All iPads Does the Air suffer from the same defects as the rMini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Rhyno37, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Rhyno37 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I've currently got an rMini and the screen issues are getting the best of me. It started out with just a light yellow strip on the bottom of the screen (glue I suppose), but that faded somewhat. I've now noticed the bottom half of the screen has a red/pink tint to it. This stays in the same area as when I turn to landscape.

    Does the Air suffer from the same defects? I'm tired of seeing almost every rMini have this issue. I wouldn't mind getting some size back with the Air especially since its $50 off at Best Buy. I'd also like to start using it for notes.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Same say it does and there's a whole thread on the Air's screen issues in this forum. All of the Air screens I have seen have looked great. My Best Buy Air is out for delivery via UPS so i'll find out shortly.

    I recently tried an rMini and there were no issues with the screen other than a lower color gamut but it wasn't a real issue with me.
     
  3. Atrin1 macrumors regular

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    My iPad Air doesn't suffer from those issues.
     
  4. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    My air is just fine. No issues with the display at all. I love it.
     
  5. ColdShadow macrumors 6502a

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    no issue with my iPad Air's display whatsoever.(had it since black friday)

    and I didn't notice any issue with the display of Retina Mini I bought and tried for 2 days before replacing it with Air..

    there are however lots of random crashes in Safari and other apps,but that's a different issue..
     
  6. hindmost macrumors regular

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    I bought the iPad Air and a month later the new retina display iPad mini. Both work like a charm. Only downside is I took advantage of a big sale at Target and at the time could only get a 16g iPad Air which is a pain due to the very limited storage area for apps.
     
  7. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Neither my air or retina mini have those issues...
     
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    I have both. Fortunately the only thing I see with the rMini is the reduced colour gamut but only obvious when side by side with the air.
     
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  12. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I just received my Air and the screen is really nice. A little light bleed towards the bottom but it has to be totally dark to spot it.
     
  13. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I returned my Best Buy rMini because of stutter and judder issues in the UI and my Air which I received yesterday is doing the same thing. It's noticeable when you drop the "usage" pull down menu in settings and I also see it when I switch panes within settings. There's a slight stutter as the list comes down. When I went to Best Buy and did a comparison the display rMini was also buttery smooth so I chalked it up to me having an issue with my rMini.

    On my iPad 2 also running iOS 7 it's buttery smooth. I'm really annoyed with this as this is a top end tablet and the UI experience should be great especially with the A7/M7 chips powering this thing.

    The Air is flatout gorgeous but i'm not sure if I want to put up with this.
     
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I'm waiting on 7.1 for my overall decision on keeping the Air. The price is too good on the 32gb for me to return it without further evaluation, I have 45 days and 7.1 better be here by then.
     
  15. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Are you experiencing the same? :)

    I got a ridiculous deal on my Air, like $190 off. I would hate to return it. The screen is just beautiful even with minimal light bleed on the bottom edge of the screen in portrait mode.
     
  16. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Not so far but I have not used it that much since the 1st day I bought it. I know I have 45 days for a return and I sure hope 7.1 is available by then cause I rather not return it. It may be on sale for
    $75 off again but I would not count on it.
     
  17. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    Not nearly as much from what I've heard. I got mine on launch day and it's perfect.
     
  18. Che Castro macrumors 603

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