10-23-2015 04:28 PM
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  1. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Well, yet another iPhone in my family has gone down. This time it's my sons iPhone 5s. Home button fails to react again. His IPhone 4s did the same thing. High quality hardware there for sure. My mothers iPhone 4 blew is back off when the battery exploded. Lots of poor quality devices coming from the evil empire if you ask me. I am guessing I have my hands full replaceing the button this time since they have the Magical and revolutionary finger print scanner in there. I have to look now and see how to replace yet another home button. JUNK!
    12-16-2014 06:09 AM
  2. tanya shah1's Avatar
    the exact same issue has plagued my brothers iphones,his home and power buttons have broken 4-5 times so far within a week
    luckily,he had warranty each time so they replaced it for him each time
    hes now considering the 830
    12-16-2014 06:17 AM
  3. thesachd's Avatar
    Woah. Sorry for the losses man.

    Do you have images/videos of these incidents btw?
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    12-16-2014 12:03 PM
  4. Steve Adams's Avatar
    no, I don't have videos, photos. When **** breaks, the last thing I worry about is taking videos or photos. I have 3 phones that don't work however. So happy. Luck would have it 2 of the three were ready for upgrades. but the 4s that was upgraded to the 5s only a year ago. So he's stuck with a POS phone for another 2 years. Thanks apple for making the lastest IPhone unfixable with that stupid gimmick fingerprint scanner.

    My son is 16 and he won't switch to another type of phone because all his friends have icrap too and use facetime, imessage (useless as everyone known to man has unlimited texting), don't want to loose the "cool" factor of not having an iPhone.
    12-17-2014 05:56 AM
  5. etad putta's Avatar
    no, I don't have videos, photos. When **** breaks, the last thing I worry about is taking videos or photos. I have 3 phones that don't work however. So happy. Luck would have it 2 of the three were ready for upgrades. but the 4s that was upgraded to the 5s only a year ago. So he's stuck with a POS phone for another 2 years. Thanks apple for making the lastest IPhone unfixable with that stupid gimmick fingerprint scanner.

    My son is 16 and he won't switch to another type of phone because all his friends have icrap too and use facetime, imessage (useless as everyone known to man has unlimited texting), don't want to loose the "cool" factor of not having an iPhone.
    Does the iphone 5 workaround fix work for the 5s also?....https://snapguide.com/guides/lock-yo...ton-is-broken/
    12-17-2014 06:08 AM
  6. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I think it does, but that does not change the fact of shoddy hardware that does not work like it should. I think he has the "workaround" activated. Poor solution to a common problem that could be fixed easily with a properly designed piece of hard ware. I have never had any button break on any other phone I have had. not from normal use anyways, being dropped and broken does not count. his phone is always in a case and he is very careful with it. Just crap hardware.
    Markmyw0rds likes this.
    12-17-2014 07:39 AM
  7. etad putta's Avatar
    Well pissin' and moanin' ain't gonna fix it. Do you have an Apple store nearby? I was able to get my kids 5 fixed under the recall, maybe if you set up an appointment at the genius bar and talk nicely to them they might fix it for you. Sorry you have had poor luck, the majority of apple products my family and i have owned have been of very high quality. Nothing but good things to say for apple products here, Itunes, different story...
    12-17-2014 08:31 AM
  8. etad putta's Avatar
    12-17-2014 08:34 AM
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    12-17-2014 08:36 AM
  10. etad putta's Avatar
    Can i stop here or do i need to show many phones have power button issues? Here is from our sister forums, galaxy s4, about same time as iphone 5s....http://forums.androidcentral.com/ask...ton-stuck.html
    12-17-2014 08:37 AM
  11. fatclue_98's Avatar
    What are people doing to their phones? I've had the same iPhone 5 for almost 2 years and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. Granted, it's my work phone so it sees no duty on weekends but still.
    12-17-2014 09:16 AM
  12. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Well pissin' and moanin' ain't gonna fix it. Do you have an Apple store nearby? I was able to get my kids 5 fixed under the recall, maybe if you set up an appointment at the genius bar and talk nicely to them they might fix it for you. Sorry you have had poor luck, the majority of apple products my family and i have owned have been of very high quality. Nothing but good things to say for apple products here, Itunes, different story...
    Yeah. All our apple products have been crap. Button issues, and no apple store on the east coast...
    Thats why iI ditched them long ago.
    12-17-2014 08:00 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Yeah. All our apple products have been crap. Button issues, and no apple store on the east coast...
    Thats why iI ditched them long ago.
    Which east coast are you in? Certainly not US.
    12-18-2014 02:52 PM
  14. Steve Adams's Avatar
    NOpe. East coast of Canada. Closest store is Halifax which is 10 hrs drive, plus a 6 hr ferry ride. Not happening. besides, IT SHOULD'NT BREAK
    12-18-2014 04:10 PM
  15. EBUK's Avatar
    I used to use Macs, 15-20 years ago.

