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  • lll1424 Calculating status...
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    Jan 16, 2012 10:18 PM (in response to Mykel7)

    I know you guys want this problem fixed and I do

    too ( I FINALLY got an amazing 4s screen) but Steve Jobs wouldn't have done anything either. This yellow tint issue has been going on since the 3gs/4 came out. Stop with that already.

  • Claytonb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 3:25 AM (in response to Snowglider)

    I don’t want to disappoint anyone but, Apple will not fix this issue. After some discussion with someone at the Apple Corporate Executive Relations, I was told that they had investigated the issue and came to a conclusion that there is no screen problems and that they are within specifications and acceptable. I’ve returned my 7th yellowish iphone 4S and decided to quit. I’ll wait for the next iphone release. I’m going to waste any more time on this, it’s not worth it. And by the way, my last couple of posts have been edited by the host, so they are reading but not acting. Shame on Apple. Samsung smartphones are looking better everyday.

  • Bloodlustt_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 4:43 AM (in response to Snowglider)

    I have to agree with clayton.  Update on my status is I will soon be on my 3rd iPhone 4s.  Is it to much to expect the screen to be as nice and clear as my year old iPhone 4? I mean really is that to much to ask when spending 650.00 out of my 2 year contract.  I've been looking at the Samsung galaxy nexus and I don't see any **** yellow tint on the ones in 3 local stores in my area.  If I do make the switch it won't be just my phone it's gonna be my tablet as well as going back to windows based pc's.  Apple I'm not so much of a fanboy that I will accept a phone I have to look at and interact with on a daily basis that I'am unhappy with.  I'd even be ok with apple saying yeah you know what some of these phones are more yellow than we want them to be and maybe in the future we could possibly put a temp calibration in the software.  But for apple to look at a yellow tinted phone and say yeah that is great and within in specs is ludicrous.  Just my 2 cents for what it's worth.

  • pcm! Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to Snowglider)

    Hi ,


    I recently have changed my Iphone 4 for an Iphone 4S.

    As most of us experience, my 4S also has a yellow touch/tint compared to my old 4.

    Recently, when I was working on my laptop, my 4S was laying next to my laptop and I noticed my laptop screen was much more yellow flavoured than my 4S.

    So I decided to compare my 4S with my Samsung 226BW which was also more yellow tinted than my 4S.

    I've made a picture of all my screens (I know the picture isn't perfect, but trust my words )


    From left to right: Iphone 4 - laptop - Iphone 4S - Samsung 226BW.


    Initially, I also preferred my old Iphone 4 screen, but after getting used to the more warmer screen of the 4S (and after comparision with other LCD-screens), I've accepted my 4S as 'normal'.


    Just my 2cents


    Best regards.  

  • stevenfromut Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2012 1:29 PM (in response to pcm!)

    While some customers may have gotten use to the yellowish screen tint some 4S units have, most seem to prefer the white/neutral color balance their previous iPhones, iPods, and iPads have shown. Even if a customer preferred a 4S with a yellowish screen tint, there is no guarantee of getting one. Based on this thread, most would order white/neutral though. The problem is the variation in 4S screens; some are yellowish and some are white/neutral. The variation in 4S screen tints has probably been aggravated by multiple LCD suppliers racing to meet 4S demand. If Apple added separate model numbers for yellowish vs white/neutral 4S screens, customers would be able to choose rather than take their chances and play the return guessing game. An iOS color temp utility may be a workaround, but the best long-term solution is to reduce variation in shipping 4S units so customers receive the consistent, premium quality they expect from Apple.

  • Sganabs Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to Mykel7)

    Has anyone tried to exchange screens between iPhone 4s and your old iPhone 4 in a workshop? You can call me crazy but I'm kinda desperate in hope that I will ever get good bluish screen from Apple store. Today I changed another 3 iPhones at Regent Street Apple Store UK and they are all even more yellow than the one I complained at initially :(( I have now 7 yellow iPhones 4s behind.

    And by the way absolutely all display iPhones at above mentioned store are yellow now, Apple seems to have done this trick because of flurry of complains that iPhones bought and iPhones displayed are different.

  • yingcong6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 10:24 PM (in response to Claytonb)

    Claytonb, It seems ridiculaous from the reply of Apple that you posted here. " Screen tint is Acceptable"???? ***, so where is the quality, and they only produce ACCEPTABLE products to us? We have waited so long time and paid that much to have acceptable products.I don't really expect Apple provide us perfect or excellent  products( if Apple does, of course we are happy), but at least a very good product, not an acceptable product.

