Series 3 LTE screen issue

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by chillip, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. chillip macrumors 6502a

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    When outside in day light I can see the edges of the screen all the way around. It looks like a very dark grey colour. I don’t notice it much on my series 0. Can only notice it when outside. Anyone else?
     
  2. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You can see the faint area in top left and all round screen.
     

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  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I don't believe its abnormal. There were some other threads created similarly to your topic a while back. And other owners with the Series 2 noticed the same thing, but I don't believe it's anything to be concerned with or a defect of any sort.
     
  4. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers for the reply
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    I don’t suppose you can locate those threads, I can’t find any, thanks
     
  5. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I will try to see if I can find any, they are likely buried pages deep. But as someone else mentioned, it very well could be the antenna is what you're seeing as well.
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    I found one so far. Not a lot of information attached. Similar to yours though.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/screen-problem.2025303/
     
  7. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Think my issue is different. The issue doesn’t go away when screen is off so must be just they way it is.
     
  8. Senfinger macrumors member

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    Mine isn't like that in the Sun... You are still in the return policy- I would order one and return it unless your store has them locally. I had to return mine due to a hardware issue per Apple.
     
  9. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah going to try and get one tomorrow and compare. Few folks on reddit says it’s normal.
     
  10. Senfinger macrumors member

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    Thats a good idea... hadn't seen that on Reddit yet- Been trying to keep up with everything due to my issues.
     
  11. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed this, too. Unfortunately, it's one of those things, once you see it, you can't unsee it.

    An edge-to-edge curved OLED screen on a future Watch is going to be a game changer.
     
  12. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On a series 3? Thanks
     
  13. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I got another one today and it has EXACTLY the same issue. So not a defect. I hope this helps other people with the same concerns and OCD. The other ones in the Apple store also had the same characteristics.
     
  14. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    Mine looks like that too and I noticed it the first moment I removed it from the box.
     
  15. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah all of them seem to be like it. I’m happy now. I checked at least 6 and bought another one to check property at home. Turns out my brother wants one so need to return it.
     
  16. Nonentity macrumors member

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    I was just going to post here asking about the same thing. Never had it on my Series 0. As it’s widely reported are we saying this is within operational range?
     

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  17. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes perfectly normal. I looked at a few in Apple store and bought another to double check. My friends series 2 is the same.
     

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