New iPad screen bleed - hugely dissapointed

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    Paid out £559 for my new iPad white 64gb wifi , got it home and loaded everything up wow what a difference between the iPad 2
    I was very impressed until I came to use the iPad last night .... On the iPad 2 I suffered screen bleed on the sides and also could see the backlight when I looked at the iPad 2 when flat ... Surely I thought apple had sorted it ... Wrong was I

    Turned on my new iPad last night SAME PROBLEM ! Surely apple would have learned ?

    Why is the new retina display suffering from screen bleed I thought it was a new all singing and dancing screen ?

    What bothers me is that apple will only replace the iPad once for screen bleed but u won't know if the new one has screen bleed until apple replace it ... This isn't good for something I've had one day !

    Is there a major issue with the new iPad like the iPad 2 ?

    Should I not bother replacing it via apple ? Is it such a major problem ?

    Apart from that WOW it's amazing :)
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    There have been some users complaining about light bleed, but the majority are satisfied. It appears that the chances of getting a bad one are about 0.0175%. Somebody worked it out and posted it, so your chances of getting another bad one are pretty remote.
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    I'll have a bash at replacement then .. Perhaps I should put lottery on also you never know such a small percentage and I get a duff screen perhaps same chance on uk lottery :)
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    I think you stand more chance with the iPad than you do with the lottery. Good luck with both.
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    :) I know but I'd be happy with perfect new ipad
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    Just return it to the Apple store in Trafford Park, and they will swap it without any problem, within first 2 weeks, or of course you can have a refund.
    if you wish to check the new one in store before coming away, your'll need to put a coat or something over your head & iPad otherwise it'll be almost impossible to tell in the store, unless it's really bad.
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    I had a major issue with backlight bleed in ipad2, but zero in ipad3.
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    I've booked appt Tuesday .. Here are some pics the screen is bad

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    Ok, definitely defective. No question.
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    That's not lighting bleed its a severe lighting haemorrhage :-(( , thats the worst I've seen on here so far. As stated thats a definate severe fault.. That will be seen all the time.. not just in a darkened room. Don't blame you for being annoyed, thats is ridicious, it's barely useable.. Hope you have more luck with your next one
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    0.0175%? Wow, that's a big number if 5M+ x0.0175% = 87500 affected users and counting..
    I have to check mine too. If it exhibit the same problem, man I'll demand for a replacement, to enable myself sell it at a better price before getting other tablet.
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    I can't remember which thread I said that percentage.. trying to remember what exactly I multiplied to get that.

    Regardless, its pretty much a lottery.. the percentage is pretty slim. Even though you think you have the problem it could always be a pebcak :D
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    It may be a big number but it's still a very small chance. It's like worrying about any number of unlikely things that could happen to you. Some people are incapacitated by such thoughts. Let's not be those people.
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    That's just so wrong on so many levels. There's no question that's unacceptable.
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    Apple should really watch how they are making some of their iPads.

    Sent from my only iPad using iPF
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    This is not bleeding, it is clearly faulty...

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    It's not good is it .. Me thinks I will be creating holy hell on Tuesday with apple ... Cheesed off isn't the word and don't appreciate having to traipse back to the store for a replacement.

    On my iPad 2 was told I was only allowed one swap for light bleed and I couldn't check the replacement to make sure it was ok .. The guy said I couldn't keep checking till I got one which had none (luckily the replacement had none) let them try that with the new iPad there will be one hell of a big stink being kicked up !
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    Personally I would give them the benefit of the doubt. There have been reports of poor service but even more reports of good service (which is my experience). So I would try the polite approach first.......just sayin'

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    Don't worry I'm not the impolite type lol .... I normally do get good service but was shocked at the one member of staff who spoiled it last time ... If I'm not happy I'll speak with the manager ;)

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