Luckily Apple Experience
I posted in here a couple of days ago about asking if Apple would replace my 1.5 week old 2018 iPad Pro 12.9 from scratches I got on the screen by accident. I was willing to use my 1 of 2 Accidental Damage uses with AppleCare+ because the scratches were very noticeable and would forever bug me. I am usually very good with my electronics so seeing those scratches hurt.
The guy at the store was understanding and knew I just got this ipad because I had my other one stolen. He told me that Apple doesn’t cover cosmetic damages, which is what this reddit told me and I was just hoping maybe they would do this for me. I knew it was a long shot.
He then started doing tests and checking my ipad and then he told me I just ordered a new ipad for you and it will arrive in 2-3 days. And I was absolutely shocked. He told me the test he was doing with different colors and putting squares on the screen was to tell Apple that the area had poor screen quality and by doing that he was able to get me a new ipad. Great man, very thankful.
Edit: meant lucky in the title, oops I can’t fix it now