Dead pixel? Stuck pixel? What are these? [Pictures attached]

Clyde099

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So I exchanged my iPhone today and walked out with, what I thought was a perfect phone.

I was watching a show on the iPhone a while ago and noticed two small, bright spots at the top of the phone.

Can someone tell me what exactly these are?
I am hoping to exchange it yet again tomorrow.
 
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I have those too. Not pixels, pixels ar eon the screen. I usually only see those when its dark, very dark. It could just be openings in which the glow from inside is escaping.
 

Clyde099

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Well, as you can see...these can be seen both in the dark and in the light.

I hate this.
 

Mac Insomniac

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Just noticed mine has the same thing. My Incase covers it up though. Nothing to write home about.

iPhone is frigin awesome!
 

alexster

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yeah, i have one just on the right too
 

JPizzzle

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Hey everyone,
Just joined, awesome site! Everyone seems real helpful to one another. I have the 8gb version, and noticed those marks today even before reading this thread. I was actually thinking about exchanging this tomorrow, but it seems like this might be a general issue, what do you guys think. P.s. this is my 4th iPhone, 1st came with a piece of the top glass missing, 2 and 3rd had dead pixels. I also have the white dot version. This is crazy how this thing keeps on coming up with problems.
 

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Wow im still fighting strong with my first. If we can return do to that light I Will. I just majorly scratched the front of my iPhone.
 

Clyde099

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Hey everyone,
Just joined, awesome site! Everyone seems real helpful to one another. I have the 8gb version, and noticed those marks today even before reading this thread. I was actually thinking about exchanging this tomorrow, but it seems like this might be a general issue, what do you guys think. P.s. this is my 4th iPhone, 1st came with a piece of the top glass missing, 2 and 3rd had dead pixels. I also have the white dot version. This is crazy how this thing keeps on coming up with problems.
Wow, that really stinks.

I hope they exchange it for me tomorrow, I don't see why they shouldn't.
Having spent a good chunk of money on a phone like this I feel like it should have no imperfections. But that's just wishful thinking.

I'll let you guys know how it goes tomorrow.
 

JPizzzle

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I also have a little light coming out on the bottom right corner around the same area.

I just don't want to return this thing and get stuck with dead pixels, bad battery, the other problems that would require more then some black sharpie ink and a pin, which would prob fix this.
 

Clyde099

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I also have a little light coming out on the bottom right corner around the same area.

I just don't want to return this thing and get stuck with dead pixels, bad battery, the other problems that would require more then some black sharpie ink and a pin, which would prob fix this.
I like the iPhone too much to ever paint the screen with a sharpie.
 

JPizzzle

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Did anyone else who didn't chim in experience this light leak issue? Clyde did you end up exchanging?
 

Clyde099

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Did anyone else who didn't chim in experience this light leak issue? Clyde did you end up exchanging?
I have an appointment at 530 (central).
I'm sure they'll replace it since not only do I have these two lighted dots, but my screen, when pressed on in the lower left side corner, makes a clicking noise.
 

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why would i return for that, when theres nothing wrong with my phone. I also wouldn't risk returning for a different phone that might have issues that my current phone doesn't have.
 
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Yeah everybody has these. Nothing worth exchanging it for. I'm surprised they even let you exchange it with such a minor thing.
 

JPizzzle

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Yeah everybody has these. Nothing worth exchanging it for. I'm surprised they even let you exchange it with such a minor thing.
That's what i'm trying to find out. If there are people who don't have it then it's a defect. To me its almost as bad as a dead pixel, especially when using in a dark room. It's not like the white dot issue where the phone has to be tilted and 3 inches from your face to notice and can live with.

edit: Apparently this seems to be widespread issue. Here's the macrumor link
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=329550
 

burniksapwet

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I don't see it on mine. What LCD version do you have? Call *3001#12345#* Please post.
 

JPizzzle

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I don't see it on mine. What LCD version do you have? Call *3001#12345#* Please post.
I have the one beginning with 7, the white dot version. :(

I'm debating whether to put some black in on the edge of a post it and slide it in the spot.