iPad iPad 4 screen warmer than iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by vander, Nov 15, 2012.

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    I just got the iPad 4 with LTE, and right out of the box, side by side with my existing iPad 3 I'm noticing a difference in "warmth" of the 4's screen. It definitely looks a little more yellow to me than the iPad 3. Its only been a few hours, and I did not notice it until I put them right next together. I was doing some side by side speed tests...the iPad 4 is faster, not a lot on web surfing, but yes its faster, but when I put them side by side, the screen color difference was noticeable.

    So I would be interested if anyone else with an iPad 3 has noticed the difference, or do I now start to worry that maybe I got one with a warmer screen. I had thought that there was not supposed to be any difference in the screens, although now I'm remembering that there were different suppliers and maybe what I'm seeing is two different screens from different suppliers. Does anyone know how I can check on this....

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    Ipad 3=Samsung. New ipad = LG. I have no issue with a warm temp screen on my ipad. It's much easier on the eyes when surfing the net at nite.
     
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    Warm screen is much better for eyes and the mind.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    agreed, its softer on the eyes and easier at night, I was just surprised to see the difference. I'm not complaining,

    Also, Thanks I couldn't remember who was responsible for the production, but I do remember and you confirmed that LG was responsible for the new iPad screens so hence the difference. Thanks!
     
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    It's also typically more accurate in photography
     
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    Opposite for me. My 3 was more yellow while my 4 was a cooler blue. I hope my replacement will be blueish as I strongly prefer the cooler screen.
     
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    Same for me. My iPad 3 has the most neutral white I've ever seen. The iPad 4 is so ever slightly bluer by comparison.
     
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    This.
     
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    Well I'm not a photographer, but I read at night a lot. Can anybody with both say if the 4 is easier on the eyes than the bluer 3? Is the 4 less bright than the 3? How about using it during the day under sunlight or a brightly lit room?
     
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    Because the screens differ between two different devices of the same generation, it is impossible to say. For reading at night, the lower the backlight will go, the more control you have over finding the most comfortable reading experience for you. If both devices went down to the exact same level of backlight though, typically the warmer screen would be a little easier on the eyes as you wouldn't have quite the same harshness of contrast for your eyes to deal with.
     
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    I wouldn't look too much into this. My first 3 was warm, my second replacement was nice and white, only to notice it was actually pretty damn blue after comparing to a third and fourth ipad 3.

    So color temp on these things is as inconsistent as Apple's CS reps.
     
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    The yellow is nice. Blue light causes oxidative damage to your retina, since it's closer to the wavelength of UV light. So it's not just in your head that you find the yellow tint easier on your eyes.
     
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    I don't know if this is scientifically true or not but I've noticed that my ipad 4 has become less yellow than when I first got it.
    I don't think it's simply me 'getting used to it' as I'm grounded by my iPhone 4s' screen. now I simply don't notice a yellowness when moving from iphone to the ipad
     
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    Can you fry an egg?

    I'm sensing a potential morning news/breakfast multi-tasking benefit here.
     
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    Warmer is typically easier on the eyes. Hence sepia as a choice for color digital readers and books printing off white. Again. Typically. Not much is universal!
     

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