iPhone Light Leak when turned at an angle?

apple111115

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Does anyone else have this issue? Am I just picky?

When I turn the phone at an angle (only on lighter screens) I can see a thin white bar. Is this worth replacing? Thanks!

This is an iphone 4s
 

acfusion29

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Does anyone else have this issue? Am I just picky?

When I turn the phone at an angle (only on lighter screens) I can see a thin white bar. Is this worth replacing? Thanks!

This is an iphone 4s
pretty sure it's not light leak if you can see a bar of light on an angle.

anyways, this is normal. i see it on my iPhone 4 and i've seen it on other iPhone's as well.
 

miragebg

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Nope not having any issues with my white 4S
Give me your phone for about five minutes and I will find atleast two- three issues for sure;)
I have played with more than 13 4S and none of them was perfect and issue- free. It is just about strict eyes and deeper observations = OCD;)
 

samven582

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Does anyone else have this issue? Am I just picky?

When I turn the phone at an angle (only on lighter screens) I can see a thin white bar. Is this worth replacing? Thanks!

This is an iphone 4s
One the reason I why haven't purchased a iPhone yet. I hate light bleed
 

apple111115

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Thanks. There is also a tiny whitish dot a very bottom, but you can only see that at an angle too, so that probably doesn't matter either.
Yesterday it was raining out and I thought that a few drops of water could have gotten into the phone. Would this cause the white lines to get worse? I am probably just imagining it because I have OCD too! Have your phones ever gotten wet in the rain, any affects?
 

fiveainone

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I have a white dot in the corner when looking at a white screen at an angle. I've checked out other iphones at apple store, and half of them have similar "leaks" in the corner. So I didn't bother with it. It's not noticeable very often anyways.

It's also funny that one of reps said yeah he definitely sees it, and asked me to talk with the genius bar. Another one says he doesn't see anything. ;)
 

AndrewR23

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Anyways, every iPhone has some light bleed to some affect. My phone has it, but I don't look at it tilting because I don't tilt my phone when I use it.

OP, just think of the issues with a replacement. More light bleed, yellow washed out screens, the fact it will be refurbished (some people don't like refurbs, etc.)
 
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motoleo

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Everyone can see the light bleed through the SIM card slot. So what's the problem?
 

RIPstevejobs

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Oct 5, 2011
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lulz lulz do you really care about that ????

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omg yeah the iphone is cool but its just a phone dude! an electronic!
 

apple111115

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You guys are right, I am going to stop obsessing over my phone and just enjoy it!

Thanks for the wake up call! :)
 

therealjustin

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If you want to obsess even more try turning your phone into landscape mode while looking at the Settings apps\(Settings>General maybe) and see if the top half has darker whites than the bottom half. Most iPhones that have light bleed at the top also have this issue, mine included.
 

Inopia-Vi

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Are these happening on just the white iPhones?
Nope, my black iPhone 4S also does leak a bit but only when view on a angle so large that it doesn't even show when viewed in front. It it was visible when looked directly, i would start to panic and head strait to the nearest apple store :D
 

apple111115

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Hehe, one more paranoid OCD iPhone owner question. :-D

Ok, so when my screen protector was applied, it needed up cover about a fourth of the home button. I don't really mind it, but I was wondering if it will make the whIte lines worse. WOuld this haPpen since when I push down on the home button, the screen protector is also attached to it. Do you see a screen protector cover the ome button a bit a problem? If your screen protector covers the home button at all, have you run into any problems? Also, the protector I am using is the Zagg Sheild Dry.

Thanks!