Apple skimping on the iPad 2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by xelaetaks, May 11, 2011.

  1. xelaetaks macrumors member

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    Backlight bleeding, low color screens- supposed warm screens from the Samsung ones, crappy cameras. Apples gotta get their **** together.


    I hope the new iPad 2's start to get more consistent :mad:



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  2. matt90036 macrumors regular

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    Thats why i stayed with ipad1.
     
  3. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Good choice. :)
     
  4. PBz macrumors 6502a

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    .. and some of this in peoples' heads. I will have to find the source but they looked at the components and stated that Apple has improved each step of the way. Admittedly the LG screens were a stumble but what people are calling yellow screens right now is a level of OCD even I didn't think possible.

    There are options.. Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, etc, etc. I work with devices from all of these folks for a living and I will put Apple hardware quality up there with any of them.
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Do you own an iPad 2? or are you just criticizing because it's the cool thing to do..

    Also, the low camera res is not a Production issue, its a Design issue that I agree with, the iPad 2 is not a point-and-shoot camera, so why waste money on higher MP lens.

    For the record my iPad 2 has minor light bleeding on two corners, but I don't have OCD so for me this is a non issue.
     
  6. vincenz macrumors 601

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    You're still deluding yourself about that even after all these months?! How do you sleep at night :confused:
     
  7. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Peacefully, with my iPhone 4 firmly gripped in my left hand so that I won't be woken up by a phone call.
     
  8. sracer macrumors 603

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    Yes, some of it is in people's heads. I own both an iPad1 and iPad2 and I've seen a difference in the light bleeding between the 1 and 2. The iPad1 appears to have an even light bleeding that covers the entire screen evenly... it is only noticeable when comparing it to the iPad2 that is totally black in the center and comparable but uneven bleeding along the edges.

    The vibrancy of the 2's screen surpasses that of the 1 and I was extremely delighted with the 1 in the first place.
     
  9. peaceActivist macrumors regular

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    I'm with you 100% of the way. I'm as OCD as the next person when it comes to stuff like this, but screen temp is just blowing things out of proportion now. just saying...my opinion, i was picky about the screenbleed, but color temp is just something you compare with other similar devices...most people won't have 2 ipads to compare each one with so i really don't know.
     
  10. Janet1 macrumors member

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    Easy, there's an app for that!
     
  11. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a

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    That's what She said :D

    For about a week.... after playing with my iPad 2 a few times my wife changed her mind in a hurry.

    To me there is no question that the No2 is better than 1. I had the iPad 1 from the day it was released and was very happy with it by the way.
     
  12. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    You, sir, are magnificent! :D

    I noticed some light bleed on my iPad 2 if I turned brightness all the way up, displayed a plain black screen and went into a film reloading room. In low light or normal conditions (and everything is always low/soft lighting with me) the issue disappears.

    If I'm using the iPad at full brightness, staring at a blank, black screen, in perfect darkness for hours at a time, any light bleed is probably the least of my worries.
     
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  14. xelaetaks thread starter macrumors member

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    Don't own one yet, just stating what I've seen on these boards and other sites.

    My iPad will be coming soon so i just hope the newer ones are more consistent with better quality.

    A minor light bleed wouldn't really be an issue for me.
     
  15. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I wasn't trying to be rude with my question, but keep in mind that apple has sold a few million iPad 2s and only a few hundred/thousand frequent this forum and people are more likely to post something when they want to complain rather than praise.
     
  16. macingman macrumors 68020

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    don't post yet wait until you try it for your self instead of feeding of other people. You would love the iPad 2.
     
  17. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    The new production ipads are much better. I had my ipad 2 sent toapple for light bleed and got a new one in 5 days with no light bleed are any other issues for that matter.
     
  18. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Mine has been fine and its a launch day iPad2.
     
  19. rowuncw macrumors newbie

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    It's also important to note that Apple and its contractors are producing literally millions of the devices. That the various problems aren't more widespread is a testament to the quality of the device's design in my opinion. It's easy to place yourself at the center of the world if you have a defective piece of hardware that you spent upwards of $800 on.
     
  20. Cozmo85 macrumors regular

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    A warmer screen is not necessarily a bad thing.
     
  21. freeman727 macrumors 6502

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    But how come the iPad 1 has better uniformity? It's gotta be the glue process!
     
  22. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    Does it, though? I've seen so many people mention that they never realized their 1 had a backlight bleed until the "test" on iPad 2s was popularized.
     
  23. vladtheimpaler macrumors regular

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    LOLOLOL! Classic!
     
  24. freeman727 macrumors 6502

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    My iPad 1 was perfect, I checked after the whole backlight issue was brought to light (pun intended). After reading Anandtech's article about the iPad 2, it was revealed that the iPad 1 used brackets, which makes it thicker but also more pressure uniformity. The glue process is thinner but more prone to pressure non-uniformity and therefore backlight bleeds. This is all theory but a pretty darn good theory. Can anyone else come with a better one?

    It is a trade-off. Unless you are in dark environments viewing movies, I think the thinness is a great trade off. I'd rather have a thinner device with mild backlight bleed which I won't notice in everyday use.

    I will still be returning my iPad tomorrow and wait for online shipment, which will likely be in June. Better yet, when I visit NH at the end of the month and can pick up an iPad 2 at Target I could get 5% back using their credit card and tax free. Tax free is a huge deal on a luxury item, we're talking $70 on the 64gb wifi model in my state.
     
  25. xelaetaks thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I've got my iPad 2 and i actually returned the one i got in the mail plus another one at the store and all of them had backlight bleeding. im going to ignore it for now but if it bothers im gonna try to return it again in a week or so.

    I stand by my original question and I think Apple definetely f-d up on this one.
     

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