Why can't they build a dust-free phone!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cyberone, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. cyberone macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    OK, I may be anal about it, but took special care to get a dust-free iPhone (that is dust specs under the screen).

    Believe me, every iPhone has it. Some more, some less. If you say you never had a problem you either must have a bad eyesight or you don't really bother about it. In direct sunlight you see the dust - shops even wanted to sell me a brand new phone with white dust-specs inbetween the glass and black frame ...

    Anyway, had a practically dust-free phone, but if fell out of my hand, body is OK, but hell! Dozens of dust-specs all over under the screen?

    Shaking the bloody phone helped, most longer dust-specs (like short) disappeared somewhere.

    But still, why is Apple not able to produce those units in a dust-free environment or why isn't Apple or any other phone maker for that able to make sure that in the process of putting those parts together no dust invades?

    Seems to be a special problem with HTC phones ...

    Really pisses me off. I pay good money for this phone. It's hightech all around, but not able to offer a clean, proper screen.
  2. Rayfire macrumors 68030


    Aug 25, 2008
    What he said. And uhh.. there's dust everywhere, you can live in a vacuum if you want. :rolleyes:
  3. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    One more thing.....

    I have no dust under my screen. I have had no dust under any of the iPhone screens I've owned (I'm on #6).

    Maybe you're seeing floaters.
  4. cyberone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    Haha, that's cute.

    Well they can build photo lenses of high quality (which the iPhone is supposed to be) without dust in it. Who'd buy a lens with dust in it.

    Maybe we here just get bad production badges, but search the net, it's an issue - yes, sometimes you wish a less clear eyesight.
  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    I'm with the OP. Stare at your screen in sunlight and if you own a 3G you will see dozens of specs, I've successfully exchanged. 3GS are slightly improved but still get very dirty between screen and bezel.
  6. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I get dust on mine if I let it sit somewhere for a while. But then I wipe it off and everything is great again.:)

    This reminds me of that "There's Dust on my iMac" thread.....
  7. cyberone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    "On" mine's dust-free as well. Hey I can reach the surface! Great product!
  8. Mattwood macrumors member


    Jul 11, 2008
    to make it "dust free" it would have to be a completely sealed unit, no system connector, headphone socket, speaker or mic holes.

    seriously come on think about it! just dont tread your phone like crap! i've never had 'dust' under the screen in any handset i've ever owned. :D
  9. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    My 3GS has no dust under the screen. Your pockets must be full of lint and dust.
  10. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
  11. Demosthenes427 macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    There is dust under my 3G's screen.

    I don't care.

    The phone still functions the same with or without the dust, and that's all that matters.

    If you're that anal-retentive about keeping your phone (that you use every day, so there will naturally be some visible wear) spotlessly clean inside AND out, be prepared to shell out the cash to buy a new one ever year.

    The dust is a problem in every single phone ever made. Just because it's Apple doesn't mean it's invincible to all the problems that plague other phones.
  12. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Stare at my screen in sunlight?
    Why would I want to do that?

    It is a phone and it gets used
    I talk on it
    I push a few buttons on it
    I don't take it out and stare at the screen in sunlight

    I have other things in life to worry about
    Whether I have a speck of dust under my iPhone screen is not one of them

    Hell, I don't worry about the dust ON my screen much less the dust under it
  13. nehunte macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2009
    Go find yourself an iPhone that is "dust-free" enough for you and slap an otterbox on it. The otterbox seals up almost every hole on that phone. Shouldn't have to worry about dust getting in it after that. Click here for the link.
  14. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    I looked at my phone under a microscope and it has germs. Why can't they sell a phone that doesn't have germs? Why can't Apple make a germophobic screen?
  15. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007
    Before I switched to a BB Bold, I had dust underneath my 3G and 3Gs screens - never noticed on my 1st generation iPhone though....

    It kind of bugged me and I got a couple replaced, but what I learned is that dust is inevitable - especially if you are keeping it in your lint/dust/dirty pockets.

    Just something to live with....
  16. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Washington, DC
    I bet if you carried around those photo lenses in your pocket 14 hours a day for a couple years then they would get dust in them too.
  17. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Get over it -as said before, unless the iPhone is completely sealed (as are many camera lenses), dust can work its way in. Perhaps you should consider:

  18. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    You don't fit in here very well. Now go work on being more anal and unreasonable. And then, build a shrine for your iPhone, so that you can pray to it as you should.
  19. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    I wouldn't say I have dust under my screen, but I do have dust between the screen glass and the bezzel which I can get it out but just rubbing it off. Is that what you're being so anal about?
  20. VenusianSky macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2008
    My first iPhone never got dust under the glass, but the one I have now does. It doesn't bother me. I usually can clear it off the screen by tapping it off the palm of my hand.
  21. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2005
    Not sure OP but you must not have very good eyes because dust is everywhere. You only think it isn't there because you can't see it.

    To the third poster who mentioned floaters, I have those and they drive me nuts. They are not fun.

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