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Paint peeling around sim tray...

569 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2012 9:50 AM by OzzyMoto RSS
vr6pwr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 4, 2012 8:51 AM

So this is the second manufacturing defect I've encountered... In fact, this is a replacement phone I received this past monday as my original one had some dents on the back of the phone right out of the box.

 

I noticed this moring that the paint around the sim tray seems to be peeling away... anybody having similar issues?

 

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Time to go to the genius bar once again, ugh!

  • ken5 Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 10:15 AM (in response to vr6pwr)

    Peeling? I doubt it is peeling as it is anodized. I would think it might have been scrapped when inserting the sim card holder. Take a closer look as see if it looks more like a scrape.

     

    Personally I am not sure why apple went with aluminum, seems to me to be too soft a material for a phone body. I have a feeling that the iphone 5 might be the last one to use it.

     

    If you are not going to keep your phone in a case I would forget about this scrape. Even in a case it will probably show signs of wear in some places.

  • OzzyMoto Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to vr6pwr)

    I've seen about 10 cosmetically defective Black iPhone 5's in a row - working on my 11th now.

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