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  • 105. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    Kwopau Level 4 Level 4 (1,725 points)

    Oliverumy wrote:


    same here... I hate the yellow tint...  Apple has to  release a firmware update to fix this.. I dont think its glue.. they just tell us to wait two weeks so we can get used to it.. The question is can this be fixed with an upadate ?      

    Unfortunately, firmware updates/iOS updates will does not fix screen issues like this.


    Normally after some time of usage it should dry out. If not then take it to the apple store and get it replaced. It is likely that even if you do get it replaced it will have the similar effect.


    If the yellow tint doesnt' bother you then just use it. But if it gets on your nerve then set up an appointment and raise your concern about the yellow tint.

  • 106. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    matteo1234 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I noticed this on a friends 4s. I still have a 4 and noticed it when I got it exchanged a few months ago. I believe they changed to cheaper, lower quality panels (Samsung to LG from what I've heard). Your probably going to notice it on the majority of iPhones 4s' out there. Nothing you can do about it

  • 107. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    kokoki Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Same issue here.  If I described the "look" I'd just be repeating what those on the 7 pages said before me.  Where I used to enjoy watching movies and podcasts on my iPhone at night, I no longer do.


    I pretty much only use the phone when I *have* to now, e.g., email, txt, tweets, ect...boring stuff.


    Hoping it gets fixed.


  • 108. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    frankfromkonstanz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yellow tint has been a problem in every iPhone generation, because Apple has different suppliers which produce displays in different factories. The only thing you can do is exchange the iPhone until you get a good screen.

  • 109. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    Techreview Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When I bought 2 iPhone 4S Black, one of them had a yellow screen. Yesterday, I went to the Apple store and after opening and returning 3 iPhones, the 4th one was better. It does not have as cool a screen as that of my iPhone 4, but it is not very yellow.


    So I guess that majority of the iPhone 4S are goung to have warmer yellow screens. Apple should have asked both their screen manufacturers to have the same color temperature so that we do not have such issues.


    For those of you hoping that a firmware update would resolve this, please note that a firmware (iOS) update will not change the screen color temperature.


    Warmer yellow screens do not mean that they are defective. However for the record, I prefer cooler blue screens.

  • 110. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    teach5 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    I went to an Apple store last night because Siri wasn't working. I compared my phone to a display one and could see a difference. When my turn came up at the genius bar, I had him check out Siri and then I asked about the display and showed him. He agreed there was a difference. Then told me it could possibly be the glue and that also there will be slight differences in screens, because some were made by Samsung which also made the dual chip in the phone and other screens were made somewhere else. He told me he would give me a replacement I told him I wanted to compare and if the replacement wasn't better, I would keep my phone. I compared the replacement and the colors were paler on it. My phone looked way better next to it. I kept my phone.

  • 111. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    djolivares Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is not a glue problem, i bought an iphone 4 like 6 months ago and it was perfect then i had to exchange it because the home button wasnt working anyways i had a replacement and i started noticing that the screen was not the same, it has the yellow tint on it so i exchanged it again, they gave me a brand new one which was yellow still but not as bad as the previous one but i decided to return it for good and wait for a new version (4s) this one is not as bad but still has a lite yelllow tint on it, i went to an apple store yesterday and there was only one display that had the real colors of an iphone all of the rest were yellow as well and i was able to show them and asked them what was going on, they act like is nothing but dont give you a real explanation, i forgot to mention my dads iphone 4 is the worse i've ever seen (very, very yellow tint), its like 4 months old so dont you think it would of dried out by now, think about it!!!

  • 112. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    appletechno Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    4 million units sold. Apple support has less than 586 documented complaints/returns concerning the "yellow" screen.  That is less than a 1% failure rate. I don't really see an issue here....hmmm.

  • 113. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    chr0m Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    appletechno wrote:


    4 million units sold. Apple support has less than 586 documented complaints/returns concerning the "yellow" screen.  That is less than a 1% failure rate. I don't really see an issue here....hmmm.

    Just because most people don't notice or care it doesn't mean it's not an issue.

  • 114. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    chr0m Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How I do I disable email notifications for this discussion? I'm getting so many emails it's killing my battery


    I chose "No" for "Automatically receive notifications for all discussions I reply to" but I'm still getting them


    Edit: Found it

  • 115. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    matteo1234 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    It's NOT a failure. It's just people who notice it, while the other 99.9% of people don't care about it. I personally don't care for it. It's just a different screen model. The percentage of people with the yellow tiny is a lot higher then that.

  • 116. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    turbo95eg6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The fact is, there has always been two different displays in iPhones. Same exact issue with the 3 to 3 GS and the 4S. Oddly I've never heard of the issue with itouch's. You'll get the blue (one in a million) or the yellow screen, nothing you can do about it. I replaced my 4 a few times and gave up, it drove me crazy at first but you just have to get used to it. Now if only a portion of the screen is yellow, that's an obvious defect. That's why people should avoid upgrading until the 5, with a whole new display hopefully they will resolve this issue. Check the old threads regarding yellow screens, I'm sure you'll find 30+ page discussions about it.

  • 117. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    S.H. Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)



    After having no luck with the Geniuses, if finally called AppleCare last Friday afternoon. I explained to them the the issue with the yellow screen and that the Geniuses were no help. The guy on the phone was very cool and he seemed to be concerned about me being unhappy.

    He offered to swap my 4s out at no cost.

    Monday morning I had a replacement iPhone 4s delivered at my workplace. WOW!!

    The replacement iPhone does not have the yellow screen issue. The screen looks great. The colors match very closely to my my iMac display. It's slightly warm, not blue, and definitely not yellow!


    One little thing I noticed on the replacement 4s: The little gray square on the Home Button seems to be a little crooked or slightly rotated. It is noticeable by people who pay close attention to detail (like me) but it's no big deal. I'm not going to complain about that.


    FYI: The serial number of the yellow screen 4s starts with C35. The replacement one starts with C38.

  • 118. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    MacSince85 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    My serial # starts with C39 and looks good. Not too much different than my last iPhone 4.

  • 119. Re: iPhone 4S screen tint
    pug1334 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I totally agree about the warmer screen.  Video and films (comparing Hitchcock's Vertigo on my older 3GS and my 4S) look better with the warmer screen; contrast is better, overall better.  I like it!  My serial number starts with C39.  Perhaps earlier serial numbers were more "yellow."  This screen is definitely warmer than my 3GS but VERY pleasing with far better color.

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