Did Apple sent us the good ones and gave stores all defects or something? I didn't hear anyone from here that pre-ordered with such a problem but a few that went to AT&T, best buy and now target. Just saying.
Mine has the same thing on both sides. Just like you right out of the box. I called Apple and after being on the phone for almost 2 hrs they say I can return it and they will send a new one. Such a headache I think I am just going to keep what I have. Sucks but the hassle of switching getting new sim (again). Sucks we have to even go through it but t least the phone is functional and not dropping calls lol
I tend to consider them all 'cosmetic defects' - most likely flaws in quality control during manufacturing.
To your point about scratches though that is worrisome going foreword for people who care about such things. If Apple somehow modifies the IP5 to become less scratch resistant yet all of us who were early adopters don't benefit that would be a tad frustrating but not the end of the world.
Yeah... I would do that if I had that option. Unfortunately, the closest one is about an hour from here, and I don't own a car. I called Apple and they said they would note it down in case Target gave me a problem and gave me a reference number then they'll see what they can do. I called Target the mobile guy seemed pretty cool about it, and said I would have to talk to the lady that sold it to me "the manager" and he said she wouldn't have a problem exchanging it. *That's if they even have any in stock...*
Well with all the issues with scratches and imperfections on the new black phones I decided to talk to my rep at AT&T to voice my concern regarding my two new phones which are yet to arrive.
Her advice was this: Don't open them. Bring them to the store and open them in the presense of an AT&T employee so there is no question about out of the box imperfections. She said they would handle it at that time regarding an exchange or whatever has to be done.
I feel good about that solution. I told her I was pretty particular about the phones being in pristine condition out of the box and she seemed to understand.
So we'll see and I will report back after it's handled.