New iPhone 7 poor quality

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Francesco Bubo, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Francesco Bubo, Nov 18, 2016
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    Francesco Bubo macrumors newbie

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    I am going to the Apple store tomorrow and see if they are going to fix it for free, on www.ifixit.com other users reported the same issue and they said that they had it fixed free of charge.
     

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  2. 3lionsbecks Suspended

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    Seems like you need to take better care of your phone
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    A few things:

    1) Its not water proof. Apple never claimed it was water proof. It is merely splash resistant. A couple of drops of water shouldn't harm it, submerging it on the other hand is a recipe for disaster.

    2) The camera lens is sapphire. Sapphire is scratch resistant, but is more prone to shattering. As glass gets "harder" it becomes more brittle. The fact that you shattered your camera lens so easily proves that its sapphire.

    3) The headphones are made form the same material that the last 4+ iPhone's headphones material. I have headphones from the iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6s and 7. They are feel the same.
     
  4. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

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    Did the camera lens cover spontaneously combust, causing it to crack?

    If it didn't, I believe you need to look in the mirror - not at Apple. They weren't the ones who dropped your phone, you did.
     
  5. wxman2003 Suspended

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    If you don't want a busted up phone, don't drop it. Same if you don't want dents in your car. Don't drive it into a wall. It's always someone else's fault, not the lack of common sense.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Im sure the camera lens didn't just crack on its own.
    It doesn't matter if you had it 1 day or 2 years, if you drop it it might crack.
    Invest in a good protective case, I dont think Apple will repair or replace it for free since its user damaged.
     
  7. Francesco Bubo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My point is the very poor quality of the fabric.

    For work I have a Microsoft phone that constantly drops, still one piece.
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    Plus I had the iPhone 5c for over one year and I dropped it many times and nothing happened.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dont think its made out of fabric :D
    I dropped mine 3 times yesterday. Not sure what happened but I was really clumsy that day and everything is fine with no cracks or damages.
    I have a good case on it.
    If you constantly drop your devices you should invest in a solid case or Applecare plus for it. It could save you a lot of money and headaches. Its a phone, not a hammer.
    Instead of blaming the phone or the company look in the mirror.
     
  9. wxman2003 Suspended

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    No logic in your statement. Just because you dropped your 5C multiple times does not mean a phone won't break if you drop it. Your luck ran out. Simple as that.
     
  10. Classic_Mac macrumors newbie

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    Its interesting that you think that damage you caused from mishandling a phone warrants a free replacement. I have had an iPhone 7 since launch day and its still pristine. Good luck!
     
  11. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I long for the day when people know the difference between:

    A lens and a lens cover.

    Waterproof and water-resistant.
     
  12. Francesco Bubo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for showing off your knowledge.
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    It's funny how you are all defending Apple assuming that I play soccer using the iPhone, you can see from the pictures that there are no scratches.
     
  13. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps the problem is that you some how got a phone made out of fabric. Oh, and you have history of mistreating phones.
     
  14. jdblas69 macrumors regular

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    You self admitted you drop your work phone and prior iPhone often. So while you may not play sports with it you certainly are hard on your devices.
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    How are we defending Apple? We just aren't blaming Apple. Did Apple make you drop your phone?
     
  16. Mr Retina macrumors regular

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    The only thing dropping in quality is Apples customers taking responsibility for their own actions...:p
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I don't believe anyone is defending Apple. I think it's important to realize that every iPhone will react differently to a fall, pending on how it lands. Some have dropped their iPhones without damage and others like yourself had the unfortunate angle where it landed just right to cause damage.

    Bottom line, it happened. I would suggest a very durable case for your next iPhone.
     
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    Sounds like you broke it. If you are nice Apple may fix it for free but it did not break itself.

    People do not want to take responsibility for their actions anymore. I have owned my 7 from the first day of introduction and my glass has not broken so . . . . .

    Sound like you drop your phone a LOT! Invest in a good case and it will save you money!
     
  19. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    I will reserve judgement until you tell us exactly how the lens cracked. It certainly wasn't an act of god...
     
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    It doesn't say edited, but I don't think this was here earlier: "Dear Apple Lovers I am here to share with you my very bad experience with the new iPhone 7."
     
  22. RECON1 macrumors newbie

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    Apple releases two versions of the new iPhone 7. A 7000 series aluminum and a fabric series model.
     
  23. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    That looks like it impacted something, not just dropped. I agree, the OP needs to say what happened.
     
  24. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I just don't see anything about dropping the phone.
     
  25. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    Please take no offense. If you keep dropping your phones, you should probably mention this to your Doctor. Good luck, but seriously, you can't blame apple. Lenses break when you drop them. All the best to you.
     

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