iPhone "Dead Strip" important for new buyers

cccc

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hi i just have 1 question because i want to buy a iPhone. I read somewhere on the internet that iPhones usually suffer from a "dead strip" on its screen where the touch screen become inoperable. I was wondering would anyone know which version of iPhone this affects, like the early iPhones or later ones or all of them?
would this problem affect week 47 1.1.2 OTB the same that it affected the very first iPhones made like week 1.
Thank You
 

meiphones_brill

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Tish, flibble and balderdash. "Usually suffer from" probably means "A known issue affecting 1 in 10,000 units" written by someone who'd love an iPhone and can't afford one.
 

OJsakila

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yes... What he said!

My iPhone is fine. As a matter of fact, you'd have to search long and hard to find that problem on this website.... Just buy the damn thing already!
 

Chris716

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mine is fine never had a problem whatsoever just get the damn thing if you have a problem return get a new one...
 

KNK

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Yeah what they both said. Get one while they last they are flying off the shelves.
 

ColsTiger

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I call BS on those claims. Someone either modded one until it was inoperable or the got one lemon out of thousands.

Go buy one. You won't be sorry.
 

theotherallen

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i had that issue, actually. the row on the screen that covers the top row of the keyboard suddenly stopped working. But i went into my Apple store, and they handed me a new one! so, even if that happens to you, don't worry about it.
 

Lincoln

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Tish, flibble and balderdash. "Usually suffer from" probably means "A known issue affecting 1 in 10,000 units" written by someone who'd love an iPhone and can't afford one.
This guy has something with taking the words out of my mouth.

I heard very few stores on a "dead strip" back in July and I haven't heard one since. Don't worry about it.

- John
 

kdarling

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On the contrary...

The dead strip is a fairly common complaint on the Apple iPhone help forum.

Which doesn't mean it's as common in the field, but certainly is a well known glitch and the phone is quickly replaced by a new one if you take it to an Apple store.

It can be the top, middle or bottom. Hopefully it's just a cable connector problem that they'll eventually correct at the factory end.

In any case, it's nothing to worry about, since it's an automatic replacement if found.
 

Chris716

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ive never had this problem and haven't heard of anyone with it as well..
 

cccc

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Thanks guys but you see im in australia and i want an iPhone from ebay. thats why i was asking so i don't think theres warranty as im in australia. but thanks for ya help. if anyone else has this issue please post.
 

Chris716

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yeah no problem if you ever need any help just ask....
 

Michael Baturin

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I've had this

I had this problem in the second month of having my iPhone, August. I went to the Apple store, was told they will send my iPhone in for repair. I had to pay $30 for a temporary replacement iPhone, and 5 days later was told my iPhone could not be fixed and they gave me a new one. Though the $30 temp replacement is optional, if you do not pay up, you have no phone for anywhere from 5 - 12 days, something I cannot do with my job, as im sure many others with an iPhone couldn't do as well. I had a huge problem with this but could not get around it as the Apple Geniuses told me it is a service they provide and they don't even have to do it. At least I got a brand new one in the end.
 

Chris716

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hey thats good man im glad it worked out for you when you had this issue
 

connie

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I actually had this problem but only after my phone had a water bottle spilt on it. After it dried the top half didn't work. I do believe though it was from getting wet? Anyways, I had to get a new phone.:(
 

x999x

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Whoa, hey I wanna get banned too!