Possible hairline scratches, but probably fuzz

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  1. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    I thought we wouldn't have to deal with these anymore since the front and back are covered in glass, but it appears the sides of the white material where they meet the stainless steel frame are not covered with any glass. I was really leaning towards the white, but now I'm not so sure... (scratches circled for reference) If my white 3G was any indication, these can get annoyingly noticeable.

    EDIT: Most people, myself now included, think these are just pieces of fuzz. Title changed to prevent further confusion.

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  2. mbsaeger macrumors 6502

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    nooooooooo :(

    I really wanted the white one! lol.

    So it's either fingerprints, or hairline scratches... ugh..
     
  3. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Almost look like cracks or fuzz caught along the edge.
     
  4. Peanut207 macrumors 6502

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    That's why you have bumpers. ;) I'm getting the white iphone4 and can't wait! Slashgear video sold me.`
     
  5. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Damn. I was going for the white one, now I'm going to get a black one.
     
  6. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    That's some kind of fuzz. Look at that first pic, one of the "cracks" is in the shape of a U, and it doesn't start at the seam like most of the other cracks.

    IMO those are in no way cracks.
     
  7. mbsaeger macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, now that you mention it....
     
  8. mike1123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I was hoping, but the one in the last pic makes me think otherwise.
     
  9. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    Like the black 3G(S) next to it looks so much better.
     
  10. Seanosaurus macrumors newbie

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    Those tinnnnny scratches really bother you guys this much?
     
  11. C8XY macrumors 6502

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    um, isnt the black one manufactured the same way? just different colour?
    they look like fluff, not cracks
     
  12. omizzle macrumors regular

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    is this for real??? you can hardly even see those scratches!

    Do you expect it to be indestructible?
     
  13. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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    They look like fibers to me... look at the picture on the bottom. In the middle of the iPhone.
     
  14. mike1123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When they're this small, no, I don't care, but they tend to keep getting bigger to the point where they are annoying.
     
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  16. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    I never had a problem with cracks on my Iphone 3G or 3GS but I have seen some white Iphones that look absolutely horrible because of cracks turning into a virtual sea of cracks all over the back.

    The tiny ones aren't that bothersome, it's when they grow and take over the back of the phone that people get a little annoyed.
     
  17. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    These are fresh off the line. What will they look like a year from now?
     
  18. cowsrus macrumors 6502

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    phones scratch, if thats all the damage i ever saw on mine i would be quite pleased

    look at the 3gs next to it, its all scratched up, but would anybody say it looked terrible? no because that's what happens when you use something, normal wear and tear
     
  19. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    looks like lint to me. fibers trapped from wiping it down so often
     
  20. mike1123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not really a wear and tear issue; it's a manufacturing defect that has plagued the white 3G/3GS. If those things are actually fuzzies, I'll be very pleased, but I guess there's no way of knowing. I might take a chance and get white anyway. :)
     
  21. cowsrus macrumors 6502

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    honestly, if they are there on the white they are there on the black, just less noticeable

    i mean they are made out of all the same material aren't they?
     
  22. mike1123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, you're probably right. So really, it's a decision between fingerprints, and maybe some small scratches. Or lots of fuzzies. :D
     
  23. cidf2008 macrumors member

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    Why would this only be an issue with the white one?
     
  24. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    Yes. Both white and black iPhones have cracking plastic. Black just not as visible. It was a misconception that only the white ones were defective.
     
  25. msduncan macrumors 6502

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    So the question becomes: do you wear black pants or white pants?
     

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