Back light bleed on iPhone 5

Tmurray315

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Anyone else have backlight bleed on iPhone 5 is this normal I have it on iPad 3 some people say its normal cause of LCD screen others says its not. It's not noticeable but wondering if this is a defect
 

Rocko1

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Anyone else have backlight bleed on iPhone 5 is this normal I have it on iPad 3 some people say its normal cause of LCD screen others says its not. It's not noticeable but wondering if this is a defect
 

Tmurray315

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It's a little at the top corner can't post a pic right now but is this normal some people say it is
 

kvnfo

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I had a perfect iPhone 5 with no scratches, but noticeable backlight bleed :( I took it back. It would bother me more than Scuffs since I'm always looking at the screen and not the back. My new phone has a very small scuff but the screen is perfect.

I'd get it replaced if its bothering you.
 

Tmurray315

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The only way I can see it if its in total darkness otherwise its fine I herd the screens like LCD it's normal for backlight bleed I went through 3 iPads and all of them had backlight bleed
 

dagdagdag234

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I have the exact same light leak. Same spot, unnoticeable unless the screen is black and I'm in the dark.

I'm not totally convinced it's worth a trip to the Apple Store and I think my assessment is -- keep it, I have a year to bring it in if I decide to.

And If I get a huge scratch on the phone or something else I dislike that isn't necessarily covered under the 1 year warranty then I can use the light leak issue as a reason to ask for an exchange.
 

Tmurray315

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Oh okay a lot of people have the same light leak where mine is is this a defect it doesn't bother me that to much like you said I'm afraid if I replace it I will get a bad phone
 

gregnauman

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I just got my iPhone an hour ago and noticed it right away on boot up. Really noticeable on the black boot screen.

I swear its always something. Im going to wait a week or so and take it back I think. Maybe by then they will have more stock and will fix the manufacturing issues.

Guess thats what happens when things are made in communist China at rioting Fox Conn plants. :rolleyes:
 

jordanogrady

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this is what it looks like
What can you learn from this? Dont look at a black screen in the dark. My scren is usually full of apps! These things would never normally be noticed!

I've stopped coming on the forum after I purchased the 5, for threads like this, and scratch gate thats out of control!

Jordan
 

Tmurray315

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I don't mind the backlight bleed but is this normal I herd a lot of apple products have this issue my iPad 3 had this I went through 3 and I still have that issue it doesn't bother but is it fine cause most likely if I replace that phone will have some bleed is it normal
 

gregnauman

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What can you learn from this? Dont look at a black screen in the dark. My scren is usually full of apps! These things would never normally be noticed!

I've stopped coming on the forum after I purchased the 5, for threads like this, and scratch gate thats out of control!

Jordan

Wouldnt it show up if watching a movie on your phone?

If it does its unacceptable. Clearly manufacturing tolerances that apple loves to BRAG about.

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This one is even better, leaking light along the case......nice and air/water tight.....

 

gregnauman

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Oh and another thing, on my main screen the clock etc is black and you can see it.

You can also see it if you are running an app that has not been adjusted for the screen resolution and it has black bars top and bottom.


IMHO it should not do this at all.....
 

Tmurray315

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Is it worth returning it for a new one the light leak isn't to bad but not sure if I should return it or not