My friend got one less than two months ago. The entire outer rim spontaneously started cracking all the way through at multiple points. So far he's extremely impressed by the build quality. /s
Yea, like iPhones when you drop them from 3ft, they shatter.
You are talking about 1 phone out of over 10million. I am sure if it is a widespread issue, more will start reporting the problems and Samsung will release a statement. So far, all the reviews I have read have been positive and I know 4 people who have the SIII on a couple different providers and each phone works great. (I was able to use both providers)