iphone 4 points of light on edge of screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tttmac, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. tttmac macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2007
    Hi everyone, i recently got my first iphone replaced due to battery/dead pixels, and then the replacement i got, i noticed these 4 points of light shining thru,
    there are one point on one corner of the phone basically,
    I replaced that one for yet another one, and this one has it too!

    does anyone else have these 4 points of light?

    here is a photo to better describe one of the points, the other point is on the opposite side of this point, while the other 2 are on the bottom area exactly opposite one another just like the top ones...

    its kinda distracting......

    anyone else have this?????????

  2. phoneorpda macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2005
    All around the world.

    yes, all the replacements i have been through have at least one light leakage.

    my current one has 3 corners.
  3. tttmac thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2007
    3 corners? that means this should NOT be happening right???
    cuz i swear my first phone from june 30 had 0 light leakage


    what do you suggest......??????

    should i wait a while before new revisions of the iphone are trickled to the stores

    or just keep trying to go back to the genious bar and hope for THE perfect phone
  4. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
    Stop being OCD. With consumer electronics items, your always going to be able to find something to obsess about if your looking for it. I had to have my iPhone replaced b/c it wouldn't take a charge. The iPhone replacement I got has a somewhat darker/contrasty screen(not in a good way), and less of a viewing angle than my original. Other than that quibble, the replacement has phenomenal battery life, no dead pixels, and a louder speakerphone.

    I want to take it back, because I feel the screen on my other phone was a little better, and I may obsess over it, but I've decided to keep it for fear I may get one that has something seriously wrong with it. It can become a never-ending cycle. If your intent on a replacement, I would wait a little while for Apple to refine quality control on these things.
  5. tttmac thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2007
    Do i have up to a year for my warranty to keep going for them to exchange it for me? since this light leakage issue is still a valid complaint....
    its not the 14 days right?

    im only worried about that, since if its up to a year, then ill just wait a month or two or something and then replace it then

    i mean, this is a pricey item... i would like it to be in perfect fit and finish
  6. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yeah, you have the full year for any in-warranty exchange. Trust me, I know how frustrating it can be to have something you paid good money for, and it not be perfect. I also unfortunately have experienced the tangential aspect, in that the replacements are worse off than the originals. Short of demanding the genius to remove several iPhones from their packaging for inspection, your taking a risk. If it's affecting usability of the device then by all means get it replaced now, but if you can live with it I'd wait a while. We are the earliest of the early adopters, and I suspect Apple is still ironing out the kinks.:)
  7. Chris Welch macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2007
    New York
    I'm pretty sure this is part of the design, folks.

    There are four tiny places where light is visible. They are directly across from one another on both sides, so I think it's safe to say it was intentional.

    It's not as if you can see them when looking straight at the phone.
  8. faustfire macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2002
    Your lucky that all you have are some light points, I have had to return 6 iphones because they kept getting fingerprints on them.
  9. jecapaga macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
    ahh...that gave me a much needed laugh. 2 pts.
  10. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    If it was normal, all iPhones would have it. I dont think this is normal at all. For one, its not logical to build this in and two, I sure dont have it.
  11. phoneorpda macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2005
    All around the world.
    As i said earlier, my replacement iphone has it, my first iphone didn't.

    bearable, yes.normal? definitely not.
  12. RidleyGriff macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    I bought my iPhone the 29th, and if I look from an angle, i can see two points of light on either side.

    Our IT guy at work bought one last weekend, his has it too.

    My girlfriend bought an iPhone this past Tuesday; it has it as well.

    It appears to me that this is quite normal.

    Personally, I did the whole obssess-over-every-detail of my phone for the first week too, but I've found since I started using the device as part of my everyday life rather than examining it like the Grail at every turn it's been a much more productive device.
  13. mobilehavoc macrumors 6502


    Jun 30, 2007
    I wish people would stop going around saying "everybody has this problem" etc. because 99% of the time it's UNTRUE.
    • I don't have the white dots (LCD 5# model)
    • I don't have the light leakage as in this thread
    • My battery glows when it's full and I've always had usage data from day 1
    • My battery lasts on average for 7-8 hours of usage and 16 hours of standby with Wifi and BT on
    • My call volume is relatively loud (on par with other phones I've used)
    • Speakerphone is quieter than normal but still acceptable
    • My Yahoo Plus! account works perfectly with iPhone's IMAP push(send/receive)
    Therefore, as someone stated, these are normal and anything other than this is a bug/defect or issues with certain batches,etc. Instead of making excuses for Apple, you should get what you paid for and I wouldn't accept any compromises especially for $600. That's just me though.
  14. spyz macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2007
    A FRICKIN 'MEN BROTHER! Thats what im talking about. I have a LCD model 5# the same as him and everything he said mine acts the same way EXCEPT the battery GLOWS whenever it feels like. Im just worried if I bring it back ill get a defective screen or what not. Its as close to perfect as I can ask for.
  15. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    People people people. Are light leaks that serious? Are you looking at the screen when you use the phone or these miniature smaller then ant sized pieces of light? It shouldn't worsen, what's so bad about small light leak? I'm curious am I missing something here

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