Weird 'Grid' on iPhone 4 Display?

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  1. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Take your iPhone out in sunshine, and tilt it away from you.. Do you guys see a black lined grid all across the screen? Wth?
     
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  3. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I would on any day but today... Crap weather lol.
     
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    I see it too but only when the screen is locked or turned off and if it's really bright out
     
  5. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Weird.. I see mine only when the display is On.
     
  6. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    that's the digitizer that reads where your fingers are.
     
  7. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I never noticed it on my 3G, or my 3GS?
     
  8. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    well its on all iphones and ipod touch's.

    did you think you had a magical gridded iphone or are you just making rubbish threads?
     
  9. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

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    This is a Touch but the grid can be seen in bright light.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Actually I didn't know if it was normal... No need for getting harsh there..
     
  11. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Yes I've noticed that on both of mine. Since it did not seem to create a problem, I dismissed it as a low priority question. It's good to hear you've noticed the same exact thing.
     
  12. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a

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    Correct. I've actually taken an iPhone apart before to replace the LCD and when you look at the digitizer piece by itself (it's laminated to the front glass) it looks like a clear piece of glass with faint gridlines on it. Then tiny wires connect to the gridlines at the edges and go to a ribbon cable that connects to the iPhone main board. Very cool actually.
     
  13. isimon117 macrumors member

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    Happens on my iPhone and iPad. As the posters above said, I think it's part of the digitizer
     
  14. gloss macrumors 601

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    It's the digitizer.

    Nothing to see here. Move along.
     
  15. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks everyone for your responses.. I was just curious as to what it is.

    Conclusion: It's the digitizer that recognises your touch.

    Many thanks.
     
  16. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    You can see it more clearly on the iP4 because the glass and lcd are fused.
     

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