back to article MYSTERIOUS GREEN GLOW seen on iPhone 5s

Days after Apple explained the purple haze invading iPhone 5 photos as a holding-it-wrong problem, a new strange colour is tripping out 5-owners. This time a green glow described as a plasma bleed from the edges of the screen is appearing on some of the new handsets. The green light is momentary, and appears on the unlock …

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The home button

is coated with LSD.

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Long term potential for serious issues?

Uelogy is worried about the long term potential for serious issues - that's hilarious - we know it'll only be a year before this device is binned and he/she buys the new iPhone 6!

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Re: Long term potential for serious issues?

If it turns out to be a long-term problem owners will usually have up to 2 years to walk into any Apple store and walk out with a brand new phone for free.

Ever tried that with a faulty HTC at carphone warehouse, even a week after purchase? Thought not.

And it'll probably be 2 years to the iPhone6, not that you'll care as you obviously would never have an iPhone - 2 years between major releases is so much more annoying than, say, HTC who only released 34 droid phones in 2010 - 2011. Try keepin up with *that* upgrade path.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Long term potential for serious issues?

My 3GS developed a fault (minor crack near the dock connector) - was about 2 years old - took it back to the Apple Store and 10 minutes later walked out with a brand new one now that is good service. Samsung where are your stores and will they do that... thought not.

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Re: Long term potential for serious issues?

That has more to do with the store now doesnt it? Since it would still fall under waranty they cant make a fuss. Well they can but its quite easy to get your right. Read a few articles about consumer rights from your local group consumer rights group. With a little bit of knowdledge you can make any puny salesman wee his pants when he tries to ignore your legal warranty. Its something everyone should read up on/get in school.

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It's a feature, stupid!

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Mushroom

So What?

There is a momentary green flicker around the edge of the screen? Maybe i've missed something, but this doesn't sound like the kind of thing i'd worry about. Unless it's a symptom of incipient failure, of course.

To be honest, I bought a HTC in April and I wish I hadn't. The Wi-Fi doesn't work and O2 tell me I can take it back to them and they'll send it away. And - maybe - it'll be fixed. Or maybe it won't. And, no, they don't know when it will come back. And, no, they can't offer me a loan phone as it's got a micro sim. Oh, but they can rent one to me for a lot of money and even more money if it comes back broken/scratched. And - no - the insurance I pay extra for doens't help me out at all. I could claim on it and - perhaps - they might fix it. Or they might not. And it's 25 quid to find out. OH, and here is a bill for the extra wireless you've used whilst your wifi isn't working.

SO I wish I'd bought an Apple iPhone. At least I might have half a chance of getting it sorted. HTC have had their day, i'll never buy another one of their handsets after this debacle.

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Re: So What?

Time to exert your rights as a consumer. If it's faulty, they have a legal obligation to send it off for repair, however are you SURE the wifi issue is the phone ? Unless stated otherwise in any contract they have no obligation to offer a loan phone. I've been waiting 3 weeks for my coffee machine to return from repair, but I didn't get a loan coffee machine. Have you tried contacting HTC support directly instead of O2 ? I've found a few times that although "legally" the retailer is obliged to help you, often the makers are more helpful direct. . . And stating you'll never buy an HTC again because of bad service from 02 is like never buying a Ford again because you didn't like the service the dealer gave you . . . plenty other people sell Fords (and HTC phonees too, although maybe not the SAME people)

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Anonymous Coward

Re: So What?

whooosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous Coward

Re: So What?

Friend bought a Samsung - it developed a fault after about 2 months and had to be sent back. OMG he has no smartphone for over 3 weeks and they sent back a (poor quality) refurb. Not happy.

I loaned him my old iPhone and he's getting one when his contract is up.

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Re: So What?

My Mums HTC failed an automatic update and was stuck on the loading screen. She pulled the battery resulting in a completely dead phone. We called HTC directly and sent it for repair - we got the phone back within 3 days (they promised it back within 7 days of receiving it). They replaced the main board and some of the shielding according to the report. I honestly cannot fault HTC customer services in the UK. Try calling them directly.

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Not actually a problem.

If it only does it starting up, then who cares? They should make it glow more on startup and call it a feature.

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Halloween

Strange green glow in a consumer item given out to hordes of fans a couple of months before Halloween... hmm, I can just hear the "Silver Shamrock" tune now.

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Anonymous Coward

When I turn mine on I get this strange apple shaped symbol - reckon it's faulty?

