Green glowing iPhone 5

Uelogy

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Oct 24, 2010
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Hey all.

Just wanted to see if anyone here is getting this issue?

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4368068?start=0&tstart=0

Immediately on wake up to the unlock screen, my iPhone will have a green plasma-like border bleed onto the screen. It is responsive to touch, moving/shifting and often becoming more pronounced.

It goes away after a second or two, but the issue is getting worse day by day. Am going to Apple on the weekend to get it checked.
 
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Uelogy

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Oct 24, 2010
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It happens so fast it's impossible to catch. Also it appears to be hardware so a software screenshot doesn't work.

Have a look at the apple support page I linked. Someone made a good example.
 

Uelogy

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Oct 24, 2010
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Yeah it's really hard to capture. Sorry.

Just thought I would share my experience in case anyone else is having similar issues, let them know they're not alone.

From the apple support forum sounds like a batch from initial launch. Lets hope it's small/isolated and us impacted have no troubles seeking help from apple. :)
 

Uelogy

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Oct 24, 2010
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I'm on 16gb black.

To be perfectly honest, it's almost a non-issue - as it does dissolve after a sec or so, however the fact it's there at all is unsettling and is getting more noticeable over time.

I'll let you know how I go with Apple tomorrow.
 

Agent-P

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Dec 5, 2009
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Maybe your iPhone is possessed by a spirit who has the sole purpose of inconveniencing you for a second or two....



(I know that isn't a helpful answer, but you already said you're going to Apple and they'll most likely replace it if you can replicate it for them)
 

Myiphone7

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Nov 18, 2010
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Hey all.

Just wanted to see if anyone here is getting this issue?

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4368068?start=0&tstart=0

Immediately on wake up to the unlock screen, my iPhone will have a green plasma-like border bleed onto the screen. It is responsive to touch, moving/shifting and often becoming more pronounced.

It goes away after a second or two, but the issue is getting worse day by day. Am going to Apple on the weekend to get it checked.
Sounds cool. I'd keep it
 

aphexacid

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Jul 31, 2007
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this guy has a very minor version of your issue.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFEcIxJBkUE

I doubt apple will hassle you at all. Hopefully they have a replacement to give you though.

definitely DO get it swapped though. This is a very oddball problem, and i for one wouldnt want to wait around to see how bad it gets over time.
 

Uelogy

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Oct 24, 2010
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Yes! That's it! Amazed he got it so clear on film. Mine appears around all four borders. I will be bookmarking that video to help explain to Apple, as it happens intermittently. Thank you! :)
 

JCfromTB

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Sep 27, 2012
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This happened to a friend also. The phone started to glow green, next thing you know, he is growing uncontrollably, ripping his clothes, he turned green himself......
 

Uelogy

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Oct 24, 2010
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No not really. There are huge differences between a camera and an organic eye.

Additionally, I stated I was surprised it was 'so clear'.

Finally, you need to let go - there are more important things to get your panties in a knot over.
 

lelisa13p

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Mar 6, 2009
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But a video camera is essentially an eye. So if you can see it with ur eye, you can see it in a video. Not very shocking at all.
I thought that at the heart of it was the unpredictability of the occurrences. It's one thing if you can anticipate & prepare for something happening every time but quite another to be able to capture the random timing of it, whether on video or still.

BTW, no knots here. :D