Phillips head screws on bottom?

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  1. jmdfd415 macrumors regular

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    Just looked at the bottom of my iphone and realized it didnt have the torx screws like shown on apples website. Anyone else have phillips head screws?
     
  2. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    all the pics ive seen of the 4 have philips head.
     
  3. jmdfd415 thread starter macrumors regular

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    if you go to apples website and look at the gallery for the iphone 4 it clearly shows torx screws on the bottom.
     
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    Currently watching a video of an unboxing on youtube; the screws on this fella's i4 also look to be phillips. Although flaws are expected with new product launches, this iLaunch seems to be getting worse.
     
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  8. jmdfd415 thread starter macrumors regular

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    here is the best picture i could get.
     

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  9. FullSky macrumors member

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    Mine are definitely phillips screws, unlike the photos on Apple's Gallery page which does show Torx screws.
     
  10. macbookpro45 macrumors 6502

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    Who knows what else the manufacturer skimped on/changed on the inside!
     
  11. jmdfd415 thread starter macrumors regular

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    just checked the ifixit teardown and theirs are phillips #00. wonder why apple changed it again last minute?
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Because we'll be able to swap out batteries soon!

    Next batch will have thumb screws. :p
     
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  14. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

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    Wow!

    Really!

    Wow!

    I mean really!?????

    Really??????!!!!!!!

    Is this REALLY something worth concern??????

    Go sit in a development meeting and have a guy like jmdfd415 bring up the screws and bring a whole 2 1/2 hour meeting to a halt. Just to get rid of the meaningless concern, everyone agrees. OK, OK, OK, we will put phillips head screws in, just shut up so we can move onto things that really matter.

    Really!??
     
  15. jmdfd415 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I never said I was concerned with it. Im actually completely happy with my phone im not OCD like most the people on here. I just simply noticed it and was curious thats all. No big deal really.
     
  16. DJ88 macrumors regular

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    Weird that engadget's phone does have the torx screws.
     
  17. serialtoon macrumors 6502a

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    One word..."Macro"
     
  18. jmdfd415 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I realize that. I just dont have a macro lens :)
     
  19. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, my post was not meant to be a personal attack but this is exactly how things like this happen.


    Posted from my iPhone 4 :)
     
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  21. Love Juice macrumors regular

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    second word ...polo
     
  22. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Yes, it appears that some people are getting phones with Torx® TX and some are getting phones with cross-head (probably not actually Phillips®) screws. I wonder whether the cross-head variants are earlier, or later. OP: what's your week of manufacture?
     
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  24. jmdfd415 thread starter macrumors regular

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    appears to be week 25 if im reading it right..
     
  25. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    My guess.

    Pre-release, demo, and review iPhone 4s had torx to detur them from
    being opened. General manufacturing release models probably were meant to have Phillips #00 from the beginning. Anyone get an official release model with torx?
     

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