iPad Air screen defect?

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  1. xenaki macrumors member

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    Does anyone else notice what could best be described as a shadowy line down the left side of the screen? It's about an inch in from the edge and most noticeable on a white screen. Think I should exchange?
     
  2. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a

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    I have something similar. I think it's backlight unevenness or color temp shift across the panel.
     
  3. mcdj macrumors G3

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  4. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Yes. In portrait, mine is a faint horizontal darker ill-defined line about 1/3 down from the top.

    I will wait a few days to see if it fades. I have AppleCare on it, so I'm in no rush yet to replace.
     
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    I have this issue as well. It's on the left hand side when holding it in portrait mode.

    This is my first iPad since I sold my iPad 3 a year ago, pretty disappointing to come back to this. :(
     
  7. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    I'm not worried, this can always happen with new generations, Apple will take care of me they always do,
     
  8. interfreak macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure if I'll exchange it, I hate getting on the exchange merry go round..
     
  9. mcdj macrumors G3

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    I was kinda hoping they were past this kind of problem. I returned 5 iPad 3s because of pink/green screens. The iPad 4 I got was perfect, as was the Mini. My Air looks like the 3.
     
  10. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol... Idk what you guys are talking about. My screen looks fine.
     
  11. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    I had this. I took it back and opened another two with an Apple staffer before we found a good one. He said he'd been through three himself before he found one without the problem.

    Even my eventual replacement has a slightly yellow cast on the left which graduates to more blue on the right, but at least the dark shadowy stripe is gone.
     
  12. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

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    That is one good thing Apple does, is rectify the problem, until it is fixed. Hope mine is okay!
     
  13. DMoggo macrumors regular

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    Do Apple actually have anyone checking display quality?! Almost every type of device they produce has screen defects and inconsistencies.

    It's so frustrating.........hoping mine is ok when it arrives :)

    Can someone post a pic?
     
  14. Ipadfever macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome back to the vicious return cycles!
     
  15. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    They need to get the screen QC guy some glasses.
     
  16. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    Karma? Try to be a bit nice instead of a flame thrower lol:)
     
  17. Ipadfever macrumors 6502a

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  18. xenaki thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm debating whether to try exchanging it now or to wait a couple of weeks for a new batch...
     
  19. iMacca44 macrumors member

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    Mine is the same. Almost seems like the left side (in portrait) is a bit more yellow and the right is a bit more pink. I've booked a Genius appointment for tomorrow, but might end up leaving it another week to see if it reduces at all.will see how I go today.
     
  20. Ipadfever macrumors 6502a

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    Just return it and get a new one, just be prepared to do multi returns
     
  21. Kalabalik macrumors newbie

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    OK, I've been staring at my screen for 3 minutes but can't really see anything. Could someone take a picture and share?
     
  22. bwhli macrumors 6502a

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    If you can't see anything, it's probably a nonissue.
     
  23. mcdj macrumors G3

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    My comment is helpful to other people who are seeing what I'm seeing and looking to find more information about it.

    Your comment is the equivalent of walking into the waiting room of a hospital and announcing "idk what's wrong with you guys, I feel fine!
     
  24. Ipadfever macrumors 6502a

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    Lmao


    Great cage! BIG bird :p
     
  25. kentuckymakers macrumors newbie

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    Ipad air 16gb space grey, yellow hue in bottom left corner in portrait. Strongest in that corner but dissipates as it goes up the left hand side and also to the right disappearing at about the home button. It is noticeable on white pages and when bringing up the keyboard. The keys on the left have the yellow tint while the right side is the normal cooler hue.

    Had this with the ipad 3 (yellow and bad light leak).
     
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