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Hudubious Calculating status...
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Jun 23, 2010 10:33 AM
I got my 32gb iphone 4 just now from fedex. I just noticed a flaw on my display. It wasn't very obvious, i was messing with the phone for a good 45 minutes till i even spotted it. On the bottom 10% of the screen there are 3 blotches about the size of shirt buttons that discolor the screen a brown/yellow color.

Again hardly noticeable at first but now that i know it's there my eyes get drawn too it. Shows up well when its a white background. I was hoping it was just some grime but wiping down the front didn't help. Oh well, guess i'll hang onto it until apple gets a few more in stock and trade it in a few weeks from now.
Intel, Windows Vista
  • HDTroy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 10:38 AM (in response to Hudubious)
    Maybe reserve now with a call so that they are aware and your first in line for replacement unit.
    Air, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • fjfjfjfjfjfjdksllair Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 10:41 AM (in response to Hudubious)
    Since this comes up on every launch, have you removed the protective film that shipped with the iPhone?
    Lots of stuff, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • rupertbickle Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2010 10:43 AM (in response to Hudubious)
    I see this on my phone as well.
    iOS 4
  • rupertbickle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 10:48 AM (in response to HDTroy)
    what do you mean 'reserve now with a call'? i thought you just make an appt at a genius bar.

    in the past, has apple left a stock of phones available for genius bar replacements?
    g5, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • teach5 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 10:53 AM (in response to Hudubious)
    Oh, great. I'm supposed to get mine today and now I am going to worry whether it will have this new screen flaw. When I preordered my 3Gs, it came with the infamous bright yellow screen and I went through a lot of hassle. I hoped there wouldn't be problems this time with this version.
    Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • joschmoblo1 Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2010 10:59 AM (in response to Hudubious)
    i have it too in the upper left hand corner. called my lucky store and made an appt for tomorrow. said they'll take care of it .. so if it's unfixable (which i'm going to have to say that it is) i guess they keep extra stock to replace when needed ..
  • MacTAG Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2010 11:07 AM (in response to Hudubious)
    Just thought I'd share another post that is out there about a defective screen.
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=11737139&#11737139
    MacBook Pro 2.53Ghz 4GB RAM iPhone 4 , Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • teach5 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 11:15 AM (in response to Hudubious)
    If this is prevalent, which it sounds like it is becoming, perhaps I should refuse delivery when it comes. This is disappointing as I was one of the many yellow screen 3Gs purchasers. I wonder if any were unflawed.
    Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • elitemrp Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2010 11:15 AM (in response to Hudubious)
    Yep I've got an orange/brown (almost burnt color) blob at the bottom right corner and top right corner. There's also orange/brown smudges across the top.

    It's hard to see unless there's a gray toolbar or if you view a white photo full screen.

    Here's a photo of the lower right corner blob:
    http://elitemrp.net/art/defectiveiphone4screen.jpg
    iPhone 4 32GB, iOS 4
  • indie james Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2010 11:55 AM (in response to Hudubious)
    I've got the same problem--yellowish blob in the top left corner of the screen.

    I'm a nature photographer, and use my iPhone to show off my work. The discoloration is significant enough to be easily noticeable when viewing photos. Disappointing.

    Hopefully after tomorrow's mad rush I can get something set up w/ my Apple store to address. I'm hoping I won't get any pushback.

    Other than the discoloration, the screen is quite nice. The extra detail from the higher resolution is fantastic when viewing web pages, and photos look very crisp and sharp.
  • AboveTheChaos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 12:12 PM (in response to Hudubious)
    Macrumors folks are also reporting yellow dots or lines. They've got a couple of threads and a poll on it. Maybe someone will figure out a fix or maybe it'll disappear after a little while.
    13 Macbook Pro 2.53 - iPhone 3GS - iPad 32 GB wifi, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • teach5 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 1:31 PM (in response to Hudubious)
    I did a post to try and see if there were any who got good screens and how bad the flawed screen situation looks and they deleted my post. Guess people don"t want others to know.
    Mac OS X (10.4.10)
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