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post #51 of 237
It's PLAGUED with problems!!!! rolleyes.gif

If this is considered plagued, most of the things I buy must be considered it too.
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That must mean that most cars people drive and get rock chips and such are plagued with bad paint and I should get a free paint job because of it.... Looks more like a website trying to get hits for a good title to an article. Latest buzzword on tech sites "plagued"
Edited by Skydragon26 - 9/23/12 at 9:28am
 
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post #53 of 237
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Originally Posted by Skydragon26 View Post

That must mean that most cars people drive and get rock chips and such are plagued with bad paint and I should get a free paint job because of it.... Looks more like a website trying to get hits for a good title to an article.

Not really.

You shouldn't pay $20K+ for a brand new car that already has paint chips on it before you drive it off the lot.

No brand new product should have 'wear and tear' defects straight out of the box.
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post #54 of 237
Steve died and so did apple's quality.
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Steve died and so did apple's quality.
THIS.

@Iced: Unless it's used.
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Because it's #apple.

cheap slave labour with cost cuts everywhere ;]
 
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post #57 of 237
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this doesn't make sense from a DT/design point of view....

why the hell would you anodize aluminium then paint on top of it?

If you dye lock a colour in during the anodizing process and you do it properly ie. iPad nano (last few gens) then you have to chip off alot of solid aluminium to see the silver aluminium colour.


This is nuts.
Why go to the trouble of anodizing then painting on top of it? Anodizing itself is a very strong surface finish if done properly kookoo.gif
WTH is apple doing? kookoo.gif

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post #58 of 237
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Not really.
You shouldn't pay $20K+ for a brand new car that already has paint chips on it before you drive it off the lot.
No brand new product should have 'wear and tear' defects straight out of the box.

Just as a response, I work at a dealer as a mechanic. I've seen them off the carrier with small rock chips and we use touch up paint during our pdi (because that is what the managers want us to do) and the car goes on the lot, unless its a major defect it gets repainted; and i want to stress i'm normally the guy that argues and says "that is bs" and the car gets given to someone else to do it....But manufacturing defects will occur, most of the time I expect the phone to be in a case and you won't see them. I'd be mad if it came scratched outta box too; Apple may issue replacements only time will tell. thumb.gif As I make this post I will probably be labeled a fanboy, /shrug; I've been called a hipster because I have a iphone 4s and I wear a leather jacket and dickes pants; gotta love NYC and NJ rolleyes.gif
 
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post #59 of 237
This really sucks, I was thinking about getting an Iphone I probably still will, but this just makes it so that if you want to keep your phone in the same shape that you got it your going to need to keep a case on it DAY ONE. I currently have an EVO 3D, and the only time I noticed chipping was when it fell in a home depot.
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I guess that everyone will have to buy a big bulky case for this iPhone just like the 4 and 4S....the thinnest iPhone ever! (until you get a huge otterbox to put around it....)
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