A few people have reached out to us asking why there’s a gap between their iPhone’s screen and frame. We’ll tell you what we told them — the gap shouldn’t be there. In this article, we’ll explain what to do if your iPhone has a gap between the screen and frame.
Why Is There A Gap?
There isn’t much public information about the gaps other than a laundry list of forum posts by people with a flawed iPhone. That’s because there should never be a gap between your iPhone’s display and its frame or bezel.
Check out this video to see what the gap looks like on an iPhone 12 Pro Max. It’s big enough to slide a piece of paper into.
Problems The Gap Could Cause
We don’t blame you for being worried about this problem, if your iPhone has been affected. These gaps open up space on your iPhone’s exterior, potentially exposing its fragile components to the elements.
This gap makes it easier for liquid and debris to get inside your iPhone. Naturally, the idea of water and dirt coming in contact with your iPhone’s internal components doesn’t sound particularly appealing. Check out our other article to learn about all the ways water can permanently damage your iPhone.
What To Do If There’s A Gap In Your iPhone
We highly suggest bringing your iPhone to your local Apple Store to see what your support options are. Sometimes Apple will make exceptions and replace your iPhone, even when there’s no physical damage to the screen itself.
Visit Apple’s website to schedule an appointment before you take your iPhone to the Genius Bar. You can also get support online, over the phone, and through the mail.
Mind The Gap!
It’s no fun getting a new phone only to discover it has a serious design issue. Leave a comment down below to let us know if your iPhone has a gap between the screen and frame. Make sure to share this article on social media so your friends and family know to check their iPhone for this design flaw.