The hairline cracks are still a problem.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Caris, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    Just noticed lots of very small hairline cracks around the buttons/headphone jack on my 3GS, pretty dissapointed in Apple I really thought they would have sorted this out for the new model.

    Just thought I'd share this with everyone, I'll be taking a trip back to the o2 store tomorrow.
     
  2. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    do you have pics?
     
  3. yode macrumors 6502

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    Great News!
     
  4. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    There too small for pictures, they wont show up but I can promise you they are there. I hope o2 take it back and don't ******** me with the "thats not a big enough problem to warrant an exchange".
     
  5. SirithX macrumors 6502

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    I have a few on my 32 GB Black 3GS, only right outside the camera. Honestly I'm not going to make a big deal out of it, the only problem I would have is if they slowly got bigger or caused other problems which I'm sure they won't.
     
  6. chox99 macrumors regular

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    Glad I haven't upgraded to 3G or 3GS. I'm waiting for the next one until cracking issue is resolved. :cool:
     
  7. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    No cracks or anything on mine. Looks 100% perfect. 32GB White.
     
  8. VeNoMiZeD macrumors 6502

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    People like you crack me up. Just wait until 2012 when supposedly the world will end. You'll be ready just in time. :cool:
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Come on, did you really expect this given they did nothing in terms of case redesign?
     
  10. chox99 macrumors regular

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    Case update should happen next year, 2010. Enjoy your cracked phone until then.:cool:
     
  11. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    I'm glad your crystal ball is working.
     
  12. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    His crystal ball is just as accurate as the Aztec's calendars.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Even if it happens, this is no guarantee there won't be problems. The iPhone is now a multi-mass production unit.
     
  14. Eallan macrumors 6502

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    I'll be enjoying it using it every day :)

    If cracks show up, off to the apple store. No problem!
     
  15. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Exactly. The way I see it, these hairline cracks are my ticket to a shiny new phone every three-four months. That's fine with me!!
     
  16. ubercool macrumors 6502a

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    Funny, I thought I saw some fine hairline cracks in his crystal ball! :D
     
  17. x0lliex macrumors member

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    Haha funny. Helped me sell my white iPhone 3G for some good money.
     
  18. Synthetickiller macrumors regular

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    That's a 50+ minute commute for me just to go to an apple store. What a PITA. AT&T won't swap out the phones?
     
  19. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Yup, that's what I'm doing, too. We don't get the 3GS until the 26th here in Japan, but next week sometime I'm taking my white 3G back, yet again, for a replacement. I figure it's my last chance before the warranty expires, so ...
     
  20. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    no, they direct you to call Apple or go to the nearest store
     
  21. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Seriously?

    You're worried about a flaw that a CAMERA can't see?

    It may be time to admit, as a community, that our stadards are a bit too high.
     
  22. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well not really I mean the phone is black, so it's going to be hard for a camera to pick up. I think you're also missing the point that cracks grow, and don't stay the same.
     
  23. dancavallaro macrumors regular

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    Then wait a couple months until they grow, and your phone is starting to show some wear and tear anyway, and get it exchanged then for a "brand new" refurb phone.
     
  24. solarguy17 macrumors 6502a

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    keyword there SHOULD

    everyone knew the 3GS shoudl have matte black, should have front facing camera, SHOULD have MMS. but it didnt. Dont worry about tomorrow, just think about today.
     
  25. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    actually, the world is ending this september
    large hadron collider!
     

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