6 of 6 iPad Pros have dead pixels!!!!

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  1. rapdo123 macrumors newbie

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    Between Genius bar swaps and potential Genius bar swaps that I have rejected before they officially logged the swap, fully six of all six iPad Pros I have tried have dead pixels and/or dust under the screen, varying in severity and location. How prevelant are pixels anomalies out there? I'm wondering if there was a bad batch?

    I would love to see what weeks your iPad Pros were manufactured, both for units with perfect screens and for those with dead pixels. Maybe that way we can see if there is a trend as to which batch is bad. You can use this link to find out: http://sndeep.info/en

    The two most recent ones I had were made in week 44 (2 Nov-8 Nov) and in week 41 (12 Oct - 18 Oct). The first one had a massive dead pixel in the center right of the screen, the latter a smaller dead pixel in the far lower left.
     
  2. BoneHead001 macrumors 6502

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    Mine was made week 46 – week of November 9. My screen looks good with no stuck pixels or dirt under the screen. My iPad Pro is 128GB, Wi-Fi/LTE.
     
  3. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Aren't all the pixels the same size?
     
  4. rapdo123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Some have smaller or larger clusters of pixels dead
     
  5. CrockettHood macrumors newbie

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    I'm confused as to exactly what this looks like. Is there a way a pic can show a reference for this? If so, can you post some pics? I'm asking because I have an iPad pro on order and want to know what to look for. Thanks!
     
  6. rapdo123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just do a Google image search for "iPad dead pixels"
     
  7. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    He asked if you got a pic of your iPad. do you?
     
  8. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Of course he doesn't. That would be tooooooooo easy to validate such improbable claims with.
     
  9. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    It is improbable that he has a dead pixel?

    I think you need to do a reality check
     
  10. rapdo123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It looks exactly like the Google image search results. Don't have pics of all six that I saw as most were immediately taken back by the apple genius
     
  11. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    6 of 6 with dead pixels. Not 1 iPad. Do a reread.
     
  12. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502

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    There must be some documentation of 6 iPad swaps due to dead pixels.
     
  13. rapdo123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did one return and repurchase through John Lewis, one swap through John Lewis, and three *aborted* Apple Store swaps (the genius saw the new one had the same problem as the current one and didn't complete the swap). So I've had three devices in my possession and inspected a total of six. I don't see a need to provide proof, not sure what the point is. Just looking for the more helpful members of the forum to let me know if flawless IPP screens really do exist. Thanks.
     
  14. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    It's improbable that six iPads did have a dead pixel but it's not impossible. that's all that I'm saying.
    At the end of the day if he doesn't like the iPad he is within his rights to return it.
     
  15. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    To add, if my iPad pro had a dead pixel, I'll return mine as well.
     
  16. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I've had this happen to me before when the first iPad Air's came out. I just traded it in until I got one that was not defective. I usually don't leave the store without making sure the iPad Pro is not defective.
     
  17. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    I sure don't wish to be judgemental of Apple,but i feel in the rush to get the new iPad Pro out before this Christmas,their quality control took a much lower priority then production did.
    This problem never happen that i know of, in the production of the older iPad2&4s.
     
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  19. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502

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    I wasn't asking you for proof or saying you should provide any - just adding there would be proof -

    So do you have a IPP that passed inspection now (7th) - ? 1 good for 7 produced would be a nightmare for Apple - and the odds of that many going to one person seem extremely high.

    When I get my IPP on Monday I'll def let you know if I have any defects and the manufacturing date.
     
  20. BoneHead001 macrumors 6502

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    I wll say that nothing manufactured is “perfect“ per-se, but the one I have is pretty darn nice — good color, no dead pixels, even lighting, no scratches, or loose buttons.
     
  21. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    You became a member today and your first post is about 6 units with defective screens in a row.
    Then, you want to see the date when the iPPs of members were manufactured providing a link.
    When do we learn to ignore troll baits?
     
  22. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    I turn it on and use it. Nothing stands out as defective. Im certainly not going to look for trouble.
     
  23. artfossil macrumors 6502

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    If you just think happy, wonderful thoughts you'll never have a dead pixel.
     
  24. rapdo123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have a 7th yet. I exhausted the entire brown box inventory of the Apple Store so we're awaiting a new one to ship in. Will report back.
     
  25. jqc macrumors regular

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    Why is this troll bait? You can't believe Apple would release iPads into the wild with stuck pixels? My first two had very apparent stuck pixels, and the Apple Store employee who processed both returns agreed right away when they saw them. My third is fine. I've bought and and exchanged/returned a handful of iPads and iPhones over the years for the same issue. In each case the store employee saw it right away and agreed. It DOES happen and even if it's a small percentage, they ship tens of millions of these things per quarter. And with the screen being the thing whole reason usage case of these devices, no one should EVER accept units with stuck pixels.

    Having said that, to the OP I don't think it has anything to do with production dates. A batch produced a year from now are just as likely to have a number of units with stuck pixels as the batch you just bought from.
     

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