Pattern on screen of 6

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  1. crispyking macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone else see a very fine honeycomb-like pattern when they look at the screen of their iPhone 6?

    It's most noticeable to me on light solid colors when viewed at a slight angle. Although I do see it straight on at times too.

    I've only been able to check one other 6 and it had the same thing.

    It wasn't like this on my 4s, and not on the rMini.
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    I see this with screen protectors but not with the actual screen.
     
  3. asdfgbg macrumors regular

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    Yes, I immediately noticed it when I first got my 6
     
  4. jwcdis macrumors newbie

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    it's part of the touch sensing pattern of the sensor its usually indium tin oxide which appears pretty transparent.
     
  5. crispyking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I figured that was what I was seeing. It's just a shame it's much more visible than on other devices.
     
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  7. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I see it. These do not have a better screen than the 5s/5. It's just bigger.
     
  8. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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  9. llbaronll macrumors member

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    i do not. six plus. and i am usually an OCD about screens
     
  10. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    Oh you don't? Then I guess you got a faulty phone without a working touch screen. I'd recommend returning it ASAP.
     
  11. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    I have spent 3 days comparing my 5 and my 6. In no way is the 6 sharper, have better color, contrast or overall better appearance. It it brighter and of course bigger.
     
  12. jwcdis macrumors newbie

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    Its usually more visible with the LCD off and the light reflecting off of the glass screen at a certain angle while you are looking at the screen at another angle.
     
  13. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    When I was comparing my 5 to a 6 at the Verizon store, I thought the contrast was better on the 5. It may just be my settings though but I really thought the 6 looked washed out. The 6+ though... DAMN THAT'S A NICE SCREEN.
     
  14. Candurin macrumors regular

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    And why would you stare at your iphone screen when it is off? :)

    I can't make out the pattern (luckily I'm an older iphone user and can't see it).
     
  15. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I have the 5s here and the 6. The 6 is superior in every way.
     
  16. MacVault macrumors 65816

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    Oh yea, I've been seeing it on every display model I've looked at. Don't see it at all on the 6+. Only on the 6. One huge reason I'm leaning toward the 6+ but damn! it is huge!
     
  17. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I don't see it on mine.

    *shrugs*
     
  18. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Can you say a little more about that?. I only had a few minutes with both at Verizon and honestly saw no difference- same or worse contrast, same pixelated blurriness on super fine text, etc.
     
  19. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Contrast. Brightness. Colour shift at off axis. Outdoor legibility. Viewing with polarised sunnies. Bit depth (far less instances of banding due to blur).

    All are superior to previous iPhones.

    As far as blurriness of fine text. I can't see any.
     
  20. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I got a lemon. Going to the store tonight to have it exchanged for this..
     

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  21. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    What's that? A speck of dirt under the screen? I had that on a 4s. Apple replaced it without a hassle.
     
  22. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like 3 dead pixels in a diagonal row.
     
  23. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Looks like dust/dirt pressing diagonally on the LCD to me.
     
  24. Infinite Jest macrumors 6502

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    Pattern on screen of 6

    From http://www.anandtech.com/show/8554/the-iphone-6-review/8:

     
  25. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    Ah. Hard to tell. Thx.
     

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