By Stephen Schenck | September 24, 2012 10:38 AM
Blame it on the incredibly high expectations of users, or on the very high-profile nature of such product launches, but it seems that Apple just can’t release a new iPhone without at least some reports coming in of problems with the new hardware. The iPhone 5 isn’t immune to such issues, and we’re hearing about a couple different problems users are noticing with their new phones.
Last week we mentioned some concerns over the durability of the anodized finish on Apple’s black iPhone 5. At the time, that issue only seemed relevant for users who had subjected their phones to some sort of abuse. Now, however, we’re hearing that a number of new iPhone 5 owners have discovered similarly marred finishes on supposedly new handsets, straight out of the box.
We heard that Apple struggled with light leakage issues for months before releasing the first white iPhone, but even today, such problems continue to haunt the line. This time, some users are noticing light getting out in the gap between the phone’s glass face and aluminum edges. To be fair, it’s supposed to be quite hard to notice, only becoming visible in very dark environments, but that might not be enough to console new owners who just shelled out several hundred dollars for their new phones.