iPhone 5 Yellow Screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SPNarwhal, Dec 31, 2012.

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    SPNarwhal

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    #1
    Does the iPhone 5 have the yellow screen problem?
    I have one now and I love love love it, but I just looked at my 4S and the screen on that looks different than the one on my 5. Not sure how to explain it.. I'll try to post a photo soon.

    Is Apple open to this problem? Or is it something they're going to think I'm weird for if I went in?

    I'll try to compare mine to another iPhone 5 before I do anything, but my 4 was crisp white, this looks yellow in comparison, but only somewhat.

    Don't call me anal.


    edit: another weird thing is, is that I have a known yellow hue iPhone 4 here that I compare this to, and my 5 looks different than that too.. It's almost like there's a purple-ish hue in comparison to the yellow. You'll see. (hopefully)
     
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    SPNarwhal

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    lelisa13p

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    There are dozens of threads about this issue, beginning on the day after launch 09/21/2012. Search for "yellow screen" and you'll find them.

    Bottom line is that iP5 has a warmer (yellowish) tone as opposed to the iP4/4s/earlier which had cooler (blue) tones. You shouldn't notice it if you're not doing side-by-side comparisons. Tones are slight, either way.

    Read those threads. There are some technical explanations included. And photos.
     
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    SPNarwhal

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    That's true, I should have done some research. I don't stray from the Marketplace too often, sorry about that.

    Mods can close this. :) I'll get my info from other threads created already.

    Sorry for the littering!
     
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    eelw

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    You're too accustom to your cooler iPhone 4 screen. Took me like 2 weeks for me to get accustom to the difference with the warmer display when I switched from my 4 to the 5. And before the standard "piss yellow" comments appear, only worry about this if the yellow is blotchy. From your pic, it's even throughout the screen. So perfectly normal.
     
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    AlphaDogg

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    People said that about the 4... And the 4S. There's no way this is true.
     
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    lelisa13p

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    Which part isn't true? I generalized because the forum had so many posts that the generalization was made within the forum time and again.

    My iPhone 3Gs has the whiter screen, as does my iPhone 4; my iPhone 5 has a slightly different tone. No harm, no foul. All of the screens are excellent.
     

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