iPhone 4 Screen Discoloration and Reception Issues and Solutions!

On June 24, 2010

Reports are coming in from all over the web that some users are seeing a circular yellow discoloration on the screen the size of an eraser.  Mac rumors posted a photo of one of the phones with this problem yesterday.

One of the posts from a non-verified source claims that the discoloration will go away on its own after a few days as this is a bonding agent used in the screen that has not dried completely since Foxconn was shipping product out as quickly as possible to meet the demand.  The compound is claimed to be called Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 and it helps bond layers of glass.  The user claims that after 2 days of use, the yellow blotches should evaporate and disappear.  Some people who have had the phone for more than a day say that the yellow is fading.

The other major issue seems to lie with the reception of bars when users hold the phone towards the bottom section.  It seems that somehow the body is interfering with he antenna and thus affecting the call quality and connection.  There is also a solution that is being recommended, it is the Apple case that protects the edges of the phone.  The extra casing removes the physical connection with the users body and therefore seems to alleviate the issue.

Hopefully, these are the only 2 issues that pop up.