Hot pixel?

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  1. M0esmac macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    Got my iPhone 5 yesterday...
    Scratches out of the box, dot's on the back of the iPhone... And now - hot pixel. Just noticed it. It was active for two three seconds and then gone.

    Should I go for a replacement?
     
  2. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has a 1 dead pixel policy for their iPhones. If it really gets on your nerves you should make an appointment with the genius bar and get it replaced.
     
  3. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    If you're not satisfied, return it. Scratches out of the box is definitely a good enough reason.
     
  4. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How much days do I have to do that? I mean to go and moan about scratches out of the box?

    Because I'm proper ill at the moment, I can't get out of the house...
     
  5. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on how long it has been since you bought the phone and the attitude of the genius you get when you go to the store. Generally speaking the less time that has passed the better when it comes to "out of the box" scratches. However, you have 30 days to return your phone if you are unhappy with it. The dead pixel thing is a warranty issue so you technically have 1 year/2 years if you have applecare.
     
  6. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    que?

    Proper ill... I love it.
     
  7. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    He's sick and can't leave the house.
     
  8. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So if one appeared, it will appear 100% in near feature? I mean it's day one, and hot pixel already...

    I had no problems with my iPhone 4 for two years...


    Yeah that's right, my bad.
     
  9. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    ah yes.

    I was sorta hoping he meant he was really laying down some beats and or rhymes and was pretty busy with that...
     
  10. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on the color of the pixel. If it is always white it is dead and will never go back to normal. If it is colored it could unstick and you will be fine.
     
  11. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I remember people having stuck pixel issues with both the 4 and 4s.
     
  12. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but if it will appear I'm a bit happy actually... New iPhone... YAY! lol

    I had coloured one and it got back to normal. But I noticed it instantly.

    How much time I have to buy AppleCare? 1year from purchase date?

    I had none. That's why it's annoying...
     
  13. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah you have 1 year to buy applecare you have 30 days to buy applecare+
     
  14. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  16. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mean like Dropping and fu*****ing up / smashing the screen? That will not happen for me.

    What then does simple Apple Care does?

    Just adds additional 1 year of protection for things like dead pixels and stuff?
     
  17. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    Yeah that's what AppleCare does, just additional warranty protection.
     
  18. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    so it just extends the already 1 year warranty right?
     
  19. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But I have the same protection for this first year?

    You know like okay I get more hot / dead pixels after 6 months of usage, then what? I go to Apple Store to genius, I show him the problem and he just handles me new phone?
     
  20. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    Yeah you get protection for the first year, but AppleCare goes beyond the first year. Sorry I should have said its extended warranty. It extends it by another year, so you get 2 years of warranty.
     
  21. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's okay, I knew it. I just asked does it cover the same things like dead pixels etc. :)
     

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