iPad 3 capacitor grid visible

Discussion in 'iPad' started by fitzzzzzzz, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. fitzzzzzzz macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2012
    I just purchased a new iPad 3 and am loving it so far. However Ive noticed that its capacitor touch grid is pretty clearly visible in certain lighting conditions. This is my first iPad so Im not sure if this is considered normal. I would just like to know if this is a normal occurence to set my mind at ease.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    This is normal. All iOS devices are like this when viewed under certain lighting conditions. I've noticed it on bright sunlight with the screen off and tilted 45 degrees from the sun.
  3. fitzzzzzzz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2012
    Awesome. The only reason it struck me as strange is that it is way more visible than on my iphone 4 screen. On the iphone I actually have to try and find it when with the ipad it is MUCH more easy to see. sometimes I can even see it with the screen on and on full brightness if im outside.
  4. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    The first time I ever noticed this was on the 3GS, however I had no idea what I was seeing until reading this post.
  5. fitzzzzzzz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2012
    Unfortunately having perfect vision is a gift and a curse lol
  6. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    I can't see the grid on iPhones and iPads but I can definitely see it on the HP TouchPads.
  7. sekazi macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2012
    I have never seen it on iPhones, iPods or iPads. First day of handling a Kindle Fire I spotted it within a couple minutes.
  8. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    This. I've also noticed it almost immediately on the ASUS Transformer and the Galaxy Tab as well.
  9. fitzzzzzzz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2012
    yeah it is very hard to spot on the ipad most of the time. The only reason I saw it in the first place was because I was looking for any defects in my newly installed screen protector under a bright flourescent light.
  10. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Having perfect vision is not really required. Just viewing at the right angle under the correct lighting will display this feature. I can see it with ease, even without my glasses.

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