iPhone 7 Diagonal lines on screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by appleincognito, Oct 24, 2016.

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Do you have this?

  1. Yes, 7

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  2. Yes, 7+

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  3. No, 7

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  4. No, 7+

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  1. appleincognito macrumors member

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    Can anyone else see this when they have their brightnwss up and tilt the screen around on their iPhone 7? Pretty sure it only happens on the standard 7 but let me know if it's on your plus. It might take you a while to see it, it has to be on the perfect angle... it kind of looks like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    defective, dont accept that junk for so much $$$

    i got a 7 that didnt have it, and one that did.

    This pic captures the effect well^

    my 7+ does not (sample of one)
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Definitely defective. Contact Apple.
     
  4. appleincognito thread starter macrumors member

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    I thought so too but a few people on here say they've seen it on every 7 they've looked at...
     
  5. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    They all have it but you have
    To really really hunt and see it off angle at right angle, if you
    Don't know what you're looking for it isn't visible

    Defective is where it's very easily visible and tough to avoid or un see and anything but straight on avoids it. Makes for terrible viewing angles

    I noticed immediately
     
  6. spooned12000rpm macrumors regular

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    Great pic! Everyone said I was mad when I posted my first thread on this issue days after launch. My first handset was really bad and it could be seen at relatively normal angles and during normal use. The replacement handset is much better. I checked against my old iPhone 5 and 6 and both had the same issue but it was harder to see (you had to hold them at bizarre angels to see it).

    Whilst I swapped my phone due to the backlight being badly uneven causing spotlighting down the side of the screen I don't know that I'd have swapped my phone for the lines as the gamble as to wether you gain more issues is high (I gained a more hissy/buzzy example), so depends how bad it bothered you.
     
  7. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    this is 2016 equivalent of vertical line gate or vertical 'interlacing' gate,

    acceptable by spec/on paper, unacceptable by experience/eyeballing in real world.
     
  8. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    they all have it. Mine is very hard to see, but 100% of the display phones at apple had it.

    some were quite easy to catch
     
  9. appleincognito thread starter macrumors member

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    That picture is not mine, I found it on another thread. Mine aren't quite as pronounced but I can see then if I slightly tilt my phone to the right. I'll try to get a pic.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    That's interesting. What exactly is causing it?
     
  11. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    No clue, just like the interlacing lines that were awful with the 5 series. Its gotta be something from when they build the screens and attach them to the body, digitizers and stuff.

    not sure. The iphone 5 interlacing screen wasn't on all the phones. There was also a grey test image that would blink if you had an interlacing screen.

    This however is odd. I never noticed it until I saw a thread about it, turned my brightness all the way up and tilted my screen. Then I saw it, it doesn't bother me bc I can't see it without looking super hard.

    Out of boredom when I was looking at Apple display phones for the gap at the top of the screen, I checked this issue. wasn't hard since all the phones were already at 100% brightness
     
  12. appleincognito thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried my best but you can't really see them at all. It's different in real life.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    When I zoom in, it is noticeable.
     
  14. appleincognito thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you have an iPhone 7?
     
  15. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Weird, I see them without zooming in, zooming in they are gone.

    Weird how our eyes work in diff ways
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I have both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. I maxed the brightness and zoomed in. I didn't see any lines on mine.
     
  17. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    on a side topic real quick, which do you prefer, 7 or 7+?
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I prefer the 7 Plus. It really looks good with the 1080 P screen and the battery is superb. But the 5.5 size is cumbersome at times. That's why it's nice to have the 4.7 iPhone 7 for the smaller size.
     
  19. appleincognito thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll go to a phone store and see if they have the issue. It's gonna suck if I have to return this one because the display is really nice and even and no yellow issues.
     
  20. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    just be aware that the next one will very much likely have it
     
  21. appleincognito thread starter macrumors member

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    If the ones in the store have it then I won't return it.
     
  22. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    can you only see it if the screen is tilted ?
     
  23. appleincognito thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes
     
  24. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    How about not at full brightness?
     
  25. appleincognito thread starter macrumors member

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    I can still see it but not quite as noticeable.
     

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