iPad Mini 4 Screen Defect

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  1. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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    I picked up a SG 128gb Cellular at the Apple Store today but I think I got a dud. The screen has backlight bleed on the bottom of the screen and reddish tint on the upper right.

    I tried "massaging" the bottom part on the bleed but it "gives" and makes a "crinkle" sound almost like the screen isn't fully glued or attached properly.
     
  2. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Post pics, I don't see that at all on mine, so I wouldn't call it a defect.
     
  3. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Just bring it back to the Apple Store. You're well within the 14 day window so they'll gladly exchange it if you're unsatisfied.
     
  4. LostAggie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh I know... Apple is awesome about things like this. Just thought I would post my experience....
     
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I hear ya, suck as these things sometimes happen.
     
  6. erasr macrumors 6502

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    I was playing with my new mini until 3am :-/

    I got a bit OCD by that point and noticed if I tilt it sideways, looking st it from an angle from the left, the whites are seriously lost. Simmer, slightly warmer yellow tinge.

    However, this is only when viewed at an angle - which isn't a normal thing obviously.

    Can someone check theirs too?
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I locked myself in the bathroom with the light off. I then turned on my new Mini 4 onto a picture a big black wallpaper at max brightness. I was trying to find some light bleed somewhere. Could not find it.
     
  8. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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  9. Tapper123 macrumors member

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    Sorry to hear. Just exchange it. I promise they are not all like that.

    My Mini 4 screen is perfect so far. Nice colors, no dead pixels, no light bleeds, very white whites (no yellowing).
     
  10. LostAggie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am sure I just got a dud. It has given me a chance to think about it though. I am going to return for now and wait to see the iPad pro. Now I can get his and her Apple Watches.
     
  11. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Here you go!
     

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  12. charlituna macrumors G3

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    You assume that defects are universal design issues.

    Sometimes a defect can be individual, as someone suggested perhaps this unit did,t get glued properly.

    To the OP, back up your data and take it back. You are within the return period and since it's the first two weeks of a new product, per my BF (who works for Apple) they are very flexible with returns. Anything short of a busted screen or it won't turn on will be returned or exchanged no questions
     
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    mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately, you have to play the LCD lottery to get one that you can live with in regards to backlight bleed, bad/stuck pixels, yellowing, book spining, screen uniformity, etc. until Apple switches to SAMOLED that's free of those issues.
     
  14. asleep macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG] Only because of MR do I find myself standing in my closet, darkened to pitch black staring at an iSomething trying to detect defects...

    At full bright on a black image, just to the right of the FP reader there is faint bleed that pushes easily less than 1/8" into the screen. As soon as I roll brightness just off full it disappears. Nothing to get in a snit about. Air had same just left of the home button.

    This is actually the best iPad I've had for the MR dark closet test.
     
  15. LostAggie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is funny! I used to to that but I just check it on the start up screen. If it looks good I move on.

    I returned for now. I bought my wife a rose gold Apple Watch Sport with the money and I am a hero...
     
  16. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    I would have agreed with this in the past, but this is the first problem I've seen reported with the mini 4. My mini 4 has a screen that is a warmer white than the Air 2 that I have, but is bright and completely uniform - no color tints, backlight bleeds, bookspines, etc. I'm picky about screens and I can find nothing wrong with this one.
     
  17. erasr macrumors 6502

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    Mine has a warmer white too. Also, if I look at it from an angle the brightness does drop on the whites - or becomes 'warmer'.
     
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    bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    When I look at it from an angle the brightness drops on mine as well, but think that has been the case with all my iPads. I don't think mine looks warmer when at an angle however, just not as bright.
    When compared to my MacbookPro and Air 2, the mini screen looks like a warmer white, but after using it for awhile away from the other screens it looks bright white. I thought it looked fine when I was looking at it in the Apple store and at home when setting it up and didn't really notice that is was a warmer white until I compared it side by side with the other screens. In general I prefer the bluish white screens, but the warmer ones are supposed to be easier on your eyes and that is a good thing.
     
  19. PigeonCoo macrumors newbie

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    I am on my second iPad mini 4 wth a light bleed issue...my first was returned for a massive light blue bleed that appears only on a dark background. I broght it it to the Genius Bar and it was swapped our with a remanufactured iPad mini 4. I have had is second one for just over a month and now it has a light blue screen bleed on dark screens, not as massive as the previous one but definitely noticeable. I have just made an appointment at the Genius Bar to get this sorted...I would say this is definitely a defect, unless I am very unlucky...I take very good care of my electronics
     
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