Green glowing iPhone 5

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  1. Uelogy, Oct 11, 2012
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    macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Pics or it never happened!
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    At least your useless reply bumped the thread.
     
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    Arnezie

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    Is it that difficult to post a pic? :confused:
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Your post is useless without pictures
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Use a video camera and post the frame in which the event happens?
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue but its almost impossible to take a screen shot of or try and record it.:confused:
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    lelisa13p

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    What size & color is your iPhone?
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    Agent-P

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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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    Sounds cool. I'd keep it
     
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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    aphexacid

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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.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    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......
     
  18. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    FYI: just back from Apple, iPhone replaced. :)
     
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    lelisa13p

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    Congrats on having just a boring old regular iPhone. ;)
     
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    sulpfiction

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    Why are u amazed he was able to video it?
     
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    lelisa13p

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    Because:

     
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    sulpfiction

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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.
     
  23. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    lelisa13p

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    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. :D
     
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