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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 screen light leak :(

screen light leak upper right corner. Anybody else dealing with this? Worth it to take it back? LOL would they even have stock to replace it? Will it fix itself?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Call Apple and let them know, then set up an Appt at the Genius bar. Going in without an appt today would be like walking into the pits of hell. Also make sure you're getting a brand new phone, and not a refurbished 5 when they replace it. Lightleaks = Automatic Replacement at Apple.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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Will it fix itself?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:03 PM   #4
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I feel your pain this happend to me with a Ipod touch. It was noticed after installing my zagg.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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just made a app with genius at 10AM tomorrow. I wonder if they will have replacements in stock.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:15 PM   #6
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just made a app with genius at 10AM tomorrow. I wonder if they will have replacements in stock.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:18 PM   #7
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:23 PM   #8
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It was only a matter of time. LOL
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:27 PM   #9
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It was only a matter of time. LOL
Yep. Count on a few more of these threads by the end of the day along with the yellow screens. Haha
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:39 PM   #10
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:46 PM   #11
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I have the same thing, same spot. Not sure if I want to deal with it now though
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 06:06 PM   #12
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just made a app with genius at 10AM tomorrow. I wonder if they will have replacements in stock.
They generally set aside phones for replacements. Not sure if you will get a brand new retail box one or the ones that come in the little black plastic box.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 06:27 PM   #13
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Same thing, but I think I'm gonna wait until the demand dies down a bit before I do anything about it. It'll give me a chance to see how well the thing holds up without a case.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 06:52 PM   #14
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same thing, same spot.

So, let's figure out if this is model/size/color specific, shall we?

Mine is a 64gb Black AT&T model.


My friend with a black 16gb sprint model says he doesn't have any light leaks.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:22 PM   #15
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16GB ATT. Really shows when you wanna look at pictures.
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My wife's 32GB black AT&T has the same issue
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:37 PM   #17
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I have a different light issue. I can see light coming thru in a crevice between the screen and the metal band, right below the sleep/wake button. Anyone else see that?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:15 PM   #18
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Can it fix itself?

i dont suppose there's any chance these leaks will go away? maybe glue needs to dry? that probably doesn't make any sense in this case, huh?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:20 PM   #19
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Also wondering if time will fix it
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:33 AM   #20
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It is same with me. I bought it on 22 Saturday, got it replaced today. But still second replaced set has same issue.

Let me know if you are able to get the replace and correct handset.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:13 PM   #21
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Light leak?

Is the top of the lock screen suppose to be look like this? Ie. gray band in pictures... Seems strange.

I have an iPhone 5 64GB White.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:35 PM   #22
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i dont suppose there's any chance these leaks will go away? maybe glue needs to dry? that probably doesn't make any sense in this case, huh?
If we are to believe that, the glue still hasn't dried on my iPad 3 which I got on release day. lol
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