Small gap between rear glass and stainless steel. Normal?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Stoj, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Stoj macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Was reading about the issue described here over at TUAW, and decided to see if my own iPhone 4 had the same issue.

    Turns out, it does. And just in that one corner.

    Are they all like this? I could not find any threads on it, but if there already is one could you please provide a link?

    Thank you.

  2. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    No they are not. You should definately take that in and get replaced.
  3. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
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    No that is definitely not normal. I would take it back, as was mentioned above.
  4. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
  5. Stoj thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Ok - thank you. That pic is from the article, but mine is basically the same. I can't take a pic of mine while at work..
  6. jonhcox macrumors regular


    Apr 15, 2010
    North Carolina
    Provided you aren't in New Zealand like the blogger, most certainly take it in. This might be a well-answered question, but if one had that issue and ordered from AT&T (on-line), can you take it to an Apple store or do you go through AT&T? I'm pretty sure it can be taken to an Apple store.

    Just checking in case I get a phone with that issue.

    OP- good luck but you should be ok to get that fixed.
  7. Idgit macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2004
    Yeah, I've got the same gap. Otherwise, the phone is perfect. I'm reluctant to get a replacement if this is a common problem. I wonder if I should wait a month or two to get a replacement. That way, hopefully, Apple will have fixed this problem in manufacturing.
  8. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Just tried it on my iP4, no gaps (breaths a sigh of relief):D
  9. sputnik3 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2010
  10. Tozzi macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    I received mine yesterday, and have the same issue.
    I can even see the gap when holding it against a light bulb.
    Also, reception goes down from 5 bars to "no service" when holding it in my left hand (4.0.2). Guess I'll have to visit my local Apple Store.
    So much for the myth that newer phones are supposedly better.
  11. DanggxAmanda macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2010
    I panicked when I saw this thread but I tried it out and mine does not have the issue, phew :)
  12. chrisu91 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    No problems with mine. Factory unlocked, week 30.
  13. Tozzi macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    I got mine replaced at the Apple Store, no problem.
    The Genius showed it to her collegues, it seems like this is not really a wide spread issue.
    The new one I got is perfect so far.
  14. rjsmith18 macrumors member


    Aug 17, 2008
    I received my phone last week and noticed it has this issue. If I look at it without light in the background it looks fine and I cannot fit a piece of receipt paper through it, but when I look in the light at the right angle I can see a slight gap. I wonder if every phone has this to some degree.
  15. Tozzi macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    Definitely not.
  16. bina12834 macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
    i got the same issue here....ill be taking it in for a replacement as soon as i can
  17. kitng macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010
    I went in yesterday to see if they would replace it but they said it was normal due to manufacturing. They say not all phones will have it but nothing is "perfect". They said if really wanted they would replace the rear glass for me but they didn't have any in stock at the time.

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