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Old Oct 19, 2012, 08:05 PM   #51
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Already did, mines good to go.

Nice ones are out there rare as they may seem. And my own suspicion is there's a higher correlation of good screens with newer built phones moreso than which factory the phones came from. But I have no clue. Probably a bit of that and a bit of luck of the draw.

My volume buttons were also mushy on my previous 5, this one its crisp and firm.

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 08:16 PM   #52
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Mine flickers. F2 serial number. WTF? Should I return this phone. Dies it warrant a return.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 08:17 PM   #53
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Only if you believed the quality to be inferior before having that wallpaper confirm the results.

If not, I'd say just carry on. Some people are more perceptive than others.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 08:43 PM   #54
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Had an F2 with really bad interlacing, just had it replaced for a DN about 20 min ago, flawless!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:20 PM   #55
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F2 and NO flicker
Same here. Maybe y'all with the flickering live too close to an electrical transformer, or a meth lab.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:47 PM   #56
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didn't see it at first. I downloaded the interlaced image in the OP but then downloaded the solid grey version and saw slight flicker at bottom of screen. I saw the interlacing real bad when I press the setting button while on the image or you can press the HOME button with the grey image loaded in the browser and see it. I'm not even going to bother getting it repaired because I wouldn't had noticed it if it wasn't for this thread. All my apps and games run perfect and didn't see it. Oh I have a F2
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:54 PM   #57
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F2 (launch day phone) and it is just fine.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:57 PM   #58
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didn't see it at first. I downloaded the interlaced image in the OP but then downloaded the solid grey version and saw slight flicker at bottom of screen. I saw the interlacing real bad when I press the setting button while on the image or you can press the HOME button with the grey image loaded in the browser and see it. I'm not even going to bother getting it repaired because I wouldn't had noticed it if it wasn't for this thread. All my apps and games run perfect and didn't see it. Oh I have a F2
It's still defective. It isn't capable of displaying the image correctly. On normal displays it should show vertical striped black and white lines against grey. On defective screens it just shows a gradient grey that flickers.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 10:03 PM   #59
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I can't produce this with other images I see online. Is this some kind of trickery?
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 10:14 PM   #60
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It's still defective. It isn't capable of displaying the image correctly. On normal displays it should show vertical striped black and white lines against grey. On defective screens it just shows a gradient grey that flickers.
If the only time we see it is during that picture, is it worth returning and possibly getting a phone with a myriad of other problems?

Personally I don't think so but to each his/her own.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:25 AM   #61
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Glad this is getting some attention at least.

Hopefully iPad mini won't be an LCD lottery as well.

Thankfully, I have no plans to sell or move on from my jailbroken iPad3 anytime soon.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 04:58 AM   #62
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Recap on what I have seen from this post and from people who recently got their phones.

Just saw a white F2 build week 41, and there were no vertical lines. I didn't check it with the test image, but it definitely did not have the interlaced lines.

Based on pure observation, I think the early build week F2 phones are fine. I read other posts written by the F2 owners without the flicker, and they seem to have gotten the phone near the launch day.

Then the second batch from F2 seems to have the screen issue. This batch started to roll out around week 37 and it seems to be fading out right now, since there are conflicting reports on the week 40 F2 phones.

There were also phones that flicker from Z5 and DN, but the majority seems to have come from F2.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 05:23 AM   #63
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C3 here and no flicker!
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 06:48 AM   #64
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Waiting a few weeks and will try my hand in the iPhone lottery again.

Nothing like paying over 1000 for a PHONE (unlocked 64gb in Canada) to then have to swap it six or seven times to get a quality unit. Go apple!!

On a side note I had many problems with my rmbp this year, also going through numerous units. I think apple quality control is really slipping over the past year...
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 07:58 AM   #65
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DN, looks good on mine.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:10 AM   #66
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Recap on what I have seen from this post and from people who recently got their phones.

Just saw a white F2 build week 41, and there were no vertical lines. I didn't check it with the test image, but it definitely did not have the interlaced lines.

Based on pure observation, I think the early build week F2 phones are fine. I read other posts written by the F2 owners without the flicker, and they seem to have gotten the phone near the launch day.

