It’s true. Apple moves their launch products so quickly that, sometimes the glue isn’t done drying, by the time it hits consumer hands. We saw it with the iPhone 4 and MacRumors is reporting similar issues with the iPad 2.

The good news is, with the iPhone 4, the yellow tint went away within the first couple of days. Other sites are also reporting that besides the yellow film, users are claiming that light actually leaks in some areas around the iPad 2 display bezel.

Are these units really defective? No. Like we mentioned earlier, the yellow tint and the gaps in the display bezel are likely due to the bonding agent, used in production, not being completely dried.

Consumers should continue to use their iPad 2’s like normal, and  if these issues don’t disappear within the first week, take it back to the retailer you purchased it at and have them look at it.

Has anyone seen either of these issues with their iPad 2? Tell us below!

  • Eric

    I must just be lucky. I’ve never had any issue with an apple product. Well the iPhone USB cord doesn’t last long.

  • Tomuky

    My new iPad 2 is doing that too! What is Apple’s deal?

  • No problems with a wifi or 3G model here.

  • Z

    The first one (black wifi model) I got started out with a slight tint at the bottom. And after you telling me it was the glue issue, Sebastien, I felt relieved. However, a week into a constant use of the device the yellow light started coming through all the sides of the screen, making it a non-back-lit display but a side-lit display =) So I went ahead and exchanged for a white one.

    Not only does the white model look like a NOOK e-book reader, but it also has the same problem. I’m giving it a week at most till the apple managers start hating me =)

    The camera on the second iPad is a bit better in colors, but it still is very pixelated, which I really didn’t expect from a rear camera, as it is meant to record HiDef 720p videos. It sure does not meet the advertisement Apple gave the cameras.

  • Manu

    Got my iPad2 2 weeks ago but only noticed this morning that there are light bleed problems on the corners of the screen. It’s not seen unless the screen is black but I am worried that it may spread and become noticeable on regular usage too.

    It’s an expensive product and I have been taking such good care of it.

    It really sucks that Apple doesn’t check it’s products before selling it to customers. I live in India so it’s likely that Apple will have a 2nd rate policy for a 3rd world country( as most company do) and tell me it’s my fault that there are patches on the screen!

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