If you drove to the USA and waited in a long lineup to get your iPad 2, you would expect that there would be no problems. Apple, who is known to have such good quality control seems to be slipping. Well it seems there are 1600 people (at the time of this article) reporting screen bleeding and quite a few other problems, all of which appear to be related to the screen.
Engadget started a poll yesterday and a majority of these people have indicated backlight bleeding problems with their iPad 2 devices. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think the drive to the USA to get the latest and greatest is worth it. Unless of course you can test the device with the Apple reps at the counter before leaving the store. There is a great chance even if you did try and head back to get your replacement, they would not have any stock yet.
A member of Mac-Forums by the name of Wicked x Josh reported his iPad 2 is completely dead. You can see images he posted below:
You can see what appears to be a launched application but with many vertical lines in the way, rendering the device useless.
If the Engadget poll is true, this could be one of the worst product launches since the iPhone 4 death grip. Apple has yet to respond but if you still have your original iPad, I would hang on to it a while longer. If anything the value of the iPad 1 has just increased until we hear how Apple plans to handle all of the faulty devices.
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