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Does your brand new iPad 2 have any factory defects?
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solofx7
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Mar 29, 2011, 09:04 PM
 
mine came with a small "scratch" type thing between the screen and the glass.
I will post a picture soon, but I truly feel bad exchanging it for such a small thing thing since people can barely find them anywhere.
That being said, it is a brand new item and as with most Apple products, I tend to see less of these defects.
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Mar 29, 2011, 11:42 PM
 
Mine has a noticeable amount of light leaking from the edge of the screen. It's in the upper left corner in portrait view.
It's easy to see when there is a dark background or when watching a movie and the black bars are at the edge of the screens.
I plan to exchange in about a month when there are more available or when I feel like driving the 1.5 hrs to an Apple Store.
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Mar 29, 2011, 11:53 PM
 
My screen is really dim compared to my 1st gen. I need to take it into the Apple Store and compare.

Other than that, only a super-minor one. The (very thin) aluminum by the cable socket is warped, but it's not interfering with use.
     
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Apr 27, 2011, 07:16 PM
 
Picked up one of the last iPad 2s locally to me earlier this evening - terrible light bleed :/ back to the store tomorrow...
     
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Apr 27, 2011, 08:57 PM
 
Mine's perfect. I had to settle for a different color than what I had planned to get, and I decided to go with the 3G model instead of WiFI only because that's what they had on hand, but the machine is perfect.

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Apr 30, 2011, 02:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
My screen is really dim compared to my 1st gen. I need to take it into the Apple Store and compare.

Other than that, only a super-minor one. The (very thin) aluminum by the cable socket is warped, but it's not interfering with use.
I just did so, and while it was slightly dimmer than the demo models, it was nothing worth returning it over.

Seems like a cheap way to keep the battery life spec consistent.
     
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Apr 30, 2011, 10:59 PM
 
Mine's perfect.
     
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May 1, 2011, 10:24 PM
 
I don't have a MacBook, but the iPad has a "white on black" setting which can darken things up at the expense of looking all freaky.

It's one of the few things you can engage with a home button triple-click.
     
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May 8, 2011, 09:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by chabig View Post
Mine's perfect.
Ditto. 64GB WiFi

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May 15, 2011, 02:27 PM
 
mine has a slight case of light leakage as well but then its only visible when you turn the brightness up to 100%. I reckon I will hardly ever do that. I just its not that big of a deal.
     
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May 15, 2011, 08:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I don't have a MacBook, but the iPad has a "white on black" setting which can darken things up at the expense of looking all freaky.

It's one of the few things you can engage with a home button triple-click.
Why the hell did I put this here?

     
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May 18, 2011, 01:32 PM
 
Defects are all exchangeable according to Apple, as long as the problems was not caused by you or other physical damages incurred by you.
     
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Jun 3, 2011, 06:51 AM
 
Mine's also perfect
     
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Jun 10, 2011, 04:56 AM
 
mine is rocking! I'm having a good experience so far...
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