#PaintChipGate iPhone 6?

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  1. AverageBob, Oct 8, 2014
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    AverageBob macrumors member

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    Went to the Apple Store today and to my surprise all the iphone 6's had paint chipping on the bottom by the charging port and even a bit by the speaker grills.


    **EDIT** Alright guys sorry. I get it. I removed the pictures **EDIT**
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    No one gives a **** about the display models cuz they are the display. They did not come out of the box like that.
    And no my phones not like that
     
  3. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    #enoughaddingthewordgatetotheendofeverythingtomakeitanissuegate
     
  4. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    Does everyone on this forum have to append Gate to the end of everything?
     
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    Threads like this are why Macrumors shouldn't allow newly registered members to create threads until their post count reaches at least 250.
     
  7. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    For crying out loud.... enough with the #gate stuff.

    Hmm... the hottest consumer electronic device currently on the market gets manhandled by hundreds of people every day - people that don't own it, so obviously don't treat it with the same care as if they did...

    It's getting months/years of abuse in just a few short weeks. Yes, expect some dings and scratches.
     
  8. TRC-WA macrumors regular

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    You do have a point. I will admit that I don't have enough rude and disrespectful Apple fanboyish replies to qualify for MacRumors membership... Maybe someday.
     
  9. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    Before anything should be regarded as a "gate", it should be shown to affect the functionality of the phone. This does not. Just put a case on it and forget about it.
     
  10. jvette macrumors 6502

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    Make that Thousands of people every day.
     
  11. dk206 macrumors regular

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    What's wrong with you flamers???
    I appreciated the photos. That's what my iPhone 6 will look like in a years time or so. It was insightful.

    Jeez...wish there were categories where people can filter who can see their own posts. I'll untick the fanboy category every time.
     
  12. larmende macrumors member

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    And taking into account that people seem to be really trying to harm the phone in hand, bending it, seeing if it scratches, ... .


    Makes me wonder if other companies are actually glad about crazes like bend gate or if they actually a little bit jealous.
    It's not like Apple has to do a major recall.
     
  13. LegitMaan macrumors newbie

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    People sometimes miss the connector when they put the phone back on the dock and the aluminum gets scratched. No big deal.
     
  14. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    I've had my 6 Plus since launch day, and there have been no scratches near the Lightning port yet. But I'm always very careful about plugging in precisely so I can avoid something like that. But with how thin the Lightning connector is, I imagine this will happen sooner or later.
     
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  16. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    I wish there was some controversy about Microsoft.
    We could then have BillGatesGate
     
  17. archrider macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to point out that there is no chipping paint on any iPhone. It's impossible because no paint is used on any iPhone, ever. The process to color Aluminum is anodizing. It is applied with electricity and it becomes part of the surface of the Aluminum and is deep in the materials outer surface it can scratch but it's very durable. It is not paint!
     
  18. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    I love how if there's a single thing wrong with the iPhone the internet slaps #gate on it.
     
  19. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    Editgate! Retractiongate! Apologygate! Picturegate!

    No, that's not effing annoying at all, is it?
     
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    Display models get beat up by pricks who don't care about others property..
     
  22. AverageBob thread starter macrumors member

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    Then stop bumping the thread so it dies.
     
  23. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    You made this thread expecting people not to say these types of things?

    You don't want be to bump it? The pot's calling the kettle black around here.
    I'm gonna leave it that.
     
  24. trifid macrumors 65816

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    I'm actually interested in this, there shouldn't be any chipping, the anodized aluminum is not paint, I'd appreciate the pictures if you still have them.
     
  25. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    So thousands of people go into Apple Store and handle the phones on display. Dont think those phones are gonna be flawless.
     
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