Where is that molehill - if you look at it this way it could be a mountain - honest.

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That faint green glow.

I think we really are in the matrix!

COMPUTER! END PROGRAM!

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Green flash on the horizon

Hmmm, if a green flash on the horizon at sunset is a spirit crossing over. Then might a green flash on the edge of an iDevice on wake-up be a certain perfectionist spirit crossing over to say... make map updates!

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Anonymous Coward

Long Term Potential

"I am just worried about the long term potential for more serious issues."

One needn't worry about possible issues that may arise in the long-term. Apple will unveil a new and shiny phone next year, so everyone will be tossing their potentially defective phones to get their sweaty paws on the new one.

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It's ectoplasm

It's about time people realised that Apple products are better than conventional technology for a reason. Mr Jobs used to use his magic touch on each phone individually, to bless them with betterness. Now he's dead, each phone is injected with just a little bit of Jobs ectoplasm (there's a large bottle of it in Apple HQ). That's the green flash you can see. Unfortunately, this means that there's a limit on how many Apple wonderdevices can be created - sooner or later that bottle is going to run out and then the world will have to go back to using "normal" technology. Unless, of course, the new messiah can be found. Time to start looking. Perhaps we could have some sort of reality TV show...

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mind control

The green glow is a radioactive side effect to the fact its controlling your mind that Apple devices are the best and only the best .......

PAH...

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I am not sure who remembers it, properluy most Samsung users won't but in our home we used to have a 'tube' television (CRT) sometimes it took minutes before it was at full brightness, when we turned it off it took minutes before it was completely dark and when it didn't work we vacuum cleaned it, or just it it with a flat hand.

I don't recall anybody complain about that, we where just happy we had a telly!!!

Now people complain about a tiny glow when the screen starts up? Grow up people, there are electronics, mechanics are the underlaying issue. It won't beam you up, it won't kill you.

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Dont wake your ifone up, it's making it angry, you wont like it if it's angry...

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iPeople

That thing could come with a fresh turf in the box and the idiots will still buy it.

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Happy

It's the ghost of Steve.

TRYING TO GET OUT! TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE ETERNAL HELL OF BEING TRAPPED IN AN iDEVICE FOR ALL HIS SINS.

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im sick of apples shit

my iMac keyboard broke after just a year. Different keys fail but they never all work at the same time. They are all physically perfect and work at different times--its completely random--so yeah im quite pissed. And they want £70 for this thing... im going to go and hit an apple employee with it. its very sturdy so it would be good for physically injuring people but its not good for typing.

and now the mail app has stopped working. didnt change nothing. just wont open. Apple products are shit. i bought the iMac because of their monoply on getting the best screens from LG so basically whatever monitor you buy is shit if its not an Apple because LG make them all and Apple buy the top 10% that roll off the production line without faults. except when the ones Apple gets has faults too because they put too much pressure on their suppliers and basically show a total lack of respect.

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'What can it mean?'

That (fan)boy needs theraphy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8BWBn26bX0

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Nothing To Worry About

Probably just the glow from the internal nano radioactive core to kill off any cancer cells in your head from the radio waves or from the phone heating up your skin cells. Did nobody read Apple's patent application from 1999?

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Well I thought it was

The LCD charging up, usually most panels turn the backlight on about 0.2 seconds after the panel to prevent the infamous "multicoloured lines of doom" as the controller sends a burst of utter shite to the screen.

My HP does this, because the backlight is always on thanks to a bodge.

Interestingly one way to test a panel for "totally dead" mode is to apply +3V3 and backlight drive.

Normally the panel will change colour and/or display garbage then white after 2-5 seconds if alive, and if not display the cracked egg effect with a lot of lines.

I've had one display a row of smiley faces and weird symbols resembling Norse runes before...

AC

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Two things:

1) I agree that this is a total non-issue, most users of most phones wouldn't care about such a trivial "issue" since it in no way affects the proper functioning of the phone.

2) The people who have created this "issue" are ones that *bought an iPhone5*. They bought one, then went out and complained about it. I'm not sure why this is "something the fandroids are all complaining about" when it's iPhone owners that have brought attention to the "problem" and in many cases (according to the article) tried to get the phone replaced.

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Alien

It's (wait for it)...

Cerenkov radiation! Run for the hills!

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Big Brother

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Oh my God! I've just found out that my iPhone 5 doesn't make the world stop when I want to get off!

And, what's more, my Apple Maps work well and accurately!

Apple are doomed (again).

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