Possible to return due to camera lens dust?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xolan99, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. xolan99 macrumors regular

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    I bought a launch day iPhone 5 and recently I noticed that there is dust inside the camera lens, which renders noticeable spots when I take photos against solid color backgrounds. I've taken pretty good care of the phone so not sure how something like that would happen.

    I didn't buy AppleCare but was wondering if anyone has had success with returning and getting a new one at the Genius Bar? It's not easy for me to make a trip to the Apple Store so if it's hopeless, I probably won't bother.

    Any advice appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G4

    lordofthereef

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    Don't need apple care for a defect. Yes, they will replace your phone if you are able to show them evidence of said dust.
     
  3. toille4 macrumors member

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    I had same issue and returned it with no AppleCare, with no problem.
     
  4. TyPod macrumors 68000

    TyPod

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    If it bothers you and you feel the need to take it back you should have no problem getting a new phone for this defect.
     
  5. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    There are TONS of threads on this already. Yes, take it back and they will either clean it out or replace the phone.
     
  6. b0bab0i macrumors regular

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    I had this on my phone also. It was some purple dots inside the camera lens.
    I just brought it in and Apple replaced the phone.
     

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