Then the second batch from F2 seems to have the screen issue. This batch started to roll out around week 37 and it seems to be fading out right now, since there are conflicting reports on the week 40 F2 phones.

There were also phones that flicker from Z5 and DN, but the majority seems to have come from F2.
week 39 F2 here and no flicker. The DN I had had it but didn't check the week.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:23 AM   #67
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Waiting a few weeks and will try my hand in the iPhone lottery again.

Nothing like paying over 1000 for a PHONE (unlocked 64gb in Canada) to then have to swap it six or seven times to get a quality unit. Go apple!!

On a side note I had many problems with my rmbp this year, also going through numerous units. I think apple quality control is really slipping over the past year...
Understandable. I couldn't imagine swapping out a retina Mbp multiple times but I'd understand it if you did. For 2300 plus perfection isn't an option.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:52 AM   #68
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Waiting a few weeks and will try my hand in the iPhone lottery again.

Nothing like paying over 1000 for a PHONE (unlocked 64gb in Canada) to then have to swap it six or seven times to get a quality unit. Go apple!!

On a side note I had many problems with my rmbp this year, also going through numerous units. I think apple quality control is really slipping over the past year...
It has, it's all a lottery now to discerning customers but the masses don't give a honey badgering $***. Apple products aren't built for us anymore. They're built for the minimum quality to appease the masses of lower expectations.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:59 AM   #69
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hopefully all the returns have smacked them in the face a bit.

i'm sure it's still more profitable to do things like they are.

Plus, I had two iPhone 4's with horizontal interlacing/banding. Didn't give off a grainy effect though, it was just really annoying seeing runny lines. And then eventually I got one that didn't have it.

my 4s screen was washed out and piss yellow in comparison to 4, and not as crisp. But I lived with it because I feared getting a worse backup (everything else worked perfect).
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:34 AM   #70
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hopefully all the returns have smacked them in the face a bit.

i'm sure it's still more profitable to do things like they are.

Plus, I had two iPhone 4's with horizontal interlacing/banding. Didn't give off a grainy effect though, it was just really annoying seeing runny lines. And then eventually I got one that didn't have it.

my 4s screen was washed out and piss yellow in comparison to 4, and not as crisp. But I lived with it because I feared getting a worse backup (everything else worked perfect).
It's profitable of course. They need refurb units for warranty claims anyway. Apple loses little for returns.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 11:16 AM   #71
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DN, perfectly fine no interlacing.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:15 PM   #72
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I have a 32 gb black and a 16 gb white and both start with F2. Got these two on launch day. When I set the OP test image on both phones as the home screen, both appeared as the gradient grey as another poster has mentioned. Both phones didn't exhibit any flickering. Another poster mentioned that we should be getting vertical lines so I just realized that I can get the vertical lines to show by adjusting the test image when I am setting it as the home screen or lock screen (pinching in or out to zoom in or zoom out at the "move and scale" part). With the vertical lines appearing on my home screen for both phones I did not notice any flickering. Not sure if this is the proper way to test as the OP had described.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:36 PM   #73
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I just got my phone replaced that had that issue, and I got a perfect phone. No interlacing, and I got even sturdier buttons and on my last phone I had a slight unfinished anodization by the lighting port and the finish on this is perfect... Couldn't be any more happier now

EDIT: i actually see a very slight unfinish of anodization by the black bar on the bottom left... but its whatever i dont really even care it adds character to the phone

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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:51 PM   #74
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Mine is a C3, i put the image as wallpaper, on the home and lock screen, and the image stays grey with no lines. Only time i see the flicker is when i exit from an app. Do i have a god or a bad screen?
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Mine is a C3, i put the image as wallpaper, on the home and lock screen, and the image stays grey with no lines. Only time i see the flicker is when i exit from an app. Do i have a god or a bad screen?
The discoloration you see when switching apps is completely normal. That's just the OS trying to find the color for those pixels when you switch..it happens because the vertical lines on the wallpaper are so small (approx 1 pixel wide, so basically 680 lines across the screen going up and down) if it doesn't flicker when you are at the home screen then your screen is perfectly normal
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