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  • iPhone 4 Screen Defects Reported


    Now that people are finally getting their hands on iPhone 4s, a few of them are turning up defective. The Unofficial Apple Weblog passes on news of some new Apple Support discussion threads where users are noticing iPhone 4 screens with some discolored areas. There's no word from Apple yet on this issue, which appears to have been first reported at about 7:45am Pacific time today.

    In every new product, manufacturing defects are almost inevitable. The iPhone 4's Retina display, an IPS LCD with the highest pixel density of any smartphone screen on the market, is a different beast than the TFT screens on the iPhone 3GS. It's already been reported that LG Display, the manufacturer of the Retina display, has had some difficulty producing the screens, with "low yields" from their 4th generation manufacturing processes. Upgrades to their assembly lines are expected no sooner than late summer of this year.

    One new iPhone owner reports "3 blotches about the size of shirt buttons that discolor the screen a brown/yellow color: on the lower portion of the screen." The user could not identify the subtle discolorations at first; it was only after using the phone for about 45 minutes that the defect became apparent. Another user saw it on the top of his screen and made an appointment for a possible replacement (though it seems unlikely with tight supplies that any store will keep phones on hand just for use as spares). The user whose screen is pictured at the top of this post saw "an orange/brown (almost burnt color) blob at the bottom right corner and top right corner" and " orange/brown smudges across the top."

    If you're about to pick up your iPhone 4, check the screen as closely as you can and make a report as soon as possible. Replacements will almost certainly be first-come, first-served.

    image via elitemrp.net
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4 Screen Defects Reported started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 148 Comments
    1. Shockster's Avatar
      Shockster -
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackHoleSlam1994 View Post
      OMG this guy is serious i am meeting him tomorrow to trade him my old iphone 3g for his new apple iphone 4g a question to everyone can i get it out of the box and use it with no sim i am pretty sure he is picking it up from the apple store
      You sure he doesn't just want your cute little buttocks?

      More power to you if it's real, but (its not theres no such thing as an apple iphone 4g, guys pulling your leg!)
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shockster View Post
      You sure he doesn't just want your cute little buttocks?

      More power to you if it's real, but (its not hehehe)

      proabably does but if the deal is real i don't know what will happen jk :P
    1. XFaega's Avatar
      XFaega -
      So far mine looks good. Going to do some test.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      didn't the imac's have the same problem?
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackHoleSlam1994 View Post
      OMG this guy is serious i am meeting him tomorrow to trade him my old iphone 3g for his new apple iphone 4g a question to everyone can i get it out of the box and use it with no sim i am pretty sure he is picking it up from the apple store
      I forsee the guy jacking your iphone 3g. I would ask him details only a true iphone person would know. Is he asking any cash in addition to the 3g. If not, that is a total BS scam and you will be taken. I can almost guarentee it!
    1. XFaega's Avatar
      XFaega -
      One thing that I did noticed and maybe it's me that the screen seem smaller. Any one else think that?
    1. Turnamental's Avatar
      Turnamental -
      It's same size...
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      he ain't asking for cash but i have my bro with me who lloks like ******* Lou ferigno
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      I read some where that the screen is slightly smaller the the previous gen.
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      I have 2 iPhone 4 and I'm lucky enough to say mine don't have the defect.
    1. SchmilK's Avatar
      SchmilK -
      Just went to settings screen and noticed the same blobs :-/ Guess I'll have to make an appointment
    1. Niner1000RR's Avatar
      Niner1000RR -
      LMAO! @ Stealth!!!!


      Mine is all good!
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      That's Y you should wait till defects are straightened out. Before you buy, it the over achiever kick in the balls.
    1. vietxnameze's Avatar
      vietxnameze -
      just checked mine..nothing wrong...thank god
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      glad i read this since i'm going to BB to get mine. I'm first on the list so if mine is crap then someone else is getting it, I gurantee that!
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      yup guys it was bs man i feel stupid
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      This is why I wait...and don't forget the iBugs..I hope they fix this asap getting my white iPhone mid July..glad I wait..get first be the first to have problems..good luck to people that have problems trying to swap for new one due to very low low iPhone 4 in stock..
    1. XFaega's Avatar
      XFaega -
      Kinda of topic but has anyone that restored their i4 notice the size of the firmware 4.0? 579.8MB Wow! Now wonder they increased the ram.
    1. I Am Zak's Avatar
      I Am Zak -
      Does it have to be turnt on too see it?
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      Guess this means the prices on the 3GS are gonna go back up. Since apple showed us just how not so great the phone is the moment its pulled out of the box.