1. darksniper404's Avatar
    My brand new iPhone 3GS was developing little hairline cracks around the ports and buttons for absolutely no reason. Never dropped, never even put on a hard surface without a case. Apple is shipping me a replacement know so I just wanted to ask, how common is this? Anyone who got there 3GS recently I would advise you to check for cracks so if there is some you can get a replacement before its too late.
    12-04-2009 06:10 PM
  2. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    This is somewhat common and incredibly common for *me*. I replaced a 3G and 3GS for cracks and I'm about to replace another 3GS for cracks. As long as you are under warranty, it's not "too late".
    12-04-2009 06:28 PM
  3. chobbs1's Avatar
    No cracks for me
    12-05-2009 04:34 AM
  4. IGoSlo's Avatar
    So FAR NONE here on 2 3G 8GB's.
    12-05-2009 08:43 AM
  5. vanityeverlastingbonet's Avatar
    Uh i will be freaking pissed off if that happens to my phone...Apple think they are so damn bright...And in florida we cant even get the protection plan ...
    12-05-2009 09:52 AM
  6. darksniper404's Avatar
    Uh i will be freaking pissed off if that happens to my phone...Apple think they are so damn bright...And in florida we cant even get the protection plan ...
    You don't need a protection plan its only $30 without one for them to fix it. Cracks should appear within the first couple of months so you should have time to get a replacement. As for Apple being bright I agree they've really dropped the ball on this one, 2 years, 2 Products with the same annoying cracks. You would think they would have realized there was a design flaw after a man sued them for the cracking almost 2 years ago Apple sued over Jesus Phone 'hairline cracks' • The Register.
    12-05-2009 01:11 PM
  7. vanityeverlastingbonet's Avatar
    You don't need a protection plan its only $30 without one for them to fix it. Cracks should appear within the first couple of months so you should have time to get a replacement. As for Apple being bright I agree they've really dropped the ball on this one, 2 years, 2 Products with the same annoying cracks. You would think they would have realized there was a design flaw after a man sued them for the cracking almost 2 years ago Apple sued over Jesus Phone 'hairline cracks' • The Register.
    lol
    Did he win?
    12-05-2009 01:37 PM
  8. darksniper404's Avatar
    lol
    Did he win?
    I don't know no more news I could find since it was filed.
    12-05-2009 02:30 PM
  9. darksniper404's Avatar
    This is ridiculous got my new one today and noticed more hairline cracks on my replacement then my original after paying $30 to get a replacement. I talked to the manager and got my $30 back but I'm still pissed off. At least now I know next year I'll be switching to BlackBerry.
    12-07-2009 05:54 PM
  10. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    You had to pay $30? Since when? They should replace it for free.
    12-07-2009 08:07 PM
  11. darksniper404's Avatar
    Maybe because I live in Canada?
    12-07-2009 08:33 PM
  12. astalavistadear's Avatar
    the cracks are an inherent designing flaw after the huge success of 2g with the alum body pieces.. if ppl noticed they even surfaced on sm 2g pieces near the dock connector on the antenna cover


    This is ridiculous got my new one today and noticed more hairline cracks on my replacement then my original after paying $30 to get a replacement. I talked to the manager and got my $30 back but I'm still pissed off. At least now I know next year I'll be switching to BlackBerry.
    u cud switch now if u wished to since m tryin to get a 3gs and wont mind a few cracks if the price is RIGHT???
    12-08-2009 07:11 AM
  13. darksniper404's Avatar
    Would you pay $650? Haha well anyway I don't really mind that much what I'll probably do is wait til it's maybe a little scratched or I feel like getting a new one then send it in for cracks.
    12-08-2009 02:28 PM
  14. darksniper404's Avatar
    Well I decided to call back today and got my 29.99 fee waived and my genius let me switch from white to a black replacement, should be here overnight hopefully this will be the end of my iPhone's crack addiction.
    12-21-2009 12:29 PM
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