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iPhone 5 yellow tint screen!?

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Covill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 21, 2012 9:05 AM

Hey, well, as I am fully aware yet not expecting this for the iPhone 5, but yeah, I've got the yellow tint screen. Not the patches, the whole screen makes white look like ivory, and I don't know about you guys, but my retina/retinas in my eye/s do not make anything look ivory/yellow.

 

Does anyone else have this issue?

+ Do I take it to apple for a replacement screen?

 

Just my luck really

  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (10,785 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to Covill)

    As in the past, let your screen burn in for a few days.  This typically goes away and is not unusual for the first phones made.  It's typically the glue settling in after the screen is used for the first time.  If after a week or so, the screen is still not right, then make an appointment with the Genius Bar at your Apple Store, but I wouldn't be concerned with one of the first units delivered in the world.

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 9:46 AM (in response to Covill)

    Look, the iPad 3 had this problem too with a yellow screen compared to the iPad2, and most of this has blown over.  Follow the above advice and chill.  Enjoy your new phone. 

  • Jimrod76 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to Covill)

    I've got the same, very noticeable next to the cool tinted iPhone 4 I've got, will give it a few days and see...

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,705 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to Covill)

    The same thing had been reported for the iPhone 3G, GS, 4 & 4S when first released and "fresh" from the factory. It's probably a coating in the manufacturing process that evaportes over a short time.  Also, the color temperature of LCD screens change over time - there will always be differences.

  • FrostyMMB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 10:33 AM (in response to Covill)

    I have a heavy yellow tint to my iPhone 5 display. My iPhone 4 display was always the perfect neutral temperature to my eyes. Side by side, the temperature of my iPhone 4 display is much more pleasing and natural than the display of my iPhone 5. I'll also mention that the 3GS I had before the 4 came from the factory with a good cool temperature, but after a couple display defects popped up, I ended up with awful yellow tinted replacement displays. I don't expect the color of my iPhone 5 display to 'cool off', so I will be checking back at the Apple store in a few days, compare my iPhone 5 to the floor models, and see what I can find out.

  • grblade Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to Covill)

    Same issue. Just started using my new iPhone 5, and it's noticeably yellow. I was expecting richer colors, but it's so yellow, I actually lose some detail in images that my iPhone 4 handles fine. I hope it improves with time, but I'm not holding my breath. This is disappointing.

  • Obsidian1138 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to Covill)

    I have a suggestion regarding this. I also noticed a slight yellow tint to my iphone 5 screen in relation to the colour tint of my iphone 4 screen, which was distinctly bluer. After playing around with brightness/auto brightness for a while, I think I may have found a possible solution.

     

    Try setting the brightness to about half way and then activate auto brightness, in a moderately lit room. Then, hold your phone near a very bright light until the auto brightness goes right up to the top. Bring the phone back into a normally lit room, and let the auto brightness come back down again. Now, this may well be entirely phychological, but I tried this and afterwards perceived the screen to be closer to white than it was previously. I wondered if doing this auto brightness process somehow resets the screens colour hue/white balance?

     

    Admittedly, this may be nonsense, but I'm putting the idea out there in case it has some merit. Of course, I may simply have become accustomed to the slightly yellow tint after using the phone for a few hours today. Still, it's worthy of consideration!

  • grblade Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to Obsidian1138)

    I don't know if you're crazy or if I'm crazy but that may have worked for me too.

  • Obsidian1138 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 3:50 PM (in response to grblade)

    Maybe there's some merit in it then! Either that, or we are actually crazy!

  • ssgp Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 10:21 PM (in response to Covill)

    I'd take it back. My iPad 3 screen was yellow, got it exchanged for another from a different batch (DK) that was noticeably clearer and white. I don't buy the story that it's all because of the new glue curing process, there are definitely other factors here, and quality control problems. If it's all because of the glue curing, then how come there's such a huge difference between 2 new screens? They should all look the same.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,705 points)
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    Sep 22, 2012 12:55 AM (in response to ssgp)

     

    If it's all because of the glue curing, then how come there's such a huge difference between 2 new screens? They should all look the same.

     

    Wrong. The screens and the phone assembly are not all made at the same time, place or even by the same supplier.  The phones delivered 9/21 were assembled over a 6-8 week period (based on reported S/N in another thread here).  The "curing" time could be different by 2 months or more.

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