Yellow spots are caused by a condition called spacing

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Alexjones, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Alexjones, Mar 30, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012

    Alexjones macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2010
    I went to The Apple store to return my new iPad because of yellow spots against white web pages. When i compared my iPad with the iPad 2 and other iPads on display, They all had the same yellow spots. The salesperson said this was due to your eyes focusing between white and black. Its called spacing. When i went to look at the MacBooks, They had the same yellow. I ended up keeping my iPad. BTW, Mine was batch week #8
  2. dsc888 macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    Boston, MA USA
    Hmmm. I am not sure if I believe the employee on this one. I also noticed the yellow spots towards the upper left corner of almost all of them when the iPad is held in portrait orientation. I am more suspicious that it's related to the way the panels are made by Samsung. But as long as you are happy, that's what matters.
  3. LoloBond macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2011
    Were you at the Smith Heaven store in Lake Groove NY last night? lol the guy next to me was given the same explanation.
  4. Alexjones thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2010
    I looking at my Macbook pro and i see the same yellow. Im more convinced if anything
  5. iBighouse macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2012
    Actaully, I think the "yellow spots/blotches" are an optical illusion caused by human eye anatomy somehow. You can test i for yourself and see if you agree. Try these steps:

    1. Open Safari and switch to a white/blank page.
    2. Place iPad in portrait mode and look carefully for yellowish spots in upper left corner of display. (Human eyes must all be similar, everyone typically sees them in this area.)
    3. Quickly rotate the iPad into Landscape mode...and look for the spots. They may shift a, while looking at the spots, slowly move your eye focus towards the opposite corner of the display...and magically, the yellow spots will move too.

    This little experiment tells me that the effect is not a defect in the product, but a result of some kind of the way the human eye is receiving and processing the information.
  6. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2013
    Our hall bathroom has white walls, and is brightly lit. I often see yellow spots on the wall after getting an eyeful of bright lights. I see the same effect on my iPad 4, and it's not on any one section of the screen. I like the optical explanation. ;)

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