iPad Pro 10.5 light bleed

Zeusus

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Does anyone else have slight lightbleed/light boxing across the bottom of their iPad Pro. It is very subtle on mine and is most apparent on baby blue or light grey background. It catches my eye when scrolling left and right.
 
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cgolca

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Does anyone else have slight lightbleed/light boxing across the bottom of their iPad Pro. It is very subtle on mine and is most apparent on baby blue or light grey background. It catches my eye when scrolling left and right.
Yeah I have the same exact thing but this is my second one today. I first ordered the Space Gray and when it arrived I noticed right away it took awhile for the screen to just show the Apple logo after I held the lock button. Also white lines flashed across the screen when it turned on. So I exchanged it at the store for a Gold one and I can notice light bleeding from the bottom along with a tiny scratch on the chamfered edge above the charging port but I'm going to keep it. I would rather have those "issues" than something worse.
 

thadoggfather

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Had a 256 and now a 64

256 had a really obvious yellow strip of light bleed at bottom

This one has it too, but a lot more faint imo

Both start with DM serial# wise
 

alFR

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Nope, nothing noticeable even on max brightness with a black screen in a dark room.
 

Zeusus

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Mine isn't so much when it is dark, it is when there is a white or light coloured background. It is as if the backlight is too close to the panel edge. Image what it would look like if you had about 10 lights in a line aimed up at the bottom of a white wall... There are bight spots and dark spots... Almost like beads... That is the best analogy I can give... If it were just black screen light bleed at full brightness in a dark room, I wouldn't think twice... This is not normal..
 

Closingracer

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Does anyone else have slight lightbleed/light boxing across the bottom of their iPad Pro. It is very subtle on mine and is most apparent on baby blue or light grey background. It catches my eye when scrolling left and right.
I'm actually surprised I have not noticed it yet and this is after I played a movie for an hour on this .
 

myrtlebee

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Mine isn't so much when it is dark, it is when there is a white or light coloured background. It is as if the backlight is too close to the panel edge. Image what it would look like if you had about 10 lights in a line aimed up at the bottom of a white wall... There are bight spots and dark spots... Almost like beads... That is the best analogy I can give... If it were just black screen light bleed at full brightness in a dark room, I wouldn't think twice... This is not normal..
What you describe is what's known as "spotlighting" I believe. It is a pretty common defect to come across - on older iPhones moreso than iPads. Return it.
 

HengenJL

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No light bleed on my 10.5", watched a couple of videos with dark scenes and could not detect any light bleed. Unfortunately light bleed can affect any LCD screen, hopefully if people return theirs, they will get an iPad without the light bleed.
 

jdawg2k

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Yeah I have the same exact thing but this is my second one today. I first ordered the Space Gray and when it arrived I noticed right away it took awhile for the screen to just show the Apple logo after I held the lock button. Also white lines flashed across the screen when it turned on. So I exchanged it at the store for a Gold one and I can notice light bleeding from the bottom along with a tiny scratch on the chamfered edge above the charging port but I'm going to keep it. I would rather have those "issues" than something worse.
I have the same problem, do you think I could exchange my iPad Pro 10.5 for a new one, even though I got it towards the end of November 2017?(I wrote this as of Jan 9 2018)
 

ixthy

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Mine isn't so much when it is dark, it is when there is a white or light coloured background. It is as if the backlight is too close to the panel edge. Image what it would look like if you had about 10 lights in a line aimed up at the bottom of a white wall... There are bight spots and dark spots... Almost like beads... That is the best analogy I can give... If it were just black screen light bleed at full brightness in a dark room, I wouldn't think twice... This is not normal..
I also have the same issue. However, I have an ipad pro 2017 12,9 inches for several months and the screen seemed perfect. Just today spotted the light spots, especially on single color backgrounds. And only one edge of my ipad pro displays those light spots. The rest of the edges are perfect! With a dark background I don't see bleeding at all!
 

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Just sent a release day iPad Pro 10.5 back to Apple for a white spot on screen left of home button, only visible with a light back ground, see what happens, seems common hopefully a swap.
 

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Just sent a release day iPad Pro 10.5 back to Apple for a white spot on screen left of home button, only visible with a light back ground, see what happens, seems common hopefully a swap.
Just did this as well and received the replacement today. Can confirm they’ll replace it without questions. I sent it in too as I have no apple stores near by. Wonder what causes these white spots.
 
