iPad mini Yellow band at the bottom of my iPad Mini Retina? (comparsion pic added)

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  1. gerrard0804, Dec 11, 2013
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    gerrard0804 macrumors newbie

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    exchanged another one today at local apple store, I feel a little bit yellow band at the bottom of the screen, will it gradually become more white after some time of usage?

    Edited : the last pic to compare my one (right) with my colleague's , it's obviously yellowish, I'm gonna exchange another one.
     

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  2. Dlanod macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not convinced that it'll go away. I've managed to get one at last that has a nice even white screen and my view is that anything before a build week of 47 will have a higher chance of a yellow screen.
     
  3. KhunJay macrumors regular

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    Any news to suggest that week 48 onwards is better?
     
  4. Dlanod macrumors 6502a

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    Well the two I've had week 47 and week 48 have been markedly better than the horrid yellow ones from earlier weeks.
     
  5. duffer6 macrumors 6502

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    I have week 49. After one exchange of a week 47 I now have a near perfect screen.
     
  6. Dlanod macrumors 6502a

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    I think we're now seeing screens from a new supplier now that started coming in at week 47. Mine is near perfect too - the best I've seen. Just a tiny bit brighter at the top but no noticeable yellowing. I'd call it creamy overall and like my iPad 4 was. Mine is also from the Pegatron factory and all the early ones seem to be Foxconn.
     
  7. duffer6 macrumors 6502

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    I would describe the screen exactly as you would. Also from Pegatron. My original return was due to very low volume on my speakers at 100% volume. Now screen and volume are more than acceptable. I agree weeks 48 onward maybe the ones to get. Something may have changed in the current production protocol.
     
  8. gerrard0804 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how to check the production week please?
     
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  11. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    Mine is week 43 (October), Foxconn, and is perfect.

    But then again, I haven't run any of the OCD tests. :D I don't see any obvious issues, that's more than enough.
     
  12. gerrard0804 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just exchanged with a week 49's one,, hope it's fine..
     
  13. Misskitty macrumors 6502

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    ^ how do you tell what week the ipad is? Does it say on the box?
     
  14. gerrard0804 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    refer to #9 please
     
  15. Dante Rising macrumors newbie

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    I have a week 46 model, with a definite shift from cool white to a warmer yellow-white as you look toward the home button. The frustrating part is that except for that the screen is absolutely perfect, without the barest hint of backlight bleeding or other imperfections.

    I'm trying to decide if I should return it. I purchased it yesterday at the local Apple store, so I may wait a week for the next batch of minis to come in. By then their current stock should be depleted.
     
  16. Dlanod macrumors 6502a

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    Mine from Pegatron week 47 has an almost imperceptible slight creaminess towards the left of the home button but it's so much better than all the rest I've seen and as good as most of the iPads I've had over the years that I'm classing it as perfect.

    I'd agree that you should wait a week or two or order online from Apple. My online one from week 48 was perfect for screen colour but had some debris under the screen which was very annoying.
     
  17. Alicia1 macrumors regular

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    Mine is a week 45 and has an even white screen, however it does have IR. As I don't notice it in day to day use it doesn't worry me.
     
  18. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    My first rMini, purchased last week, is week 48 from Foxconn. Screen looks uniform white to me with no back light bleeding. I haven't checked for image retention and don't plan to. I'm pretty picky (returned 3 iPad Airs) and I'm very happy with this device.
     
  19. Yptcn macrumors 6502a

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    Week 46 Foxconn . No problem at all . Perfect screen .
     
  20. Investor27 macrumors regular

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    Mine is week 48 from Foxxcon China, and I have a yellow band at the bottom and low volume speakers, much lower than my regular mini. I'm not picky at all, but the yellow band does bother me. Unfortunately, the nearest Apple store from me is over 90 miles away. I really wish Apple would just move away from these Foxxcom guys permanently.
     
  21. KhunJay macrumors regular

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    Sadly you cannot specify you want one from week so and so.....and it has to be from Pegatron.
     
  22. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

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    week 47 - slight yellowing towards home button, darker band of backlighting on bottom half inch of screen towards home button.
     
  23. Bananastand macrumors newbie

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    Locked exposure, locked white balance, camera in tripod.

    Just rotated the ipad upside down for the photo. Open thumbnail for the .gif

    Going for another round in the display lottery.
     

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  24. PerfectCr macrumors regular

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    Week 50 Foxconn here no issues here perfect screen.
     
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    Remind me how to decipher the week?
     

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