sample under good lighting. If you find any discrepancies, be sure to make a post a video to YouTube complaining about Apple manufacturing.

For extra credit, drop the phone from various heights to figure out what kind of impact it can take before it cracks. If that doesn't work, grip it with both hands and twist it until it falls apart (bending has already been publicized). Don't worry about destroying your iphone--your YouTube video will make enough from advertising to buy a replacement.

Alternatively, test water resistance. IP68 means the phone should survive for 30 minutes at 2 meters depth. Test it! If it only lasts 29 minutes, that gets you more YouTube publicity!

Seriously...do nothing! Nothing at all. When your phone and watch arrive, don't "look" for anything. Just start using them.
 
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joeblow7777

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Tech hypochondria. Believe me, if you’re obsessed with finding a flaw in your device, you will find one. Most people aren’t, so they won’t. Just enjoy.
 
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NovemberWhiskey

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YES! Ming Chi Kuo has reported that if you open the camera, and press the button on the bottom right, you will see a huge defect!
 

jimmy_uk

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  • Common issues I've seen since 8 series is steel band not even all the way around, creating a lip or rough edge.
  • Clicky corners when squeezed.
  • Dust under camera lens.
  • Terrible colour shift on OLED display when tilting away from optimum view.

Don't look for it and you won't find it...........
 

penajmz

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This fear is one of the reasons many stay away from launch day iPhones but I have gotten every launch day iPhone since the beginning and never have I had to return it because of a defect.
 
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TimFL1

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This time around Apple is apparently also using LG for OLED displays so that might be your gate. But seeing as LG's OLED displays passed Apple Q&A I wouldn't worry (I can still guarantee you that some try to find out whether their device has the LG OLED and try to return it for a Samsung one though, just like they did with the Modems etc).
 

shappp91

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Start preparing now for your delivery. You'll need some white gloves, a 35 megapixel full frame 35mm digital camera with macroscopic lens, a professional photography studio, a laboratory grade microscope, a stethoscope, and some Pantone color panels.

When your watch and phone arrive, carefully photograph it on all sides under professional lighting. Print the photos and examine them under the microscope--slight variations in the reflected light will highlight areas of concern. Then write yourself an iOS app to fill the screen with solid colors and nothing else. Compare those colors against the Pantone sample under good lighting. If you find any discrepancies, be sure to make a post a video to YouTube complaining about Apple manufacturing.

For extra credit, drop the phone from various heights to figure out what kind of impact it can take before it cracks. If that doesn't work, grip it with both hands and twist it until it falls apart (bending has already been publicized). Don't worry about destroying your iphone--your YouTube video will make enough from advertising to buy a replacement.

Alternatively, test water resistance. IP68 means the phone should survive for 30 minutes at 2 meters depth. Test it! If it only lasts 29 minutes, that gets you more YouTube publicity!

Seriously...do nothing! Nothing at all. When your phone and watch arrive, don't "look" for anything. Just start using them.

Lol nicely done. your a legend.
 

John webstar44

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This fear is one of the reasons many stay away from launch day iPhones but I have gotten every launch day iPhone since the beginning and never have I had to return it because of a defect.
my god my iPhone 6 had so many defects launch purchased September apple store online return three by the time waiting for pickup UPS and dispatch it was nearly christmas time before I have a working phone. lol
 

dweb619

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I've been getting launch day iPhones since the 3GS me or anyone else that I know has never had any problems. Will there be some bugs and issues? yes but they will will be few and far between.
 
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