iPhone 5 Screen Issues [video]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by metallikop, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. metallikop macrumors newbie

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    Just opened my new iPhone 5 and the screen is ghosting, or similar to when you touch an LCD screen. Just curious if anyone else is having this problem. It's definitely apparent when I touch hard, but even soft touches still have the screen problem when I touch.

    This sucks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4kYbiygU6A
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Looks like there's something on the inside pushing up on the screen.
     
  3. Powrie macrumors 6502

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    I agree.

    Dang Foxconn tech students...:rolleyes:
     
  4. physicsguy13 macrumors 6502

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  6. metallikop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Definitely going to the store after work. What a bummer.
     
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    It's a new unannounced iOS feature for the iPhone 5. Touch one side of the screen and get a ripple effect for the other side! ;)
     
  8. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    My 4S suddenly started to do that in about the same area but more centered out of the blue 9 months into ownership. It lasted about two weeks then just as suddenly completely disappeared. :confused:
     
  9. srcstc macrumors member

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    Take it to the apple store. They'll give you a new one. Problem solved.
     
  10. metallikop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agreed. Just making people aware that there is a problem, and wondering if anyone else has seen it.
     
  11. Armeniandave macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if this is the glue not totally dried yet?
    I know they had a similar issue last year. I think they said
    after a few days it goes away (hopefully). I still wouldn't
    be happy though.
     
  12. emir macrumors 6502a

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    this is why you shouldn't order an iPhone from one of the available countires to a one that's not available yet. imagine ordering an iphone to a relative living in the us, and have them ship it to you, then seeing this.

    mfw there aren't any apple stores to take it back to.
     
  13. sixteen12 macrumors regular

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    Mine has backlight bleeding issues. I'm not sure if I should return it, it's no super distracting, but I noticed right away. Thoughts?
     

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  14. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Return it. Unless you don't plan on ever reselling and it truly doesn't bother you. I doubt it'd get worse over time.
     
  15. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with the others and there is something on the back side of the screen that should not be there.
     
  16. sixteen12 macrumors regular

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    Yeah its pretty bad.
     
  17. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    If you have an Apple store you might get lucky and could swap it out today. If history repeats itself they'll have a separate "secret" stock for damaged devices.
     
  18. notpotter macrumors newbie

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    I also have the same issue as OP, in almost an identical place.

    I also have a slightly blue tinge around that point and if I look at the screen from an angle you can see what looks to be moisture between the two materials.
     
  19. armoredsaint macrumors regular

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    when they're made to work 16 hour days and pressure to rush out millions - QC get's skipped ;)
     
  20. srgz macrumors member

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    Good 'ol launch day.
    Bleeding looks exactly like what happened to me on iPad 2 Launch day.
    Definitely return it.

    The first problem -- no clue how the F that could have gotten past quality control. Again, return it.

    Early adopters...man you guys have balls of steel!
    After what happened to me with the iPad 2 (I went through 5 of them with defective screens) -- I will never be an early adopter for any apple product ever again.
     
  21. sixteen12 macrumors regular

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    That's the hope. I'm going to leave shortly, if not, well I'll just wait until they do. Its perfect otherwise.

    Thanks
     
  22. bobright macrumors 601

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    Oh god, backlight bleed blue tinting and blobs?

    Hope mine is fine
     
  23. notpotter macrumors newbie

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    Here is the video I took of the fault I am experiencing. Just about to go back to the Apple store, will update you with how I get on and how they go about resolving the issue on day one in case others are suffering or will suffer from it.

    http://youtu.be/9qLJ4kzW8DM
     
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