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PewPew9372

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Hallo, i have some kind of backlight-bleeding on my new iPad Air. Its only on one single spot and only visible in the dark. Would you return it? Im not sure if a new device has a better screen 🧐
 

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sracer

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Hallo, i have some kind of backlight-bleeding on my new iPad Air. Its only on one single spot and only visible in the dark. Would you return it? Im not sure if a new device has a better screen 🧐
This behavior is typical of iPads (Pro and non)in general but a bit more prevalent over the last 3-4 generations. If it isn't visible when in normal use, especially watching movies with pillarbox/letterboxing, then I suggest keeping it.
 
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Freida

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I would return it. For so much money you shouldn't accept this defect

Hallo, i have some kind of backlight-bleeding on my new iPad Air. Its only on one single spot and only visible in the dark. Would you return it? Im not sure if a new device has a better screen 🧐
 

blurryvision

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I have this too but not sure if this is an acceptable level of leak.
 

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Stev150

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I don’t think u will find a device much better as when u put any pressure on the screen the light bleeds all over the display unless u notice it under normal screen brightness u use in dark conditions i would recommend you keep it Unless u have more than one issue with the iPad itself.

i use to go looking for backlight bleed on previous iPads but obviously I never use the iPad on max brightness in dark rooms etc so why return the iPad that I have to go looking for something that in normal use wouldn’t notice only to end up with the risk of getting a iPad with other issues.
 
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Stev150

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Fair enough. I’ve just seen my fair share of people on this forum get a bit too obsessive. I always say, if you look hard enough for a problem you’re going to find one. There have been stories here of people going through dozens of exchanges.
Yes I use to return products over and over . if I could see the light bleed in normal use I would return but as u say if you need to go looking for it I just don’t see the point now.
 

Stev150

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Here is mine max brightness
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50% brightness
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and how I use it in normal brightness 5-20%
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seadragon

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Keep in mind, these light bleeds can get worse over time. My dearly departed 2017 12.9 iPad Pro had none when I bought it, but over time it developed several spots like the one the OP posted. Started as one spot which then turned into about 10 over a few months. All along the same edge where the smart connector is. I’d take it back if that is how it came out of the box.
 

thadoggfather

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Keep in mind, these light bleeds can get worse over time. My dearly departed 2017 12.9 iPad Pro had none when I bought it, but over time it developed several spots like the one the OP posted. Started as one spot which then turned into about 10 over a few months. All along the same edge where the smart connector is. I’d take it back if that is how it came out of the box.

That’s what it reminds me of.
My 2017 12.9 is still in rotation but no way I’d deal with this day 1
 

blurryvision

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It seems like most people have the same bleeding around the edges where the Pencil is located. Wasn't this a non issue in the 2020 Pros? It seems like its coming back full swing with the new Air
 
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Fishels

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Fair enough. I’ve just seen my fair share of people on this forum get a bit too obsessive. I always say, if you look hard enough for a problem you’re going to find one. There have been stories here of people going through dozens of exchanges.
Absolutely. I’m definitely not denying that.

Sometimes I do that with items at the grocery store(if they have the slightest hole or scratch) lol
 

MrOnionRing

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Oct 28, 2020
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Hey, I have the same problem with my iPad air:
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I thought its only mine, but if all have the same problem there's no point in getting a new one I guess.
 
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