The iPhone 4 isn’t even officially on sale yet and already there are widespread reports of problems with the new retina display.
The iPhone 4 has already been delivered to some lucky customers, and some of them have discovered nasty yellow-brown “stains” on the ultra hi-res screen. These come in the form of a small blob of discoloration in one or more screen corners, as you can see in the photo above from the Apple Discussion forums, posted by user elitemrp.
The problem is echoed across various other sites, including the MacRumors forums, and Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo Tweets that his blog is also being deluged with reports.
Right now we have no direct experience of the problem, or any idea what may be causing it. Our guess would be that it is related to the new production technique Apple is using to bond the glass cover, the LCD panel and the digitizer together into one layered unit, but that’s just a guess.
This could turn into rather a big problem for Apple. If the internet is already this noisy after just a few iPhones were delivered early, imagine how loud things will get when the rest of the 600,000 pre-orders are in people’s hands.
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Fuente: Gadget Lab