iPhone XR Minor cosmetic defects out of the box?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Frumious B, May 13, 2019.

  1. Frumious B macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2011
    So I’ve been using iPhones since the 3GS and always taken very good care of them. I’m OCD like that. My previous phone was a 6s and it was immaculate except for some very minor pitting on the back and edges of the aluminum after using it for three years. Anyway, you can imagine my surprise when I was dusting my three week old XR out of its case for a couple of minutes and there is a small crescent shaped indention in the plastic that frames the screen near the bottom right speaker. It looks to me like it might extend below the metal if I look down on it. I can’t imagine anything I could have done that would cause this. My case couldn’t have done it. Has anyone else ever seen or experienced something along these lines?
  2. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    These things are stamped out by the millions. Tens of millions. It isn't a hand crafted Rokex watch, it's a mass produced gadget targeted for the masses on an almost unbelievable scale.
    There's no implied assurance that every one of the zillions of these things coming out of China is going to be perfect in every way.
  3. dms_91 macrumors regular


    Sep 23, 2016
    Correct, however there should be no excuses at its pricing as apple is known for quality control but lately has been very bad. I’ve gone thru many of the new generation iPhones with defects out of the box myself.
  4. ihakim macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2012
    Stanford, CA
    I had a tiny dot/chip in the frame of my black XR above the camera. I accepted it and moved on since the rest of the phone was fine and I had no dead pixels. I didn’t want to deal with the iPhone lottery even though I’m usually very particular. I’m happy with the choice I made.
  5. Lekro macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2019
    Budapest, Hungary
  6. Frumious B thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2011
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    My thoughts, where ever you purchased the phone from and if it’s damaged without you knowing when you paid for, then return it. That would be the most logical solution, assuming you have a return period whoever you purchased the phone from.

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