iPhone retina screen, how to get better one?

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  1. radiologyman, Aug 24, 2013
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    radiologyman macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 4 had good contrast, 4s was noticeably worse. iPhone 5 is perfect and I'm afraid that 5s will be worse. I'm not getting in the screen cooler vs warmer debate here, I just want letters to be black and sharp. I'm with AT&T but I wonder if I should order from apple (store?) to make exchange easier if necessary. I think that screens vary from one OEM to another and even from one batch to another.
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    apple store gives you 30 day returns with no restocking. if you anticipate buying/returning until you find a satisfactory screen, the apple store is probably the way to go.
     
  3. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Don't say that! Hopefully the 5S screens are good. :(
     
  4. Parkin Pig macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like you spend too much time looking for problems. It's unhealthy for a phone to be such a source of anxiety. You'll never enjoy your iPhone if you're constantly obsessing about whether your screen is as good/better than someone else's. You'll end up seeing differences that aren't even there.

    Relax and enjoy. Better still, go outdoors and look around - the graphics are amazing!
     
  5. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    it's going to be a screen lottery like all generations.
     
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    I hear some companies are starting to track "serial returners."
     
  7. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    ^What he said.

    Lots of retailers are doing this and I agree with it.
     
  8. radiologyman, Aug 24, 2013
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    radiologyman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Too bad I read 2-3 hours a day on iPhone and I need good contrast. I don't care about blemishes, scratches etc. IPhone helps me to spend more time with family and outdoors since I can forgo library or pc. Anyways, hopefully my great iPhone 5 screen is a result of new screen technology apple used on it (integrated touch) and next screen will be equally great :)
     
  9. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

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    If you read that much I would highly recommend an e-ink device like the Kindle. The most paperlike experience you can get with incredible contrast. And you can use sendtokindle to convert practically any webpage/document.
     
  10. Parkin Pig macrumors 6502a

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    +1 for the Kindle.
    The Kindle Paperwhite is an excellent reading tablet. If I was going to be reading more than half an hour a day I would not punish my eyes by squinting at a tiny phone screen. And if you carry a Kindle, you don't have to worry about the battery on your phone.
     
  11. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Apple gives you a 14 to 30 days window, depending on where you live, to return the device. You can call Apple to get a confirmation.
     
  12. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    Like someone else said, it will be a panel lottery just like each previous generation. There are several long threads here about screen interlacing, washed out colors, etc. I have an interlacing screen and finally decided it's not worth it to obsess over these things. Don't really notice it anymore unless I'm trying to. Hopefully you get lucky again.
     

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