My new iphone 5 screen has a yellow tint

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bigchief, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Pick up my new iPhone 5 yesterday and when I got it home I noticed the screen has a yellow tint to it. On my iPhone 4 the whites were much more brilliant. Anyone else have this issue?
     
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    tymaster50

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    Nope. There's multiple topics but I think they are joking
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not joking

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    The whites are not really yellow but an off white. I thought they improved the screen on the iPhone 5 but the screen on my iPhone 4 is much better
     
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    tymaster50

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?searchid=31251552
    almost 500 topics on it. So now you are not the only one. If you really think you have a problem go to the Apple store. They will either laugh you out of the store or just replace it and probably have an issue worse than a warmer screen.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    warmer screen?
     
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    tymaster50

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    I don't really want to hold your hand through this so I'll let you figure it out on your own
     
  7. lelisa13p, Nov 10, 2012
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    lelisa13p

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    Blue screens are cold; yellow tints are warmer. Up your brightness and you won't see it so much. There are pages of posts about this, as mentioned above.

    If your screen is yellowed like nicotine stained or urine colored, take it back. Those are the extreme and legitimate examples for exchanging.
     
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    NovemberWhiskey

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    Jeez...he was being sarcastic.

    I also got one with a yellow tint. some sources online seem to claim that it is due to the glue used, and that it will cure over time and get better. Some claim otherwise (different panels by different makers).

    Whatever the truth is, I have noticed that my screen looks bluer now (it took about a week for a minor change, and it has been 2-3 now and I can see that it is very blue).

    However, I can't rule out the placebo effect or different lighting conditions. Whatever the case is, it looks fine to me now.

    I also went to compare with models in the store (10-15) and while mine does look more "yellow" I noticed ALL the units in the store had a red tint to their screens. Between the two, I would rather have my yellow screen.
     

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