iPad 2 from launch day VS iPad 2 from today

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JasonHD, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. JasonHD, Apr 13, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 14, 2011

    JasonHD macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2010

    Left: Lauchday iPad 2
    Right: iPad 2 bought today
  2. ukpetey macrumors regular


    Oct 15, 2008
    Durham, England
    Well, obviously his wi-fi is broken... :D
  3. rovex macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2011
  4. Adam-Jobs macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2011
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    Are they both running same iOS versions?
  5. Jeremy08 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2008
    Cooler left, warmer right...Same as iPhone 4. Get used to it.
  6. Krad3130 macrumors regular


    Mar 24, 2010
    Winter Park, FL
    My wife just got an ipad for work and hers is COOLEr and mine is Warmer. Don't like mine now!!!
  7. XXFirefighter macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2011
    Omg take it back !
    Get a exchange !
  8. 7thMac macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2010
    I only see a slight color difference. My eyes would get used to this very quickly.
  9. Flake macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2010
    why are they different though? is it considered a defect?
    did apple change something in the manufacturing..?
  10. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Savannah, GA
    Different manufacture
  11. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    just like the iPhone 4. my phone's coller and wife's warmer.

    i prefer the warmer look since it's easier on the eyes, especially on the iPad because the screen is big. too bad my iPad 2 has a cooler look too :(
  12. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mine is cooler, and I purchased it yesterday.

    Love It way more than the warmer look.

    And it did come with 431
  13. Send72nj macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2011
    Looks different

    I don't buy this pic, look how dim the battery percentage is on the right!!!!
    Looks like a bad pic!!!! Switch sides and take a new pic!!!!
  14. JLemm macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
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    Turn off auto brightness and try again. Duh
  15. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I don't think it has anything to do with being a launch day vs new iPad, it's just variation in parts. If you went to a store and bought a decent sampling of iPads you'd probably find that some had cooler screens and some had warmer screens.
  16. Krad3130 macrumors regular


    Mar 24, 2010
    Winter Park, FL
    Just like iPhone

    It is definitely just like the iPhone so get used to it like one of the devious posts said. You could always return until you get a cooler screen. Me and my wife are definitely opposite now...

    Me - iPhone 4 (cooler screen) iPad 2 (warmer screen)

    Wife - iPhone 4 (warmer screen) I pad 2 (cooler screen)

    Go fig... If her iPad wasn't from her work I would switch them without her knowing :D since I like the cooler screen look.
  17. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    Considering Apple trying to keep up with demand it's very likely the screens are from two different manufacturers. Not a real shocker there.
  18. cmvsm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2004
    Got mine from Target about a week ago and its on the cool side which I prefer. The yellow reminds me of an old CRT screen about to blow that's been in a smoker's office for a few decades.
  19. dru106 macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2011
    Yup exactly how my friend and I looks but I have the Verizon which I got at target 3 weeks ago and he just got his today which is an AT&T one...
  20. sinar macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
    My first two iPad 2's were like that, they had a very unpleasant yellow tint, when put beside my old original iPad it was obvious.

    I returned my first iPad 2 and was given a new one, that one had exactly the same problem, so I went back to the Apple store intending to get a refund and wait a month or so to see if the new stock did not have the yellow tint.

    One of the Apple staff said they had just got a new batch in, so they might not have the yellow tint, so they opened a new one up and compared it to the one I was returning, and the new one did not have the yellow tint, so I accepted it as a replacement.

    Comparing it to my original iPad, the colour is virtually the same and I'm very happy with it, so it was a case of third time lucky for me.
  21. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

    Don Kosak

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    Auto Brightness should be off (as someone else mentioned) when you're doing side by side comparisons.

    Sometimes there is a burn in period for LED's to reach normal operating brightness, and for adhesives to reach maximum transparency.

    It is possible that there is a batch of lower quality screens, a defective unit, or screens made by a different manufacturer to a different spec.

    This screen shot doesn't really give us much info though. Give the new one a week of normal usage, turn auto brightness off, then compare them again.

    I'd be interested to see if there is still such a difference.
  22. JasonHD thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2010
    tut, what ever. its the same os version 4.3.1 and all settings are the same, the right one looks dull and yellow all the time.
  23. JasonHD thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2010
    same with auto brightness off. its being returned
  24. FireSokar, Apr 14, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 14, 2011

    FireSokar macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    You just ignore what every one says the replacement has a high chance of being the same.

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