Apple iPhone 4 users shattered by new problem
posted by Alan F. / Oct 07, 2010, 3:40 PM
Apparently, particles from a sliding case, or other matter, can get in-between the phone and the case itself, causing some serious scratches on the rear glass of the device (you might recall that this is one of the new features of the re-designed model). Over time, the scratches can become deeper until it leads to cracking or a more serious fracture of the rear glass panel.
Once the flaw was discovered by Apple, third party cases were banned from Apple's retail chain and only this week were online sales of non-sliding cases allowed to resume. Those selling slide-on cases are totally out of luck. Apple iPhone 4 users with a cracked glass rear panel will eventually have to receive some compensation from the manufacturer as some sliding cases were approved by the manufacturer before the flaw in the glass was discovered. Some of these were sold with a "Made for iPhone" tag. As it turned out, Apple's bumper design was the best one for the phone because it did not touch any glass, only-the side of the unit.
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iPhone Owner: I don't care.
posted on Oct 07, 2010, 3:50 PM 0
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Big deal. Simply don't get a slider case.
posted on Oct 07, 2010, 4:50 PM 0
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The phone's only been out for a couple months and so far we have: "Just don't hold it in your left hand." "Just buy a bumper." "Just don't get a slider case." This phone definitely is revolutionalizing the way we use our phones... yikes.
posted on Oct 07, 2010, 5:30 PM 0
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There is an earlier story with regards to Apple soon releasing two more phones of different sizing to compete with android's variety. Anyone want to guess whether or not the new iPhones will have a glass back after this study released? Also, you think Consumer Reports is laughing their ass of right now along with all android users?
posted on Oct 07, 2010, 8:16 PM 0
If you got nothing better or constructive to say, can't you all just shut up and be neutral? iPhone haters. You're same as iPhone fans. Get a life instead of posting stupid trash comments, trolls.
posted on Oct 08, 2010, 3:44 AM 0
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YES! finally someone in this discussion with something constructive to say! thanks Raster! well you iPhone hater haters are almost as annoying as iPhone owners i'd say. Get a life instead of posting stupid trash comments, loser.
posted on Oct 08, 2010, 10:46 AM 0
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