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iPhone 5 yellow tint screen!?

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  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,680 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 10:13 AM (in response to daviddior)

    Thank you Apple

    Apple doesn't read these posts.  As explained in the forum Terms of Use you agreed to, this is strictly a user-to-user tech support site.  If you have something to suggest to Apple, post it here:

     

    Apple - iPhone - Feedback

     

    Keep in mind that the vast, vast, vast, vast, vast majority of iP5 owners don't see it your way.

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    Oct 31, 2012 12:03 PM (in response to Covill)

    Modular747,

     

    So people dont see the problem and dont care about it ????

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,680 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to daviddior)

    Few notice, fewer care, far fewer obsess about it....

     

    If you read this entire thread, there are earlier posts with links to similar threads about "yellow" screens on the 3G, 3GS, 4, and 4S models when they were first released (comparing each one to the older model). 

     

    It turns out that as the LCD screens age, the color balance shifts colder (bluer).   Next year, when the iPhone "6" comes out, there will be threads whining about the "yellow" iPhone 6 screen, compared to the nice iPhone 5 screen.  Garanteed.

  • KYL Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to Covill)

    After searching around I believe the yellow screen effect is part of the 'dirty screen effect' issue some LCD's have. Google it. The tint won't go away and it's pot luck if you get an unaffected screen.

  • KYL Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to KYL)

    Sorry *yellow screen tint

  • Jim Mingin Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 5:57 PM (in response to Obsidian1138)

    Worked for me too!

  • goosel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 5:08 AM (in response to Covill)

    Hi,

     

    seems this thread has silenced.  Just for the record. I just got an iPhone 5 with poor colours and a yellowish tint.

     

    I use pro-calibrated computer monitors and have a pro calibrated TV at home and have ample comparisons. I'm also use colour management with my work. No 'off the shelf' device is going to be as good as one that gets calibrated regularly. But i must say the i-devices have generally been fairly good except the iPhone 5. The 5 (I've compared several) is just off. Not so much the colour temperature as the colour balance which is off.  The 5  has a  green-push and lacks some red in comparison. This gives it a yellow tint which the eyes won't really get used to due to the lack of red.

     

    Question for the previous posters?  Have your problems been resolved? If yes, How?

     

    thank you

     

    Marc

  • ATP.CFI Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2012 6:07 AM (in response to goosel)

    I agree with you. 100%

    My iPhone 5 has this "yellow" screen and when I think is getting better, I just have to compare it to my former iPhone 4 that I gave to my girlfriend. The iPhone 4 has a well balanced colour, the 5 has a yellowish white and the greens seems to be a marker green.

    They told me it should get better with time, but this is not true. The only one thing that gets better with time is the fact that the eyes gets used to the yellow screen, as much as after living many years beside a motorway people gets used to the noise, but it doesn't mean that colours and life could be better!

  • Jimrod76 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to ATP.CFI)

    Same here, nothing changed. It's pretty poor when one of the major selling points is the "Great display" with amazing colour depth... as long as you like green.

     

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  • icon707 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 7:59 AM (in response to Jimrod76)

    I bought an iPod Touch which has the same display that the iPhone 5 has. And it also has the yellow cast:

     

    ipodtouch.jpg

     

    So it seems that the new 16:9 displays can’t produce a clear white background.

  • icon707 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to modular747)

    modular 747: I have experienced the opposite! My LCD panels (iPod, Cinema Display) shifted to yellow, not blue.

     

    I have one 24" Cinema Display that run 3 years and one that wasn’t used at all. In the beginning they were both almost the same. After 2 years the display that run every day was dark and yellow (not from dust inside the display, I cleaned it inside). The backlight degraded to a dark yellow/beige).

  • goosel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 12, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to icon707)

    I went to the trouble to  measure screen colours of some of my 'devices' with a spectrometer. Interestingly iphone5 is the best followed by ipad3 iphone4s ipad1 iphone4 and last Galaxy S3.

     

     

    Problem with the 5 is that although it s close to D6500 it has a lack of red which maks some colours a bit to yellowish.

  • Jimrod76 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 12, 2012 3:35 PM (in response to goosel)

    Well the iPhone 5 is well off on mine, as a previous poster mentioned - well up on green, down on red: 106% Green, 81% Red, 92% Blue to be precise. A more accurate measure than colour temp, everyone says the iP5 is "warmer" toned and you just have to adjust, technically it's just far less accurate than my 4 and gives everything a yellow, sickly tint.

  • Uumode Calculating status...
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    Nov 16, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to Covill)

    I discovered that the yellow tint can be removed by looking at the screen at an angle.

     

    Basically the yellow IMHO, 'might' be due to incorrect polarisation alignment of the screen.

    Reason why I say this, is if you

     

    1. hold the phone vertically and look at it square on, the yellow tint will be apparent.

     

    2. Look at the phone screen angled from the right (SIM tray side) and the screen goes 'white'

     

    3. Look at the phone screen at an angle from the left (volume side) and the screen is EVEN more yellow!

     

    Anyone else confirm this?

  • TPPDOS Calculating status...
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    Nov 16, 2012 3:09 PM (in response to Uumode)

    I agree that the tint changes with the viewing angle. On my iphone 5, the whitest screen is viewed from a different angle than yours: a very extreme viewing angle along the bottom left corner.  At most angles, tge tint is more yellow than direct viewing.

     

    Overall, my yellow tint has grown less extreme with time, but my iphone 4 screen has much better contrast and crisp white tones.  The iPhone 5 screen is yellow.  I've compared mine to many others and all the new phones seem yellow.

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