3G screen / Wifi screen

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iPadpam, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. iPadpam macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    My 3G was dropped off a little bit ago and I rush to open it and play with my new toy! But a few things have caught my eye about the screen and it's really really bothering me. So I was hoping you guys could give me some advise...

    So I turn it on and as it's loading and going to the connect to iTunes screen, I notice many areas on the sides of the screen and by the battery meter are... Brighter? Washed out looking? Only way I can think to explain it. I get my wifi iPad to see if this does it to. I turn it off and back on and nope! The screen is the same shade of light all around. So I think to myself oh well as long as I don't notice it when the iPad it on.

    Then I turn it on to connect to iTunes and notice the screen looks...yellowish? Again washed out looking.. So I go to macforums on both the 3G and the wifi iPad and holy yellowish tint batman! My wifi is showing what I consider accurate colors while the 3G is very yellow looking to me. And I don't mean just the side areas but the ENTIRE screen. I compared the stock wallpaper as well and the wifi iPad looks to have a lot more blue sky in the picture whereas the 3G looks washed out.

    I have a huge interest in photography and am always paying attention to colors. So I know this will forever bug me.

    So really my questions are ... Is this something apple will agree with me and allow a replacement? Or at least allow me to trade because it annoys ME? I can easily show them my wifi screen to demonstrate the difference. But then again I don't know what's normal... Are all of your ipads yellowish? Is my wifi a freak unit that I happen to love? lol.

    Grrr I want to be all excited about my long time coming 3G! What do I do?:confused:
  2. gouda272 macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2010
    if its as obvious as you say i'm sure the apple store will just give you another one. i would take the wifi one in with you to. sometimes things are defective..it happens.
  3. jlblodgett macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2008
    Oh no, the dreaded (subjective) yellow screen!!
  4. kirchnrd macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2009
    Exact same here. Wifi only looks great... 3G has a very dirty yellow tint. Not like a slight yellow, but gross yellow. Looks like a 100 mile trip, and who knows how long to get the replacement. Rolled the dice with a new product... 50/50 it was.
  5. iserian macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2010
    Palo Alto Apple Store
    If purchased from an Apple Store - Return and get a new one.

    Not sure if you can return online order to Apple store - I was told for the Wifi models that it was not an option.
  6. iPadpam thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    Well a couple hours later and i'm boxing up my brand new ipad 3g :(

    I ordered this online and because the closest apple store to me is $100 round trip in gas, i'm just going to ship the unit back and i have a new unit on order. And yes i have to wait until the may 7th ship date to get that new unit. But living with such an obviously bad screen was not an option for me. So i'll wait the 14 days or whatever i was quoted for getting a new one.

    I was returning an ipad 3g before people could purchase them at the store lol. Believe me thats NOT what i wanted to be doing... /sigh
  7. iPadpam thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
  8. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
  9. kloan macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2005
    and here we have it folks..... apple using substandard parts again......

    i think i just might skip buying one altogether now if this is the kind of hassle im gonna have to continue to deal with. the 2 wifi i had were already like this..... i was really hoping the 3G would be better, but sure enough... more of the same crap.

    very disappointing.
  10. iPadpam thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    Well i did manage to purchase a wifi version thats in pristine condition so i know it's possible to get a good one lol. I'm definately going to have nightmares thinking about my replacement coming in 14 days having the same problem :(
  11. ClaireL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2010
    New Jersey
    Sell it on craigslist for instant cash if your local Best Buys have 3G still.

    Tough break but hey, you will have your new iPad 3G before you know it.


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