iPad How long until a new batch comes out?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by RJCP, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. RJCP macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys.
    So, for those of us with defective screens waiting for a new batch to come out before trying to exchange, how long do you reckon it will take until the current one sells out and another arrives?

    I've tried one return&exchange at a different store, but got the exact same problem, so I reckon I should wait until some newer units arrive.

    FYI: my first unit was manufactured in September and the current one was manufactured in October.
     
  2. cababah macrumors 68000

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  3. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    Did everyone who bought an iPad this weekend have a broken screen or did 2 people report it and everyone whipped out their magnifying glasses to call foul and say that their screens are broken too?
     
  4. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think the time it was made has anything to do with the screen defects. Mine was manufactured in mid/late august, and it has no problems. It might take a month for the current ones to sell, but they seem to have plenty... so maybe a few months.
     
  5. mcdj macrumors G3

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    I had 5 iPad 3s that looked just like the Air I just returned (splotchy/discolored). The 4 I had last year, and all the 4s I saw, looked great. The Minis I've had and seen look great.

    In other words, a new batch is no guarantee. Its a lottery.
     
  6. cababah macrumors 68000

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    This.

    Standard operating procedure for all new apple product releases.
     
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Not me. My iPad screen came out perfectly fine.

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    Given the spread (about a month) between your first and current units, I'd say you're at a point where you've already tried at least two different "batches." Production shifts don't run a month long.

    If there's a different Apple store nearby, try them. If not, wait a couple weeks, and the "refurbs" will actually be refurbs instead of new iPads packaged in white boxes.
     
  8. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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  9. bobright macrumors 601

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    I have a good uniform screen looks way better than my 3. I was real scared of awful lightbleed and a blotched screen as well did have to run through like three iPad 2's before not this time. DMPL wifi only fwiw.
     
  10. RJCP thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wish that was the case, man. Unfortunately, I have like ⅓ of my screen at a decent color. The rest is this awful p*ss color yellow. It's awful. I need to have brightness at 100% for it to become less noticeable. Anything less than that (I usually have it at like 75%) and it looks really bad.
     

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