Annual flood of screen defect threads seems to be missing this year

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iSayBoourns, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. iSayBoourns Suspended


    Sep 15, 2017
    Just an observation, but every year, every September the forums get flooded with my iPhone x/xs (not iPhone 10 but x as in replace with 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7) screens having yellow, uneven, blotchy and whatever issues.

    This seems to have drastically decreased this year and I have barely seen any threads or posts about the 8/8+. Every year it’s always been a very prevalent thread and post topic, except this year. Have the launch unit screens been better this year? People holding their complaints until the X in the beginning of November? No one buying the 8/8+?

    Seems erie. A nearly annual tradition missing a year.
  2. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
  3. Mildredop macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2013
    Because the iPhone 8 is the same design as the last three or four iPhones. They've had years to get it right this time.
  4. iSayBoourns thread starter Suspended


    Sep 15, 2017
    Because the display quality itself has anything to do with the design of the iPhone? ....right :rolleyes:

    Launch week/month buyers dating as far back as I can remember (easily 3G/3GS days) have always created a flood of threads about “display issues” and people returning their iPhone many times, playing the “screen lottery”.

    No need to derail the thread topic because you needed to rag on the 6-8 design.
  5. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    Not many many bought the 8 on MR as we have hardcore smartphone enthusiasts on here. It seems Everyone is waiting for the X so obviously there weren't threads like those this year.
  6. Diorama macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2017
    I don’t think he was ‘ragging’ on anything.
    It IS the same basic physical design as the last few years, they’ve been putting 4.7” and 5.5” IPS panels under 3D Touch systems for a few years, it’s not unreasonable that the kinks have been ironed out of the process.

    Let’s see if display issues crop up when they start sending out 5.8”ish notched OLEDs.
  7. DCIFRTHS macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2008
    Not everyone.
  8. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Yes, not everyone. Little bit too broad of a statement.
  9. Faelan macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2014
    I had to return my first 8+ because of a dead pixel (or a speck of dust, couldn’t tell) and the screen was a bit uneven as well. The display on the 2nd one is very good overall. Just a faint hint of yellowing/shadow at the bottom when the display is cold. This is most noticeable when true tone and night shift is on at low brightness levels. It’s not visible at high brightness levels and very hard to see when true tone is off at low brightness levels. It goes away after a minute or so, then it’s darn near perfect for an LCD display. It can be mitigated by tilting the top of the display a couple of degrees away from me during that period. It basically looks similar to what it looks like when you’re viewing an LCD display at a very slight angle. Most people probably wouldn’t even see what I’m seeing and would classify it as a perfect display. I’m very pleased with this phone and I’m keeping it.
  10. Bethanie21 macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2015
    Bristol, U.K.
    Not me. My 8’s screen is a-okay. ;):p
  11. Sanlitun macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2014
    The displays are much much better this time. My 8 Plus is perfect and probably the best LCD display I have ever seen. It's the first launch day phone that I have received and kept in some time. I don't tolerate screen defects and returned several 6S Pluses for the built in screen blemish. I can remember going to the Apple store and seeing bad units on display, but the 8's I have seen are all quite good.

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