iPad iPad Air 2 - slight bow or concave screen ?

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  1. udflyer macrumors 6502

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    Just picked up iPad Air 2 and is it just me or does this display
    seem just a "nip" concaved or bowed.

    Almost like the center is "higher" and fans out. Hard to describe.

    My wife did not notice anything.....


    I mean real slight.


    I have had older iPads and never noticed this .....


    Thoughts ?
     
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  4. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    the screen looks fine to me, but mine is the iPad air 1. Not sure if its a difference in the screen.
     
  5. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    I thought this was a tech forum?! How can you diagnose screen issues with a SCREEN SHOT??! I mean come on, I don't expect everyone to know everything because no one could but a screen shot is in no way able to display physical screen problems, especially not a bent/deformed screen.

    My advice would be, try putting your iPad on a flat table, screen down, and tap the four corners of the device. Then do the same with the iPad screen-up. Does it move? If not, your iPad is not deformed.
    If you however suspect the damage is beneath the glass, try to examine the transition between glass front and display around the edges. If you can see a gap around the middle sections but not around the corners, talk to Apple.
     
  6. bushido Suspended

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    lol I hope you are kidding
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Normally you would think so but not here!

    The OP needs a good straight edge to lay on the screen and THEN take a screen capture so we can see!:p
     
  8. udflyer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK. I'm dumb, not THAT dumb.

    Just can't describe.

    I do NOT mean physical body of device.

    I mean the way the icons/graphics look.

    Almost like an old school CRT monitor where it appears just a bit off.....

    NOT PHYSICAL
     
  9. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    A screenshot still wouldn't help if that were the case, as it's still just capturing a snap shot of the software that will appear differently depending on what monitor, colour calibration etc you are using.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I was hoping not. So you are seeing like a distorted barrel effect? Do others see the same when they look at the same screen? If it is really bad I would have Apple take a look.

    Good Luck, I hope you find out what is wrong
     
  11. crjackson2134 macrumors 68030

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    Do you wear glasses. I think the curvature of your eyeball is creating an optical illusion.

    Just joking... But no, I don't have anything that appears concave or convex on my iPad Air 2. Change to a different wallpaper and it should stop playing games with your eyes.
     
  12. mrex macrumors 68030

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    if there is a problem with the screen, check it by using some sort of a barrell test sheet for lenses.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Sounds a little like barrel distortion but the iPad screen should not exhibit that. It has to be a user perceived opticle distortion.
     
  14. Gsmallwood macrumors newbie

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    Have you tried looking at it with reading glasses? I have this issue with my iPad mini until I put my reading glasses on. It is very strange because I do not have this problem with any other electronic device including larger iPad and iPhone.
     

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