White iPhone 4S factory border black scratch(no paint?)1mm under front glass on side

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Carlanga, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Carlanga, Oct 14, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011

    Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #1
    SOLVED: It's some type of black factory particulate! Got it removed using female nails in the border area!!! Men fingernails should work also...

    White iPhone 4S: Anyone else w/ a black scratch (incomplete paint?) under front glass on the side next to the band that is on top of the mute switch? Mine is 1mm and there is another one on the border on the back. Just want to know if it's just mine or all of the white ones have them? :eek: TIA

    Picture on POST #4
     
  2. Carlanga thread starter macrumors 604

    Carlanga

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #2
    No one has a white 4S that can tell me about their paint job under the glass screens?:eek:
     
  3. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    #3
    Could you post a pic so we can see what it looks like?
     
  4. Carlanga thread starter macrumors 604

    Carlanga

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #4
    Here it is: (I might be nitpicking, but I want to know if other white ones have them too :eek: ) It's under the glass...
     

    Attached Files:

  5. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

    lilcosco08

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    Location:
    Dayton
    #5
    Meh, It's not really noticable unless you look directly at it.
     
  6. Carlanga thread starter macrumors 604

    Carlanga

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #6
    That's not what I'm asking though ;)

    Once you see it you will always see it since it's black on white and is on the front @ at the top...
     
  7. NacSquared macrumors regular

    NacSquared

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Location:
    Missouri
  8. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Location:
    Southampton UK
    #8
    Dont have one there., have a little bit of paint missing next to the camera on the back. I don't notice it unless I look right up close, and I'm not likely to do that very often anyway.
     
  9. pashtun macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #9
    I had posted about this yesterday. I have one dent like gee impression in the bottom left corner and I also have another in the top right which is about 5mm by 2mm in depth. You can check out my photos in my post if you like.
     
  10. phillyphill macrumors 6502

    phillyphill

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Location:
    lorton
  11. iSaxon macrumors 6502a

    iSaxon

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
  12. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    #12
    I predict you will go through several phones before you are happy. If you would have got black, you would never see this.
     
  13. Bawstun macrumors 65816

    Bawstun

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    #13
    I have someone's eyelash under my backplate! It doesn't bother me, and I know going to Apple (which is 45 minutes away) for something so stupid this close to release won't get me anywhere. I might wait a while and see if it ever irks me enough to care.

    But under the backplate - near the metallic Apple - there is an eyelash clearly under the glass. It's kind of funny. :D
     
  14. Carlanga thread starter macrumors 604

    Carlanga

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #14
    I didn't say I was gonna return it because of this; No OCPD over here :)

    Just wanted to know if I was the only one or not; since we all know how problematic has been for :apple: to give us white under glass; this might be a more realistic cause than the shadings of white that MR has told us about.
     
  15. GeneKam macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Location:
    Mississauga, ON
    #15
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I don't have that. Defect!! Lol
     
  16. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    #16
    I would.
     
  17. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

    SRLMJ23

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    #17
    I think he has a right to be upset about it, I mean yes it's extremely extremely small but when you pay $300-400 on a phone it should be perfect, id be mad about it as well.
     
  18. Philalbe macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Location:
    Greater Boston Area
    #18
    Nasty! But better than a booger I guess? :p
     
  19. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    #19
    So for $300-$400 things sould be perfect?:p
     
  20. Bawstun macrumors 65816

    Bawstun

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    #20
    LOL, I'd definitely return that one...

    It makes you wonder though if that's part of the manufacturing process that was giving them problems. When you're dealing with sealing anything white, any little speck of dust, hair, particles etc. all show up under the glass. It'd have to be very pristine conditions to get them perfect!
     
  21. falconman515 macrumors 6502a

    falconman515

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010
    #22
    lol lol lol lol lol lol serious !!!
     
  22. doxielover macrumors 6502a

    doxielover

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Location:
    CA
    #23
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I would return it. I'm picky.
     
  23. salacious macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 15, 2011
    #24
    it is a companies duty to sell you goods you are satisfied with and received as described, im sure you ordered a immaculate white iphone, therefore you have not, it is a shabby paint job therefore return it and serve them with a give me another phone biatch complaint if they refuse then demand the manager if he refuses, say you will report them to offcom or whoever, and your local law advisor...
     
  24. Carlanga thread starter macrumors 604

    Carlanga

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #25
    it's UNDER the glass ;) unless you got some magic white out that goes through glass...
     

Share This Page