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Kal-037

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Exchange it. 14 Day return policy.
Not trying to cause any argument at all... but some minor light bleed on edges of LCD displays is absolutely normal, and is almost completely unavoidable to get any LCD device without a little bleed.
IF it’s a gaping bright hole that is towards the center of the display, take that back, but anything like this is normal...





https://image.ibb.co/niMUhd/682_E2_DFB_04_A6_415_E_B016_BA85_C99_DEB0_C.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/iUvphd/3184_CD54_8_E3_A_41_CF_8_AB1_0658_E7_D88_CB7.jpg

All my iPads, TVs, Monitors, and Computers I’ve owned have had it, and both my new Mini 4 and iPP 10.5” have a little light bleed (the above images), my iPod Touch, original iPad (2010), iPhone 7 and 8 all had a little light bleed around some edges or corners too.
IF it bothers you enough, you can take it back, but it’s 99.99% likely the next unit will have some light bleed as well (maybe less, maybe more.)


Kallum.
 
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Not trying to cause any argument at all... but some minor light bleed on edges of LCD displays is absolutely normal, and is almost completely unavoidable to get any LCD device without a little bleed.
Old thread you’re replying to, but yes I understand some light bleed is variable. But the reality of my post was, the consumer has the right to take the product back within the 14 day if there are “Issues”, Regardless of the retailer if that’s their policy. That really was my point by saying bring it back within the 14 day return period.
 
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Not trying to cause any argument at all... but some minor light bleed on edges of LCD displays is absolutely normal, and is almost completely unavoidable to get any LCD device without a little bleed.
IF it’s a gaping bright hole that is towards the center of the display, take that back, but anything like this is normal...
I would be returning that from the second photo.

I have had plenty with None and a few I have returned so your theory is wrong imo.
 
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Kal-037

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I would be returning that from the second photo.

I have had plenty with None and a few I have returned so your theory is wrong imo.
It’s not really a theory (its an informed opinion) due to 15 years closely working with, repairing, studying/education, and just using countless LCD devices for so long... I’ve worked with TVs from every manufacturer, (Sony, Samusung, LG, Panasonic, Vizio, RCA, TCL, Phillips, Pioneer, Hisense, teed.
, etc...
Then with phones, tablets, and PCs, I’ve used Samsung, Google, Windows, Apple, regular monitors, and PCs and not a single one was light bleed free. The second image is like that as my camera was picking up more light than just taking a regular photo so it looks bad.
Plus pictures almost always exaggerate problems.
Also Apple, HO, and Sony confirmed light bread was normal.
Do a google search on a few informed and accredited sites, and it will back up my “theory.”
;)



Kallum.
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Old thread you’re replying to, but yes I understand some light bleed is variable. But the reality of my post was, the consumer has the right to take the product back within the 14 day if there are “Issues”, Regardless of the retailer if that’s their policy. That really was my point by saying bring it back within the 14 day return period.
oh sorry, I didn’t notice the date. And since you cleared up you main goal... I actually totally agree with you, the right to return is there and if the product isn’t up to your standards, you should return it if you feel you want to, but it’s just one of those situations of the return and hope it’s better not worse games. lol ;)
 
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green86

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Not trying to cause any argument at all... but some minor light bleed on edges of LCD displays is absolutely normal, and is almost completely unavoidable to get any LCD device without a little bleed.

Kallum.

This is extraordinarily bad advice. My iMac, iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro, Samsung KS8500, and HP Envy 27 are all perfect. This is NOT normal and should NOT be tolerated.

I had to return the MacBook and the Envy to get good screens without this issue, but now I have perfect machines. I'm so confused why people feel like they have to stand up for corporations.
 

JulienT

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So I went to an Apple store in London, as I can't decide between 10.5 or 12.9, but I noticed almost ALL 12.9 got backlight bleed, was crazy ! So Im wondering if it's actually a problem very commun but people dont pay attention to it as you need a white background to see it and a close look.
 

MrGimper

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Just did this as well and received the replacement today. Can confirm they’ll replace it without questions. I sent it in too as I have no apple stores near by. Wonder what causes these white spots.
Had this and got a replacement via AppleCare Express last week. Seems common, I think there is a component directly under that spot.