iPhone 5 Screen Burn

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mateo124, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hello all, got my iPhone 5 replaced about a week ago. Just yesterday I was using a full screen app without the status bar, and I noticed that in the top right corner, I can see the AT&T indicator like burned into the screen. I tried playing a movie and it didn't seem to fix it. My question is, is this normal for the iphone? I didn't even know it was possible on the iphone, and I'm quite annoyed by it. I think it might be a refurb and it had the bar on all the time before. I'll upload pics if anyone wants to see it later.
     
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    lucasfer899

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    I'd like to see pics, and this is very odd, not normal otherwise these forums would look something like this, haters.

    If I were you I'd take it into an apple store and they'll swap it right out. :)
     
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    lunaoso

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    It's probably ghosting. Bring it to an Apple Store and they'll give you a brand new one.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here is a pic, I finally was able to get a good shot of it. Obviously it isn't too bad, but it still hasn't gone away, and actually appears to have gotten worse. I think I'll just live with it and use it as an excuse when I want to exchange it later on.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    scaredpoet

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    Normally with LCD ghosting, displaying a different image over the ghosted area will bring things back into shape. This isn't something that causes permanent damage.

    The effect tends to be even worse on Windows Phone devices.
     
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    lucasfer899

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    Wow, it's really something, but not horrendous, as remember, that status bar is there most of the time you're using the phone. :rolleyes:
     
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    vastoholic

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    My original iPad did this for a bit too. It was never permanent thankfully.
     
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    thadoggfather

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    Image retention is becoming more than common with apple products I.e. retina MacBook pros

    Ipads: My brother's 2, parent's 3, my newly acquired 4 has it slightly, all the display iPads (one mini, two 4's) at best buy had it. My recently sold 3 didn't do it, a parent's mini doesn't do it.

    On phones it might be less so though.

    My iPhone 5, many swaps later for unrelated issues, though I had lots with vertical interlacing, does not have it. Haven't tested others but wouldn't be surprised
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was under the assumption it wasn't permanent as well, but after playing a few movies on it, the ghosting still remains. I've also tried displaying a solid white image but that didn't work either. So either it would take more time, or it somehow ended up becoming permanent. I am jailbroken by the way, but I guess that couldn't be the cause? The only thing I could think of is I installed f.lux and even then I still don't see how this would happen unless it was defective.
     
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    thadoggfather

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    it's Image Retention, plain and simple, not f.lux.
     

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