iPhone 5 Users Seeing “Green Glow” Display Anomaly; Are We Just Being Too Picky?

Apple’s new iPhone 5 just can’t seem to avoid report after report of problems. If it wasn’t Maps, then it was an easily-dented edge. If the aluminum looked fine, then it was purple haze from the camera. Now that Apple’s trying to put the somewhat-overblown purple haze business behind it, we’re hearing about a different issue with the phone’s hardware, this time concerning its display. At this point, do these sort of complaints still seem legitimate, or are users just nit-picking?

The problem manifests as a green glow seen around the edges of the iPhone’s display when the screen’s first waking up from a period of inactivity. We’ve read numerous reports from users noticing the issue, but it’s been notoriously difficult to find photographic evidence of the issue. You can just barely make it out in the pic above, a screenshot from the video embedded below, where it only seems to affect the bottom edge of the display. It may be more visible for other users, as well as apparent along the entire boundary of the screen.

In any case, the glow dissipates in seconds, but users are still concerned over why it’s even there in the first place. Some users have successfully exchanged phones exhibiting this behavior, but it’s not clear what, if any, official policy Apple has on the problem.

Source: MacRumors forum, Apple Support
Via: The Register

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