    My Performa 630 died after 11 months. Was repaired, but died after another 4 months.
    2 x PowerMac 4400 died after 13 months.

    One failure would be forgivable. Two failures and you're beginning to take the p!ss. Three failures and you've lost the custom of an entire family - husband, wife, children, grandparents, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces. As the IT 'guru' in our family, I NEVER recommend anything from Apple.

    Highly priced, well built, mediocre spec, poor reliability.

    No way would I waste my hard earned money on an iPhone.
    12-18-2014 04:11 PM
  16. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Nope. However when your 16, that's the "in thing" to have. So, I have to buy them for him. Knowing damn well that in a year its going to be crapped out because of regular use. The finger print gimmick is now the reason I have to spend 600 bucks to buy a new phone. only to have the same thing happen again.
    12-18-2014 04:17 PM
  17. etad putta's Avatar
    I used to use Macs, 15-20 years ago.

    My Performa 630 died after 11 months. Was repaired, but died after another 4 months.
    2 x PowerMac 4400 died after 13 months.

    One failure would be forgivable. Two failures and you're beginning to take the p!ss. Three failures and you've lost the custom of an entire family - husband, wife, children, grandparents, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces. As the IT 'guru' in our family, I NEVER recommend anything from Apple.

    Highly priced, well built, mediocre spec, poor reliability.

    No way would I waste my hard earned money on an iPhone.
    I pretty much just sit back and watch my family members buy exclusively Apple products. It's been great for me. Many 4, 4s, 5,5s, and now 6 and 6+ devices as well as a crap load of ipads. One bad 5 and one 6 that may or may not be operator error related issues. The best thing is how quickly they sell on Craigslist for top dollar when the contract period is up. Can't hardly keep track of all the calls i get. Try to sell a windows phone used on craigslist. Crickets....Lets see how things rank...http://9to5mac.com/2014/04/24/apple-...-all-carriers/
    Last edited by etad putta; 12-19-2014 at 03:24 AM.
    12-19-2014 03:13 AM
  18. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    Thank goodness my daughters iPhone 5s has been a brick house. She's done more to that thing than you can imagine. Drops, water damage, etc. And it still works flawless. Kind of like those old school Nokia memes you see. It could damage a sidewalk and keep working. Just wish my Lumias had been as reliable as her iPhone. One of many reasons I've made an iPhone my daily driver and my 1520 my "iPod"/media device. Still love my 1520, but for what it truly is, a sidekick to my iPhone.
    12-19-2014 03:51 AM
  19. Steve Adams's Avatar
    You sir are very lucky. Apple products are shoddy and made for the image, not the long run.
    12-19-2014 06:01 AM
  20. agentmikeyd99's Avatar
    You sir are very lucky. Apple products are shoddy and made for the image, not the long run.
    Disagree. The hardware is excellent - I have 3 4's still working perfectly. And a half destroyed iPad 2 that works flawlessly. My 1020 is my daily driver though because I truly feel Windows is superior to iOS. However unless a flagship arrives soon my family goes back to Apple
    dgr_874, etad putta and xandros9 like this.
    12-19-2014 06:05 AM
  21. tgp's Avatar
    Try to sell a windows phone used on craigslist.
    Yeah, the guy I bought my Windows Phone from on Craigslist would probably agree with you. It was great for me! I legally stole it.
    etad putta likes this.
    12-19-2014 07:19 AM
  22. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I never had an issue selling mine. Sold both my ativ s phones within a few days of putting them up. Got good money too. Hmmm.
    12-19-2014 02:49 PM
  23. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I think it does, but that does not change the fact of shoddy hardware that does not work like it should. I think he has the "workaround" activated. Poor solution to a common problem that could be fixed easily with a properly designed piece of hard ware. I have never had any button break on any other phone I have had. not from normal use anyways, being dropped and broken does not count. his phone is always in a case and he is very careful with it. Just crap hardware.
    I'm not a iPhone fan by no means, but in all honesty this is the first time I have ever heard anyone claim that it's "shoddy" .
    12-27-2014 05:17 PM
  24. SamJHannan's Avatar
    On my old iPhone 3GS the volume rocker button had to be replaced twice, and the power button three times. Not to mention the crack that appeared at the bottom of the device after a drop onto carpet from around half a metre. iPhones are nowhere near Nokias in terms of build quality.
    12-28-2014 04:49 PM
  25. slimchap's Avatar
    I've changed the screen of my L520 twice and replaced the up volume button once, and the phone is just over a year now.... Something I never had to do all my life as a BB fan boy... I still believe bb makes the better hardware... Buh I love my L520 though.
    12-28-2014 05:02 PM
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