iPad do all iPad's 4 have yellowish tint or just some ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by macchiato2009, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    hi

    wondering if in general, all new iPad's 4 have this yellowish tint or is this just a random bad screen like we can have on some iphone's ?

    because i'm returning mine to the online apple store

    hesitating about re-ordering another one, returning, like an infinite loop until i get a good one :(
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Th screen on mine is better than the 3rd gen I had. Mine is a lovely creamy white.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Impossible to say. Yellow compared to what? All whites are not equal.

    The color temperature and calibration of an iPad tends toward accurate over flashy, and people used to consumer displays with blown out dynamic contrast and oversaturated colors might prefer something more blue than white (just as consumers overwhelmingly prefer the opposite in home lighting after being accustomed to the dingy glow of incandescent bulbs).

    If the display is consistent, then it's most likely exactly as it should be. That's not to say that some aren't warmer or cooler than others.

    Then there are some that are inconsistent or blotchy. Some slight color shift and unevenness is inevitable, but some should be replaced.

    With LCDs, it's always a question of degree. It'll always be a tiny bit too warm or too cool, a little bit uneven across the surface, a little bit off in every single way. Everyone has different personal sensitivities to different aspects and everyone's vision is a little different, too. There are no perfect ones. If something negatively stands out to you, it's just a question of reasonably finding one that doesn't bother you.

    This forum is sadly overflowing with unreasonable people, unfortunately.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Its call warm temp, and no its not a defect. 3rd gen was make by Samsung and their are mostly cool temp (blue tint) I prefer warm temp then cool temp. Good luck finding one 4th gen with that blue tint. You are better off getting the 3rd gen
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    My first 3 iPad 4s that I returned had warm screens which was fine, but they also had uneven yellow tints on various parts of the screen. My 4th one that I am keeping I consider to be perfect. It does have a warmer white screen unlike my bluish white iPad 3, but I actually prefer the warmer tone now that I am used to it. It is much easier on the eyes. It does not have any yellow anywhere. I definitely was not happy seeing uneven yellow tints on the first 3. My 15 inch rMBP has a very faint yellow tinge in the lower right corner of the screen, but this is minor and overall the screen is gorgeous. It is a Samsung and the white tone is almost identical to my iPad 4. I was lucky to get this on the first try. Actually I've never returned an Apple product prior to the iPad 4.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    how does one test for had uneven yellow tints on various parts of the screen?
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't do any test. One side of the screen was yellow.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    If you have to test for it, you don't have a problem.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    My iPad 4 is noticeably yellow on the right hand side. Is there anyway to fix this without going back to an apple store? The left hand side is fine.
     
  10. GUG
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    We could merge our iPads as mine is perfect on the right side and yellow on the left side. This is the second iPad 4, the first one was pink on the lower side and yellow towards the top.

    I previously owned an iPad 2 witch had a really good white screen...
     
  11. macrumors 68000

    Medic311

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    my iPad 4 had horrendous back light bleed (you could actually see the LED's). i ditched it for an iPad 3 refurb and saved $150.

    as far as picture quality though, i didn't see any difference between the iPad 3 and the iPad 4. the ipad 3 and 4 both seem "warmer" than the iPad 2 i used to have though
     
  12. macrumors 6502

    chumawumba

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    well, Apple Cupertino is located on 1 Infinite Loop
     
  13. macrumors 603

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    Sometimes a new device will be like that. My iPad 3 was for a couple of weeks but then it went away. So give it a week or two before making any returns. This is VERY common and almost always works itself out.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    Good advice, but if it doesn't seem to be resolving I would return it within the period of "no questions asked" - 2 weeks or whatever the holiday end date is. After that Apple can say it is within specs.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    I got mine on the 23rd November, hasn't got any better.

    Taking to apple store on Sunday.
     

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