Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to Interdimension)
The iPhone 4 and 4S used a different screen, it had a bluish tinge, oddly enough the warmer color of the 5 and 5s shows colours in a more accurate way, its just that you are used to the other phones. I found this when updating to the iPhone 5. The 5s is the same screen.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 2:03 PM (in response to killhippie)
If that's true, then why do different iPhone 5's and 5s's have differing color temperatures?
It's clearly not difference by the product line, but the models within the products. What I want to know is if it's normal for the 5s to have a warmer screen. My friend's iPhone 5 does not have a warmer screen, but a more saturated look compared to the 4s/4's display (i.e. white is still white, not brownish-white).
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 3:36 PM (in response to Interdimension)
All phones will have slight variations, its down to manufacturing processes, like not all TV screens will be as uniform as others with backlight bleed etc. How long have you had you phone? I noticed my iPhone 5 when I got that seemed to lighten a bit over a week. the 5s may do the same, although mine looks very siimilar to my iPhone 5 so I am not that worried. But as I said there will be variations, go into an Apple store and look at screens of handsets on display and you will see what I mean.Noting is 100% uniform. If you are unhappy exchange the phone. Hope that helps.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 3:50 PM (in response to killhippie)
I just got it this Sunday. I hasn't been even a week. I'll try and wait it out to see if it changes.
Does it matter if I purchased mine at my local Best Buy instead of the Apple Store? Or will Apple deny me an exchange cause I didn't buy it directly from them?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 11:33 PM (in response to Interdimension)
I'm not in the US so not sure on that, take ot back to best buy first I imagine, if no joy make an appointment at an Apple store.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 11:40 PM (in response to Interdimension)
"If that's true, then why do different iPhone 5's and 5s's have differing color temperatures?"
Because Apple uses more than one display vendor. If you don't like what you got, you ought to return it. We can't help you any further than that.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2013 3:21 PM (in response to carl wolf)
I know the Apple uses parts from different manufacturers. I was simply challenging to killhippie's assertion that the display's temperature is determined by the iPhone model itself (i.e. 4, 4S, 5, 5s).
To whom it may concern, it appears that all iPhone 5s's have a yellowish tint to them. All the floor models on display had them, and my new replacement 5s has the same tint too. Same with the horrid interlacing issue. Apple really cheaped out on their displays this time.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2013 3:32 PM (in response to Interdimension)
If you use a proper calibration tool on say aTV of use cinema mode its has the same warm hues, that is best for natural colour reproduction. As to interlacing the display on my 5 and 5 s is abolutely fine. Maybe you should send it back and buy something else. There is nothing else to be said.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2014 7:46 AM (in response to Interdimension)
I am faching the same issue. I bought the phone here in the UK. As soon as I unboxed it I felt that the display was not as bright as my iPhone 4S. I went to apple store and got the phone replaced today. The replaced phone also has the same display issue (yellowish, creamish, warmer). I compared my phone with other phones in the apple store display pieces and discovered that only my phone has this problem. When I asked the sales person, he she said new batches of iPhones comes with this display.
It really looks very dull, especially while using apps with white background.