Quality Control on UNLOCKED iP5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BlueMoonForever, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. BlueMoonForever macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2012
    How is quality control on the new unlocked iPhone 5? Would love to hear from people who just ordered one from Apple? Any issues with:

    Home buttons?
    Scratches, dings, or scuffs?
    Screen creaking?
    Bad earpieces?
    Rattling sleep wake buttons?

    These were issues posted on these forums. Just wondering if Apple QC has picked up since September.
  2. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    My mother just got her ip5. No problems at all.
  3. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2012
    Factory unlocked?
  4. upnorth85 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 2, 2011
    MN, USA
    No problem of any sort. No scratches, fast Wi-Fi, good batter life.
    Just that my T-mobile 3G sucks. So if you are planning to use on T-mobile's pseudo 3G network, spend a bit more and be happy on AT&T or Verizon. I have been 10+ years on T-mobile and was happy on their 4G network. But their 1900 Mhz refarming is shoddy, sparse and weak. A fine phone such as an iPhone 5 should not be wasted on T-mobile's network.
  5. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2012
    Yeah planned to use it on T-Mobile throughout Chicago.
  6. mykem macrumors regular

    May 20, 2008
    I got my unlocked iPhone 5 (64GB, Black Slate) about two months ago; FYI- Unlocked iP5 are available to Canadians since the release date in September although I ordered mine a month later. It arrived in flawless condition and as I've pointed out in a different thread, the anodizing turned out to be quite durable provided, of course, that you apply the most basic of common sense.
  7. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    With a contract but it doesn't make a difference. They are all the same. The locking and unlocking is just a little thing done on the activation server side.
  8. AnorexicPig macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2012
    Winnipeg,Canada/New Delhi India
    I got a factory unlocked,two months-absolutely flawless :cool:
  9. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
  10. lke macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2009
    An unlocked iphone is exactly the same as the one you will get with any mobile company.

    The latest production of iphone 5 is flawless like everything from Apple.

    It was good luck to have buy the iphone 5 one month later.
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    They actually use a completely different manufacturing process, you're getting 3rd hand parts from Burkina Faso put into the device.
  12. itjw macrumors 65816

    Dec 20, 2011

    With Plutonium widgets and Titanium sprockets.

    And the Bugelsleiven has been increased to 35% effectiveness (in sunlight).

    The unlocked model is they way to go!

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