Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2014 10:53 AM (in response to j182)
I will check this out. I googled for that tutorial and the iPad is already running like explained on that site.
But how is it working (if it's working )? What's the trick?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2014 12:30 PM (in response to johannes1221)
I have no idea how it could work, perhaps some chemical evaporation? In any case, if it works for you all you can do is be thankful :)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2014 3:54 AM (in response to Air User)
I have sent this email to apples complaints department also online web chat with apple support have passed it on to there head office in the UK
I'm writing this email not just for my benefit but on behalf of the thousands of people with issues with the screen on the iPad air where on the whole of the left side bit sometimes just only the left corner is rather yellow white and the right side is normally pure white
Also the book spine effect and terrible light bleed on a black background or while watching a movie in a dark room.
I have attached below a few threads of your own website and other forums some with 83 plus pages of people complaining this is not even scratching the surface with how many links I posted they could keep going.
I have already been through two iPad airs now this one is going back the first one had a hair under the screen but the yellow issue wasn't as bad but the one you replaced it with is even worse!
I have checked all the iPads in my local store all the same my local supermarket chain that sells them all the same some worse than others and a few other resellers
My best one that had a hair under the screen and dust was a production 53 one which was built in November and at foxxcon production factory this one is an october 2013 build so one of the first no wonder it is so bad
I hope you take note and read all these threads and forums feel free if that's not enough evidence I can keep sending forum links.
I am also contacting local sources media outlets and big tech sites to see how many have the issue that aren't posting in the forums
""Thank you for reading the forums below""
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2014 5:01 PM (in response to David\')
They will exchange it for any issue call Apple keep trying or go to an Apple Store. THIS ISN'T NORMAL.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2014 1:56 AM (in response to Pavlovscat)
Hi. Yes its an DMPLX Device. However the first also was DMPLX. So its not certain that every DMPLX is flawless. Its a lottery game. Though it seems that the DMPLX seem to have less issues.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2014 2:24 AM (in response to Air User)
I was going to buy an iPad Air today but I faced a pinkish hue on one side with my iPad 3 , so I thought I would google if there is an issue with the iPad Air and here I am.
I am not in America, and I can not return my iPad for not having correctly lit screen (Even though I did pay for it!), my best chance is to wait it out until the issue is fixed from the production line.
Any one remember how long it took to fix the issue with the iPad 3? Any way I can tell from the serial which month production is an iPad?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2014 6:09 PM (in response to kingmohd)
Unfortunately screen uniformity issues are totally common in edge lit LED screens, and I think it's worse with the Airs since a large screen is being lit by only one side (as I understand it). The problem is further exacerbated by iOS 7's whiteness. Maybe we can hope Apple's manufacturing will improve but don't count on it.
If you're wanting an Air I think the best bet is to just keep trying until you find one you think is decent, or wait an unknown period of time until "light guide" technology improves in the industry or Apple changes their designs.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2014 12:56 AM (in response to j182)
I am going to spend about $700 on this, I really do not want to get half-decent screen. If it was something cheap like $150 maybe... but at this price it better be perfect.
Its just stupid that this issue was around 2 years ago and Apple is so arrogant to fix it because they knew it will sell like crazy any way. There was a time when Apple really cared about quality control
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2014 9:23 PM (in response to Air User)
Apple has changed, I can still remember the day I opened my iPad 2, that was full of amaze. But few days ago when I opened the box of my new iPad air, I feel disappointed for the yellow tint and the very left side was darker. It turned out the first thing was to contact customer service for replacement, instead of enjoying this new device. BTW, Apple you really should give your quality control glasses, they are clearly screwing with you!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 7:16 AM (in response to Dreamix.A)
It's absolutely frustrating for all of us, but people who notice the uniformity are in the small minority so why would Apple not sell iPads to the millions of customers who want one just because of us? Things become clearer when we realise that screen uniformity issues have existed since the first backlit LCD displays (including televisions), and especially edge-lit LED. It seems that the Airs and Mini Retinas are worse than average, but no one really knows why. Just be glad for Apple's easy return policy - for all we know, this is Apple's way of dealing with it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 7:42 AM (in response to kingmohd)
If you are expecting a perfect screen because it costs $700, I'm afraid you better hold off buying. After several exchanges I have an Air with a very good screen (slightly dimmer on the far left side only noticeable on white backgrounds) but not a "perfect screen" like my ipad 4 has. Compared to the first 3 I purchased with yellowish-green tinted screens this one is beautiful. The lighter weight and smaller size of the device more than make up for the fact that it isn't quite "perfect". My guess is that people reporting that their Airs are perfect just aren't quite as picky as some of us who are looking for perfection. After using an ipad 4 that really does have a perfect bright white screen with no tints anywhere, it was hard for me to settle for a yellow tinted screen. If you can be happy with slightly less than perfect, they are out there.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 7:59 AM (in response to Air User)
Oh no. You got "one of those". I love the iPad Air that I have NOW. But I'm on my 3rd one. Why? Same issue you're having. This looks like something that operations management may have missed (regarding batches of faulty screens). Which is weird since Tim Cook is the former COO and you would think quality issues regarding product line and manufacturing would be a spotlight under his tenure.
This is what I did. When I went back to the Apple Store to swap in my original yellow tinted iPad Air, I told the guy at the Genius Bar to WAIT as I opened and turned on the newly swapped iPad Air in front of him. And what happened? Same thing. They come in batches. My guess is if you know of a friend who got a "yellow tinted" iPad Air, ask that person which store they got it from for that store may have a batch of them.
The iPad Air I have now has a manufacturer's code that starts with DMQL (manufactured by Samsung) and it's perfect. The colors are a lot more pleasing than the last iPad Air I recently had (that and the yellow tint was horrible).
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2014 3:39 AM (in response to vespa5)
so this issue is going to continue to exists with no reason to wait for better products coming from the factories?
Is it going to continue with future iPad releases?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2014 7:22 AM (in response to vespa5)
I had the same experience. I picked up my Air launch day at the Apple store and it had a yellow tinted screen. I took it back for replacement and the one I opened had the same yellow tint. The genius advised me to try another store as the ones they had were from the same batch and likely to be the same. My 3rd try was at BB and that one also had a yellow tint and I returned it. My 4th and last try was at another local Apple store and I got a great if not perfect screen that I'm very happy with.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2014 9:24 AM (in response to Air User)
I may have in fact done something stupid, but the bookspine effect on the Air I decided to keep turned out to be too distracting in a couple of document-based apps I use. So, I returned it. Looks like I've entered the lottery again At an Apple Store I saw one Mini Retina with a really nice screen, so I decided to try the Mini Retina lottery for a little bit.
For those people posting experiences, can you post the first 5 digits of your serial numbers? However unlikely, it might reveal a trend.