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Gonna call in to Apple support and see what they say, may have to make a genius appointment, seems like a lot of people are getting theirs replaced.
Are you sure it wasn't like that when you purchased it?
 

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I was first in line at a local Rogers store here in Mississauga on launch day. Got the first black 16GB iPhone 3G the store sold, it had a crack from the headphone jack leading down the back of the unit about 4mm right out of the box, so they had to give me another one (thankfully I noticed it while in the store). Felt bad for the guy in line a few spots back who now missed out on his 16GB iPhone because the store had to replace mine. Both my new black model and my wife's white seem to be OK so far.
 

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My heart dropped a little when I looked at the top left, frontal corner of my iPhone. There is some type of curvy, white, hairline fracture in what appears to be beneith the glass. I've never dropped it so I don't know how this happened. When I rub my fingers on top of it I can't feel anything so it seems as if it's under the surface? :(
 

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I wonder if this is an issue with iPhones sold in the first few days?
If the cracks are due to a manufacturing defect (bad batch of plastic, machinery or human error) and assuming it's widespread, then it'll likely be quickly identified and resolved. There's always the possibility that it could be rough handling of the shipment though. There isn't much/any soft padding around the iPhone in the box, so it's possible that if the carton were to be dropped hard enough that it could cause the plastic to crack I suppose. If this is the case, it could happen at any point, but if it's widespread enough, then it could also be resolved by a change to the packaging and/or shipping containers.

But if the cracks are developing after purchase, then that indicates it's not damage from shipping but either a design or material flaw.
 

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It could be the Rogers people. They were throwing those babies around pretty rough. At the store I was at they were opening the top of the box and turning them over and letting the individual iPhone boxes just drop. I was getting pretty upset as you could imagine.
 

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I have not seen the crack myself and cannot comment on the crack. If the casing is plastic then plastic injection molding process is involved. Plastic resins are heated and melted inside the molding machine and injected into a mould to form the part (the casing). Somewhere inside the mould the melted plastic has to meet and then cured to form the part before the mould is opened. The place when the plastic met and cure formed a 'flow line' and could be visible depends on the color and lighting.
If you can feel the line with your finger nail, it is a crack, otherwise it could just be a 'flow line'
 
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