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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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iPhone 5 Screen Issues [video]

Just opened my new iPhone 5 and the screen is ghosting, or similar to when you touch an LCD screen. Just curious if anyone else is having this problem. It's definitely apparent when I touch hard, but even soft touches still have the screen problem when I touch.

This sucks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4kYbiygU6A
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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Looks like there's something on the inside pushing up on the screen.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:21 AM   #3
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yikes
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:21 AM   #4
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Looks like there's something on the inside pushing up on the screen.
I agree.

Dang Foxconn tech students...
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:24 AM   #5
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I know this is obvious but take it back.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:24 AM   #6
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could be drugs in it
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:31 AM   #7
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I know this is obvious but take it back.
Definitely going to the store after work. What a bummer.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:36 AM   #8
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It's a new unannounced iOS feature for the iPhone 5. Touch one side of the screen and get a ripple effect for the other side!
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:36 AM   #9
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Just opened my new iPhone 5 and the screen is ghosting, or similar to when you touch an LCD screen. Just curious if anyone else is having this problem. It's definitely apparent when I touch hard, but even soft touches still have the screen problem when I touch.

This sucks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4kYbiygU6A
My 4S suddenly started to do that in about the same area but more centered out of the blue 9 months into ownership. It lasted about two weeks then just as suddenly completely disappeared.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:45 AM   #10
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Take it to the apple store. They'll give you a new one. Problem solved.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:36 AM   #11
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Agreed. Just making people aware that there is a problem, and wondering if anyone else has seen it.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:44 AM   #12
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I wonder if this is the glue not totally dried yet?
I know they had a similar issue last year. I think they said
after a few days it goes away (hopefully). I still wouldn't
be happy though.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:47 AM   #13
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this is why you shouldn't order an iPhone from one of the available countires to a one that's not available yet. imagine ordering an iphone to a relative living in the us, and have them ship it to you, then seeing this.

mfw there aren't any apple stores to take it back to.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:15 AM   #14
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Mine has backlight bleeding issues. I'm not sure if I should return it, it's no super distracting, but I noticed right away. Thoughts?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:20 AM   #15
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Mine has backlight bleeding issues. I'm not sure if I should return it, it's no super distracting, but I noticed right away. Thoughts?
Return it. Unless you don't plan on ever reselling and it truly doesn't bother you. I doubt it'd get worse over time.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:21 AM   #16
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I agree with the others and there is something on the back side of the screen that should not be there.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:27 AM   #17
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Return it. Unless you don't plan on ever reselling and it truly doesn't bother you. I doubt it'd get worse over time.
Yeah its pretty bad.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:33 AM   #18
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Yeah its pretty bad.
If you have an Apple store you might get lucky and could swap it out today. If history repeats itself they'll have a separate "secret" stock for damaged devices.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:40 AM   #19
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I also have the same issue as OP, in almost an identical place.

I also have a slightly blue tinge around that point and if I look at the screen from an angle you can see what looks to be moisture between the two materials.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:41 AM   #20
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I agree.

Dang Foxconn tech students...
when they're made to work 16 hour days and pressure to rush out millions - QC get's skipped
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:41 AM   #21
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Good 'ol launch day.
Bleeding looks exactly like what happened to me on iPad 2 Launch day.
Definitely return it.

The first problem -- no clue how the F that could have gotten past quality control. Again, return it.

Early adopters...man you guys have balls of steel!
After what happened to me with the iPad 2 (I went through 5 of them with defective screens) -- I will never be an early adopter for any apple product ever again.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:42 AM   #22
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If you have an Apple store you might get lucky and could swap it out today. If history repeats itself they'll have a separate "secret" stock for damaged devices.
That's the hope. I'm going to leave shortly, if not, well I'll just wait until they do. Its perfect otherwise.

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:44 AM   #23
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Oh god, backlight bleed blue tinting and blobs?

Hope mine is fine
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:58 AM   #24
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Here is the video I took of the fault I am experiencing. Just about to go back to the Apple store, will update you with how I get on and how they go about resolving the issue on day one in case others are suffering or will suffer from it.

http://youtu.be/9qLJ4kzW8DM
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 12:13 PM   #25
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my screen keep flashing..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLbo2I4fjuY

I got it from AT&T. Can I go AT&T Store to replace it or i have to go Apple Store?
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