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Piotr Rusnarczyk

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Is Your New iPhone 12 Having Screen Problems? You’re Not Alone By Jesse Hollington There have been sporadic but consistent reports over the past couple of weeks from iPhone 12 owners of odd display problems on their shiny new devices, and it looks like it’s not an entirely isolated problem, as it’s been widespread enough that Apple is apparently now actively looking into the issue. Among other places, a 14-page thread in the Apple Discussions forum outlines a number of users who have been experiencing screen problems with the new OLED screen on the iPhone 12, and although it seems to be impacting more iPhone 12 users — at least in terms of the reports — the iPhone 12 Pro isn’t immune to the problem (which shouldn’t be surprising, as both models use the exact same display). The specific problems appear to vary slightly, with some only reporting flickering, while others are noting a green or gray glow or other weird lighting and colour variations under specific conditions. If this all sounds familiar, you’re not imagining things, as numerous iPhone 11 users have experienced similar problems. While it’s not yet clear if the iPhone 12 situations are related, in the case of the problem with the iPhone 11 — which affected both LCD and OLED models — Apple was mostly able to fix the issue with an iOS 13.6.1 update. Apple Is Investigating iPhone 12 Screen Problems The good news is that Apple appears to be aware of the problem already and has been investigating it, according to a memo to Apple Authorized Service Providers that was shared with MacRumors. In the meantime, Apple has told technicians that they should avoid servicing affected iPhones until Apple has a clearer picture of what’s going

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