Are these new iMac displays ok as far as yellow screen issues?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bobright, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I haven't heard anything about how the displays are as far as being uniform and not having the dreaded yellow screen like they had before? Do they have rich blacks?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    There's been a few complaints about light bleed, yellow screens, and bad shadows in the corners. Some pics posted of the issues as well. Looks like we'll never escape these issues on iMacs.
  3. macrumors 68000

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Its the exact same panel as the previous model so you will still get those issues, just less glare and dust behind the screen.
  4. thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I did see one bad 21" posted but haven't heard any other complaints?


    It's more to do with QC and bad manufacturers don't think it being the same res as the old one means anything
  5. macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2007
    My new 2012 27" iMac is fairly yellow down towards the bottom third of the screen. It shows up in photos (I'll post one soon). Not sure if I'm going to return it, or wait it out for a week and see if it gets better on my eyes get used to it.

    Considering I have had every iMac since the G5 model, this is one of the most yellow I've ever seen.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2009
    I received my 2012 iMac today (3.4GHz i7, 8GB, 3TB Fusion, 2GB 680MX GPU), got it out of the box, fired it up, immediately noticed major display non-uniformity (yellow on the bottom right, blue on the top left, significant brightness variance), and packed it up for a refund. I'm not going through numerous swap-outs again to try to get a good display.

    Besides, as I was staring at my new iMac, I realized it's just not enough of an upgrade over my mid-2011 iMac (3.4GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD+2TB HDD, 2GB HD 6970M) to justify the expense. I'll wait to see what the mid-year Haswell update brings, or better yet what the new Mac Pros bring, before I get rid of my 2011 iMac.
  7. thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    That's too bad was worried about the displays as that's why I made this thread turned out well for me though its flawless. Deep blacks and uniform across. No yellowing or dead pixels, no scuffs etc..

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