iPhone 6s display white blemish/shadow, please suggest!

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  1. maurihamm, Nov 8, 2015
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    maurihamm macrumors newbie

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    I just bought an iPhone 6s. The thing is that I'm extremely picky with my iDevices, so I realized when scrolling in white/gray backgrounds (like the one in settings) that there's a white shadow/blemish, it's not that annoying, I mean, I think it is not since I have noticed it :(, I can't keep but see it all the time! It doesn't show at all in other colors but white.
    So, the thing is that (at least and for good) it has the TSMC chip on it, and I've read that it's very hard to get an iPhone with this chip. As a matter of fact, any of people I know who bought the same phone has the TSMC on it.

    So, here goes my question. Should I keep on trying to exchange/return this phone? Do you personally think it is something to worry about (based on the pictures I'm attaching where you can see this white spot/blemish), or am I being too picky?
    P.D. It's very hard to take photos of this issue, so I took 3: 2 of them in a completely dark room to try to stand out the issue!
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  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Apple has to hate sites like this.

    I can not see anything wrong where you have the large red arrow pointing. This is causing you concern?

    There is no such thing as a perfectly illuminated LCD screen.
     
  3. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Maybe it's the photos but I cannot see anything wrong.
     
  4. freedomisle macrumors regular

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    Exchange it. Don't worry about the chip, there is very little difference between them. I can see the white patch you mentioned in the first photo. People need to remember that these things are sometimes difficult to capture through a camera.

    I have used 2 x TSMC & 2 x Samsung iPhone 6s Plus' and noticed one of the TSMC phones had worse battery life than the Samsung one I use now.
     
  5. imagineadam, Nov 8, 2015
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    imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck. My nightmare with this problem started back when I originally brought my iPhone 6 which uses the same panel as the 6S. After 8 iPhone 6's I still haven't gotten one that has a perfectly lit display. This is just how they are. Exchange after exchange I kept getting ones that had worse or the same problem. Dark smudgy dim corners. Yellowing. Color temperature shift. Dude. Just keep this one unless it's really really bad. I finally settled on my 8th because the screen isn't yellow on one side. It still has a darker smudge in the same spot as yours and even a spec of dust in the upper left corner but I'm learning to live with it. The displays s u c k this time around. I hope the 7 changes to OLED or at least they hire a company that can make quality displays.

    Do a quick "uneven iPhone 6 display" Google search and you'll see we aren't alone and it's a common problem.

    The more I look at your picture the more I feel yours looks pretty good actually! If you wanna take the chance of getting one worse which happened to me multiple times go ahead but you've been warned! It sure is a gut kick when you first fire on that phone and see those dimmer splotchy spots on that first screen isn't it?!?
     
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    I can see the white splodge, binding at the top, and dark shading bottom right. Bearing in mind how difficult it is to photograph these issues that can be seen plainly by the naked eye, I'd say that you have a problem there.
     
  8. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    This is ridiculous. Apple needs to step up the QC; they tout having the best quality displays and we end up with uneven display lighting and all these other crap problems.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I will agree this is ridiculous
     
  10. maurihamm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Guys, I tried to get used to this imperfection. I know it doesn't look annoying because it's hard to look that in the photos. But when scrolling (weather it's in Settings, Facebook, the AppStore, anything that has gray/white backgrounds and black fonts) I see this white "cloud" all the time. Today I'm going to try to return it. We don't have an Apple Store where I live (only Apple Resellers). Anyway, will keep you updated on what they tell me
     
  11. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

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    All three plus i had had all little blue on the side also checked bunch of demos in the store has it..
     
  12. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Seriously! I mean, look how Apple advertises the damn displays:

    "Both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have stunning Retina HD displays. No matter which size you choose, your apps, photos, and just about everything else will look vibrant and sharp. High contrast, dual-domain pixels, and accurate colors ensure that whatever is on your screen, you’ll love what you see."

    Really, Apple? Uneven patches of backlighting, blueish hues in one area and yellowish ones in another; those are not "stunning" qualities of a display!

