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Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:12 PM   #26
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Trust me people there is a very faint grid on the screen and that is the touch matrix. It's there on all touch devices.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:15 PM   #27
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Sounds like a good way to describe it would be to say it looks like a PenTile screen.
So you are seeing the same thing?

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Trust me people there is a very faint grid on the screen and that is the touch matrix. It's there on all touch devices.
I have iphone 4 and iPad 3 and I never noticed this though. I know this screen is a new display compared to those but just wasn't sure if other ppl were seeing it so just checking
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:17 PM   #28
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So you are seeing the same thing?

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I have iphone 4 and iPad 3 and I never noticed this though.
It's there and it's very faint. Under the right light you can see it.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 05:10 PM   #29
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So you are seeing the same thing?

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I have iphone 4 and iPad 3 and I never noticed this though. I know this screen is a new display compared to those but just wasn't sure if other ppl were seeing it so just checking
Just went to the apple store and had it checked out. It's normal and new for the iPhone. The previous iPhones did not have the grainy dots. After looking at the displays again, they in fact did have the grainy dots. The geniuses also assured there was nothing wrong with the phone, but of course said I could do an exchange once there is another shipment of phones. My verdict is that the 4/4s does have a better display than the 5.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 05:12 PM   #30
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Same as most here. No issues whatsoever with the 5. Display looks a little better in fact in terms of color and sharpness
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 05:47 PM   #31
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Just went to the apple store and had it checked out. It's normal and new for the iPhone. The previous iPhones did not have the grainy dots. After looking at the displays again, they in fact did have the grainy dots. The geniuses also assured there was nothing wrong with the phone, but of course said I could do an exchange once there is another shipment of phones. My verdict is that the 4/4s does have a better display than the 5.
Cool, thanks for checking it out
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 06:55 PM   #32
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Take a pic of It with a camera so we can see
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:25 PM   #33
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Take a pic of It with a camera so we can see
I would, but it's hardly noticeable.

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I also will note that I can see a little light coming from the bezel under the hold button. Not sure if that's normal either.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:36 PM   #34
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Do you have the brightness turned down? I was comparing my mother's iP4s to my iP5 and it seemed like her screen was so much clearer than mine. But then I realized that she has the brightness turned way up and I keep mine turned down to extend battery life. Once I changed my brightness to match hers, the two screens looked the same. The screen just looks way crisper with the brightness turned all the way up.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:07 PM   #35
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Do you have the brightness turned down? I was comparing my mother's iP4s to my iP5 and it seemed like her screen was so much clearer than mine. But then I realized that she has the brightness turned way up and I keep mine turned down to extend battery life. Once I changed my brightness to match hers, the two screens looked the same. The screen just looks way crisper with the brightness turned all the way up.
I think the "dots" are less noticeable when the brightness is turned down, but I will admit the screen does look vibrant when the brightness is turned up.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:54 PM   #36
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My IP5 screen is simply gorgeous and big upgrade from washed out yellow 4s screen. It also trumps Iphone 4 given vivid colors and improved contrast. I was considering S3 just to get better screen but no more.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 11:15 PM   #37
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My IP5 screen is simply gorgeous and big upgrade from washed out yellow 4s screen. It also trumps Iphone 4 given vivid colors and improved contrast. I was considering S3 just to get better screen but no more.
Weird. My 4S display is blue-ish white while the 5 looks more yellow-white.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 11:19 PM   #38
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I have tiny parallel lines I can see going diagonally. But I would say the quality is much better than the 4S. But I do notice the tiny lines you speak of.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 11:27 PM   #39
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The screen on the iPhone 5 is most definitively improved. Now measuring 99% of the sRGB color gamut. Significantly better color saturation than the 4/4s. Not that those were 'bad' displays by any stretch. To date, IMO...they're still (second) best---only to the '5'.

If you're noticing washed out colors or graniness, take it back for an exchange. It's not right. The new screens are very, VERY nice panels.

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Old Sep 23, 2012, 11:29 PM   #40
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The screen on the iPhone 5 is most definitively improved. Now measuring 99% of the sRGB color gamut. Significantly better color saturation than the 4/4s. Not that those were 'bad' displays by any stretch. To date, IMO...they're still (second) best---only to the '5'.

If you're noticing washed out colors or graniness, take it back for an exchange. It's not right. The new screens are very, VERY nice panels.

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Exactly. I really notice the color saturation from the green background behind the text in the messages stock app. Looks amazing and really pops.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:52 AM   #41
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The screen on the iPhone 5 is most definitively improved. Now measuring 99% of the sRGB color gamut. Significantly better color saturation than the 4/4s. Not that those were 'bad' displays by any stretch. To date, IMO...they're still (second) best---only to the '5'.

If you're noticing washed out colors or graniness, take it back for an exchange. It's not right. The new screens are very, VERY nice panels.

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As I said earlier, with comparing my phone to the displays, they all looked the same. If these "dots" are the touch matrix, I will admit that while texting, I noticed the keyboard to be much more accurate. So maybe the touch matrix for the 5 has been resigned? The genius is also going to reserve an iPhone for me in case I want to do an exchange. I'm not sure if it's worth it since all of the phones seem to have the "dots."

Also, the colors are great. I just noticed the touch matrix. The geniuses could even see what I was seeing, and they even took it to the back.

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I have tiny parallel lines I can see going diagonally. But I would say the quality is much better than the 4S. But I do notice the tiny lines you speak of.
I'm so glad I'm not the only one.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:07 AM   #42
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Side by side with my 4S, my 5 isn't as well balanced. The colors are rather artificial looking. But that may just be this phone.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:40 AM   #43
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The iPhone 4 and 4s looked washed out to me now, I definitely prefer the new color arrangement on the 5, if you don't see an improvement there might be something wrong with your display.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:50 AM   #44
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The iPhone 4 and 4s looked washed out to me now, I definitely prefer the new color arrangement on the 5, if you don't see an improvement there might be something wrong with your display.
I never complained about the color. It's the touch matrix/"dots" that I noticed.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:05 AM   #45
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The screens are just warm for better color representation. Downside: whites look a little worse
This. My 5 is more vibrant compared to my 4S but white are slightly better on the 4S.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:11 AM   #46
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This. My 5 is more vibrant compared to my 4S but white are slightly better on the 4S.
Agree
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:13 AM   #47
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My display is a lot nicer then my 4S. Colors are more vibrant and general clarity is much better.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:16 AM   #48
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I notice no lines nor dots. I have 20/15 vision.

I do know of the touch matrix that is being discussed. I can faintly see it on my 4s when it's off and I look at it in sunlight... but I see NOTHING on my 5. In fact, I am very impressed at how black the screen is on my 5 when not in use. You can't even really tell where the screen ends and the bezel begins.

Comparing to the 4s, the 5 screen blows it away. And I thought the 4s was amazing...
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:58 PM   #49
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I notice no lines nor dots. I have 20/15 vision.

I do know of the touch matrix that is being discussed. I can faintly see it on my 4s when it's off and I look at it in sunlight... but I see NOTHING on my 5. In fact, I am very impressed at how black the screen is on my 5 when not in use. You can't even really tell where the screen ends and the bezel begins.

Comparing to the 4s, the 5 screen blows it away. And I thought the 4s was amazing...
Maybe you cannot see it. Im not questioning your vision, but after having several geniuses look at the phone, not one noticed it.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:44 PM   #50
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I went to the apple store myself today and checked the phones on display and also noticed it on them so not stressing it much..
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