Scratch/dent on the antenna on new Iphone 5

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  1. carl1, Apr 20, 2013
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    carl1 macrumors newbie

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    Hello ! Im just wondering if this dent/scratch on my iphone 5 on the antenna can cause that the antenna could not work properly? I read on the internet that these small black lines on the side are antennas, so im wondering if i will have some hardware problems ( like signal, wifi problems ) or just cosmetic ? In the photo the scratch is that black thing on the antenna.
    Thanks !

    http://postimg.org/image/vkunlbmzx/
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I can't even see any scratches or dents, but no, they won't affect the WiFi/cellular signal.
     
  3. carl1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    are you sure? because i can return it but this doesnt bother me if there is no hardware problem. so if these black lines are not for the signal ( as i said, i read that these are antennas.) what are then the lines used for?

    thanks for the repply !
     
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    The lines aren't the antennas - they merely separate each antenna (LTE, WiFi etc)
     
  5. pat park macrumors 6502a

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    all i see is a blurry picture. Not sure what I am supposed to be seeing here.
     
  6. MVRL macrumors regular

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    Close your eyes and imagine, Jeff
     
  7. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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    This is not a big deal use your phone and be happy :D
     

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