Does the iPhone 5 suffer from light leakage?
0. phoneArena posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:39
Oh dear, after the reports of some iPhone 5 devices arriving with scratches on the metal framing and back out of the box (bonus feature?), it looks like some owners of the white version are now experiencing a little bit of light leakage from the top end of their brand new smartphones...
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29. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:27 4 0
Wouldn't be surprised if there were more issues to come. Rushed production, switched manufacturers of key components, and moved forward the release date, people are crazy if they think there won't be issues with this model.
If you can live with the issues, it's not a problem. If it impacts performance, take it back.
32. PhoneArenaUser posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:31 3 0
"Wouldn't be surprised if there were more issues to come."
I also think that it is only beginning.
30. shandesilva posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:27 5 0
what did you expect?....its an apple device...! :)
31. nlbates66 posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:31 0 1
i don't like apple, but honestly can't see this sort of thing being a deal breaker at all....
though I haven't had any sort of light leakage of this kind on my LG BG2100, Sony Ericsson K550i, Samsung Wave or Galaxy Gio yet.
even so, hardly worth mentioning as an issue i'd think.
but that's me.
37. BattleBrat posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:54 0 3
Hmmm, That 4s I just bought keeps looking better and better.
44. Droid_X_Doug posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:32 2 0
Especially if your iP4S has iOS v. 5 (with Google Maps).
49. StephenGalop posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:56 3 0
Especially when you get lost with iOS 6 maps
55. BattleBrat posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:16 4 2
1. I'm sticking with iOS5
2. I'm not actually using it as a phone, it is a glorified iTouch. My RAZR IS and WILL be my phone until MOTO releases a Quad core or flagship intel phone next year. FIRST AND FOREMOST I'M A MOTO MAN!!!
40. mclifford81 posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:16 4 0
Yes it does, it is also easy to scratch. That's just the beginning of the issues however, the new ios 6 has a ton of problems too.
54. CheerfulCharlie posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:13 2 0
Lo, and behold!! And here we all just thought it was apple's GLORY shining through, again.
57. good2great posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:19 2 3
im glad PA is posting all the bad things that could go wrong with this phone... before i purchase mine i'm DEFINITELY going to have them inspect all these issues in front of me...
i'll tell you what... there wont be an android in my pocket tho...lol
61. Apple_Royally_ (banned) posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:31 0 4
Glad to know:) Apple will be fixing it very soon, also refunds and exchange utmost: iPhone5, Like no others...!
63. PhoneArenaUser posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:44 1 0
Seems that Apple already knew about build quality problems even before release but they just dont care about that...
"Foxconn Worker Claims New iPhone 5 is Poorly Made"
64. jibraihimi posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:54 2 0
Maybe apple was trying to put iTorch feature in iPhone 5, but at the last moment scraped their desicion, or maybe gap was left for iHologram feature about which all the ifans are dreaming since eternity............ :)
But whatever, one thing is sure Steve jobs might be turning in his grave with furious speed, on seeing all this blunders associated with iPhone 5, first iLost by iMap feature, then iScratch feature and now ileak feature. If Steve Jobs gets one day to come out of grave, then he will surely come out to kich the A** of everyone associated with these blunder.............
66. remixfa posted on 24 Sep 2012, 13:07 5 1
considering how easily that bezel seems to bend and dent, you could probably just give it a few light taps with a small hammer and seal it up.
75. GoBears posted on 24 Sep 2012, 15:19 3 0
Sorry, on an eight hundred dollar device it is a VERY big deal.
77. remixfa posted on 24 Sep 2012, 15:57 0 2
i think its only really a big deal in the sense that...
1) your paying 800 for a damn phone.. whats wrong with you!?!?!
2) light getting out means water can get in.
81. rusticguy posted on 24 Sep 2012, 17:58 2 0
You are looking at it from wrong angle. If you watch correctly there will be no light ...
84. bkb01 posted on 24 Sep 2012, 18:25 0 0
the best anodized aluminum device ive used was the nokia n8.now that phone was built like a tank it ..i always thought that all anodized aluminum devices would be tough, basing from my experience with the n8,(its with the missus now since she loves the camera) it often fell alot of times but up to now never had any scratches. Is the iphone 5 really using anodized aluminum?
86. psigate posted on 24 Sep 2012, 22:08 0 0
Oh pleeeeaaazzzeee Apple will simply say other phones suffer the same thing then give out free cases and everyones happy ;)
87. Nadr1212 posted on 24 Sep 2012, 22:33 0 0
I so wouldn't be surprised if there was a 3rd prob with the new iPhone, or should I say the D-fective phone?!?!?
Hah, I couldn't resist (BTW- last 2 words stand for the Dphone) ;)>
90. sidis2cool4u posted on 24 Sep 2012, 23:41 0 0
ladies and gentlemen this is our brand new feature.today apple reinvents the mobile torch
91. 10aera posted on 25 Sep 2012, 00:58 0 0
Instead of sending a case for losing phone signal problems... they will send it for losing screen light problems...he, he... well, if apple is cleaver enough they will promote as a built in linterna...
92. evil_slayer posted on 25 Sep 2012, 01:39 0 0
this and the scratches article are to all the people who keeps telling me about the quailty build of the iphones :D
93. pongkie posted on 25 Sep 2012, 02:01 0 0
its their laser light key board and holographic projector. I've seen it on Fox News!!!!
apple is so innovative
96. DonMateo28 posted on 25 Sep 2012, 17:34 0 0
Why is that they only post articles and issues whenever there a new IPHONE lol, like every single device on this site doesn't have there own issues lol
99. nicholassss posted on 25 Sep 2012, 23:15 0 0
Usually they do, remember when the GS3 was cracking around the camera/ edges of the battery cover.
101. Cabessius posted on 29 Sep 2012, 09:53 0 0
Hey, PA, still keeping 9 out of 10 rating?
Still waiting for my glorious Note2, unfairly rated the same, 9/10.
102. liguidez posted on 29 Sep 2012, 16:12 0 0
If Apple is going to be claiming that "never before have [they] a built product with this extraordinary level of fit and finish" then we have every right to expect just that--I don't think its nitpicking at all, as some people have come to suggest. iPhone 5s allegedly coming out of the box with scratches already present or allegedly exhibiting light leakage doesn't exactly sound like an extraordinary level of fit and finish. If the iPhone 5 is a result of "manufacturing processes that are [Apple's] most complex and ambitious" yet, then perhaps they should consider reverting back to their old manufacturing processes. In my opinion, the should've just left the design as was, slap on a 4.3 inch screen, and called it a day.
103. jscipher posted on 30 Sep 2012, 05:24 0 0
i don't seem to have encountered that problem & neither have my friends.