SIM tray not flush with white iPhone 4 body

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ThomasJL, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    When I was at an Apple store today, I noticed that two separate display models of the white iPhone 4 had the exact same problem: The SIM card tray was not flush with the body of the phone. The tray was all the way in, but it was at a slight angle, and the one edge of the tray (which is the edge closest to bottom of the phone, i.e., the edge closest to the the 30-pin port) was slightly sticking out of the phone's body. When I ran my finger up the metal side of the body where the SIM card tray is, the edge of the tray that was sticking out caused some friction on my finger.

    Has anyone else here noticed this?
  2. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    If it's bothering you that much, I would take it back and get a new one. Or at least ask them if it's a common problem between them all. It's kinda strange for three of them to all have the same problem though.
  3. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    Mine is perfectly flush. 32gb white Att model
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  5. ThomasJL thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    I didn't buy one, because I'm quite happy with the black Verizon iPhone 4 I bought on the day it was released. :) I decided to create this thread to give prospective white iPhone 4 customers a heads-up.
  6. replaceface macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2011
  7. mrkjsn macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2010
  8. replaceface macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2011
    By way of an update, I took this to the apple store and they gave me a replacement, no fuss. Now my sim slot is perfect. If you have the same problem, take it back.

  9. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Now it looks a little low:eek:
  10. XieoBebe macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2010
  11. APtalent macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    Looks 1/64" too low. I would get a replacement. :rolleyes:
  12. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Yep, another excuse for a replacement.
  13. M Quick macrumors 6502

    M Quick

    Nov 9, 2011
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I have on mine, but it's such a little angle that you cannot see it, only feel it. On the same spot you are describing. Nowhere near what is shown on the first photo in this thread.
  14. max pl macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    i have the same issue as the phone posted above. looks exactly the same.
    its on a new 4S I just bought.

    i was thinking about returning it but i hate being a little baby about small issues like this, so once i have my case i'll forget about it.
  15. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    But you are being a big baby by complaining about it yet not doing anything.
  16. max pl macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    what part of my statement was a complaint? bold it for me.
  17. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    I would worry about it as well.

    Back in 2009 when Apple came out with the 8GB 3GS when the iPhone 4 came out, I ordered a black 8GB 3GS. The sim card slot never aligned properly and I would always get the sim not detected message. I finally traded the sim tray from one of my white iPhones and it fit better and I never got the sim message again. I did sell the phone a few weeks ago with it's original sim tray.
  18. Cod3rror macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    Very nice of Apple, that's a customer service!

    I love Apple and Apple fans cause I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets annoyed by these little things and it's amazing that a big company like that pays attention and replaces a product because of it.

    Did they replace the phone though or the tray?

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