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Yellow tint on iPhone 3G Screen

13508 Views 50 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2008 2:23 AM by kidnzl RSS
  • Jeff Dubiel Calculating status...
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    Jul 17, 2008 9:58 AM (in response to nsheikh)
    What in the world is Apple doing these days. Do they not know what their customers prefer? Why is the reset version revision going back to the non- yellow screen, as one post here said. Reset the phone and a good screen arrives? Is this intended/ Where is the Apple IPhone spokesperson anyway? Am I glad I anticipated these problems and stayed at home. Is this why no phones are available in PA today?

    Jeff
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  • njdanny84 Calculating status...
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    Jul 17, 2008 2:10 PM (in response to nsheikh)
    I exchanged my iphone 2 times so far, as i posted before they kicked me out of a store when i tried exchanging it a secong time and had to go all the way to newyork where they echanged it for the second time. Now from my experience of having had 3 iphones I am able to say the following.

    1. Most iphones have different screens, its not the firmware, i updated all 3 of them to the new one and made no difference.

    2. The yellow tint is worse when its looked from an angle, every phone has the angle on a different side. For example the secong iphone i had looked real yellow from the top angle. The one i have now looks slightly yellow from the side angle.

    3. Some of them are just plain yellow and even worse from angles, this contradicts what the head of marketing for apple computer says about the screens.

    My third iphone was much better than the other 2 so i'm considering myself lucky... It took a bit of fighting arguing and driving all the way to newyork but i got wanted, i phone that doesnt look like someone ****** in it.... Guys if you dont like your iphone, just go get another one. Even if you have to get kicked it by a security hard and screemed at by the manager. Its worth it.
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  • mapexvenus Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Aug 4, 2008 8:25 PM (in response to njdanny84)
    the tint seems to persist even with the 2.01 update. Is this a 'feature' or a bug?
    Macbook Pro 2.2 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 120 GB HDD / 4 GB RAM / 320 GB Ext HDD / 500 GB Ext HDD, iPhone 8 GB
  • Chris0802 Calculating status...
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    Aug 25, 2008 7:04 AM (in response to nsheikh)
    I have the same problem and a horrible yellow screen!
    I got mine beginning of august, after waiting for two weeks so probably got on of the first modells sold....interesting is that my collegue got his iphone 3g 2 weeks after me - and no yellow screen at all, just like the iphone 2g!

    Quite interesting the "official" apple answer from the customer service agent:
    "1. "warmer" screen to better display photos; 2. not possible that my collegue got another colour....

    I very much hope that it is only a SW-bug and that apple will provide an appropriate software update to change the colour asap - firmware update didnt change a thing!
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • W9FIF Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Aug 25, 2008 7:27 AM (in response to nsheikh)
    Yes, I noticed a slightly yellowish tint offset compared to my to my original iPhones. The 3G works fine, the display is brighter, it has more, clearer audio output, GPS. After a day the yellow tint didn't matter, I'm used to it. Either take the phone back, get a refund or be quiet about it. There could be matters much more important than a slight yellow tint. Gee!

    On second thought, I remember when I was one of the oldest on one of the early iPod forums.
    I had to constantly keep in mind that most of the others on the forum were about 12. Makes a difference.
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  • kidnzl Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2008 2:23 AM (in response to Chris0802)
    My friend and I just bought 2 iPhone 3G last month, I noticed my screen is yellow-ish compare to my friend's iPhone. But it not only that, I also compared my iPhone to my other 2 friends, they have the same brightness and its much brighter than mine. Should I go and exchange my iPhont to other one? Is it possible? How do I do it?
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