1. Armada's Avatar
    I thought the seam of the SIM tray looked awfully pronounced today on my green 5C. I thought "It can't be dust, it's only been a few days!" but lo and behold when I popped it out, a thin layer of dust managed to accumulate in there. After cleaning it, it looks almost unnoticeable. I wonder if it came like that OOB and was a byproduct of the manufacturing or if it can build up there pretty rapidly. Anyway, I'll report back here when I know. I figure this would be very noticeable on other green ones, as well as yellow and white. Anyone else seen this? Not a big issue, just a little niggle.
    10-21-2013 04:50 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and please report back if it happens again.......Take care.
    10-21-2013 06:20 PM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    I haven't read about any issues with this, however, I suppose it could happen.
    10-21-2013 07:48 PM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    I also haven't see or heard of this happening, would of thought it be closed tight enough to avoid that. Something to watch for.
    10-21-2013 08:15 PM
  5. Armada's Avatar
    Well, I've cleaned it out twice over the past few days. Dust just keeps getting into the seam. I've tried reseating the tray to make sure there's no gaps, but it comes back. It doesn't effect the reading of the SIM, by any means. It just feels like I shouldn't be able to notice the SIM tray, but the dust getting in there makes a pretty pronounced outline. Do you think it's a defect? Should I take it to an Apple Store? I don't have anyone else to compare it to in person; no one has a 5c besides me. Thank and I'd feel awfully silly about making a big deal out of just a cosmetic niggle...
    10-23-2013 03:19 PM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    If you keep getting dust in there, I would definitely take it in and get it looked at. Sounds like a hardware issue to me.


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    Last edited by Irish Rose; 10-23-2013 at 03:33 PM.
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    10-23-2013 03:22 PM
  7. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    Also you should start using a holster, because pockets can be very dusty. I have always used a holster with all my phones up to and including my 5s. Also maybe the tray wasn't fully in or something (just a passing thought).
    10-24-2013 09:47 AM
  8. Armada's Avatar
    Well the sim tray is just like that according the Genius at the Apple store. So I'll have to clean it or just ignore it. Was worth checking. At least I know I won't be alone in dust world. Even the store models had that problem. He seemed surprised but it's not like he could fix it.
    10-26-2013 07:17 PM
  9. fluppyboy's Avatar
    Well the sim tray is just like that according the Genius at the Apple store. So I'll have to clean it or just ignore it. Was worth checking. At least I know I won't be alone in dust world. Even the store models had that problem. He seemed surprised but it's not like he could fix it.
    Dust is probably a lot more visible on a coloured plastic shell than it would be on brushed aluminium, too...
    10-27-2013 03:35 AM

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