Apple Blames iPad 2 Light Bleeding Issue on LG LCD Panels
Have an iPad 2? If you were one of the early buyers for this outstanding device, you may have also been one of the users to report back about the light bleeding problem. Users have apparently been seeing excessive amounts of light coming from the edges of the LCD part of the device.
This publicity may go a long way toward explaining the low numbers the device generated last quarter. Who’d have thought? Critics across the world calling it the most useless computer ever, and all it takes to lay it low is a light-bleed along the edges of the LCD.
Light tone aside, it’s apparently a significant issue. Apple reportedly only moved about 4.7 million of the iPad 2′s in the last quarter. Apple has apparently decided to place the square of the blame on LG. DigiTimes reports:
LGD was forced to reduce its shipments in the first quarter due to light leakage problem for panels produced at its 6G production lines. The company reportedly has fixed the problem and will resume shipment momentum to Apple in the second quarter, said the sources.
iPhonehacks describes the effect:
The issue is characterized by light bleeding through from the outer edges of the LCD panel. The bleeding is most noticeable when watching a dark scene in a movie or using an app with a black background as demonstrated in the picture above and video embedded after the break. For those affected, the issue can be minimized or exacerbated by adjusting the brightness in settings.
LG has since corrected this problem, and users should be seeing less of this problem in the future.
Have you noticed any light bleeding in your iPad 2? Let us know about it in the comments!