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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. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Mine is low even with the volume all the way up. I'm talking out the volume when talking to someone not using speakerphone.
    1. rayzah_blade's Avatar
      rayzah_blade -
      Quote Originally Posted by matistight@y[email protected] View Post
      Not even out yet and defects hahah
      except..it is out. hmmmn....
    1. MarkF_AC700's Avatar
      MarkF_AC700 -
      already got mine in! thank you ups!!
    1. rubberneck's Avatar
      rubberneck -
      The reception issue is real for me. I did this test with my right hand. It seems worse when I hold it with my left. When contacting the left side of the phone, I had zero bars for a good three minutes. Once I set it down on my desk, 5 bars.

      It will be interesting to see what happens when I put the bumpers on it.
    1. KingCane's Avatar
      KingCane -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJM AutoWerkz View Post
      Those with the not being able to hear the other caller do u still have the protective film on the phone.
      I had the same problem when I received my phone but instantly realized it was that. Same thing with the flash when taking picture I was wondering why it looked like **** but then I took that off and voila it all worked right LOL!
    1. titee00's Avatar
      titee00 -
      Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
      No, this is when u drop it from a little higher distance and really test out the glass thats on the front and the back, LoL. Then send it back and have them fix whatever is broken, hehe


      no ...this is when you void your warranty and are stuck with a iphone with a broken screen

      FAIL !!!!!!!
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      I got screen problems but not the yellow color issue. I have an issue that when i make a call and i put my phone to the face and then pull it away the screen stays black and it doesnt show the keypad, speaker or to hang up the call. Is this a proximity sensor issue? Anyone else have this issue?
    1. lividian1's Avatar
      lividian1 -
      Does it come back once you tap the screen
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Quote Originally Posted by lividian1 View Post
      Does it come back once you tap the screen
      nope! i even restored the phone and nothing! im so dissapointed Taking it to the store friday to see whats wrong with it
    1. lividian1's Avatar
      lividian1 -
      I'd call tech support first so its documented then try the apple store
    1. Nips_19's Avatar
      Nips_19 -
      Any UK people having problems with the screen? could be a batch problem
    1. alectra82's Avatar
      alectra82 -
      Happy to say there are no jizz stains on my iPhone 4.
    1. megatesla's Avatar
      megatesla -
      DealExtreme just listed the Retina display, maybe I should already order one..


      DealExtreme: $42.10 Genuine Apple iPhone 4G Replacement LCD Screen Module
    1. Craig02's Avatar
      Craig02 -
      My UK iphone 4 appears to have no screen issue (so far )

      However i do have a question, It might be a crazy question but I seem to have a strange line on my notes icon (i have done a screen grab) anybody else have it?

      Click picture to zoom in

    1. Lace's Avatar
      Lace -
      Quote Originally Posted by Craig02 View Post
      My UK iphone 4 appears to have no screen issue (so far )

      However i do have a question, It might be a crazy question but I seem to have a strange line on my notes icon (i have done a screen grab) anybody else have it?

      Click picture to zoom in

      LOL thats part of the icon, to make it seem like a torn sheet of paper.
      BTW how'd u get the battery percentage to show? I thought that was only available through a jailbreak

      On topic- I can happily report no defects on my screen or the signal dropping issue
    1. SchmilK's Avatar
      SchmilK -
      Quote Originally Posted by Craig02 View Post
      My UK iphone 4 appears to have no screen issue (so far )

      However i do have a question, It might be a crazy question but I seem to have a strange line on my notes icon (i have done a screen grab) anybody else have it?

      Click picture to zoom in
      Welcome to high resolution imaging...The strange line = the top of the first page that was poorly torn off
    1. OXxDiStUrBeDxXO's Avatar
      OXxDiStUrBeDxXO -
      Lace, just go to the usage section on your settings. You can turn the percentage on there.
    1. Craig02's Avatar
      Craig02 -
      Thanks guys i figured as much, Just wanted to make sure

      @Lace It is i have a super secret jailbreak

      (I wish )

      Nah just go Settings, General, Usage, Battery Percentage
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      5 hours of use and no defects.....

      Quote Originally Posted by OXxDiStUrBeDxXO View Post
      Lace, just go to the usage section on your settings. You can turn the percentage on there.
      Mine was on by default...
    1. silent1643's Avatar
      silent1643 -
      wonder if this is why the white one is delayed - i bet because of this and the signal loss issue they are changing something

      bgr reports