Uh-Oh - Anyone got yellow spots on their 14 screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mkstewartesq@co, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Just synced up my iPhone 4 and noticed that, on screens with a white background (i.e., Settings.), there is a decidedly yellow spot on the lower left corner of my screen. It appears circular (about the size of a pencil eraser) but when you rotate the phone sideways, it's more visible as running across the bottom edge of the screen a ways. Anyone else? Also, assuming I wait til the weekend to make a Genius Bar appointment (to avoid the Thursday crush at the store), is Apple likely to have replacement phones on hand this early in the launch?

    Thanks,
    M
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Sounds like the iMac :eek:
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Pics damnit!
     
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    damn.... that sucks..
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    I agree, pics please!
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    that sucks, pics please.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, it doesn't show up in screenshots since the defect appears to be in the output screen and (I assume), the screenshot really just snaps the data as presented to the screen. I think I'd need to use an external camera to capture it and, though it is noticeable, I'm not positive a camera would capture it. I guess I'll wait a couple of days to see if "burn-in" or some similar concept will address it. But, you know, one I saw it, I can't UNsee it.

    M

    EDIT - and I don't have an external camera.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Please god no :(

    It put me off buying iMacs for live after that fiasco... please don't let this happen to iphone...
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    use the front camera in a mirror?
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    I like what you did there! :)

    Do it! Even if it doesn't show it I want to see a pic taken with the front cam. Por favor!
     
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    I would make it for Thursday just to see the circus from a distance and pick up some accessories :) Sorry about your phone.
     
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    Frankly, if it is an issue they'll replace it for you, and until demand calms down at least you still have a fully functional phone.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that doesn't work so well (but you get an award for quick thinking, as that never would've occurred to me). You just get a shot of the phone taking a picture of the phone - but you need a white background up on the screen to be able to see the yellow spot.

    Anyone hazard a guess as to whether Apple will declare there to be no issue until tons of others report the problem? I can't remember what happened in the iMac situation before the point where they publicly acknowledged an issue.

    M
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Everyone I know in the world has a camera, why is it people on forums that make claims NEVER have even a point and shoot?
     
  15. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Agreed. It bothers me, but it's not like the phone is broken or doesn't work. And given the warranty length, it's not something I have to deal with immediately. Apple has always been pretty fair to me in the past with dusty-under-screen issues, etc.

    M
     
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    I know you stated that you do not have an external camera, but do you have a 3GS or other phone you can snap a pic?

    I'll let it go after this one.
     
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    I tend to agree with this. Always seems to happen on tech forums too...
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    I had this same problem with a launch day palm pre from sprint. Mine was the screen and I had to wait a while for a replacement.
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    Agreed. I'll never buy another iMac. Especially after Apples idiotic and heartless handling of the matter.
     
  20. thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is the best I could do, and you can't see much, because my (now OLD) 3G dims the pictures a bit. So I'm sure people will say I'm just seeing things, but the yellow is pretty pronounced in person.

    Sorry for the big pic file sizes. No way to reduce at work.
     

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    iMac fiasco all over again :(
     
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    Mark Booth

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    You are standing under florescent tubes which, depending on color temperature, can easily lend a yellow cast to white surfaces.

    Have you tried viewing it under other lighting conditions, like outdoors?

    Mark
     
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    I believe you, but I can't make anything out in that pic.
     
  24. thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, have not. Will at lunch time and report back. But the yellowing is very localized on the screen, just to be clear - it's not that the whole screen looks yellow/has a yellow cast, as it would (I'd expect) if it was merely the effect fo the overhead lights. When I move the menus in Settings, it's easy to see the yellow spot is stationary.
     
  25. thread starter macrumors regular

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    And I don't mean to get everyone up in arms. I may just a have the one-in-a-million "bum" unit. It happens. Doesn't mean everyone else here should be worried about the same problem.:)
     

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