Dimples under Ion-X and OLED Screen

Senfinger

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I'm now two watches in with this issue... Under the light I had one in the lower left and my new one I have one in the upper left? Is this normal? Probably going to return tomorrow as I have another one going to be delivered Friday. 3rd time's a charm???

LTE Sport Model /// Ion-X (Both from Best Buy)
New one coming from Apple...
 
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Brookzy

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It's a common thing with OLED and if you look closely enough you can see it on every Apple Watch under the right light.
 
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Senfinger

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So just checking but not talking about the square outline or the tic tac toe graph correct? Like a small dimple/divot.

Going to run by Apple tomorrow and check displays before returning this one if so.
 

Brookzy

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So just checking but not talking about the square outline or the tic tac toe graph correct? Like a small dimple/divot.

Going to run by Apple tomorrow and check displays before returning this one if so.
Sometimes they're big blotches, sometimes they're tiny little marks that look like pinches. It's very common and if you have to look under bright light to see it, it's within tolerance.
 
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Relentless Power

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I'm now two watches in with this issue... Under the light I had one in the lower left and my new one I have one in the upper left? Is this normal? Probably going to return tomorrow as I have another one going to be delivered Friday. 3rd time's a charm???

LTE Sport Model /// Ion-X (Both from Best Buy)
New one coming from Apple...
I haven't searched for the threads, but there has been reports of other members indicating the same things you have. On the Apple Watch display, you won't be able to see them unless you're actually looking for them or in direct light. But they are there. Almost resembles an orange peel like texture.
 
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gppittjk

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Yup mine has it too. I was concerned initially but it doesn't affect the display and appears to be totally normal.
 

Senfinger

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Yep looks like almost all the ones I received had at least one "pinch" in them... the one I got in today from Apple China Direct actually had two of them side by side... so kept the one from BB. Nice to see they all have them just some are harder to see. I saw it on 3 out of 4 of mine. (The 1st one had a hardware failure so it never caught my eye to look)
 

Senfinger

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LED Light from Phone running down the sides you will see one probably... looks anywhere from an ultra tiny water droplet to a small pinch like object. Yes you have to be nuts/ocd to see them LOL. We have really bright LEDs in the house and if it wouldn't have been for those- I would have never seen them lol.
 

Senfinger

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Haha its all good... like every one said, completely normal and very hard to see... I also only saw it with the screen off prior to syncing etc... so yes you have to be nuts- just glad to finally have a AW3 LTE back on the wrist... Will have to play with the wifi calling thing when I get a chance to see if I can add any data... @deadworlds
 

Brookzy

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okay, I was finally able to see them, mine has a bunch of tiny little bumps. Doesn't bother me as I had to try really hard to even see them. Im glad my house doesnt have really strong lighting like yours @Senfinger.
Haha. OLED is hard. Apple's really good at it all things considered. Ask Google! :p