Should I be concerned about this screen? Not sure if it is an uneven oleophobic coating.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by eedwinn, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. eedwinn macrumors newbie

    eedwinn

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    I noticed, under bright sunlight that there seems to be an area of my screen that "looks" different from another part of the screen. Initially I thought that it was just oil from my finger but when I tried to clean it, it does not go away.

    Even when I tried to clean it with a damp cloth, that part of the screen drys slower. Do you guys think it is a cause for concern, especially over the long term?

    Pictures of the screen when I wipe it with a damp cloth (notice part of the screen dries slower): https://imgur.com/a/Zz79wWV

    Also, I realised that part of the screen also gets dirty easier. Should I just use it as it is, or bring it to an Apple store?
     
  2. Steve686 macrumors 68040

    Steve686

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    I’ve seen coatings wear off after several months but that looks more like a chemical intrusion that obliterated the coating.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Bring it to an Apple store. I’m not saying that they will replace this for you, but something clearly came in contact with the Oleophobic coating causing a reaction/separation. It likely will worsen, and simply the fact I wouldn’t want to see this on my watch display.
     
  4. mackie8 macrumors 6502a

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  5. eedwinn thread starter macrumors newbie

    eedwinn

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    Yes indeed that is! And less than 1 week old.
     
  6. rgyiv macrumors member

    rgyiv

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    Definitely take it to the Apple store!!
     
  7. DennisdeWit macrumors regular

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    And if they don’t want to help you, just return it and buy a new one.
     
  8. eedwinn thread starter macrumors newbie

    eedwinn

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    Thank you so much guys. I made a trip down to the Apple Store and since it was within 14 days of my purchase, they got me a brand new one. A happy customer of theirs once again!
     

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