White iPhones Cracking? Take a Look
So there have been some reports that the white iPhone 3G has been showing cracks in its plastic housing already. From the pictures shown, some look like it could be scratches while others look almost, definitively cracked. I knew that the plastic would not be as durable as the original iPhone's but cracks in the casing? That's a lot worse than I ever imagined.
Is this a case of internet propaganda or could this really be happening? Anyone with white iPhone 3Gs like to tell their side of the story? Source: Nowhereelse
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BTW- Is AppleCare available for iPhones in the US? None in Canada yet.
Had cracking all around on the top :( and same one on the picture above too :(
Hey, lets be careful out there.....
16GB White here, no Cracks no scratches, =D
even if we don't have Apple care i think the base warranty will cover a crack on the outer case like that. Someone confirm?
I have a close buddy who does NOT have apple care, and he had like 3 Dead Pixels on his screen. He took it into the Apple store and they swapped him a new iPhone no fussing.. no problems.
I don't think it's a color issue though. The cracks are so tiny that it is ultra difficult to detect on a black phone.
until i was able to find one that was perfect. I am disappointed with he build quality of this new product from Apple. Noticeable problems included dust under the screen, missing pixel and poor case flushness.
The apple store said that they have had more black back than white.
Worst thing is i originally wanted the black but had to raincheck my phone and when it came in the idiot at the phone store put down black or white and they gave me a white phone so i took it cause i didnt want to wait for my phone,
never misused / dropped / left in strong light or cold or heat
just today however, i noticed a scratch that went from the charging jack up the back of the phone about 1/2 an inch. i'm going to call apple and see if anything can be done. i'm not worried so much about how it looks, just that it will get worse and my phone will break.
you can lift up a chunk of the back and even see under into the phone-definatlly NOT good! :(
short distances during the short time I've owned it (accidentally), though I have the "heavy-duty" Speck case that has gel padding on the inside for shock absorbing protection. I attribute this case to the reason as to why my phone hasn't shattered, especially when I dropped it about three feet above my hardwood floor.
I also had the 3G in Black for 8 months and used various cases on and off again. I also noticed similar stress cracks on that phone around the earphone jack, etc. They appear like scratches, only when examined in certain lighting, they're cracks. I think Apple has a great product, butthey need to make the plastic more durable.
I think that if we all stop buying their products for about a year, they will be forced into giving us quality products.
Then I noticed more even after buying a case.
I took it back to the apple shop (uk) and they replaced it without any fuss. Since the replacement there hasn't been anymore cracks.