    Sorry, but having two different color "palettes" implies that one is not accurate, and piss yellow screens are not "vibrant" in any sense of the word. This is borderline false advertising.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I will repeat it again that there is no such thing as a perfectly back lighted LCD screen. As screens get larger and phones get thinner this get to be harder and harder to accomplish.

    I would expect the LEDs to be all of the same color temperature within reasonable tolerances.

    If you are really that unhappy with Apple's hardware . . . . .
     
  14. HEK Suspended

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    Whenever I find myself going off the deep end. I pull out my old Newton. Yup still have it and it still works. Well if you can call it working. The muted black and grey screen, the on/off stylus response and molasses like response, reminds me how far this technology has come. Makes me feel whole lot better about the not 100% perfect 6s Plus as I check the weather radar, iMessage my son, receive a call from my wife, post this message and get back to my Netflix movie all without a hiccup.

    I try to remember any car I have bought or leased that didn't have some manufacturing error, or flaw in design that could have been done better. After all they been making cars for over 100 years. Can't they get one right yet. While I sympathize with those seeking the perfect device, at some point we need to get past some flaws and just use the device. Reading about a spec of dust that needs 100% screen brightness to see, or a bit of unevenness in screen display that one can't ignore once seen. Is akin to the pimple on the end of nose that once noticed looms large each time you view yourself in mirror.

    Trade it in if you can or must, but throw a dash of perspective into your obsession for perfection. Don't drive yourselves nuts over that perfect phone soon to be dropped or scratched once you find it. Try and enjoy using it a bit more. My 2 1/2 cents.
     
  15. HEK Suspended

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    Edit duplicate post. See something always keeps us from perfection. ;)
     
  16. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    And I will ask again, why is this the case? Why can't LCD's be perfectly backlit? Why would Apple choose a display type with such an imperfection?

    Sorry, but these imperfection are very obvious when looking at the display for longer than 30 seconds. I know there are perfect display's out there; I just happen to get the bad ones.
     
  17. HEK Suspended

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    Who wants to explain manufacturing methodology and tolerance specifications again. I'm tired of trying.
     
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    And some others are tired to pay premium to get ****.
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I already answered your question, you are just failing to understand.

    The world in not perfect and like the above poster stated, no reason to try anymore.
     
  20. HEK Suspended

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    If it's **** don't buy it. Vote with your wallet. We can't build a fool proof spacecraft, Apollo 13, Columbia shuttle. So why you believe your phone is going to be perfect? I paid premium for those spacecraft.
     
  21. jm31828 macrumors member

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    Mine has a similar minor issue, I am keeping mine. Disappointing though since neither of my previous phones had these issues (droid incredible 2 and htc one)
     
  22. freedomisle, Nov 9, 2015
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    They are all getting on a bit now. Their eyesight is not what it used to be, I wonder if Tom Cook's iPhone has this dark blotch on his screen and whether he even notices it!

    I wonder if Jony Ive looks at his iPhone 6s Plus with backlight curtain bleed and says "I love what I see! perfection!"
     
  23. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    No, you didn't. You just continued to say that LCDs can't be perfect. So, LCDs aren't perfect because they can't be? Your logic is fallacious at best.
     
  24. DoctorKrabs macrumors 6502a

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    Nobody's asking for a perfect display. We are perceiving issues with iPhone 6s displays that weren't seen as commonly in older iPhones. My iPhone 6 has a perceptibly perfect screen, but of course, it won't be perfect under a microscope. The screen on my 6s looks like the screen on the 6, only with a crap backlight that has dark spots on the top and sides that get darker as the viewing angle is lower. This is the whole problem; the phone I upgraded from has a better looking display than my newer, more expensive one.

    I'm not saying I want it perfect. I'm just saying I want equal or better quality from a newer and more expensive device. I didn't volunteer to upgrade to a new iPhone so I could have a worse screen.

    Apple is supposed to be about improvements without any compromise.

    Is this making any sense?
     
  25. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe my eyes are getting older because I can't find a thing wrong with that screen pic that you posted. However, if it bothers you take it into Apple. Just remember, though. If you exchange it out you'll run the risk of getting a screen that really has poor quality control issues.
     

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