iPhone 5s scan lines with 2014 built phones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SirAlex, Feb 23, 2014.

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Does your 2014-built phone have the scan lines?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. SirAlex, Feb 23, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2014

    SirAlex macrumors member

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    Hey. I'm planning to buy a 5s soon and read about the issue with many displays having those scan lines, also called "interlacing". So I looked at one of my friend's 5s and it actually really had small lines on the icons.
    My question is:
    Do phones built in 2014 still have this problem? In some thread someone mentioned, that recently built phones might not have the problem anymore.

    EDIT: Here is a video showing how it looks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGdPg1VUEeo
    And please also look here http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html when exactly your phone was built! Thank you!!
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Nope, works perfectly in all apps, and youtube.

    5S 32GB Gold.
     
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    Nice Name: iPhone 5s (GSM/North America)
    Machine Model: iPhone6,1
    Family name: A1533
    Model Number: ME296
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2:
    Generation:
    CPU speed: 1.3GHz
    Screen size: 4 inch
    Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
    Colour: Space Gray
    Production year: 2013
    Production week: 52 (December)
    Model introduced: 2013
    Capacity: 16GB
    Memory - flavour: xx
    Factory: F1 (China, Zhengzhou - Foxconn)

    no interlacing.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Yep:
    Nice Name: iPhone 5s (UK/Europe)
    Machine Model: iPhone6,2
    Family name: A1457
    Model Number: ME437
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2:
    Generation:
    CPU speed: 1.3GHz
    Screen size: 4 inch
    Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
    Colour: Gold
    Production year: 2013
    Production week: 39 (October)
    Model introduced: 2013
    Capacity: 32GB
    Memory - flavour: xx
    Factory: C3 (China)
     
  6. SirAlex thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you! Actually I wanted only 2014 bought/built phones but still thank you! The problem is, I know that for example most C3 phones don't have the issue. But I want to know if now in 2014 the others still have the problem :)
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Mine was ordered on release day...haven't had a single issue with it at all. There may have been a bad batch, but even if you do get one, Apple will swap it out...There aren't any supply issues I'm aware of now, so you should be able to just pick one up in store.
     
  8. SirAlex thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes but one is closed and the other is inactive. Also I wanted to focus on how it is in 2014.

    Hm, well I don't really know, I read that many many people have issues and I don't want to have to replace like 5 times to get a good one :(
     
  9. asdfgbg macrumors regular

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    My 5S has the scan lines. It really annoys me
     
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    Nice Name: iPhone 5s (UK/Europe)
    Machine Model: iPhone6,2
    Family name: A1457
    Model Number: ME432
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2:
    Generation:
    CPU speed: 1.3GHz
    Screen size: 4 inch
    Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
    Colour: Space Gray
    Production year: 2013
    Production week: 47 (November)
    Model introduced: 2013
    Capacity: 16GB
    Memory - flavour: xx
    Factory: F1 (China, Zhengzhou - Foxconn)
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I know the OP wants to know about phones built in 2014, but I feel compelled to throw in my two cents.

    My 4s doesn't have scan lines.

    Nice Name: iPhone 5s
    Machine Model: iPhone6,1
    Family name: A1533
    Model Number: ME311
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2:
    Generation:
    CPU speed: 1.3GHz
    Screen size: 4 inch
    Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
    Colour: Space Gray
    Production year: 2013
    Production week: 44 (November)
    Model introduced: 2013
    Capacity: 64GB
    Memory - flavour: xx
    Factory: F2 (China, Zhengzhou - Foxconn)
     
  13. SirAlex thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting, thank you! Isn't 2014 built tho, so it doesn't mean much for what I'm trying to find out!
    Don't worry, even though it's not 2014 built it's still interesting info!
     
  14. ArztMac macrumors regular

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    I currently have 2 phones sitting right here. Here are the results.



