micro-crack near front cam iphone 4 :UPDATED PICS

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  1. aerove macrumors 6502

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    hey guys i was at work today and i just noticed after looking closely that there seems to be a small hairline crack on the glass over the front camera...its not outside its inside and it goes from one spot on the circle to the other... ill post pictures when i can get my hand on a decent camera tomorrow .. do you think i should ask apple for a replacement ? its small to notice but then we pay so much for these devices and expect them to be perfect...:(:(
     
  2. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    If you push your fingernail over the camera glass, does it wobble?
    Can you hear any crackling sounds?
     
  3. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nope.. as i said its tiny and on the internal side so its hard to even notice.. i just noticed it after a day.. im wondering if i can walk into a apple store and ask for a replacement...
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Tough to scratch the inside of the camera lens; unless you took it apart or dropped it. They can tell if you did either. Take if back...:eek:
     
  5. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll probably call the store and ask if they have any more in stock before driving .. the place is about 35 miles from where i live...
     
  6. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Having some in stock and having some available for replacements are two different things, FYI.
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Sounds like you'll get another rather easily. Keep us advised...
     
  8. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    damn i love this phone!! sad that it had to had this issue.. it was a 87027 series...
     
  9. goobot macrumors 603

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    when you use the front cam does the crack show?
     
  10. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds to me like you'll be able to get it replaced, good luck.
     
  11. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I had a piece of lint in the back camera behind the glass. Wasn't really noticeable unless you look closely. Had the genius guy take a look and he just swapped it out, no questions asked. Shouldn't be much of a problem.
     
  12. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    840258XXXXX
    Name: iPhone 4
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2:
    Generation: 4
    ModelCode: iphone_4
    Family name: A1332
    Screen size: 3.5 inch
    Screen resolution: 940x640 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 32GB
    Factory: 84 (Shenzhen, China)
    External link: Technical specifications by apple-history.com
    Model introduced: 2010
    Production year: 2010
    Production week: 25 (June)
    Production number: 9958 (within this week):eek::eek::eek:
     
  13. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nope... it looks almost like this... u notice it when u look closely...
     

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  14. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ?? i didnt get u ? u had the same bug ?
     
  15. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    No a friend at work had something similar. I was just sharing my iPhone info according to my SN first five digits...
     
  16. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks for the info :) i hope they have some in stock and they replace it..
     
  17. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Somehow managed to get the pics from my cam to my iPad :) don't have a laptop ... My new one is coming in on Friday
     

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  19. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Update

    Hey guys took the phone to the apple store and they gave me a replacement, no questions asked.. its a 86028 series.. so i guess its newer than the one i gave back... :) ... this one too has the proximity sensor issue thou.. hope they come out with a fix for that soon..
     
  20. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Awesome. After seeing the photos, that was a no brainer exchange.
     
  21. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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  22. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Just wondering...you sure it was a crack and not a piece of hair, stray manufacturing material or some other object? You were due for a replacement regardless, but I can't figure out how a crack would form there.
     
  23. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nope.. it definitely was a manufacturing issue... i could clearly see the deformation in the glass
     
  24. CashDude macrumors regular

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    The front is one solid piece of glass, which is painted on the back before being attached to the digitizer and screen. Since the flaw is only visible in the camera hole, it is probably a piece of debris. If it was a crack, it would continue and be visible through the painted area.
     

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