Ahhhhhh, so this is what the iPod Touch screens are SUPPOSED to look like! :-D
I just got back from the Irvine Spectrum Store after I called to ensure they had an iPod Touch 16gb on release day so that I can swap my Week 37 early release. Sure enough they had them and they said to hurry down (I had already worked with a sales rep last week about definitely needing a replacement when they came out).
I rushed down there and found Craig. He was awesome in getting it swapped with a Week 38 Macy Gray. I am happy to report that I just synced it up and checked the screen test video and it works great!
Thank you, Apple! Close call though as I am leaving for Chicago on Sunday.
Been watching this forum all along. I originally pre-ordered my 16bg touch on Sept 5th, only to cancel later after hearing the issues, but I re-pre-ordered it again after hearing that the week 38 models are better, so hopefully its a good one. It should arrive Monday or Tuesday. I'll post pics too. *Fingers crossed*
I realize this thread is pretty dead at the moment, but I just wanted to note that I have a 9C737 Touch that I got from Amazon, which arrived with the 1.1.1 update pre-installed, and, while not as bad as some images I've seen, it still exhibited slight "negative black" issue with video and pictures.
I contacted Amazon about it, and they seem to be aware of the issue and they shipped me a replacement no-questions-asked with free return shipping for the defective unit. I just received my replacement, which is a 1A740 serial number with Macy Gray box, and the issue is definitely resolved. The color balance is also improved on the new unit, as now I notice the defective unit had a slight green cast over everything in addition to the negative black effect.
Here's to hoping everyone with a defective unit got a proper replacement, and all future models are defect free!