I decided to go ahead and get Applecare+ for my new toy. Since the rules for getting AC+ after purchase requires a visit to a genius to verify the device is in good order, I made a trip to my local store this past weekend. I made an off-hand comment during his inspection of, "How many dead pixels are required for a replacement?". His answer? "One; and I see you have one right here (pointing to my known outage)". Obviously it holds true that genius' have flexibility. He asked if I wanted it replaced right then. I declined noting that if it gets worse or I become annoyed with it being there, I'd come back. I made that decision because I did not want to risk getting a worsened unit. Plus they were very busy and I am unsure of how much "review" time I would be given to accept the iPad. It is very small. I'd probably estimate it is only one pixel. Knowing this is retina, I am unsure if a singularly dead pixel would be noticable or if it would take a couple or more to be visible to the naked eye. Mine is in the lower left about 1" in and up from the bottom. I just thought I would post my experience.