View Poll Results: Cracked or not cracked...
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- 12-07-2008, 09:19 AM #51
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- 12-20-2008, 08:14 PM #61iPhone Newbie
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Do White iPhone 3Gs really crack after time?
So my birthday is soon, and I was planning on replacing my old iPhone 2G 8GB with a new iPhone 3G 16GB...
I really wanted to get a White 3G, but I've heard the rumors that they crack after an extended period of time...
I like my devices always looking cosmetically sound, so should I get a black or white one?
- 12-20-2008, 11:00 PM #62
There is zero proof that the white ones are the only ones with cracks. Both have cracked but honestly I think you won't have a issue. It's been a while since I have heard of them cracking. My white iPhone is perfect since July 11th.
- 12-21-2008, 12:32 AM #63
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- 12-24-2008, 12:41 PM #65iPhone Newbie
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The only difference is the paint color and I doubt they use a different type of paint. I agree more with the "it's harder to see on the black" assessment. I've yet to see anyone complain about a crack and be able to honestly say they haven't dropped or mistreated it. Just beware, the plastic back isn't as strong as the metal of the 2g.
- 12-24-2008, 01:34 PM #66
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- 01-02-2009, 02:17 AM #69
Hey guys, back for an update.
I started to notice more cracking yesterday. It's all around the headphone jack, volume and ringer switch, and sleep/wake button. There's a few scattered ones on the sides and back too, away from any edges. I think 'crack' is a bad word to describe it since there is no real break in the case. It looks like more of a stress thing.
I've been using a case so it's nothing caused by normal wear and tear. I'm going to my Apple Store tomorrow, apparently it was an 'emerging issue' awhile ago when people were calling into Apple Support. I'll post tomorrow after my visit for anyone wondering how things went.
Last edited by Reaktor5; 01-02-2009 at 02:23 AM.
- 01-02-2009, 05:31 PM #70
- 01-03-2009, 10:05 AM #71
- 01-03-2009, 02:29 PM #72
It could be any number of things with the first batch. Maybe a crate was left in certain conditions that made the plastic vulnerable to the stress cracks.
Poor woman next to me drove an hour, took half the day off work, and put her kids in daycare because her battery was dying too rapidly. He told her to restore when she got home to see if that resolved the issue. The two different people she talked before coming couldn't have suggested that?!
- 01-03-2009, 02:45 PM #73
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- 01-04-2009, 09:53 AM #75