Bad Ipod Touch Photos

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Mustachio, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Mustachio

    Mustachio New Member

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    Well, I know a lot of you have been having the screen issue as I have... and now its worse that I got my replacement from the Apple Store... Some have asked, and a lot of the photos I have seen on the web have not been the best at showing this problem, so I decided to take my digital SLR, set up my tripod and get some good shots that actually show just how bad and annoying this problem is

    Now you should be able to see it clearly, so Im not going to explain where in each image it is... but I will say this, the effect does change depending on what angle you are looking at. Including the fact that each of your eyes will look from a slightly different angle, so each will be seeing the effect slightly differently which makes it even more noticeable and even more distracting and annoying.

    Also, let me say that these photos were taken straight on, my camera was looking straight down at the Ipod. I resized them smaller so they wouldnt be too big, I think they get the point across, but if anyone wants to see them in full res let me know

    Finally, Not to discourage any users, but I just spent an hour on the phone with apple technical support, and after having my call elevated to a product specialist, he did confirm to me that they know about this problem. I am getting some forms sent to me, once they receive them, they are going to overnight a new IpoT to me, at which point I just put my defective unit in the box, and send it back, free of charge. I would also like to say that besides the screen issue, I really really like it. So anyone thinking about getting it that may be put off by the screen... wait till they fix it, then get it, its a very nice device. Those who dont care about the screen... then by all means, go for it.

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    Oh and by the way... Princess Bride, excellent movie.
  2. sp4rkbr

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    They are really crappy. Your main menu looks like that too?
  3. Mustachio

    Mustachio New Member

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    The main menu looks similar... but its not really as noticeable since its really just a dark background with a few buttons. Let me get a shot of the main menu for you to. Now I would also say that these shots are a tiny bit exaggerated simply because its hard to get a perfect exposure... but these have had no editing done to them... and the actual effect really is just as bad as it looks there if not worse when actually viewing it.
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    Thx, ill be waiting :]
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    nintendodude New Member

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    wow, that looks totally awful. perhaps a pic of your iPoT displaying this image ?

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  6. freudianslipper

    freudianslipper New Member

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    wow, I guess I was one of the lucky ones. I got mine on the 15th. It sounds to me like it was the very first batch that came out.
  7. nintendodude

    nintendodude New Member

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    they're worthless. I just called them, they transfered me twice, then told me I cant have a replacement sent to me because I bought it in a store, even though they are out of stock at that store. when I asked if they had a range of serial numbers that were affected, they told me that they had never heard of the issue and that its probably in my head.

    I wish Apple didnt suck.
  8. Mustachio

    Mustachio New Member

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    Alright I got a few pictures of the main menu, each with slightly different exposure settings. With the main menu, it really isnt as noticeable because you are just looking at a few icons with black inbetween. Its actually a little worse to look at in person because like i said earlier, each eye sees the effect slightly differently, so combined, you get an almost flickering type effect. In video its a lot worse because you have black at random spots throughout the pictures, each which can make this effect noticeable. I have also noticed that I seem to have a very odd and annoying pattern of backlight bleed as well. I also threw in a couple more test shots from princess bride, trying to keep exposure darker to show just how the effect pops up. Finally, I took that test photo, and snapped off a shot of it as well so you can see for comparison

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    If anyone wants to see anything else let me know... but I think ive pretty much covered the important stuff
  9. nintendodude

    nintendodude New Member

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    here is mine:

    Straight on:


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    at a ~20 degree angle:


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    yeah, looks just like mine...
  10. Mustachio

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    hmmm did they tell you anything? when I originally called yesterday, they told me to take it into the store and talk with one of their mac "geniuses" the guy i spoke with at the store said he saw it too and said there definately wasnt something right with it. He told me I could return it with no restocking fee, but i didnt want to until they had more in stock, so I went in today and they took it back. The guy at the counter acted like he didnt see anything, but said since I talked to a genius he would take it back, got my replacement then called appled customer care, told them the whole story, had a case number made up for me. They told me to do a restore through itunes, which i did, fixed nothing. At that point I called back, and they elevated the case to a product specialist or whatever they call them. He spent a while on the phone with me, and now I am just waiting for my forms so I can sign them and fax them back in and get my replacement sent...... which is now going to be my second replacement.

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