1. Paul Daniel Ash's Avatar


    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
    2010-06-23 11:54 PM
  2. Windmeel's Avatar
    Kind of a bummer. Especially for someone who walks out without checking.
    2010-06-23 11:56 PM
  3. CByrdie's Avatar
    I have this problem with my phone! Looks like I'll be making a trip to apple
    2010-06-23 11:58 PM
  4. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
    Dammit let's hope it doesn't happen with mine.
    I'm MYAATT DAAAMOOON!!!
    2010-06-23 11:59 PM
  5. toaster99's Avatar
    Got my iPhone 4 today an I have the defect. Top-left corner is yellow :-(
    2010-06-23 11:59 PM
  6. Captinsmooth's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. I will make sure to check mine tomorrow when I pick it up from the apple store.
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    2010-06-24 12:02 AM
  7. matistight@yahoo.com's Avatar
    Taking after the iPad I see hahah
    2010-06-24 12:02 AM
  8. Volerikan's Avatar
    Just checked mine, don't see anything out of ordinary.
    2010-06-24 12:03 AM
  9. matistight@yahoo.com's Avatar
    Not even out yet and defects hahah
    2010-06-24 12:03 AM
  10. Turnamental's Avatar
    Mine is perfect! Yay. Bummer guys, but you know Apple will take care of you all. They replaced a 3Gs for me that I had bought off Craigslist! Lol
    2010-06-24 12:05 AM
  11. Jmataska's Avatar
    Not even out yet and defects hahah
    haha yep. sux for those "I wanna be first to have it" people lol
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    2010-06-24 12:06 AM
  12. HDoan112's Avatar
    oh man.... i get mine tomorrow, if it has this i'm gonna be PISSED!!!!!
    2010-06-24 12:07 AM
  13. remag49's Avatar
    i would keep the iphone then go to the apple store when they have stock and ask for an exchange
    maybe you can even get a white one if possible
    2010-06-24 12:08 AM
  14. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
    WIOW, great news -_-
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    2010-06-24 12:08 AM
  15. StealthBravo's Avatar
    I am already setting up an appointment for tomorrow afternoon, btw my iPhone doesnt arrive til tomorrow
    2010-06-24 12:09 AM
  16. TranceField's Avatar
    So far I have been playing with my new toy for about 2 hours, don't see anything wrong with it... yet!
    2010-06-24 12:09 AM
  17. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
    anyone with it is it really worth flipping to it i have an iphone 3g no sim is it worth getting an iphone 4 to use without a sim also
    2010-06-24 12:13 AM
  18. mbeezy81's Avatar
    No defects here!! I would of been pissed..
    2010-06-24 12:13 AM
  19. DeadGlory's Avatar
    Wow, thats great... I wont receive mine until tomorrow, but if it effected, i cannot see myself getting a fixed replacement for a month or so.
    2010-06-24 12:16 AM
  20. badass1469's Avatar
    i got my iPhone like 2 hours ago and made a vid =] heres my unboxing even though its not great, some people like to watch it. , that one does have audio but wont be up for about another 10-20 mins or so, but audio isn't necessary cuz all it is , is music no commentary
    damn drug dealers, and there jailbroken iPhones... ____ Hit the thanks if you think i suck
    2010-06-24 12:17 AM
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