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  • KBeat Level 3 (790 points)
    teach5 wrote:
    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.

    It has nothing to do with them not wanting people to know. It's no conspiracy. Heck, these forums are full of people doing nothing but complaining about Apple products. The terms of use of the forum, which you agreed to, specifically forbid doing any census taking or polling. Those types of posts are deleted immediately.
  • fjfjfjfjfjfjdksllair Level 2 (320 points)
    Polling other users is against the Terms of Use, so not a surprise they pulled it.
  • radiotowers Level 1 (0 points)
    I've got this issue as well. Yellowish blobs across the bottom of the screen.
  • JDUB22 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem, iPhone has yellowish blob on the bottom and somewhat of a yellow streak on the left side. Anyone have any information from Apple by calling yet?
  • simlid Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey all, just wondered if we could see any commonalities here. Are these all Apple shipped phones or some that were shipped by AT&Ts consignment ? Are we looking at 16GB and 32GB affected ? I have two phones with me now (AT&T) and will look at both of those in a second
  • JDUB22 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine was a 16gb shipped from ATT... I have a feeling it will be a couple of weeks before we can get replacements due to the demand.
  • MacMercenary Level 1 (0 points)
    Any chance this has to do with heat exposure? Discoloration in only certain areas (on edges it seems principally) strikes me as possibly temperature induced, possibly reversible over time if kept at proper conditions, and hopefully not widespread if the device has not been baking in a FedEx truck all day.

    The reason I ask is that it is hotter than blazes in Chicago today, and I wonder if we will see that iPhone 4s bought at Apple Stores tomorrow do not have this problem because they were not rolling around in 90+ degree storage for hours.

    Message was edited by: MacMercenary to fix punctuation on first sentence
  • simlid Level 1 (0 points)
    Great point. It might also be worth tracking serial number batches like we've all done in the past. Just a thought
  • jtenenbaum Level 1 (0 points)
    For what its worth...I have a 32GB iPhone 4 and there are none of these blobs so it may just be isolated to one production batch. I know I had to exchange a few of my 3G and 3GS phones when I first got them as they had multiple display issues (yellowing, dead pixels, etc) so maybe I was due for a good one?
  • bigdog51421 Level 1 (0 points)
    There's no way I'd refuse delivery...take the phone and then call an Apple Store for a Genius appointment. (Assuming you have one close.) I guess if you don't have an Apple Store close...I'd still accept delivery, get everything switched over and then go through the return process. That way you're all setup and will continue to get a new phone until you get the right one. Typically, Apple will send you a new unit and then you send the old one back to them...
  • AvgGuy Level 1 (35 points)
    Good idea on using the Flashlight app to test. I went through several colors and they all checked out OK. Good Luck with those having screen issues. Hopefully it's just heat issues and resolve. I am amazed at the quality of this display, and would hate to see it marred by any blotches.
  • simlid Level 1 (0 points)
    All just thought I would check back in. I checked both of mine (32GB and 16GB) both from AT&T consignment and no issues at all. BTW facetime works great, love it
  • w7ox Level 4 (2,385 points)
    teach5 wrote:
    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.

    My screen seems fine as good as I can see. I've looked for all the described flaws and find none of them.

  • teach5 Level 1 (100 points)
    Just got my phone, sailed through setup and then noticed a yellowy line across bottom. I am on the phone with Apple right now. He has had me do a bunch of restores. None of them worked. I am disappointed. He then called it imminent hardware failure. Said he was going to see about getting me a new one sent. Still on phone waiting. I am now having big regrets.
  • Switch900 Level 2 (215 points)
    I am guessing this is the pixels increase in such a small size screen the same things goes with the IPS panel that apple had with their 27 inch imac and 21 inch imac the size is small but with a pixel dimension of high definition higher than any LCD TV panel out there, you gotta understand that the pixel increase in a small screen would cause some defects, and this is because of such new technology no screen is perfect but with this increase in pixels in such a small screen there would be some panel problems, you gotta understand the 27 inch display on the imac has the resolution of a 54 inch screen display, this is being crunch into a 27 inch display so the same problem is happening to the 3.5 inch display your increasing pixel counts but keeping the same dimension of the screen, highly possible the problem is that you need to make a bigger screen to fit more pixels. I highly see this a problem and a technology that is still in its infancy.
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