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  • KeynoteUS Level 1 (0 points)
    This issue is now being reported by I wonder why they did not catch it last year or this year in their reviews.

  • Westy Level 4 (1,715 points)
    Hard to believe.

    9 million sold. and you are the one that always gets a bad one. I have had no issues with either one, the original or the new one.

    Here's hoping you have better luck in the future...maybe the Zoom has less light leakage...have you tried a half dozen of those out yet?
  • jhcovert Level 1 (0 points)
    Your responses are neither helpful nor constructive.
  • KeynoteUS Level 1 (0 points)
    For those that believe that this is a glue related issue then I have to say that it is probably not related. The issue never became better on my iPad 1 devices (the light leakage stayed constant on all the devices over time). I believe the light leakage is now more apparent on the iPad 2 because of design changes.
  • occoquantus Level 1 (0 points)
    I just purchased the white 64 wi-fi, and after playing with it last night, i noticed light leaking on the left side. It is more pronounced in the corners and only noticeable in the darker backgrounds obviously, especially under low light. I own the the first gen iPad and it doesn't have this problem, certainly not to the degree that the new one has. BTW, I noticed the issue last night and didn't read any leakage news until this afternoon today. I'm waiting to see if Apple is going to officially address the issue or not. It does seem to be quite widespread, and maybe more for the white iPads? Not sure.
  • Phredd Level 1 (15 points)
    "For those that believe that this is a glue related issue then I have to say that it is probably not related."

    From what I've heard, I also believe the two issues are unrelated. I've never seen the yellowing, but my white iPad 2 definitely leaks light. I was very happy to get the white model, but this leaking is very annoying, especially when watching a widescreen movie. I didn't have this problem with my old iPad, so I may exchange this for the black iPad 2 if Apple doesn't announce a fix soon.
  • Szech68 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a black 64 gb Wi-fi iPad 2 and have the same issue along the bottom on each side of the home button. This really seems to be a common issue in about a third of the iPads according to some online surveys. It only shows up with a solid black background. No light leakage with other backgrounds. No discoloration on white backgrounds.

    On the positive side, the iPad 2 is AMAZING!!
  • underarmourfixated Level 1 (0 points)
    It really annoys me how apple makes themselves to be the best of all when they pull so ething like this, waiting an additional month to ensure everything was ok would have been better, we were still going to buy iPad 2. I have major leakage issues. In 8 areas. 8!
  • Truth42 Level 1 (20 points)
    I have light leakage issues on my wide screen TV. It's really annoying. I'd be returning my iPad if I had this issue.
  • KeynoteUS Level 1 (0 points)
    After dealing with this issue when the iPad 1 came out, I will probably just keep the yellow light leaking iPad 2. Exchanging a device is like gambling in a casino because based on my experiences from last year, most iPads have this issue. Why not just return the device you say? Well, I love Apple products and I really like iPads; therefore, I will let Apple take advantage of me this time.
  • Gabrielle Laney Level 1 (0 points)
    I just received my new iPad2. I have just noticed a light leak in the lower right corner (if I have it on the smart cover as a stand so it is sitting upright) I see it in low light, it isn't too big, and as others say another iPad could be the same or worse. Plus mine is engraved so I wouldn't be trying to send it back. Everything else about the iPad is so awesome, I just made a movie of my pet ducks that I edited in iMovie, great fun!
  • apple_monkey13 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just bought the iPad 2. Black 16GB wifi model. It definitely leaks light at the bottom. I'm happy enough with the device I'm not real worried about it. Honestly, how often are you going to be watching an all black screen? That was about the only way I noticed it.
  • m.arms Level 1 (5 points)

    Got mine on may 7th... still a light leak issue... terrible. I made a video.

  • Gabriel_305 Level 1 (0 points)

    Based on what I've read thus far in several forums, light leaks seem to be a common issue amongst all iPads (iPad1, iPad2, white models, black models, wifi, and 3G models). The problem certainly doesn't discriminate. There may be cases in which a user doesn't have the issue, and if so, he/she should consider themselves lucky. I think most of us have experienced this issue, some more than others. I've personally seen this issue on my iPad2 (I never owned the first generation model). I have two small light leaks on the bottom of my iPad2 screen, and they're barely noticeable, but they're definitely there.


    According to reports I've read online, LG is to blame for the light leaks, and supposedly, Apple has turned to Samsung as they're primary LCD panel suppliers. Maybe this change of suppliers will solve the issue in the near future... At least I hope so.

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