    Nice Name: iPhone 5s
    Family name:
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2:
    Generation:
    CPU speed: 1.3GHz
    Screen size: 4 inch
    Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
    Colour: Space Gray
    Production year: 2013
    Production week: 52 (December)
    Model introduced: 2013
    Capacity: 64GB
    Memory - flavour: xx
    Factory: F2 (China, Zhengzhou - Foxconn)

    RESULT: Massive, hurting my eyes vertical scan lines. Absolutely unusable. Pictures look horrible. Viewing angles from the side display huge color disparity. Horrible screen! Grade F!


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    Nice Name: iPhone 5s
    Family name:
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2:
    Generation:
    CPU speed: 1.3GHz
    Screen size: 4 inch
    Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
    Colour: Space Gray
    Production year: 2014
    Production week: 4 (January)
    Model introduced: 2013
    Capacity: 64GB
    Memory - flavour: xx
    Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)

    RESULT: Noticable scan lines, but not nearly as bad as the phone mentioned above (F2 serial). Actually, this DN serial phone is probably the best ones I've yet seen. Great colors, good viewing angles. Will give this screen a B-.



    We've got 2 Apple Stores here in town, I looked at every single phone there is on display, probably around 10-12 phones per store. Every single one has scan lines. I've never seen a perfect screen on the 5s in person.

    I've gotten one phone on launch with scan lines, replaced it, got one with scan lines again. Then gave up for a few months and used my older iPhone to hold me over. Now I've returned and still scan lines on each phone...

    Still love the speed and functionality though. Will keep it until the 6 comes out, then switch this one out for the new one.
     
  15. MacAPOL macrumors member

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    I bought my iphone last month on miami, i swap a total of 5 iphones with that issue, the last one was the same so i just kept it but is a bit annoying. My girlfriend bought one two and it was the same as mine, but she didnt bother. The qc at apple is being the worst no doubt. But maybe my phones werent manufactured in 2014. Hope you get lucky.
     
  16. SirAlex thread starter macrumors member

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    Hm :/ That doesn't sound too good :( Thank you though!

    Could you check when they were built? Thank you!!
     
  17. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I have three iPhone 5s phones and none of them have this issue.
     
  18. SirAlex thread starter macrumors member

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    Build dates/factories?
     
  19. jj03 macrumors member

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    just buy one and hope for the best, i dont think you can buy a new phone based on serial number, so whats the point.
     
  20. SirAlex thread starter macrumors member

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    I actually just want to know if it's still a problem with 2014 built phones?
     
  21. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I do not think you will get a good answer with such a small sample size.
     
  22. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Nice Name: iPhone 5s (GSM/North America)
    Machine Model: iPhone6,1
    Family name: A1533
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2:
    Generation:
    CPU speed: 1.3GHz
    Screen size: 4 inch
    Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
    Colour: Space Gray
    Production year: 2013
    Production week: 50 (December)
    Model introduced: 2013
    Capacity: 32GB
    Memory - flavour: xx
    Factory: F1 (China, Zhengzhou - Foxconn)


    Bought it yesterday. Not a 2014 build.. but really, it was only 2 weeks off. Really faint scanlines visible, but barely. I'm typically sensitive to that kind of thing. Not sure what I'm going to do -- I seriously doubt an Apple Genius will see it (not to mention the nearest apple store is 1.5 hours away). I could try returning it to AT&T, but that's a hassle
     
  23. Iounno macrumors newbie

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    Nope, not that I can see. I bought it last week (got it today, thanks UPS).

    Nice Name: iPhone 5s
    Family name: A1533
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2:
    Generation:
    CPU speed: 1.3GHz
    Screen size: 4 inch
    Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
    Colour: Space Gray
    Production year: 2013
    Production week: 44 (November)
    Model introduced: 2013
    Capacity: 32GB
    Memory - flavour: xx
    Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
     
  24. samven582 macrumors 6502a

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    Bought one last week and yes it has scanlines and a yellow tint at the top of screen
     

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