iPad mini Stylus left Rainbow / Water-like Mark on Screen?

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  1. Finox831 macrumors member

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    pic: http://imgur.com/XcHCLaO


    So I recently bought an ipad mini and an otter box defender case and a stylus - bought stylus only for drawing. I noticed after a couple of hours of drawing on the ipad, I began seeing these marks.


    Does anyone know how to get rid of them or why it happened? It's very annoying and they aren't going away by themselves:/

    Thanks.
     
  2. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like a typical side-effect of the case's screen protector "sticking" to the screen itself and causing refraction (rainbows).

    I bet if you remove the case you'll see nothing wrong with either the screen or the screen protector.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Otterbox cases are known for the rainbow effect, whether it is an iPad case or iPhone case. It would have occurred even if you didn't use the stylus.
     
  4. Finox831 thread starter macrumors member

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    It actually didn't happen when I used my finger (Just got jot pro stylus yesterday). It started happening when I began drawing...I'm thinking it happened because of the pressure I was putting on the screen with the stylus. But perhaps it would have happened otherwise..not sure.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    It would have happened regardless. Like I said, it is a known issue that shows itself, once the case has been used.

    I am not aware of any remedy. You can try contacting Otterbox and see what they say.
     
  6. Finox831 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the response. I wish a reviewer over on Amazon would have said something before spending $50. Oh well, thanks for the help.
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You are welcome. It is frustrating. But, I rather have the case on, versus going naked.
     
  8. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    Are you guys saying the case includes a screen protector? So the rainbow marks are on the screen protector?
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    The Otterbox Defender Series case comes with a built in screen protector. As the case is used with fingers or a stylus, a rainbow type effect can be seen on the screen protector, especially when the iPad or iPhone is off.
     

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