iPhone 8(+) Paint chipping - Bad Apple Support Experience

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JoaoF, May 18, 2018.

  1. JoaoF macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Last week I contacted Apple Support because I noticed the paint on my iPhone 8 Plus chipped on two different places. I never dropped my phone and upon inspection of the area I found no signs of scruffs that could indicate bad use either. The agent asked me for some photos which I emailed. One week later I receive a phone call telling paint show signs of abuse.
    Like I told you. I never dropped the phone and the area where the paint is chipped doesn't have a single scruff. Just the chipped paint. And yeah, guess that's abuse.
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
  3. Jesla macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2013
    Tennessee USA
    Wait.... The iPhone 8+ has painted areas?

    Exposed area on my iPhone 8+ are Glass and Anodized Aluminum.
  4. ThatiPhoneKid macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2017
    I have actually sold my iPhone, I had gaps in my iPhone and Apple was unhelpful, won’t be buying from them again, I always find that anything I buy from Apple always arrives with some kind of cosmetic defect not caused by myself
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    And yet:
  6. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    I think  is holding some kind of grudge against you.
  7. Ottozer0 macrumors newbie


    Apr 30, 2018
    Apple repair service is not top notch. I owned the first Apple TV model, the thing was so FREAKING hot all of the time (I guess they never designed it with a Fan)..Purchased it on day one (big mistake), less then a year later (well actually one day after one year...yeah one day) the thing failed, and out of warranty...they couldn't help me.

    My iMac 27in late 2009 (11,1)...freaking video card issues (yeah yeah blame AMD as well I guess), no help from Apple on product defect...

    Yeah Love the Operating system, love the aesthetics of product design...just not the support offered...I was very tempted to purchase the iMac Pro (looks awesome), but after more bad services experiences that I keep hearing about..no thank you...I mean come on apple, if you cant service your most awesome computer that does not sit well with people.

    Did I mention I love the Operating system :)
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If it Was me, I don’t like to always conduct issues with products over email or sending them in. If you have an Apple store near you, you can always get a second opinion and bring it to the store level where you can meet with a genius employee after you schedule an appointment, and then you can show them physically what the phone looks like, which is much better to see in person versus pictures.
  9. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2016
    I have heard of apple taking care of people typically, but I guess I could see this happening. In a way it is bad customer service.

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