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metallikop

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Original poster
Sep 8, 2008
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Just opened my new iPhone 5 and the screen is ghosting, or similar to when you touch an LCD screen. Just curious if anyone else is having this problem. It's definitely apparent when I touch hard, but even soft touches still have the screen problem when I touch.

This sucks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4kYbiygU6A
 

1080p

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Mar 17, 2010
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Planet Earth
It's a new unannounced iOS feature for the iPhone 5. Touch one side of the screen and get a ripple effect for the other side! ;)
 
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james92se

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Jun 21, 2010
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Just opened my new iPhone 5 and the screen is ghosting, or similar to when you touch an LCD screen. Just curious if anyone else is having this problem. It's definitely apparent when I touch hard, but even soft touches still have the screen problem when I touch.

This sucks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4kYbiygU6A

My 4S suddenly started to do that in about the same area but more centered out of the blue 9 months into ownership. It lasted about two weeks then just as suddenly completely disappeared. :confused:
 
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srcstc

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Oct 22, 2010
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Take it to the apple store. They'll give you a new one. Problem solved.
 
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metallikop

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Original poster
Sep 8, 2008
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Agreed. Just making people aware that there is a problem, and wondering if anyone else has seen it.
 
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Armeniandave

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Jun 12, 2010
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San Diego
I wonder if this is the glue not totally dried yet?
I know they had a similar issue last year. I think they said
after a few days it goes away (hopefully). I still wouldn't
be happy though.
 
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emir

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Apr 5, 2008
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Istanbul
this is why you shouldn't order an iPhone from one of the available countires to a one that's not available yet. imagine ordering an iphone to a relative living in the us, and have them ship it to you, then seeing this.

mfw there aren't any apple stores to take it back to.
 
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sixteen12

macrumors regular
Nov 14, 2011
222
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Mine has backlight bleeding issues. I'm not sure if I should return it, it's no super distracting, but I noticed right away. Thoughts?
 

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iBreatheApple

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Sep 3, 2011
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Mine has backlight bleeding issues. I'm not sure if I should return it, it's no super distracting, but I noticed right away. Thoughts?

Return it. Unless you don't plan on ever reselling and it truly doesn't bother you. I doubt it'd get worse over time.
 
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HowardSmith

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Sep 13, 2012
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I agree with the others and there is something on the back side of the screen that should not be there.
 
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notpotter

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Sep 21, 2012
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I also have the same issue as OP, in almost an identical place.

I also have a slightly blue tinge around that point and if I look at the screen from an angle you can see what looks to be moisture between the two materials.
 
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srgz

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Aug 22, 2010
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Good 'ol launch day.
Bleeding looks exactly like what happened to me on iPad 2 Launch day.
Definitely return it.

The first problem -- no clue how the F that could have gotten past quality control. Again, return it.

Early adopters...man you guys have balls of steel!
After what happened to me with the iPad 2 (I went through 5 of them with defective screens) -- I will never be an early adopter for any apple product ever again.
 
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sixteen12

macrumors regular
Nov 14, 2011
222
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If you have an Apple store you might get lucky and could swap it out today. If history repeats itself they'll have a separate "secret" stock for damaged devices.

That's the hope. I'm going to leave shortly, if not, well I'll just wait until they do. Its perfect otherwise.

Thanks
 
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notpotter

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Sep 21, 2012
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Here is the video I took of the fault I am experiencing. Just about to go back to the Apple store, will update you with how I get on and how they go about resolving the issue on day one in case others are suffering or will suffer from it.

http://youtu.be/9qLJ4kzW8DM
 
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