iPad aesthetic defect—what should I do?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Scatterfelt, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Scatterfelt macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2010
    So I got my iPad from UPS on April 3rd (and it really was a glorious day).

    First thing I did was inspect it. I noticed that in each corner of the glass there was a nearly-invisible mark around the corner. It looked almost like excess glue. I assumed it was from the plastic sheet protecting the screen in the box.

    Now it's 20 days later and I can definitely confirm it isn't anything removable. Almost looks like its something under the glass (maybe excess glue?). On one hand, my iPad works great and it's really just aesthetic blemish. On the other hand it bothers me, and I did pay $600 for this thing.

    What should I do? And does anyone know if Apple replaces unit a for defects like this anyway?
  2. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Call Apple and see what they tell you. I doubt they will do anything since it is cosmetic and it was not reported right away, but it is worth a phone call.
  3. Scatterfelt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2010
  4. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    San Diego
    I definitely have those markings as well and they look too perfect to be glue. It may be just some form of tape that holds the screen. But i can only see it at a certain angle. I personally don't think it's worth investigating.
  5. Kibbe17 macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    Oh wow I guess I do too. Never really noticed until you guys mentioned it. But as others have said, seems like it's a pretty standard thing and nothing you can really do:/ especially 20 days later.. But I think we can all see where your coming from, spending 600+ big ones on something and expect it to be perfect..

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