Series 4 Apple Watch Gap?

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  1. jayonegame, Sep 21, 2018
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    jayonegame macrumors member

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    Is this gap normal for the S4 Apple Watch? My other Apple Watch's gap is almost non existent and wanted some other user input. https://gyazo.com/c4c988ea1e9e4defff75c12c6e7a9518

    Edit: Whops, I forgot to mention that I'm referring to the crown.

    More images:
    https://gyazo.com/d6bd80c999472126d7664ba2ae601d21
    https://gyazo.com/6fb6b610988754a4f5704072d1a18147
    https://gyazo.com/0d1e2fc54d365fb69a0fcbb11acc0692
    https://gyazo.com/3cb44a14ba888e9a78e679f29ff0bacb

    Upon further inspection some other people say that it does look crooked however in person it's almost impossible to tell.
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    At the crown? I don’t see that kind of gap on my S3.
     
  3. jayonegame thread starter macrumors member

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    I think this may just be with the S4, my S2 has no gap and I assume it's something to do with the new haptic feedback engine there.
     
  4. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah seems normal. I see the crown stem on mine and the ones that were at the store as well when I picked it up earlier. Thought it was weird because the stock photos made it look completely flush against the body.

    *edit I’m referring to the S4. The previous models are flush against the body.
     
  5. jayonegame thread starter macrumors member

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    Mind if you can take a photo? Thanks! I was just afraid it was going to affect the waterproofing.
     
  6. jayonegame thread starter macrumors member

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    It may have to do with the angle I shot it at, I'll take one more and see if I get a better photo.
     
  7. porkrind macrumors regular

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    Doesn’t look right to me as compared to my S4.
     
  8. jayonegame thread starter macrumors member

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    Could I get a photo? It would suck if I needed to bring it back in for a replacement as SB SS are backed right now
     
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    After finally finding a video that shows a Apple Watch S4 in higher detail it does appear to be normal as per here:
    https://gyazo.com/4a7a002c5d7940d1ca76aed7a3073d7c
    I guess at this point it's good to have some regular consumers also chip in?
     
  11. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    If the crown is parallel to the body, then there is a lot of distortion being introduced by the angle.
     
  12. djlythium macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I’d take it in.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    At minimum, I would just have Apple inspect it and have a second opinion. I think it’s kind of difficult to say, and they would issue you a new one without question if it is defective.
     
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    It looks slightly uneven to me based on the photos.
     
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    Looks MUCH better. OP definitely needs to take his in.
     
  17. pudcraft macrumors regular

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    My S4 crown is flush on the side. Definitely take yours back.
     
  18. aloecool macrumors 6502

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    I don’t see a gap like that on mine, take it in
     
  19. GIBBI, Sep 22, 2018
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    That’s quite the same what thought when I first used my S4 yesterday, so I checked a lot of pictures and videos and it seems that almost all watches have a little gap compared to the older models.

    The gap is annoying for me, because you can see a black part of the crown parts shining through, even if you are not looking really close at it.

    The first attached picture is my watch, the second one one of a lot of pictures I found in the internet...

    I’m also quite unsure if it is faulty this way or not and the next store is 2h away.
     

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    At first I thought it was normal and just a mixture of angles and shadows playing tricks on my eyes (which I still think is what's causing it to look uneven or at an angle).

    But looking at my SS S4 (but not space grey) I don't see any of the stem going from the crown into the body. Mine looks like Broken Hope's, but I think his is also not space grey. So you do have more of a gap than I have.

    I don't know if that's normal for the Space Grey S4. If you're not far from an Apple Store, I'd at least go in and look at the watches on display. If they all look like that, then perhaps it is normal.
     
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  24. minifridge1138 macrumors 65816

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    Go into the Apple Store anyway. Look at the SBSS display models. See if they look like yours. If they don't, go talk to a Genius. I'd be very, very surprised if they didn't have a few SBSS set aside in the back for replacing/exchanging defective ones.

    Good luck!
     

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