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iPod Touch firmware update fixes LCD issues

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#1 Obi Wong

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 15:58

While many considered the LCD issues plaguing some iPod Touch units a hardware issue, Apple just released a firmware update for the device that appears to fix the problem.

That's the issue many Touch owners are dealing with at the MacRumors forums right now, it APPEARS to fix the problem.

Some forum members speculate that the update, which is a huge 150 MB, alters the contrast and brightness settings of the LCD screen. Others simply believe that the incorrect application of the LCD coating theory was just plain wrong, but that raises the question: Why did Apple admit to shipping faulty units if it could've asked users to wait for an update to fix the issue?

No one can answer that question, but one thing's certain: the update significantly fixes, at least to a degree, the LCD issue.

source: http://tech.blorge.c...xes-lcd-issues/

and i was just thinking about picking one up today....

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 16:43

Good to know. I was planning on buying a Touch in about 2 weeks or so.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 19:37

I had originally thought it to be a hardware defect, but this is certainly good news.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 19:40

Odd that it wasn't a hardware issue. I mean, it didn't affect everyone so I can't see how firmware would fix it :s

#5 vetSimon


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Posted 29 September 2007 - 02:41

Odd that it wasn't a hardware issue. I mean, it didn't affect everyone so I can't see how firmware would fix it :s

Maybe some shipped with the wrong firmware, or maybe the parts were different. Something slipped under the radar, and it was probably just a difference between one half of the Touches and the other.

#6 Hell-In-A-Handbasket


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Posted 29 September 2007 - 02:42

i have a Touch that's Week Build suposedly has the issue, but my Touch seemed fine both before and after the update

#7 d3nuo


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Posted 29 September 2007 - 02:43

well that makes me feel better! although i do know they said they had fixed it in all newly shipping models (i think a week or so ago).. i won't be as weary about getting one (or two!) for my 3 week vacation to Mexico this winter!

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 10:27

I have a Ipod Touch and i think the update made my screen worse.

Seems like i am the only one ? :-(

Have to wait for other ipod touch to appear in stores over here in germany to compare to.


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Posted 01 October 2007 - 04:03

Well, good things it is a software and not a hardware issue.