percentage of iPhones with problems

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iCheese, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. iCheese macrumors regular

    May 31, 2006
    Does anyone have a guess as to what percentage of iPhones are exhibiting problems?

    I have a 7V739 and it seems perfect as far as I can tell, but I worry that something will happen eventually and I will have to get it fixed... I suppose there is no point in worrying unless something actually happens, but I can't help myself sometimes :eek:

    OCD about my iPhone :D
  2. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2006
    depends what you call a problem... do you class a slightly blury serial number as a problem? or a dead phone?

    i think most apple stuff has minor problems, like speaker grills not fitting smoothly, only minor OCD stuff tho!!
  3. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

    May 31, 2006
    MrT8064, I was speaking mainly of major problems such as bad screens or the sound from speakers not working anymore.

    And CD3660, I suppose no one really can come up with a true percentage :eek:
  4. jecapaga macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
    Oh i'm sure Apple can. Would they ever release those numbers. Hells no.
  5. kdawg macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2004
  6. CD3660 macrumors 68040


    Jun 6, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom.
    Sorry, I was just fooling around. :)
  7. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    I am guessing we will never know a correct number so everything will be pure speculation. It does depend on what a "problem" is. If you are talking about dead pixels, frozen screens, faulty batteries and those things then the percentage is probably between 5-10%. This may seem high to some, but remember this is a brand new product and it is very high tech. I would guess that whenever the next iPhone comes out this number will be lower since Apple will have a better idea of what they are doing.
  8. carfac macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    I would bite on the 5-10%... I liked the 5.438% number, actually.

    We see a lot of the "bad" here on the forum- some people trade out 4-5 times it seems. But that is the exception, not the rule.

    Me? Got one I find perfect- 5 series screen, battery lasts 2-3 days, no dead pixels- everything is good.
  9. branjosef macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2007
    My first iphone had that black negativity screen issue, so I had to return it and get a replacement. I use to think alot of iphones shipped had issues, but then again, they are shipping alot of them so the percentage might be smaller than we all think. I think when people experience problems themselves, it seems to magnify the issue and cause them to think the problem is alot worse than it really is. I know I thought alot of iPhones were problematic considering my own experience coupled with trolling and seeing others with similar problems. Now I think the percentage of defective iphones are within the Q&A tolerance standards of Apple. If I had to guess, I would say 2% of all iphones shipped

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