I am asking this question because I have gotten two iPad 2's on my journey of getting a perfect iPad. My first one was bought in April and received in early may, due to their shipping delays. When I got it, it seemed perfect until I eventually was able to point out 6+ dead pixels. Some were more obvious than others, but this was not the quality Apple products are known for. Luckily though, the backlight bleeding was barely there. I did return this because the dead pixels would constantly distract me. The Apple store worker that we met with was nice and understood the problem. They had my 32gig black model in their store (unfortunately, I would lose the etching I had them put on the back of my first one, but I could not wait 3 more weeks). They let me look at it in the store to make sure there were no dead pixels, and there weren't. I left with it and opened it up in the car. Immediately, I saw a white dust particle in the dead center of the screen and a few smaller ones surrounding it. When I tried to use it at home, the dust was still sort of visible, and acted like a dead pixel (not as bad as one but it was in the middle of the screen..). Not only that, the backlight bleeding on the second one was noticeable, despite being better than one some people came across. I notice it whenever I use my iPad at night, which is when I use my iPad mostly. So months have gone buy and I have tried to deal with this. I have seen in the news that the iPad 2 has gone down to 1-3 shipping days and then 24 hours as of this week. My friend just bought an iPad two a couple days ago and he says it has no problems at all (and he is aware of the problems it could have). Does this mean that the quality control is there again? If anyone has bought an iPad 2 recently, how is it? Thank you and sorry if this was a little long..