  • Sganabs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2012 12:55 AM (in response to yingcong6)

    It sounds like 'you blind idiots please shut up, our products are acceptable!'

  • killhippie Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)
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    Jan 18, 2012 2:33 AM (in response to yingcong6)

    Its a phone, its not a monitor to be calibrated, I have seen HTC phones with a huge variation in screen color, a Galaxy S II with pinkish hues, anyone changing their phone 7 times because they don't like a slight tint that their last phone didn't have (and bluish actually makes things look worse) needs to get a grip.


    Apple seems to be the home the  of the ocd tech user more than anywhere else (yes I am one too but have a bit of control here), Who ever said Apple should make perfect phones and computers? They are mass produced like everything else these days and by the tens of millions. Apple are making a fortune out of elitism, you think because its Apple it must be top standard, that's wrong you paid more for the same product as an android user or Nokia user pretty much, as there is only so much variation with circutry and casings and new phones out already make the 4S which I own look dated anyway. Nothing about the 4S or 4 warrants the cost we pay, we just pay top dollar because we like the phone and brand, bigger fool us it seems as we could get more for less elsewhere if we wernt so hung up on the Apple brand.


    If you dont like the tint get another phone brand, it really is just a smarphone nothing more nothing less, now go enjoy your lives.

  • datrizal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2012 3:35 AM (in response to Snowglider)

    so my iphone 4s still bright with no bluish tint about 7 days and i guess it'll forever like this, are you guys think that there will be a bluish tinted screen protector in the future?

  • killhippie Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)
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    Jan 18, 2012 4:23 AM (in response to datrizal)

    Why? Bluish tinted screens dont reproduce images properly, clouds end up with an odd pink tinge, the warmer new screen is much better for viewing images, which is kinda what a screen is used for in smartphones.

  • Claytonb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2012 4:30 AM (in response to killhippie)

    If you're going to be rude here fanboy, don't post. Don't go telling people they need to get a grip because they're not willing to pay almost $1000 for a stupid yellowish-washed out iphone. FYI: Yellowish tint insn't the only screen issue which is leading people to return their iphones. I had two with light bleeding along with the yellowish tint, one with dust under the front glass, one with too high of a contrast (washed out) and another with uneven brightness. I had one iphone 4S that looked like someone took a yellow highlighter to it, unacceptable. I've quit trying and waiting for the next iphone to be released.

  • Claytonb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to Snowglider)

    Received an unexpected phone call from Apple Corporate Executive Relations (Matthew) today. He called to provide me with an update. As previously informed, Apple engineers had done some tests on some of the iPhone 4Ss that were sent back by me and others and see no color issue with the screen. He indicated to me that he did read some of the posts here in this discussion forum and will send feedback to the engineering department, including the addition of temperature / contrast controls in the settings which would resolve this yellowish tint-washed out issue. I told him that if it can be done by using a jailbreak app “Color Profile”, it would be too easy for Apple to provide the option. I also told him that it appears Apple isn’t listening to us and appear as if they don’t really care. I’m still not doing to waste anymore time, money or energy on this. I’ll wait and see if they add the color options. And if so, I may purchase one then. He indicated to me that if you order online and return it within 30 days, there is no limit on the number of iphones that you order and return.

  • dfran1 Calculating status...
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    Jan 18, 2012 5:36 PM (in response to Snowglider)

    Hi all

    I purchased a white verizon 4s 64gig on the 7th of Jan. This month..

    I had a yellowish tinted screen next to my original iPhone 4 that did not have yellow tint.


    Now in saying this I think the 4 is a little on the blue side buttttt, much easy on the eyes when compared side by side hands down!!.


    Now last night went back to the store and swapped for a new one and guess what ..........PERFECT!!!!


    Just like the 4 now and also this ......  I restored everything last night I had on the old yellow 4s.....

    And my battery life is just great now I use a morphie juice pack plus and by noon I had about 2 bars if not 1, with this new one I had all 4(out of 4) bars by 11am and noon had 3, I thought it was using more than the 4 but figured it was the processor or something but this new one is just amazing..


    Best of luck to you all

  • Mykel7 Calculating status...
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    Jan 18, 2012 6:04 PM (in response to dfran1)

    Good for you, for my case i'm still waiting for the replacement from apple hongkong, I already send the unit (phone only) to apple via DHL, may I know if the replacement incude everything (box, charger, headset etc.)? Thanks

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