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  1. Kummaraganti
    October 27, 2011

    The same problem is with my ipad2 which I bought 5 months ago, I don’t know whether I wait or to go for an exchange if they want to exchange. Is it really a problem that results in loss of quality performance in future?

  2. Spj5555
    July 10, 2011

     Alknowing you are a douche bag!!!!!

  3. Spj5555
    July 10, 2011

    Yes. my wife bought an iPad2 to about 3 months ago and now it is having problems with e-mail going blank and when you type it acts strangely. 

  4. abc123
    June 10, 2011

    I’ve exchanged the ipad 5 times,

    all have had the problem,

    best to just wait till the problem is resolved

  5. Andries_tieleman
    June 4, 2011

    My iPad2 developed a red haze on the screen after 3 weeks. It seems that the color red of the screen fluactutes in brightness causing this issue. Since  it got worse day by day I returned it to the Apple store for repair. Waiting again for 2 weeks now after the month wait for the delivery.

  6. Alknowing
    March 19, 2011

    1. @ author: the word is “affected”. Please run a grammar check before posting live.

    2. Magnets cannot cause this issue on an LCD. [sigh] Please stop referencing magnets.

    3. The problem will not diminish with time.

    4. Problems of this nature occur due uneven backlighting, likely caused by uneven screen bonding/retention. Not unique to Ipad, but certainly a problem on it.

    5. Has anyone found an iPad WITHOUT this problem?

    • Ski_princess22
      March 21, 2011

      I have one that is perfect so far. Had it at 5:02pm, just after the release.

  7. Oujasrazdanfrmbnglre
    March 19, 2011

    i wanna fuck ipad 2 in its ass………..

  8. UR MOM
    March 18, 2011


  9. MrMerk
    March 17, 2011

    I have an iPad 2 and it also has this awful yellowish tint on the screen. I bought mine from Walmart. Now that you say I can take it to apple for an exchange, I am surely going to do just that tomorrow.

  10. BEKING
    March 16, 2011

    its almost a week now since the realse so did this discoloration go away or not yet?

  11. Stefannbabes
    March 16, 2011

    dis1974 which best buy did you call because i called all over and they said they dont have any

  12. Dis1974
    March 15, 2011

    My new Ipad 2 has a bad pixel, it is driving me crazy!!! Best Buy said they will replace when they get more stock but have no idea when they will have a new supply. Best Busy will not hold one for me unless I call and they happen to have a shipment in. I am very bummed!

  13. Guest
    March 15, 2011

    Put a magnet against a tube television nd u shall recieve the same results . I’m pretty sure it’s the magnets built in the device which was put there for the smart case… Doesnt bother me tho and is not really that noticeable…p.s I love the smart case and iPad 2

    • Pi1361
      March 15, 2011

      ARE YOU CRAZY?????

      Tube TV’s do this because magnets are used to control the output of electrons from an electron gun. They alter the course and cause them to hit each pixel one at a time. If you hold a magnet up to the screen you will again alter the course of the electrons so they don’t hit the correct pixel. LCD screens do not use magnets so it will not alter the screen image (try this with any LCD screen, it doesn’t happen).

  14. guest
    March 15, 2011

    What if you’re not a US resident and you face this issue with the ipad2 … will Apple return my ipad?? I was planning on buying one from the US but I don’t live in the US hence I don;t know how to return it or if they will return it for me in case that issue appeared! Now I’m hesitent abouy buying one! :/

  15. Email Address
    March 14, 2011

    Don’t panic. I noticed this with my late manufactured iPad 1. The light leakage dissipated in a week. The advise about laying the iPad face down (I have the cover) is not a bad idea. I will try that during charges. It was severe the first night, but it seems to be diminishing.

  16. Usamultimedia
    March 14, 2011

    I have a 32bg wifi IPAD2 from Walmart. No discoloration yet.

  17. BurksMc
    March 14, 2011

    Wow, I just read your article and said to myself ” everyone has the crazy new problems but I never have them, so I probably should worry” Well that must have been my ego, thinking my new beautiful iPad 2 is “perfect” and I am so careful with it, but I am sadly disappointed to raise my hand too and say “awe crap, there is yellow smudges on my screen just like he mentioned” I will say that I would have NEVER noticed, and as bad as indo not want to spend ANY time away from my iPad, or spend $75 driving to the closest apple store, I do want an iPad 2 that does not have any flaws (especially 2 days in to the relationship)

  18. Eva Eva
    March 13, 2011

    ugh mine’s doing that too… :(
    so should I wait a few days before I call Apple?

    • ifuckUsuck
      March 15, 2011

      If your pretty you should call me instead :) I work for apple but if not then sorry…

      • ieatpussy
        March 19, 2011

        ur ma se poes

  19. sjcpilot
    March 13, 2011

    The picture above shows exactly what my iPad 2 is doing. Lights all over the place, I have never seen so much light leakage on an Apple display before. I hope this does go away.

    • Ipad2wner
      March 17, 2011

      It will not go away, and it is not the light leak. It is because of bad assembly, and the iPad 2 is too thin. The LCD screen is too compressed that it appears to give faulty color just as similar as you pressing your fingers against any LCD screens. Don’t believe me ? Press your finger against that edge and you shall see the yellow light become more bright….that is the indication of an LCD screen being compressed too much.

  20. Jonathan Norman
    March 13, 2011

    I noticed this the night I got the iPad…but also knew of the reasons behind it and by night 2, all was well. I am sure the time frame for it going away is dictated by WHEN your particular iPad was produced. If it doesn’t go away, take it back and exchange it….but if past occurrences prove right, it goes away on it’s own. One big Apple guru told me last year that leaving it facedown on a towel or in a case overnight helps…not sure how true that is, but I know that is the same as with installing an invisible shield, so, maybe.

    • Lorne
      March 13, 2011

      Thanks Jonathan. I hope it just goes away as you say. My OCD is making me nuts about this.

      • Sdreid066
        March 24, 2011

        Mine had the same problem brought mine from best buy they told me I had to call Apple I just rwturn mine for the first one and I will wait on the second shipment and then just maybe then I will get the iPad2

      • Sdreid066
        March 24, 2011


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