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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. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      woot
    1. sinister's Avatar
      sinister -
      Dont know about the whole hype about the white iphones not coming but i just checked in with walmart today and asked how many iphones they had they said " We have 32 black/white 3gs with os4 software, 18 black iphone 4's and 2 of the new white ones......" hope this is no joke ill be getting mine tomorrow morning
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      you guys are all lucky bastards!!!
      i was one of the first to pre order how come im not getting mine early

      next time im preordering from apple.
    1. brokentwice's Avatar
      brokentwice -
      Thats so Weird Cause This is what i see sometimes on my iPAD screen..

      now i know its not just my eyes or finger prints...

      get my iphone 4 this afternoon or tomm... I will be pissed if this happens ... thats two products in less then 4 months with the same problem..
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      i am probably about to trade my iphone 3g for a moto droid or if another deal goes through and iphone 4g
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Looks like Apple is dropping quality for higher profits even more.
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      you guys and you're unboxing videos are funny. Does anyone really want to watch em? lol
    1. mmurphmsu's Avatar
      mmurphmsu -
      Quote Originally Posted by sinister View Post
      Dont know about the whole hype about the white iphones not coming but i just checked in with walmart today and asked how many iphones they had they said " We have 32 black/white 3gs with os4 software, 18 black iphone 4's and 2 of the new white ones......" hope this is no joke ill be getting mine tomorrow morning
      No one has white iPhone 4's. Apple even said so.
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      i mite actually found someone who wants to trade there iphone 4g for a 3g
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      Got mine today, thankfully no issues. The screen is incredible!
    1. sp00nfedem1's Avatar
      sp00nfedem1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mj0528 View Post
      you guys and you're unboxing videos are funny. Does anyone really want to watch em? lol
      nope, well maybeee the first one
    1. Shockster's Avatar
      Shockster -
      iMac problem all over again! This blows, aren't you supposed to learn from your mistakes AND FIX THEM in the future?

      I wanna see someone go into the apple store get an iphone 4 turn it on, and show them the defect and be like...nice try i want a proper non defective one!
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      mine isnt defective
    1. reekoh's Avatar
      reekoh -
      I Just Got My iPhone 4 Delivered And its Flawless!!!
    1. justinpotter81's Avatar
      justinpotter81 -
      Can u notice the defect when the screen is on or off?
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      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
    1. sp00nfedem1's Avatar
      sp00nfedem1 -
      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 hope your not as stupid the tbhe guy on the other end of the deal. Im calling BS
    1. OPTICS's Avatar
      OPTICS -
      I had this very same problem back with the 1gen iPhone. It took months till it showed up, so just because your phone may not have it now, that doesn't mean you're safe.
    1. vegassteven's Avatar
      vegassteven -
      iFail 4 continues...
      Shame considering these people won't be able to get a replacement for what... A month?
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sp00nfedem1 View Post
      I hope your not as stupid the tbhe guy on the other end of the deal. Im calling BS
      my dad is thinking the same but if its true i will post a pic tomorrow at 1