iPad mini iPad Mini Retina blue edges on LCD

Discussion in 'iPad' started by asenna, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. asenna macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2012
    Just picked up a silver 32GB ipad mini with retina and the LCD seems like it has a 1-2mm border around it that is of a bluish hue. It is most visible on white websites and is stronger on top and sides and almost non existent on the bottom. Anyone else experiencing this? It's more acceptable than having a blotchy yellow screen so I probably won't return. Just adding some more stuff to be OCD about. Bluegate? Steve would have never allowed this. At least Safari feels snappier :D:
  2. hec09 macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2013
    Yeah in portrait mode it's on the right and left side... I see it during white backgrounds.
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  4. Benson86 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2008
    It's not on all of them. When I ordered my new mini I bought two, one of each color, just to save the hassle of having to wait or drive to the apple store 2 hours away for an exchange. I hoped one would have a good screen.

    The space grey had a screen like you describe, blue bleed on the top and yellow bleed on the bottom, nothing to awful, but it was there. The white has a good screen, no bleed anywhere, even whites.

    Now I can return the grey one hassle free :p
  5. hec09 macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2013

    I tried but can't get a clear one
  6. macfacts macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2012
  7. lshirase, Nov 17, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013

    lshirase macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    Hmm, I don't see it on mine.

    edit: please take a picture of yours!
  8. JmJ17 macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2005
    Only a comment: My iPad 3rd generation had this problem. A bluy "halo" arrounds the borders very appreciable in a white page.
  9. TBONE72 macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    Yep, I have the same on my 32GB Space Grey. Probably going to get it exchanged next week.
  10. ChrisLTD macrumors member


    Nov 18, 2013
    Same problem on my 32GB space gray, blueish tint at the right and left edges in portrait... I'm afraid to return it, but now that I've seen it, I can't un-see it.
  11. Bstephens macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2010
    Just wait till you scratch it and then take it back. By then the samsungs should be in circulation.
  12. MacBird macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    It might be due to backlight bleeding, at least this is the case on my iPad Air. If you are in an entirely dark room and load a black image, you can see if that is the problem. I am going to return the Air, which is unfortunate since it is fine otherwise.
  13. Mic'sBook macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2010
    Hong Kong
    I thought it was related to the oleophobic coating of the display.
    But reading forums on the Web, it seems it's related to the display itself.

    I've just taken a photo of it, with the lowest brightness level in a dark room.
    It may not represent the issue clearly but just for others' reference.

    I don't think I'm gonna exchange another one because sometimes the purple tint issue on the top of the display isn't quite visible and I'm happily using my iPad mini with Retina display. (Ignorance is bliss? :rolleyes:)

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  14. ChrisLTD macrumors member


    Nov 18, 2013
    I returned it for the last 32gb gray wifi model they had at the 5th Ave store. The new model still has a faint bit of blue, but it's almost impossible to see. Much better than my first model. I also ran Marco's image retention test, and nothing showed up.

    The new screen is actually warmer/yellower than the first model I had. But I actually prefer that to the blueish tint. It does seem to get slightly more yellow towards the bottom as well, but you'd have really stare to see it.

    All in all, it's a keeper now.

    P.S. I tested some of the other iPad minis on display and all of them had the slightest blue at the edge. None were quite as bad as mine was.

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