What did you do with your slightly raised bezel 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by agkm800, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    I remember reading many complaints regarding one side of the bezel slightly raised and not really flush with the glass surface when the 3GS first came out in June.

    I just bought my 3G Touch and mine has the same problem. It doesn't bother me too much but I guess it bothers me enough to ask others who had the same complaint.

    So, what did you do about it? Anybody exchanged the iPhone because of the bezel (I guess usually it's the right side of the iPhone) is slightly raised?
     
  2. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    Just kept it, dosent bother me at all...
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    After much soul-searching, and with the help of therapy, I learned to accept my 3GS for who it was, warts and all, and began using it.

    You know, it works just fine (and I may be imagining it, but I think it's snappier because it knows it needs to try harder, it not being perfect).
     
  4. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    You treat iPhone likea brand new puppy with a funny limp. Haha glad you got it worked out...
     
  5. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Are you talking about the iPhone 3G or the 3rd Generation iPod Touch?
     
  6. agkm800 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have iPod Touch 3rd Gen, but I've read many iPhone 3GS owners complaining about the same problem.
     
  7. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I had one like that at first, but then I exchanged it AT&t and got a white one and it's been fine.
     
  8. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    Well when I got a huge scratch on the glass I exchanged the iphone 3G with the right side bezel raised for a new one at the Apple Store. It was raised a LOT.
     
  9. Gin Gin macrumors regular

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    My 3GS bezel is very slightly higher on the right side. It did bother me just a little when I would swipe my finger across the screen. I put a screen protector on and that's enough so I don't feel it anymore. Works well enough for me.
     
  10. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    It's actually not the bezel that's higher, but the glass is sunken past the bezel. Also, my plastic back didn't line up with the metal bezel either. I could feel a sharp edge on one side. It bothered me because that's how I pick up my iPhone… by the sides.

    I ultimately returned my iPhone 3GS 3 times and then I returned it for good. It wasn't worth the hassles. Plus, I didn't like the screen very much. I had good old horizontal scan lines and yellowing on the bottom portion only.

    Oh well. My iPhone 3G is perfect. The UI graphics are as smooth as a 3GS on 2.2.1.
     
  11. The General macrumors 601

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    Did Apple advertise that the bezel would be flush with the glass?
     
  12. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    They're two completely different devices, I've never heard of a problem with an iPod bezel. As a matter of fact, I don't believe the iPod Touch has a bezel. I'll have to check mine.
     
  13. ckhris macrumors member

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    I took mine back to apple and they said the clips were broke and gave me a new phone.
     
  14. ckhris macrumors member

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    Smart ass, one side was raised up on mine and yes it is an issue on some phones.
     
  15. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Did Apple advertise that the bezel wouldn't be flush with the glass?
     
  16. lollicup macrumors regular

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    OP I find that you can press the glass slightly to level it out ( press on the high side)

    You can also install a screen protector and case, which will make you completely forget the bezel is slightly off



    Spaz we get it you have OCD, and so do other members here on Macrumors.

    Apple shouldn't be held responsible to the ridiculous quality control levels that you guys think are expected of a mass produced product

    If you look at brand new shoes and cars you will notice small flaws ( maybe a string out of place, small piece of glue)

    IF the defect affects your use of the product, I would take it back, otherwise just learn to deal with it

    This reminds me of the guy who posted about his sim card being .1 mm slanted :rolleyes:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=8320102

    [​IMG]
     
  17. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    I've done a couple of things with a raised bezel havin' iPhone...

    I've tripped some ants walking across my screen.

    I've cut some rice paper.
     
  18. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Checked.

    iPod Touch doesn't have a bezel, it's a unibody. Problem solved.
     
  19. The General macrumors 601

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    They didn't advertise anything about the bezel. Why would you expect it to be flush? What kind of tolerances do you think these cell phones are built to these days?

    It's always better to be a smart ass than to be a dumb ass.
     
  20. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    That's why they should come up with a better design that makes the iPhone easier to build and eliminate some of the possible defects. Why don't they put some sort of metal rail attached underneath the bezel that makes it so the glass can only be one height?

    They advertised how the new Unibody MacBook Pro is built to precision to get that perfect quality… they should innovate something with the iPhone.

    There are a few areas they can work on.

    1. The plastic back is known to crack
    2. Fix the even-ness of the glass
    3. Come up with a different bezel solution all together
    4. Don't glue a piece of metal onto plastic (silent switch) cause it can fall off
    5. Don't put the headphone hole so close to the metal bezel. That's where a lot of cracks happen.

    There are things that Apple can do to help reduce the chance of creating a defective phone.
     

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