iPhone 6S screen replacement?

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  1. macjoshua, Oct 14, 2015
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    macjoshua macrumors 6502

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    How long do you suppose it will be before Apple stores have the parts to replace 6S screens? Mine has a few annoying backlighting shadows at the top - like the screen is uneven/wavy at the top left corner. The rest of the phone is fine, and I'd rather not take my chances on getting some other defect.
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    It could be months. They will replace it if you want.
     
  3. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    I actually have the same defect that you're having but I consider it too minor to go through the lottery game. I have a feeling that the uneven backlight is pretty common as I've seen a few users mention it here and there. Mine is not very visible unless its on a white background especially when the brightness is turned down. On brighter settings its less visible unless I look for it.

    Anyway, back to your question, I think you will be able to get a replacement if you find it too annoying right now. I believe they have screen replacement for the device already as there was a user who cracked his 6s Plus on the first day and ended up having to pay for the replacement of the screen.
     
  4. Billymac19 macrumors regular

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    yep, my original and replacement both have had this ...figure must be normal esp since lots of people here have...maybe at this point after holidays ill do another replacement and see if any better
     
  5. macjoshua thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was debating just waiting until after the holidays as well. I don't know why Apple can't figure out how to consistently manufacture even backlight on their devices. No other tech company I know of has quality control as shoddy as theirs.
     
  6. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Apple does not sell parts through any third party sites. Especially a scary site like that!!
     
  7. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    - apple sells more phones than any other company
    - you only hear of the bad, especially on this website
     
  8. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I can name a few. Samsung for one. With as many iPhones that are produced every day, I can see how there would be a few QC issues with them. I think Apple knows this and is the reason why they are so good about swapping them out so easily.
     
  9. Farsider macrumors 6502

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    11/12 iPhones 6s (including Pluses) I've seen all have screen issues. This is across several stores in the UK.

    Just as Marketing companies do, scale that ratio up and that's a lot of phones out there in the wild with screen issues. Most people just don't see them / care.
     
  10. ArztMac macrumors regular

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    Ever seen a HTC or LG up close? Colors are horrible, screen ms are very blue. Ridiculous uneven screens.

    Apple's screens are never perfect, but still best in industry. If you want perfection, you won't get it with mass manufactured items. Not in 2015, at least. Perhaps in 5-10 years.
     
  11. ArztMac macrumors regular

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    Same with me. A buddy said he screen is perfect, he got lucky. I used his phone for 30 seconds, noticed uneven brightness, dark patches, etc. Of course I told him he got lucky and has a perfect display. No need to make him uncomfortable if he's happy... Guess everyone has a different tolerance level.
     
  12. Farsider macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely.

    When I see someone who claims they have a perfect screen, I'm not envious that they actually have a perfect screen, I'm envious that they can't see any of the defects.

    Ignorance is bliss!
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    There are some who are so stressed that there could be something wrong with their device that it consumes them. Nothing can be said or done to convince them otherwise.

    Humans come in a very wide spectrum.
     
  14. macjoshua thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The funny thing is that my wife always gets nearly perfect screens. Her iPhone 6S is about as perfect of a screen as I've ever seen. Even lighting, great color... it makes me hate my phone even more! haha. I usually just leave my phone in the other room now, and use my laptop for everything and only pick up my phone when I absolutely have to. The plus side is that I'm getting like 4-5 day battery life. :)
     

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