After reading about the light-leakage articles - I decided to examine my brand-new iPad 2 for symptoms. Sure enough - it had them. I immediately went to the Apple Store and had a Genius set me up with a Genius Bar Work Authorization for a "new" unit. I've heard so many of these stories of whether these "replacement parts" are refurbished, re-manufactured, or completely new... The Genius absolutely assured me its a brand new unit, its just from a different channel (not the white retail-box channel). I'm looking at the Work Authorization and it stated a repair estimate of $269.00 for the iPad 2 White 16GB Wi-Fi (Item Number 661-5879). In the meantime - I am keeping my original unit and seeing if this replacement is better or worse... You guys have any suggestions?