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Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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Can you see pixels? Ip5

I'm on my third iPhone 5. While reading on this one, I noticed that I can quite easily pixels on this one. This came as a big disappointment as I saw this neither on my previous 5 nor the 4s before it.
I assume that there are different screen manufacturers. This one surely sucks. The effect is one of having a resolution quite a bit lower. Anybody else see this?
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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I can see pixels, if I look at my screen from an inch away.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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What content you see the pixels in ?

Games, books, safari, images ? Images saved in lower resolution will not magically get better on a retina. Do you see pixels also in text rendered by Safari or the standard mail app ?
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:34 PM   #4
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I can see something similar to vertical scan lines, and it makes the ui look pixelated. Ui meaning keyboard, safari toolbar,etc. my previous phones I couldn't see anything no matter how closely I observed.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:38 AM   #5
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This is an issue affecting many units. I went through a 2.5 month quest to find a good phone. The issue is definitely not acceptable but Apple doesn't acknowledge it. I suggest you return the phone and try getting another one.

Here are some threads about a possible cause of your pixelation:
Screen interlacing serial numer starting with F2
iPhone 5 Screen Quality
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:56 AM   #6
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Nope I don't see any pixels on my iPhone 5.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 01:39 AM   #7
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that would defeat the purpose of the retina display?
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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that would defeat the purpose of the retina display?
Indeed it would. I think I will schedule a genius appointment for tomorrow.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:56 PM   #9
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This thread made me crosseyed.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:11 PM   #10
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I can see pixels, if I look at my screen from an inch away.
You must be awesome, I cannot see anything but blur from an inch away.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 11:32 PM   #11
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