Not sure about getting ipad 2 now

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by ipf-user965, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. ipf-user965

    ipf-user965
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    22
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Having read through the forums, I have noticed there seem to be alot of ipad 2's having backlight bleeding issues.

    I am now not sure I want one because I wouldn't like to order, wait ages for it to arrive and then find it has this problem, have to return it and wait however long for a replacement which I gather could also have the problem.

    Did the ipad 1 have this issue at all? Maybe I would be better off with that.

    Alison

    Alison.
    Sent from my GT-I9000 using iPad Forums
     
  2. Livett

    Livett
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I've not seen these issues on my iPad2 :/ I went to Comet and picked one up the other day.
     
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

    Tim SPRACKLEN
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,236
    Thanks Received:
    122
    The iPad1 definitely does not have backlight bleeding problems. Its screen was fixed in the chassis of the iPad using clips; on the iPad2 the screen - which Apple sources from two suppliers - is fixed by thermo-setting adhesive. At first it was thought that this was the root of the problem, but it appears not to be the case now as the bleeding problem only seems to be affecting those iPads that have screens sourced from one of the two suppliers.

    I've heard relatively little about backlight bleeding problems in the UK - so maybe it's a problem that affects other countries - particularly the US - more. I'd be interested in UK Members observations on that.

    In any case, Apple is now sourcing screens from another supplier, so hopefully the problem will disappear......

    Tim
     
  4. col.bris

    col.bris
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,859
    Thanks Received:
    657
    No problems in Australia
     
  5. sir_ben

    sir_ben
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    93
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Can't you buy directly from the store, take it home, try it out for a few days, then return it and get a replacement if it has issues?
     
  6. Harters

    Harters
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    264
    Thanks Received:
    3
    UK her and I have a little bleed. Mainly near the volume rocker which is only visible on a totally black image/screen& in a dark room. It's not, but not enough to make me change.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
  7. ipf-user965

    ipf-user965
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    22
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Hmmm, I certainly don't want to have to return one. Stock locally is sparse to say the least so returning might be a hassle.

    Looked at one in comet today that had it too so not comfortable with buying one at the moment.

    May go for ipad 1 instead but that's not what I want really.
    Alison

    Alison.
    Sent from my GT-I9000 using iPad Forums
     
  8. Somerled

    Somerled
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Messages:
    522
    Thanks Received:
    25
    If you are basing the entire run of iPad 2's just on the number of people who post here, then you are way off. People will more easily spout off about issues than "all working normally here." Also, there are so many iPad 2's out there they can't keep them in stock, and this site is only a SMALL percentage of the users. Small as in what, not even 1%?
     
  9. Tim SPRACKLEN

    Tim SPRACKLEN
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,236
    Thanks Received:
    122
    I'm really surprised that the one you saw in Comet had the backlight bleeding. I was in my 'local' Apple Store the other week, where they have 15 or so iPad2s on display for customers to try. I had a look at them all and couldn't detect any backlight bleeding in any of them - though, of course, it's difficult in the ambient lighting conditions there. So I guess, if you could detect it in Comet it must have been really bad, because most people can only see it in darkened conditions.

    I'm sorry to hear that.

    Tim
     
  10. minouge

    minouge
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    18
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I Agree with what others have said. I've had my iPad 2 for a few weeks now and have had no issues. No back light bleeding or anything. :)
     

Share This Page