05 February 2019
A number of 2017 iPad Pro users have come forward to complain about suffering from a bright spot issue in the display of their respective units. The issue seems to be affecting both 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models from the last year. Interesting enough, the issue is said to have surfaced after a long usage of the device and is not something that is happening right out of the box.
The report is coming from MacRumors citing multiple threads started by users on the forum. The issue is about having a bright spot on the iPad Pro display which tends to bright more than the rest of the display. It is surfacing a little of the Home button which seems to be the same place for all of the affected users.
One of the users wrote:
"I have an approx 1in spot on my iPad Pro screen which is brighter than the rest of the screen - it's unevenly lit. The spot is about 2-in above the home button, and although it has soft edges, I'm anal about my gadgets, and the difference in brightness could be described as 'minor', it's clearly there. It looks a bit like a pressure spot or similar. I always keep it in a case with a screen protector and the Smart Keyboard, so it's well looked after."
It is worth noting that the issue is not something that has popped up just recently. There are users who have been complaining about the issue for some time now. Apple is yet to make any official announcement regarding the situation but some of the users were able to get their iPad Pro units replaced. But for those users who do not have the warranty remaining, Apple is asking them to pay for the display replacement.