I am not sure if this is normal. I have what seems to be a perfect screen. Except, there seems to be a small blank area bordering the viewable screen area all the way around the actual screen. Almost like the resolution on your computer monitor wasn't set correctly and thus a portion of the screen real estate wasn't being used. I don't seem to notice the on my first gen iphone. I mainly am aware of it on my 3rd gen iphone when outdoors (bright lighting since the unused portion appears dark). I don't want to take the thing into the genius, but i would like to hear from fellow members if they notice the same issue.