Is light leak a common problem on the top part of the screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by als88, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Ive already replaced 2 phones because of this issue, its small but noticeable on 50% brightness too.
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    Jordan921

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    I haven't heard of many stories of light leaks so I don't think it's very common.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    It's not a common issue. You should bring to apple store to get the new one. Looking at the screen with the lightleak is really uncomfortable.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just replaced my second phone today, they opened one next to me from a white box and it had the same problem as well as a nick on it! Im guessing it was new because apparently refurbished phones have better quality checks.
     
  5. ATC
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    We got two iPhone fives, one white 16 and one black 32 and a black one had a noticeable light leak issue on top left corner.

    It wasn't noticeable at first but when using Apps that didn't take up the full-screen or dark content movies you did see it for sure.

    I called Apple and they sent me a replacement by mail through their express service. The new one that I just got has a perfect screen so it's a keeper. I'm sending them the old one back tomorrow. So at least from my little experience one out of three had this issue.

    For what it's worth the replacement I got has a build week number of 44 which is November and the old one that I originally purchased (With light leak issue) was a week 48 which is December build.
     

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