I noticed a white spot on the lower portion of the screen

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  1. MrInquestador macrumors member

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    After 3 months, I just noticed a white spot on the screen of my 7+ which is visible when the screen is all white. Does anyone know what's the cause of this?

    I haven't dropped my phone.
     
  2. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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  3. a-m-k macrumors 6502a

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    Did you put a screen protector with an adhesive back on it? Maybe a dust speck got under it without you knowing it.
     
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  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Wondering if this is "hot pixel"? Which is pretty much like a dead pixel but it's white. It even shows in white background and appears like it has a whole on the LCD
     
  6. Relentless Power, Feb 19, 2017
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    ^And it's Post like these that Derail the thread/don't assist the OP in any manner.

    On topic: OP, Could you post a picture of the issue? Otherwise, ShadowBench made an interesting point about how it could be a dead pixel, just in a whitish color. I know These newer LED 4K TV's show "White Pixels" when they are defective. Perhaps it's something similar.
     
  7. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Yeh, I full hardly agree! Let's help OP to solve this issue he/she is having, by investigating the issue first.

    Cheers
     
  8. MrInquestador thread starter macrumors member

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    It's difficult to capture white spot.
     
  9. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    If it's visible to the human eye, you can certainly photograph it! Perhaps by tweaking the photo in an editor.

    Cheers
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    If you can photograph it, it would helpful for others to assess their opinion.
     
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  12. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I can see it, barely. Not a single pixel but a group of pixels that are brighter white than the surrounding.

    I believe if you took it to the Apple Store, they would repair or replace it.
     
  13. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    But it's only visible when it's all white? Does that spot show colors properly? In the old days, we had a DLP that showed blue pixels. Sucks. I had a 3 that had a large white spot, dead pixels. Apple swapped it for a replacement that died shortly after receipt. Bummer.
     
  14. MrInquestador thread starter macrumors member

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    They said they will replace it with a new "unit" but considering that they are not asking for the entire "package", I have misgivings that they will replace it with a refurb.
     
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    You are right to put quotes around that word 'new'. Only in certain countries in Europe do they swap used with new, when they are required to if it's within a certain time frame. OR the product is so new they don't have refurbished to swap with yet. It's discouraging to get those refurbs. I've gone through three refurb 6+.
     
  16. MrInquestador thread starter macrumors member

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    What's your advice? Deal with two small white spots and creaking phone or take a chance getting a refurb that probably has worse issues?
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Doesnt seem like a big deal so I'd advise you to deal with it.
    As long as those pixels are not dead and you can barely see them on all white screen only.
    You might get a replacement that has other problems, and judging by you noticing something tiny like this then you will start the never ending replacement exchange cycle that some people go through over the years. Looking for the perfect iPhone and constantly finding tiny imperfections to waste their time with.
     
  18. miragebg macrumors 6502a

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    Big deal... my refurb is far better than my 6S when I bought it new...
    Better screen evenness, better battery life, without the scratch on the screen, that my previous one had as a new device, absolutely flawless!
     
  19. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I can definitely see it. They will likely to attempt and repair the screen first by simply putting in a new screen and if all else fails as a last resort they will just replace the unit with a replacement unit.
     
  20. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    I think you are overplaying the 'probably has worse issues'. The 6+ has issues because of known design flaws. I would HOPE that Apple wouldn't make that same mistake again. (Who knows) And that 7 refurbs are better, longer lasting.

    One thing you might consider is taking the refurb, eBaying it, and using the money to offset a new one. I've heard people doing that and not taking much of a loss. I had considered it with my 6+ saga, but it was too late to be able to swing it the second time without taking a bath on it. I'll just keep this 6+ until it's dead, and move on from there.
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    That does not mean the OP will have the same luck. Refurbs have been good and then there are some that are not.
     
  22. miragebg macrumors 6502a

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    It's exactly the same with the new units. I have passed through 11 units several years ago, until I got an acceptable one.
    Luck is always part of this game, no matter if it comes to new or refurb device...
     
  23. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    EDIT: can't save the quote in TaT...

    See all the advices poring in now, that's what I meant by "a picture says more than a thousand words!" The white spot is clearly visible to me too.

    As a former photographer I'm still really, really, really very picky and a nerd when it comes to screens, TV, Computer and or Mobile devices. And therefor very critical about pixels, evenness, calibration etc.

    Here in The Netherlands I bought many High End display devices mainly EIZO CG and HP Dreamcolor. One dead/messed up pixel and I will gladly INbox it again and send it back! The moment I discover such a flaw, I just can't work with such a device, because it's very distracting to my eyes.

    If I were you, it would already have been in the return mail to the party I bought it from! Period.

    Good luck with your choice!

    BTW I have a pixel(s) issue with my iPhone 6 Plus too ATM, but my Apple Care just ended December 2016.

    Time to save some dough for the upcoming iPhone 8 or 9.

    Cheers
     
  24. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Agreed. It's a defect. The OP noticed it and if it bothers him, then I would return it also. I personally would not find this acceptable, others can live with it. I would take the chance with a white box replacement. My experiences have been good with those in the past. Even if something went wrong with the white box replacement, Apple will make it right.
     
  25. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I've been on here a bit today and this is the best answer I've seen. Nearly spit my Guinness over my iPad though, thanks for that:D
     

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