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

    Jul 23, 2011
    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.

  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    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

    Oct 4, 2012
    My iPad Air doesn't suffer from those issues.
  4. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    My air is just fine. No issues with the display at all. I love it.
  5. ColdShadow macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2013
    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


    Jan 14, 2009
    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

    Jan 24, 2013
    Neither my air or retina mini have those issues...
  8. iMaven macrumors 6502


    Jan 21, 2011
  9. irnchriz macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2005
    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.
  10. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
  11. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
  12. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    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

    May 15, 2007
    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

    Nov 12, 2012
    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

    May 15, 2007
    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

    Nov 12, 2012
    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 68000


    Aug 28, 2003
    Not nearly as much from what I've heard. I got mine on launch day and it's perfect.
  18. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009

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