What was the iPad 2 launch like?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Redjericho, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    I'm curious if what people are experiencing now with the yellow screens and dead pixels, happened before with the iPad 2.

    Did people experience as many problems as they are now with the new iPad?
    I understand that only the people with problems are the ones who post, but I have seen more than once people who have returned 4-5 times to get an acceptable one.

    Did the iPad 2 have it's own set of problems?
    Were there more or less threads about people with problems?
  2. sekazi macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2012
    Yellow screen is caused by uncured glue which goes away after use.

    The iPad 2, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S launch all had this.
  3. indigosierra macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2012
    I've read a lot of posts which mention this glue, but according to the ifixit tear down of the iPad 3, it doesn't look like the glass is adhered to the screen?

  4. sekazi macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2012
    the digitizer is glued to the glass with the same glue.
  5. Magai macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
    The biggest problem with the iPad 2 was the screen bleeding. Not a big problem, but people made a big problem of it. I have it on my iPad 1, but not a big deal.
  6. Redjericho thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    I understand this but I was asking if the iPad 2 launch had quite as many people posting about problems as there are now.
  7. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
  8. sekazi macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2012
    Every launch has those nitpicky people who look for the littlest flaw on a device they purchase and return it 50 times before they are satisfied. After a month and those people have theirs it dies down.
  9. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    Dig back in the forums about 11 months (because the threads kept going for a while) and you'll see plenty of 10+ page threads about every big or small problem imaginable.
  10. firewater macrumors regular

    May 22, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
  11. iMule macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2009
    Greenville, SC
    It was like getting off work at 5:00 that Friday and waiting in a line of 500. But it was the same. Yellow screens, dead pixels, and overly-worried people.
  12. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    I had serious backlight bleeding with the iPad 2. Went through about 3-4 exchanges. All of them had the issue. So I skipped the iPad 2.

    Also, the ipad 2 launch was insane. It was sold out for weeks at Apple stores. Even drove down to Buffalo to get one but they were sold out there as well.

    Have the new iPad now and it's perfect. Was well worth the wait.

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