iPad iPad Air 2: Screen and your serial number?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by puma1552, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    It's time for this annual thread!

    What are the first four digits of your serial number, and how is the quality/uniformity of your screen?

    Mine are DLXN, and the screen is pretty nice - great, even backlighting, great tone and color, but just a wee hint of book spine shadow (dark band from top to bottom on very left edge of device). However I swear that after several hours of use, the book spine shadow has faded a lot and is nearly gone? I don't think I'm just used to it either, as I was toggling back and forth with my iPad 4. Plus I hopped on it when I got up this morning and it looked pretty good with fresh eyes.

    Leaning towards keeping it, because it's pretty minimal and like I said I think it has faded to being almost non-existent?
     
  2. i-aamir macrumors 6502a

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    Keep your Air 2! I just got a DMPN and the screen has light bleed and uniformity issues. Also a yellow tint to the left side!!

    Apple Retail Replacement ordered!
     
  3. mcdj macrumors G3

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    It's time for this annual misinformation. Year after year, it has been shown that zero correlation exists between serial number/factory/date and panel quality.

    Panels are made who knows where. The factory only assembles.

    As one of the people who almost always has screen issues and exchanges, I can verify that one man's perfect DMZPQF is a another man's pink/green/blue/plaid DMZPQF.

    Don't waste your time and drive yourself crazy trying to pick a winning screen by factory code. They don't call it a lottery for nothing.

    My first Air 2 was pink across the bottom. I just exchanged it for one that seems pretty spot on. I'm not discussing the factory code. What I will say is, if you have screen issues, exchange it until either you find one you like, or until they cut you off. That is the ONLY solution. Chasing factory codes is a fool's errand.
     
  4. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    While I don't necessarily disagree that there's no correlation, I likewise don't believe any proof was actually offered that showed there was no correlation.
     
  5. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Well I personally got an Apple Store employee to dig through a pile of iPad Airs last year to find one with a specific letter code, based on someone's experience on this forum, and upon opening it, I was treated with a screen that was as bad or worse than any of the other screens I tried.

    Trust me, you are chasing shadows. If Apple was able to pinpoint factories' abilities to produce 100% perfect iPads, don't you think they'd implement whatever that factory is doing to every factory?

    LCD production is an imperfect science. Period.
     

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