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The iPhone 5 may be a phenomenon, but it's not perfect.
Since the launch of the Apple device, users have been experiencing static keyboards, SIM card glitches, and light leaks, among other complaints. CNET reports that the phone's keyboard suffers from static lines when users try to input their passwords, an issue which may be related to software issues. The site writes, "Some posters [at the MacForums and Apple's Discussion Forums] believe the problem must be software related, especially since Apple changed the look and layout of the App Store and iTunes store in iOS 6."
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Other users have claimed to own defective devices that leak light out of the top right corner of the phone's casing. Consumers of the MacRumors forums who bought their iPhone 5's directly from Apple were able to receive a brand-new replacement.
Another prominent iPhone 5 glitch prevents the device from recognizing SIM cards, even if they are properly installed. Huffington Post suggests restarting the device by "holding down the Home and Sleep Buttons." Otherwise, consumers can get their SIM cards replaced by Apple.
Consumers have also occasionally received defective iPhone 5's that make a rattling sound when shaken. Unglued batteries and loose camera components are exposed as possible culprits by Huffington Post.
The iPhone 5's durability has also been called into question by iFixit, which displays in the video below that the device's shell is more vulnerable to damage than the iPhone 4S, which proved surprisingly durable in the site's experiment.
With such a tremendous launch, it's not surprising to see more than a few manufacturing quirks in the first wave of iPhone 5 models. Yet, Apple is certain to squash the most significant bugs before long.