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iPhone 5 lock button breaking after few weeks of usage, some users report

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Nov 2012, 04:44

Before we begin, we have to admit that the iPhone 5 physical buttons are nothing short of excellent. However, that statement is only valid when they work, and for a number of owners, that does not happen to be the case. Multiple iPhone 5 users are reporting that their smartphone's lock key becomes unresponsive after a few weeks of usage, rendering their shiny handset virtually unusable...

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posted on 12 Nov 2012, 07:19 1

26. poikilo (Posts: 49; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

Hahaha.... EPIC

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 07:08 2

25. gothicheart (Posts: 83; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

i'm waiting for the popular apple response for these kinds of issues: "it's not a defect, it's a new feature." with these defects, granny iphone users will really be pissed off....haha :D

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 07:43

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 24937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Haven't had this happen yet

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 14:22 2

38. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

haha yet? So you expect it too bwahhaa

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:22 1

34. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

Giving it a rating of 9 out of 10 is the worst review I have ever seen in Phone arena.
Any single one of the flaws (that IP5 has shown so far) in an high end android device would decrease it's rating below to 9.
IP5 is becoming the most over rated and over hyped device with a lot of fake positive reviews by the reviewers.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 13:01 2

36. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

iPhone 5 = iBreak 5 !!

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 13:49 1

37. rabeck (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Sep 2008)

Seriously I think everyone on this site needs to get a life,,,,is this all you have to do is bash the other devise just cause it's not the one you use,,,,thank goodness theres choices out there,,,,,,move on kiddies

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 01:26 1

43. 12013E12T (Posts: 37; Member since: 08 Sep 2009)

So much for "Premium quality" and "It just works".

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 09:39

44. drizzo311 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Mar 2011)

I pre-ordered and received the iPhone 5 on the first day. This is my first iPhone, so I was looking forward to moving past the glitchy days of Android products. Regardless of my opinion of the archaic IOS UI, I was hopeful that the superior hardware would overcome that drawback.

Much to my surprise, 11 days after receiving the iPhone, I started to have major issues with the Home button randomly being depressed and Siri activating in often embarrassing situations. You can silence your phone, but never Siri. Even disabling Siri would prompt the 'dumb' voice control program to launch, prompting me to understand that it was a hardware and not software issue.

Over the next 4 days, the functionality devolved rapidly. As I searched for quick fixes on the internet, and prayed that an update would resolve the issue, a 'possessed' Siri incessantly haunted me. Everyone knows that simultaneously depressing the Home and Lock buttons take a screenshot. Well I had almost a Gigabyte of screenshots in four days...if that helps make you understand my frustration. I needed my phone for work, so turning it off wasn't an option.

It turns out that my Home button was defective, and I needed a replacement phone. After haggling with Verizon (who tried to give me a refurbished phone b/c I was outside of the 14 days window... by one day) and Apple (who were awesome, but tried to charge me $40 to overnight it), I finally got my NEW new iPhone, and have had no issues with it, since.

Here's hoping...

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 16:22

47. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)

We can only hope, but when it facks up again, you should think of craigslist=iP5 new=L920 or new=htc one or also new=xperia z

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:57

45. bonbonoubasslam (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

MIne had exactly the same problem!what should i do about it?

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 16:24

48. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)

Simple, if u have a trash can at home, that would be a perfect place to keep your iPhone 5 and decide on a lumia or droid

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 10:54

46. starl1fe (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

I have a Verizon iPhone 5 with this issue. A few days ago I noticed the button was giving a bit of problems and it gradually lost all its functionality. I can no longer lock nor power down my iPhone 5. What should I do to correct this?

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 16:25

49. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)

Easy peasy; just trade it with a nokia lumia 920

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 16:25

50. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)

Easy peasy; just trade it with a nokia lumia 920

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