I have solved the screen brightness problems!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SteveJobs2.0, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. SteveJobs2.0, Apr 10, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012

    SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    Well, sort of... I believe that screen brightness is not uneven... It is the perceived brightness due to the more limited viewing angles of the new screen. If you tilt the screen, you can notice that the area of the greatest luminosity shifts, thus eliminating the hypothesis that certain parts of the screen area are not lit equally.

    By the same token, you will find that you will not perceive brightness issues if you look at the screen straight on and at an arms-length distance.


    SJ2.0... The spiderman of macrumors.
  2. SteveJobs2.0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    Can we get this stickied to let the new New iPad users be aware of this? Thanks.
  3. batman75 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2010
    What are these screen brightness issues to which you refer?
  4. Eddie Bombay macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2011
    Sure thing boss we will get right on it!
  5. SteveJobs2.0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    You will notice many posts complaining about brightness not being evenly distributed on the screen.
  6. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
  7. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    I have solved the issue with the new iPad not getting hot enough! [​IMG]
  8. scarred macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    I agree, we should get this thread stickied so when I need a laugh it is easy to find. :)
  9. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    Hmmm, when I lay mine flat on a table and look at it from a 30 degree angle the brightness isn't uneven. Nor are the colors splotched. It is a bit darker (very little) but that is also uniform across the screen. The screen is a bit 'warmer' than I usually prefer but that is a preference. I put it beside my iPad 2 and my husband's iPad 2 and it doesn't appear 'yellowish', just 'warmer'.

    I did have a 'yellowish' dusting of uneven color along the bottom (when in landscape mode) but that went away after about a week. Now the screen is very uniform. Guess I just got lucky.
  10. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    I have solved the yellowing issue!

    Invert the screen, home button up, for three consecutive days, redistributes the red and blue that gravity has sunk to the bottom, done.

  11. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    I thnk the OP was joking.

    At least I hope so.

    He wasn't was he:(
  12. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I don't get this business of looking at one's iPad at some extreme, edge-on view.

    Perhaps I'm holding it wrong (sorry, couldn't control my hands) but I tend to view my iPad full on.

    I know I'm new to the use of electronic devices, but that seems to work fairly well.

    Maybe I should try viewing edge-on...I might win at Solitaire more often.:rolleyes:
  13. SteveJobs2.0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    Of course I am serious. Nobody benefits for people taking back 20 iPads for a "non issue". All of these returns will end up costing the regular Apple customer later on through increased prices or other cost saving measures. I was trying to let people know that their iPad screens are not "broken".

    Instead of an applause I get lamented.


    You are using it as it is meant to be used. Only time I noticed brightness differences was when I was on my bed playing a game so the angle of my eyes made the screen look a little darker in the top corner. However, when I realized that it was just the angle, I decided to post on here since many of the OCD people have been returning dozens of iPads for a non-issue. Let's focus on returning the truly defective units, and enjoying the good ones.
  14. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    Unless you personally saw any of the iPads in question how do you know it was a 'non-issue'? If someone returned one (or many) it was obviously an issue for them. I highly doubt so many people returned their very costly iPads just for the fun of it. Personally I would have returned one for an exchange and the second for a refund but then I'm not a patient person and value my time more than my need for an iPad. But that's just me.

    How about everyone focus on their own and not call out someone else who was unlucky enough to not get a nice device rather than belittling them for wanting receive a premium product for their premium price.
  15. SteveJobs2.0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    Well of course that a customer has the right to obtain a fully functional product. But, when you see the same person returning 10 iPads in a row for an issue that is not really an issue (not counting things like dead pixels, skewed colours, etc), you have to ask yourself is it really the product or the person that is the problem. If 10 iPads in a row were so bad, then the number of complaints would be in the millions since it would indicate that an entire production series was seriously faulty.
  16. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    For the love of everything holy make this a sticky.

  17. walkie macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2010
    Steve Jobs would say: if you are seeing an uneven brightness on the iPad, then you are looking at it wrong...
  18. RSC10 macrumors member


    Apr 1, 2008
    The douchemeter is picking up high levels of activity in this thread....

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