The latest moniker, ‘green line of death’, could well be the death of flagship phone if the bug becomes rampant, and Apple will have to deal with it swiftly
It seems that problems with OLED screens are far from over. Last month, barely a week after the launch of Google Pixel XL, the phone developed a screen burn in problem. This time, it is Apple iPhone X which is feeling the heat.A week into the hands, several users have reported that the much hyped and highly priced phone is developing a ‘green line of death’—a vertical line on the right flank of its edge to edge screen.
— Christian Roman (@chroman) November 8, 2017
The users said that despite restarting and even restoring the phone the green bar ceases to leave. Apple is aware of the problem as, a user when complained it to the Apple Support, they exchanged the faulty phone without any hassle.— mix0mat0sis (@mix0mat0sis) November 7, 2017
I took it to the apple store and they exchanged it with no issues. Good luck.
— mix0mat0sis (@mix0mat0sis) November 8, 2017
A series of bugs with the OLED screen points towards a hardware problem with the phone rather a software hitch.
The screen of Pixel 2 XL developed many problems after the launch including morbid and pale colours and screen burn-in. Google finally had to release an update to solve the colour problem.
Last month, Apple was accused that the company gave a green signal to the suppliers to reduce the accuracy of the iPhone X’s facial recognition system to speed output of the phone which it disputed.