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iPhone 5 light bleed issue?

8643 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 8:49 AM by elsattar RSS
Mike9586 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 23, 2012 3:36 AM

I received my iPhone 5 direct from Apple (UK) on Friday. Everything works fine but yesterday I suddenly noticed a very thin (1 - 2 mm) overly bright bit at the bottom of the screen (above the home button). It's virtually unnoticeable when using the iPhone in portrait orientation but when I turn it to landscape, it makes the edge of anything grey (the keyboard for example) look quite light at the edge.


What I find strange is I can't really see it on a fully bright black screen (the normal test for light bleed), however on normal brightness (always less than half/quarter), it is visible on greys and certain other colours.


Could this be light leakage or something else? I've looked at getting a Genius appointment at my local Apple store but they are fully booked food the next week at least!

iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • CJB1970 Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to Mike9586)

    The only time I notice this is on the game Asphalt 7 - doesn't appear on any other app I have tried or on the home screen.  When do you notice it on your phone?

  • CJB1970 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 23, 2012 11:02 AM (in response to Mike9586)

    I don't get the issue on anything other than Asphalt 7 (suggesting an app issue).  Sounds like yours is a different issue.

  • Joda82 Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to Mike9586)

    i have this issue on my 64Gb White iphone 5

  • Rjp45 Calculating status...
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    Oct 21, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to Mike9586)

    I have this issue as well but the light is clearly visible all the time and it goes down the left edge. Will definitely be contacting Apple

  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (13,900 points)
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    Oct 21, 2012 4:23 PM (in response to Mike9586)

    "they are fully booked food"

    I guess that means no free lunch.  Regardless of what we tell you, you'll have to visit the Apple Genius to get it resolved.  Make the appointment.

  • reilleux Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to Mike9586)

    Omg Im really upset by the iPhone 5 apple made it hurry. I have this issue too since today the light start leaking and if u put the brightness minimum it's evidently less, it's something wrong with a screen it's the hardware issue. Also my screen seems like as if it will fall off and makes pushing. I wanted take an appointment but all gone, it seems like each person who holds the iPhone 5 going to change that. Now I started hate iphone cos the phone lost quality and looks like cheaper Chinese one

  • matteo1234 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 5:17 PM (in response to Mike9586)

    Add me to the list. Well my original 5 had the problem, got it replaced because of the wifi, my second had a great screen, even backlight, but a pushed-in camera. Got a replacement, has the same problem again. I'm in no hurry to get it replaced, but I will see about calling them the next chance I get. It really bugs me and I'm majorly OCD about these things. Good to know its not only me.

  • elsattar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to matteo1234)

    yea i had almost the same story. 1st had major light bleed, so replaced. and 2nd has recessed camera and slightly not flush top backplate.


    i think also there's a battery problem. losing around 4% per hour on standby which i think is not normal


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