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Old Oct 11, 2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Green glowing iPhone 5

Hey all.

Just wanted to see if anyone here is getting this issue?

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4368068?start=0&tstart=0

Immediately on wake up to the unlock screen, my iPhone will have a green plasma-like border bleed onto the screen. It is responsive to touch, moving/shifting and often becoming more pronounced.

It goes away after a second or two, but the issue is getting worse day by day. Am going to Apple on the weekend to get it checked.

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Pics or it never happened!
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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At least your useless reply bumped the thread.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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At least your useless reply bumped the thread.
Is it that difficult to post a pic?
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 08:30 PM   #5
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At least your useless reply bumped the thread.
Your post is useless without pictures
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 08:30 PM   #6
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It happens so fast it's impossible to catch. Also it appears to be hardware so a software screenshot doesn't work.

Have a look at the apple support page I linked. Someone made a good example.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 08:32 PM   #7
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Use a video camera and post the frame in which the event happens?
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:22 PM   #8
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I have the same issue but its almost impossible to take a screen shot of or try and record it.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:05 PM   #9
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Yeah it's really hard to capture. Sorry.

Just thought I would share my experience in case anyone else is having similar issues, let them know they're not alone.

From the apple support forum sounds like a batch from initial launch. Lets hope it's small/isolated and us impacted have no troubles seeking help from apple.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:22 PM   #10
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What size & color is your iPhone?
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 12:24 AM   #11
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I'm on 16gb black.

To be perfectly honest, it's almost a non-issue - as it does dissolve after a sec or so, however the fact it's there at all is unsettling and is getting more noticeable over time.

I'll let you know how I go with Apple tomorrow.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 01:30 AM   #12
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Maybe your iPhone is possessed by a spirit who has the sole purpose of inconveniencing you for a second or two....



(I know that isn't a helpful answer, but you already said you're going to Apple and they'll most likely replace it if you can replicate it for them)
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:10 AM   #13
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Hey all.

Just wanted to see if anyone here is getting this issue?

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4368068?start=0&tstart=0

Immediately on wake up to the unlock screen, my iPhone will have a green plasma-like border bleed onto the screen. It is responsive to touch, moving/shifting and often becoming more pronounced.

It goes away after a second or two, but the issue is getting worse day by day. Am going to Apple on the weekend to get it checked.
Sounds cool. I'd keep it
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:28 AM   #14
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Sounds cool. I'd keep it
Haha yeah I know, it is slightly cool to be honest. I am just worried about the long term potential for more serious issues
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:46 AM   #15
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this guy has a very minor version of your issue.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFEcIxJBkUE

I doubt apple will hassle you at all. Hopefully they have a replacement to give you though.

definitely DO get it swapped though. This is a very oddball problem, and i for one wouldnt want to wait around to see how bad it gets over time.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:55 AM   #16
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Yes! That's it! Amazed he got it so clear on film. Mine appears around all four borders. I will be bookmarking that video to help explain to Apple, as it happens intermittently. Thank you!
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:37 AM   #17
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This happened to a friend also. The phone started to glow green, next thing you know, he is growing uncontrollably, ripping his clothes, he turned green himself......
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 09:13 PM   #18
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FYI: just back from Apple, iPhone replaced.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 10:48 PM   #19
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Congrats on having just a boring old regular iPhone.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 11:03 PM   #20
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Yes! That's it! Amazed he got it so clear on film
Why are u amazed he was able to video it?
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why are u amazed he was able to video it?
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it happens so fast it's impossible to catch. Also it appears to be hardware so a software screenshot doesn't work.
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But a video camera is essentially an eye. So if you can see it with ur eye, you can see it in a video. Not very shocking at all.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:24 PM   #23
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No not really. There are huge differences between a camera and an organic eye.

Additionally, I stated I was surprised it was 'so clear'.

Finally, you need to let go - there are more important things to get your panties in a knot over.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 09:09 PM   #24
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But a video camera is essentially an eye. So if you can see it with ur eye, you can see it in a video. Not very shocking at all.
I thought that at the heart of it was the unpredictability of the occurrences. It's one thing if you can anticipate & prepare for something happening every time but quite another to be able to capture the random timing of it, whether on video or still.

BTW, no knots here.
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Videos concerning the green glow problem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsgS7yDEyZ8
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