Is this normal? (screen issue)

MMM.PWR

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Few questions. Just bought my iPad 3.

-First thing I noticed is that the screen is warmer than the iPad 2's. It seems uniform enough though. Is this normal?

-See picture:



there's some bleeding on the left, and a strong purple on the top left ish. hard to see in the picture. Is this normal for these iPads?

I spent 1k on this so I want it to be perfect..

Thanks
 

jlinear

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No. It is not "normal" to be complaining about a dark, empty iPad screen. Seems to me you are searching mightily to find something wrong. If that is the worst thing you can find I suspect your iPad is just fine.
 
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MMM.PWR

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the picture isn't very good/accurate. the top is purple. and there's strong bleeding. the ipad 2 I have does not have this.

thanks for your "input"
 
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Liquidizer

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I own an iPad 3 and I do not have any bleeding or purple on my screen. A lot of people on this forum have had similar issues though, if it is very bad then I would recommend getting a replacement from Apple - since you spent a lot of money on it, it's only fair! :)
 
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Zedsdead185

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I would take it back for a replacement. It's inconsistent and inaccurate screen colouring and is unacceptable for a product of that price. They will understand this. I've had a Macbook Pro screen replacement before due to the same reason, though for me it is essential to have a consistent and accurate screen for my line of work.
 
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SandboxGeneral

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I have an iPad [3] and haven't noticed any of those things, but I also haven't gone looking for them either.
If you feel it's an issue, I'd recommend taking it into the Apple Store and having them look at it and perhaps see about a replacement.
 
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iapplelove

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op i have seen plenty ipads look like that and i'm sure if you swapped it out you will have a 50/50 chance of getting a replacement with even more bleed.
 
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MMM.PWR

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Thanks to all for the replies. I don't mind the light bleed much at all, I know it can be worse - but it's somewhat unfortunate that the iPad 2 we have doesn't have as pronounced a light bleed.

What does bother me is the top third has a purple ish hue to it.. will report back tomorrow.
 
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MMM.PWR

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Just to update this one last time: The new iPad I got today is A LOT better. little light bleed, not enough to bother me and it seems it's all normal anyway. However the screen on the other hand.. HUGE difference from the old one, which was too warm for my taste. This one matches the iPhone 4's screen.

Done. :)
 
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Medic311

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just bought this today, new at the Wilmington, DE Apple Store:

1) chip in aluminum shell
2) light bleed around bottom edge and left edge
3) any slight deviation from a dead-on viewing angle results in pink tint blanketing the screen
4) games are lagging, stuttering, and unplayable (Metal Storm skips and freezes all over the place)
 

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