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    My IPHONE has the touch defect.
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    My IPHONE has the touch defect.
    Yep, this screen defect that people have been seeing in their ipod touches is in my iPhone. I just got a replacement one for dead pixels, and when I started using it, I thought it seemed way too dark compared to the previous one I had. I then remembered the screen defects in the new touches, and I tested a video and I'm pretty positive I have the problem, going to the genius bar tomorrow.....again.

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    My IPHONE has the touch defect.
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    im pretty sure apple could fix that in a software update. it almost looks like the gamma is off.
    ~Martin.


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    My IPHONE has the touch defect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fromasta Flex View Post
    Yep, this screen defect that people have been seeing in their ipod touches is in my iPhone. I just got a replacement one for dead pixels, and when I started using it, I thought it seemed way too dark compared to the previous one I had. I then remembered the screen defects in the new touches, and I tested a video and I'm pretty positive I have the problem, going to the genius bar tomorrow.....again.
    Out of curiosity, what week was your iphone made? (the 4th & 5th digits of the serial number)

    My iPhone has the issue too, though to a lesser degree than the iPod Touch I tried out.

    My phone is week 33, series 7 lcd.
    Portable DAP: iPod nano 4G 8GB (green)
    Headphones: Sennheiser HD485, Sennheiser PX-100W
    Computer: Aluminum iMac 24" 2.8GHz
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    My IPHONE has the touch defect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Out of curiosity, what week was your iphone made? (the 4th & 5th digits of the serial number)

    My iPhone has the issue too, though to a lesser degree than the iPod Touch I tried out.

    My phone is week 33, series 7 lcd.
    The 4th digit is 3, and the 5th is 6. I dunno what that means, but there's your answer. I'm sure they'll give me a new phone again, but this will be my 5th trip to the genius bar and the 3rd time waiting for orders to reach different places. I almost feel like demanding a new one on the spot, I'm sick of all this waiting! I'm a college student and it's really hard for me to get to an Apple store except on weekends, when I have time to travel to get to one.

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    My IPHONE has the touch defect.
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    That means you have a week 36. For the ipod touches, the week 36 & 37 had the bad screens, while the week 38 generally doesn't. I would assume this applies to the iphones as well.
    I'm waiting for week 38 stock of iphones before trying to exchange mine.
    Portable DAP: iPod nano 4G 8GB (green)
    Headphones: Sennheiser HD485, Sennheiser PX-100W
    Computer: Aluminum iMac 24" 2.8GHz
    Mobile: iPhone 3G 16GB (black)

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    My IPHONE has the touch defect.
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    ugh! I instantly thought my iphone seemed darker when I got the replacement, and now I look and its '36'

    crap.
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

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    My IPHONE has the touch defect.
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    Try playing a video and seeing if it's hard to watch dark scenes....I just got back from the store and this time they gave me a fresh one out of a sealed box....the only problem is now I have the problem I described in this thread, I JUST CAN'T WIN!! I've read the dot problem is pretty common and I'm really sick of the apple store.

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    My IPHONE has the touch defect.
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    i just compared my phone to my dads who got his on june 30th. Mine is def darker. I watched some videos on youtube, theyre watchable. I might let it go. Might.....
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

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    My IPHONE has the touch defect.

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    I discoverred the best way to check for the negative black effect. Load up the default wallpaper (picture of earth) and get to the unlock screen. Look at the top "bar" where the clock is. If you dont have the problem the "bar" will have a natural transition from grey at the top to black at the bottom. If you have a faulty screen then you will see a well defined horizontal line halfway down the "bar" where it all of the sudden gets brighter again instead of becoming fully black.


    mine has the problem too. My first phone had a good screen, except it was loose and make a creaking sound when i pushed it. It was replaced at the genius bar. The new one has the negative black problem. At first i thought it was because i was using an "anti-glare" screen protector. So i took it off tonight and it still has the problem. I have a week 32 7 series screen. Looks like i'll have to call up tech support again tomorrow and get it replaced.

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