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Slight Yellow Tint (iPhone 4S)

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  • pcolvin Calculating status...
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    Oct 21, 2011 11:03 AM (in response to pardthemonster)

    Yep, I have the yellow tint and when I went  to the apple store the guy was very rude, first he said he couldnt notice a tint, when another employee and a friend could clearly see the difference. He then told me that it was within range....I mentioned I could just return the phone, since I just got it 4 days ago. He said fine and walked away...... I am going to a different apple store over the weekend and bringing my iPhone 4 with me for proof of the color problem.


    It is sad that the apple store employee handled the situation so poorly, since I have purchased every iPhone since they came out, plus 3 macbook pro's and 3 iMacs. You'd have though they would treat me with some courtesy!

  • killhippie Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)
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    Oct 22, 2011 1:07 AM (in response to pcolvin)

    Try taking a picture of the sky with your iPhone 4, then your iPhone 4S on a sunny day look at the whites, you will se a pink hue I bet. When I first got my iPhone 4S I noticed the difference, but after a week its good, if I hold it up next to my 2011 iMac the colour profile seems almost identical, colours on the iPhone 4S are more true to life, the 'yellow' has calmed down, I think that's my eyes getting used to it and maybe a bonding agent druing out who knows, but right now my whites are white (maybe slightly cream like my iMac) no odd hues to them, and pictures look great. The iPhone 4 I think had the colour profile way into the blue spectrum, and I bet that's what most of you are seeing and freaking out about. Try comparing your iPhone 4S with another, any other, its  good I bet, and its not really yellow either, its just not blue...

  • abuimad85 Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2011 7:16 AM (in response to pardthemonster)

    just wanted to chime in and say i just recieved my 4S and i did not really notice the yellow tint, untill i held it right next to the older model, and a yellow tint is very obvious !

  • Capt Walt Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Oct 23, 2011 7:27 AM (in response to pardthemonster)

    [reminds me "call me mellow yellow..".that was a great tune (sound)]


    Nada problem with my two iPhone 4S (64GB) abt 1 week for one and 3 days for the other day's old.


    BTW does any one know the "dead pixel" policy ( replacement criteria ) for the 4S LCD screen?


    Let 'er rip and...



  • Techreview Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:57 PM (in response to pardthemonster)

    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.

  • ginasaidhello Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2011 6:54 PM (in response to pardthemonster)

    I purchased my first phone on July 3rd, 2011. First phone was replaced 35 days later (after lots of additional problems one of them including yellow pictures).

    Second phone, yellow pictures still rule on my phone. Sigh. Taking a workshop class on Wednesday and plan to bring it up. Lots of problems with iPhone 4. So much for thinking I was getting a better phone. I wish I'd never gotten an iPhone for a number of reasons one reason being...What good are yellow pictures?

  • Matrixz5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2011 12:38 PM (in response to pardthemonster)

    It's not glue.

  • pug1334 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 24, 2011 9:50 PM (in response to JM562002)

    I definitely see a difference from the blue-ish cast on my 3GS compared to my new 16GB 4S but watching Hitchock's VERTIGO on both, the slighly warmer screen on the 4S presents better overall color.  And it is true that when viewed from left to right the tint shifts but that's not a problem for me.  I love the 4S.

  • pcloadletter33 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 10:26 AM (in response to pcloadletter33)

    Update: Sent the phone back to be replaced.  I think they just sent it back without doing anything to it.  It's still yellow. It's still ugly. Major dissapointment.

  • Matrixz5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:03 AM (in response to pcolvin)

    Went to apple store yesterday and without question the genius bar gave me new phone. Happy to say I got one that was much better than the one returned. It's not as bluish as my previous 4 but it's just right. No more tint to it. A little tip for those who get replacement. Try to get one that the serial number is way different than the one you own. My friend and I had similar beginning digits with the same tint. Apple store units with similar serial numbers had the tint. good luck.

  • Kwopau Level 4 Level 4 (1,725 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 3:26 PM (in response to pardthemonster)

    @ pardthemonster,


    I have a White iphone 4S, 32 GB model, and I have no yellow tint whatsoever. I have an iphone 4 so I compared my iphone 4S to my iphone 4. Sure enough, my iphone 4 (black model) had a yellow tint. Before I had the iphone 4S, I did not notice I had the yellow tint for that long, but after getting the 4S, I definitely noticed my iphone 4 had the yellow tint. Anyways after comparing them side by side. My iphone 4S has a cooler Blue hue my screen (which I assume this is what everybody expects to have on their iphone to be considered as normal?) Anyways my serial number starts with DNP#####TDC. (Actually the # is all Letters, there is no number in my serial number)


    Also my sister has a White iphone 4S as well but hers starts with C39 as well, however, she does not have yellow tint as well and has the cooler blue hue to hers as well.

  • azazaza Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2011 6:59 AM (in response to Kwopau)

    are you guys able to notice even more of yellow tint when you tilt the phone to the right? ( so that the left side is above the right side) my serial is also C39G*****TDR. i've had a 4S white before i've returned it to cancel my contract with my carrier and didnt really notice any yellow tints but this new 4S that i've bought yesterday at the apple store has noticeable yellow tint and its really bothering me. Another trip to the apple store i guess

  • ithingzzzz Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2011 5:18 PM (in response to azazaza)

    Yeah, I notice the same thing with my 4s. But the thing is my bro's 4 has the same effect...more yellow from left, more blue from right.

    Mine starts with C38.

  • theudys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2011 6:34 PM (in response to pardthemonster)

    Mine has the same problem, i just got it today and let see if it goes away in 1 or 2 weeks. Mine goes like C36G******T9V


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