New iPad -finally happy!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by seadragon, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. seadragon, Mar 29, 2012
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    seadragon Contributor

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    I bought and returned 3 iPads during the first week after launch and took them back because of screen quality issues. They had the pink/green tint and some areas of the screen were darker than others.

    I got a full refund and decided to wait a bit before trying again.

    Well, on my way home from work tonight, I passed a Best Buy. Something made me stop and see what they had in stock. They had a black 64GB 4G in stock and I decided to try one more.

    I'm happy to say that this one is a keeper! The screen really good! It's a nice even white screen with no trace of color shift or uniformity issues. I'm very impressed.

    For those that are having issues with the screen, please be assured that there are indeed really good screens out there. Take it back and get another until you get a good one. They do exist! :)
     
  2. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Let's all join together and pray that mine has a perfect screen on the first try, getting it tommorow.
     
  3. 95cobby macrumors newbie

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    I also just picked up a white 64gb wifi iPad from best buy and it is perfect! So happy with it and the display is amazing!
     
  4. Texasboy956 macrumors newbie

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    Congrats. I also had to exchange mine after a few pixels gave out. It's perfect so far.
     
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  7. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    Mine a week 9 is perfect my first a week 6 had the yellow tint.
     
  8. dp118 macrumors newbie

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    I returned a week 6 iPad with yellow tinted screen. Think I'll go back and try another one.
     
  9. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    Try it I didn't even open it at the store, in another thread here said week 9 looked like a great week...maybe thing got better, good luck oh and it has less heat and much brighter.
     
  10. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    I ordered mine from the Apple online store, it was 16GB Wifi, and the screen is lovely.

    I initially thought that if I wasn't impressed with it, that I would trade it to my mum for her iPad2, but I have to say, I think this one is a keeper for me :)
     
  11. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    I had to return 2 iPads week 9 due to the terrible red hue, so there is no pattern here. It's hit or miss.
     
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  13. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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  14. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Name: iPad 3
    Model Number: MD328
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    Machine Model: iPad3,1
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 1 (January)
    introduced test: GOED
    Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: White
    Capacity: 16GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)

    Woah. Mines week 1. I feel so special. Its pretty perfect by the way.
     
  15. xyion1 macrumors regular

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    Week 1 just refers to the week of the year it was built, not necessarily the fact that it was the first week the new iPads were in production. I believe there are some serial numbers from December 2011 (so week 50-52 of 2011).
     
  16. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Week 9 for me. Mine is perfect!

    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi-4G
    Generation: 3
    Machine Model: iPad3,3
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 9 (March)
    introduced test: GOED
    Family name: A1403
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: White
    Capacity: 16GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
    External link: Portatronix sells parts for this iPad
     
  17. RKO macrumors 6502

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    No issues no far(everything crossed).

    Name: iPad 3
    Model Number: A1416
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    Machine Model: iPad3,1
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 6 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 64GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
     
  18. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    After reading all the horror stories about the blotchy colors and bad tint, I am so thankful I got a "perfect" one out of the box. Glad you got one you are happy with - nothing worse than spending money on something and then not being happy with it.
     
  19. iMaven macrumors 6502

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    Ahhh ok
     
  21. iMaven macrumors 6502

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    Also, this website isn't even working properly. Anyone know where this website came from or what company is running it?

    :confused:
     
  22. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    If you are worried don't use it I have been using it for a long time.
     
  23. macinhand macrumors regular

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    I am hoping the same!

    i am waiting on my 3rd replacement! the first one had 6 dead pixels but the second one was even worse which had a 1 inch black hair under the screen, the home button was not flush with the screen and stuck out about 2mm and it also had a white dot that showed through the black bezel.

    I think taking pictures and emailing them to them helped speed up the exchange process.
     
  24. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    first iPad, and i got a perfect one! [from Bestbuy]

    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 12 (March)
    introduced test: GOED
    Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: White
    Capacity: 32GB
    Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)
     
  25. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, I might even have some screw ups with mine but if I don't notice it during normal use at normal brightness then it doesn't benefit me to notice them.
     

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