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Yellow tint on iPhone 3G Screen

13513 Views 50 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2008 2:23 AM by kidnzl RSS
  • zmodem Calculating status...
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:30 PM (in response to nsheikh)
    My new 3G also has a yellow tint. I woud like a temperature control setting, I am not crazy about yellow screen at all.
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), iPhone 3G
  • stephen w Calculating status...
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:43 PM (in response to zmodem)
    Haven't actually purchased the new iphone yet, but I do own Super Monkey Ball, Band, WeatherBug, and the Apple Remote app!

    I've also upgraded to iTunes 7.7 obviously, but after reading this post, I'd like to hear from you satisfied customers who didn't get a lemon.

    This is making me want to wait, but I know this forum is mostly for users with problems! So far I've had 3 iPhones qnd 3 MacBook Airs...I'd only like 1 or 2 3G's!!!
    MacBook Air 1.8ghz/64gb w/SSD, Mac OS X (10.5.3), iMac Aluminum 20"/Time Capsule 1TB/160gb ATV/Bose QC3's/White iPhone 3G (SOON)
  • sapphir8 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:46 PM (in response to stephen w)
    Hmmmmmmmmm....a previous poster mentioned an original 16 gig iPhone had the yellow tint. My 16 gig 3g phone has a yellow tint. Any 8 gig 3g phones out there that have yellow tint?
  • Chee Eong Tan Calculating status...
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:49 PM (in response to nsheikh)
    when i compared my friends 1st gen 16G to my 1st gen 8G, the screen also appears yellow.
    either apple changed to a cheaper and yellowish screen supplier or its actually more correctly color calibrated, depending on what u want to believe.
  • Mark Mineart Calculating status...
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    Jul 12, 2008 1:53 AM (in response to nsheikh)
    Mine is yellow as well. turning up the brightness helped a small amount. restoring did nothing. I will be contacting Apple re: the matter for certain.
    AL 15 PB G4/1.25ghz/1GB/80GB/AirportX, Mac OS X (10.4)
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    Jul 12, 2008 4:16 AM (in response to Mark Mineart)
    all 3 3Gs I looked at were 8Gb and all had the yellow tint. I am sure Apple changed to a different screen a few months ago and this is the result. I don't like it at all!!!
    imac 24", Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Jul 12, 2008 4:19 AM (in response to xlpro2k1)
    If it's a hardware issue across the board due to new screens then not much anyone can do about it.

    Could it be some new backlighting or filter layer? Some cost cutting exercise to make the new phones cheaper.

    A bit like when the Intel iMac screens went glossy vs matte perhaps - not much you can do other than pass on the product purchase.

    AC
    iMac Core 2 Duo 20", Mac OS X (10.4.11), Intel Macbook, iPhone, old Risc OS and Windows boxes!
  • Feejer Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 12, 2008 4:49 AM (in response to Alley_Cat)
    My brother picked up a g3 yeasterday, he came over last night and we noticed the same thing. He's not too happy at the moment. He's going back to the king of prussia mall this morning to find out whats going on.
    Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • cecemf Calculating status...
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    Jul 12, 2008 4:53 AM (in response to nsheikh)
    there is a solution that worked with most of people.

    Out of the shop the iPhone software come with the firmware 5A345 but if you connect to iTune and do a Restore it will update with version 5A347.

    Most of people report that after the update the screen is back to normal and don't forget to back up your iPhone before doing that.
     Aluminum iMac 20"+4Go+500Go+Radeon HD 2600 PRO+Apple Care+iPhone 3G 16Go black, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Boot Camp with Windows XP Pro SP2 for playing games only !!!
  • Stuart P Calculating status...
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    Jul 12, 2008 4:55 AM (in response to cecemf)
    unfortunately the firmware update did not resolve my problem
    Dell Inspiron 6400 | Windows Vista Home Premium | iPhone 8GB (2.0)
  • jason.stone Calculating status...
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    Jul 12, 2008 5:13 AM (in response to cecemf)
    I am very dissapointed in the yellow tint. After reading of so many complaints I think I will hold off buying one until they fix this. Is Apple going to replace the defective sets. Hopefully they can address this fast !
    Windows XP Pro
  • xlpro2k1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 12, 2008 6:43 AM (in response to jason.stone)
    does anyone have a 3G that does not have the yellow tint as compared to the original iPhone????
    imac 24", Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Stargate_atlantis- Calculating status...
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    Jul 12, 2008 7:07 AM (in response to nsheikh)
    mines got a yellow tint in it too way different to my gen1 iphone
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.3), pc:'(
  • Double Dizzy Calculating status...
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    Jul 12, 2008 7:30 AM (in response to nsheikh)
    I was a bit freaked out by this post so I went and compared the two phone side by side in the dark just to get a good look at both. I don't seem much of a difference but then again I might be one of the lucky ones...

    ...my question to piggy back on what you're saying is...do you guys think that this is something that's going to progress or slowly happen to my phone? Right now they looks **** near the same...but with any first generation product...I start to read...self-diagnose and freak myself out.

    Best of luck man...I have a feeling this is just the beginning of the problems and knit-picking...

    DD
    MacBook Pro 15', Mac OS X (10.4.10), 3G 16G iPhone, 2x 4LEG iDogs, Nagging iGirlfriend
  • jonnylovemac Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Jul 12, 2008 7:38 AM (in response to Double Dizzy)
    The review I read at gizmodo simply states that the 3G has more of a yellowish hue to the screen compared to the cooler blueish hue of the first generation iP.
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 16g iPhone, 30g video iPod

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