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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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Some iPhone 4s Experiencing Display Discoloration?






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A number of readers in our forum have discovered that their iPhone 4s arriving today are exhibiting areas of brown or yellow discoloration on the highly-touted Retina display. Users in Apple's own discussion forums are also beginning to notice the problem.




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At least one user paid a visit to the Genius Bar at his local Apple retail store but was told that there are no replacement units available at the moment. Given the iPhone 4 shortages, it may be some time until affected users can obtain replacements.

The prevalence of the issue is unknown at this time, but there are a significant number of users reporting experiencing it on their phones.

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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:32 PM   #2
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Here we go...
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:32 PM   #3
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makes me nervous about my iphone...
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:33 PM   #4
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:33 PM   #5
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This is probably not the way Apple wanted to get this party started!
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:33 PM   #6
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great, better check mine though I didn't notice anything.

Edit: whew

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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:33 PM   #7
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I think that's the least of iPhone 4's problems if this issue is real (I hope not):

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=947585
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:33 PM   #8
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lol who buys apple products on launch date???

sukas...dats who.

i'll be waiting til next years version without any problems.
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:33 PM   #9
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Wow. Figures...
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:33 PM   #10
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Here we go...
(beats me to it)...

Like the first iPod Touch... now we will start seeing "comparison" shots (a couple of which I did on my original iPhone for Touch users).

Apple didn't learn the first time around?
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:34 PM   #11
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Glad I waited for the white iPhone4... I just know it will be perfect!
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:34 PM   #12
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I'm sure they'd have noticed this at the factory which leads me to wonder if something in shipping is causing this.

Perhaps these screen are more sensitive to heat? Vibrations? Altitude?
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:34 PM   #13
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Uh-oh... here we go! This could turn out to be a major fiasco if it's not dealt with immediately. I wonder why these kind of problems don't appear during the testing phase. Perhaps they are in to big of a hurry to get it to market?

Reminds me of the Macbook staining issue years ago.
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:34 PM   #14
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Please don't let it be a widespread problem!
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Here we go...
Yup

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lol who buys apple products on launch date???

sukas...dats who.

i'll be waiting til next years version without any problems.
Gd luck with that one
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Yeah, I could say a lot about Apple and quality control these days, but instead I'll just say, "Damn, I would have never spotted that on an LCD screen the size of an iPhone, and maybe that just means I've got bad vision." Optimistically, maybe it also means the problem doesn't reproduce very well in photographs. Oh well...
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no dis-coloration on my retina display.
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:36 PM   #19
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Great, now every first adopter will be biased into looking for anything that remotely resembles a screen defect, and they'll find one... whether it exists or not.
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Discolored display

I really need to stop reading MR before I unwrap mine when I get home. I'm starting to feel like homer Simpson... Giddy one second and depressed the next... Giddy, Depressed, Giddy, Depressed...
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Just like my first 4 iMacs. I finally ended up with a Macbook pro because the yellow/brown was on all of the iMacs. All of them.
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:38 PM   #22
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My old iPhone had this. Waited a few months until the warrantee was about to expire and then brought it in. Replaced on the spot, new 1 year warrantee (that I needed when another problem developed with the replacement). Good way to get a new shiny one after yours gets all scratched up over time (if we are to believe Engadet).
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:38 PM   #23
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hopefully an isolated problem.
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:39 PM   #24
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Wow. This thing is literally a phone-sized mac(book pro).
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Someone should throw together a webpage to test for discoloration.
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