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  • On my original

    34 52.31%
  • I've had to swap 1-3 times

    30 46.15%
  • I've had to swap 4+ times

    1 1.54%
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    Default Have you had to swap your iPhone 5?

    I've seen many people on social media sites like twitter saying they've had to exchange their iPhone 5 many times. Many 5+ times. My wife and I received our iPhone 5's on release date and we both still on our original. I'm wondering if people are actually having that many problems or are just being ridiculous about their swaps?

    Have you swapped? Or no?
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    Default Re: Have you had to swap your iPhone 5?

    No...

    Like everything about Apple negatives get seriously overblown.

    btw... nice to see you here again.
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    Default Re: Have you had to swap your iPhone 5?

    I haven't maybe its because i have a 4s. But a friend of mine ended up with a problem with the home button that stopped functioning. Ido know others who have iPhones that haven't given problems.


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    Default Re: Have you had to swap your iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    No...

    Like everything about Apple negatives get seriously overblown.

    btw... nice to see you here again.

    Thanks Ken. Life's just been busy. I hope to be around from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    Thanks Ken. Life's just been busy. I hope to be around from time to time.
    Who's Ken?? -- I'm Keith.
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    Default Re: Have you had to swap your iPhone 5?

    I've had to replace mine 1 time. The screen would freeze up and wouldn't let me hit the end call or swap when a call was coming in. My replacement works great!
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    Bought 16GB black in January
    Exchanged for a 32GB black a week later
    Exchanged for a 32GB white a week later
    Sold 32GB white on Craigslist cuz I needed the T-mobile version
    Bought 32GB White Tmobile version
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    I did once phone stopped getting signal had to get new phone and sim


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    Swapped my Tmo iPhone 5 once so far, it had a dead pixel two weeks after I got it. I was in and out of the Apple Store in 15min. =)
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    Wife's has been fine. She got it right after launch.


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    Default Re: Have you had to swap your iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    I've seen many people on social media sites like twitter saying they've had to exchange their iPhone 5 many times. Many 5+ times. My wife and I received our iPhone 5's on release date and we both still on our original. I'm wondering if people are actually having that many problems or are just being ridiculous about their swaps?

    Have you swapped? Or no?
    Hey Garz. It's good to see in you in the forums again, sir. It's been a while. Now in regard to your question, I would like to believe that the people who are having problems with their iPhones really do have problems, but I do find it difficult to accept sometimes especially when I've yet to have problems with it, the 4S or the 3GS that I've owned and used. Heck, I don't recall having any technical problems with any phone I've ever owned.
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    Both Mr. Laelipoo and I had to swap once time each. His power button stopped working, and I had the screen popping issue. We only had one bad one though; our current ones are fine.
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    Me I got my iPhone 5 in November when the second batch of iPhone 5 was released and I have never had no problem with the phone and it's still brand new till this day
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    I replaced mine 5 times this is my 6th i had to go to an apple store to finally get a decent one! First few came with hardware problems or later developed! My last one had a horrible sound when i shook it like something was loose i researched it and read it was normal yet got a new one with no sound at all....
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    Haha oops. Shows how long I've been away.
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    Only because I broke one


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    Got mine in December and had to swap it out because the phone just died and would not come on or take a charge. took it to apple and they said they don't know why it happened and gave me a new one. I really wanted to know if my charger went bad and fried it cause the changed the battery anditstill wouldn't come on so it tossed the charge I was using just in case.
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    Nope. I picked up two in November and both are still the original phones with absolutely no issues whatsoever.
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    Default Re: Have you had to swap your iPhone 5?

    I haven't had to swap. I've experienced no problems. Although, lately I've been finding dead pixels which are an annoyance when looking closely at the screen, or when I'm viewing something with a white or light background...
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    Default Re: Have you had to swap your iPhone 5?

    Got mine on launch day. Swapped it a week later due to discoloration on display. That one lasted me until April, had to swap again, my home button and power button completely stopped working.
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    Nope, no swaps and I got mine the last weekend in September. **knocks on wood**So far, so good.


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    Default Re: Have you had to swap your iPhone 5?

    I know quite a few people who have had to swap because of power button, myself included.

    Besides that no other issues.
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    Default Re: Have you had to swap your iPhone 5?

    Swapped once because of faulty power/sleep button...that said, i have no questions about the build quality of this phone, it's fantastic. Sh*t happens as they say.
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    My partner and I both got ours at launch and both are running well. More than I can say for my black iPad mini which I shattered twice lol.
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    Yes, I had to take my iPhone5 in last week .... everything worked except I couldn't make or receive calls for more than 10secs and it started making a strange noise .... and then disconnected. Took it into my local Apple store in Kingston UK .... and they were great .... just exchanged it for a new one. How good is that. - but looks like all this will be coming to and end ... and then it will be sent off for repair .... Shame, if its still under guarantee it should be replaced if found with a serious problem.
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