dark spots at top of iPhone 6S Plus?

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  1. rkuo macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,

    Just got my iPhone 6S Plus and am running a screen test. With a white background, I can see the top of the screen is unevenly bright in a pretty regular pattern. Easier to see if I look at it off angle. The issue is very slight but definitely there. Is this normal or should I go exchange it?
     
  2. jtrue28 macrumors 6502

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    Same problem with mine. Seems to be very prevalent.

    My wife's phone has the same issue.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    If it's very slight it should be considered normal.
     
  4. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Should it? I don't think so, the screen should be perfectly uniform.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    That is impossible with a side/back lite LCD screen. I'll be glad when Apple moves to OLED so we can see an end to these yearly OCD checking a 'white screen in a dark room' tests just looking for the slightest hint of screen not being 100% uniform.

    Use the iPhone and if under normal conditions you see a uniformity problem THEN you have a problem. If you never see or know then YOU don't have problem.
     
  6. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    I have this problem, yes all iPhones 6s/plus have them
     
  7. Dextux macrumors member

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  8. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah if you crank up the brightness on a white screen and look at an angle you can see them. Also the top seems a little darker or more yellow then the rest. This is typical. If your phone is flawless other wise dont worry about it. Apple will never go omled so we will have to deal with these little quirks.
     
  9. chabig macrumors 68040

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    How often do you look at a perfectly white screen in normal use? If the answer is often, then you can try to exchange it. If the answer is not very often, just be happy with your new phone.

    Hint: Try the same test with your LED TV. You'll see that what Julien said is correct.
     
  10. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I have this but it doesn't bother me. Very few iPhone LCD screens are perfect and I would only exchange if it was urine-yellow, unevenly backlit, or had dead pixels. I never run the dead pixel checking app either because if I can't see a dead pixel in normal use then I'm not concerned.
     
  11. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    If you look at the photo below you will see my 6 on the left and my 6s on the right. The screen on my iPhone 6 doesn't bother me in the slightest but the 6s that I returned was a lot worse than my 6 to the point where I could notice it just looking photos. Even the guy at the Apple Store noticed it as soon as I unlocked the phone.

    I think that my 6s screen is ear perfect. image.jpeg
     
  12. Floris macrumors 68020

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    my iPad has a blue hue for a few millimeters around all sides, unlike the iPad 2, and the iPhone 5s has that, but it is slight yellow, - normally you dont even notice it, daytime usage. But in the evening I do, and it has started to bother me. It's certainly not worth replacing the device over. I just hope my ordered 6s+ doesn't have it. I can't promise I won't swap it if i spot it right away.
     
  13. jtrue28 macrumors 6502

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    Well, Safari background is white, as is this entire thread. The black rippled effect at the top shows. Not sure telling people to never use white backgrounds is a justifiable solution.

    My 6+ didn't have this issue.
     
  14. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Starting with the next iPhone, I think Apple should release the "OCD Edition" iPhone. It will have a high-end professionally calibrated screen and will cost $4,000, because that is what it costs to produce a display to meet the standards of the OCD-display crowd.
     
  15. MacBird macrumors 6502

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    I exchanged my 6s for the same reason and the screen of the new one is near perfect. I was not even looking for flaws but when reading a text on white background and scrolling it looked like going from gray to white background. These phones are too expensive to live with a flaw like this.
     
  16. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    It is a pity they don't get someone else to make then then because my friends Microsoft 640 has a perfect screen and it cost him £120

    None of the Samsung phones I have had had a problem, either did my LG G4, HTC M8 but one phone that did have a bad screen was my first Oneplus One did have and they were well know for it.

    Just for reference below is a photo of a back-up phone we have, it is a Nokia 520 that I got free when I bought my Nokia 1520(which has a prefer screen as well) but if we were to have bought it it would have cost £60 so I don't think it costs that much to make a good screen

    BTW I haven't used the Nokia 520 in ages but just playing around with it now I realised that it is smoother than the 6s in operation, albeit slower.

    image.jpeg
     
  17. rkuo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK here's a photo. My iPhone 6 Plus screen compared side by side does not have this issue as compared to the 6S Plus. The more I look at it the more I think it probably needs replacing. IMG_0093.JPG
     
  18. SBruv macrumors 6502

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    I think you're going to find they've all got it...
     
  19. NVD macrumors member

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    I bought a 6s Plus on launch day and got home to find my screen was also like this. Went back to look at the display models and couldn't see the same issue on them, so I asked to exchange it for a new one. They said that "that is how all display backlights are" and that they "can't guarantee the next one won't be the same", but thankfully the next one didn't have the same issue.
     
  20. cmjars macrumors 6502

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    I replaced my had the same gave up and went back to a 6s no problem.
     
  21. rkuo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I went and got a replacement. All of the 6s plus phones have the issue to some extent but side by side mine was easily worse than all the display models and the eventual replacement I managed to get. It wasn't killing me but I might as well get a good one. I recommend comparing with the in store display models if you think you might have the issue too.
     
  22. Ipadfever macrumors 6502

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    There are much cheaper phones with great displays!!!!
     
  23. auriconis macrumors regular

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    I actually just found a few spots on my screen like that. Dark enough that they're annoying me, so I'm going to go compare it to the display model like suggested above. If they're the same then it's not worth pursuing, if they're better than this I'll make a genius appointment. There's definitely a variation in the lighting on the screen of my phone with some very dark spots.
     
  24. auriconis macrumors regular

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    Update: went to the Apple store to the genius bar. The genius said he would replace the screen for me, but realized he didn't have any for the 6S plus, so he said to call back in a few weeks and see if they have any yet. We shall see.
     
  25. keeper macrumors regular

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    Take it back and buy an Android phone, or forever live with iPhone paranoia.
    Don't forget to check your CPU type.
    Check for yellow tint.
    Check for a black blemish where a component is touching, although you may be able to massage that out.

    Or just use it as a normal phone and enjoy it.
     

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