Another yellow screen

RobNor

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Bit disappointed that I've got a yellow screen doesn't look as vibrant as the iPad 2
 

RobNor

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It is more yellow (warm) that my ipad 2 but nowhere near as yellow as my ipad 1 was.

Panel is evenly lit no dark patches/areas,no dead pixels,absolutely no back light bleed
 

barkomatic

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Give it a few days/couple of weeks and that yellow will disappear as the glue dries.
My understanding is that most of the initial batch of iPads were built in January and have been sitting around since -- whatever glue was there should be dry by now.
 

smiddlehurst

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and so it begins:(
If by that you mean a wave of people complaining bitterly about products that are either a) just a warmer temperature than they'd prefer or b) are genuinely faulty (as is to be expected with such a large product rollout) and could be easily fixed by going to an Apple store or calling customer support... yes, yes it does. :mad:

While we're on the subject, did this REALLY need a thread all to itself when this already exists: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1341622

Sorry to be so grumpy but I'm constantly amazed at the standards people seem to expect from Apple. Not everything will be perfect but don't grumble until and unless you have problems with their resolution process. THEN feel free to vent :D
 

ScubaCinci

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My understanding is that most of the initial batch of iPads were built in January and have been sitting around since -- whatever glue was there should be dry by now.
Perhaps it cures with the heat generated by the display (which haven't been left on since January)?
 

ScubaCinci

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That's what I am thinking. (although I must admit, this "glue drying" thing surprises me. Just mildly surprised that such a phenomnon exists with this product)

Mike
Yeah, seems odd but it has a track record of abating so I wouldn't get worried until about a week after starting to use it. Worst case, if I recall, Apple was accommodating in swapping out the ones that retained the yellowing.
 

smoking monkey

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Mine is yellow tinted as well. It doesn't look as good and it lacks contrast. Most people it seems don't like the yellow tint and most would agree it doesn't look as good. Nobody has started a thread saying I got a blue tint. I think that tells you something.

Everybody saying it will go away... well, it didn't with the ip4s, so why should it with the new ipad?

On the plus side, I have minimal bleeding and no stuck pixels.
 

Stealthipad

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If by that you mean a wave of people complaining bitterly about products that are either a) just a warmer temperature than they'd prefer or b) are genuinely faulty (as is to be expected with such a large product rollout) and could be easily fixed by going to an Apple store or calling customer support... yes, yes it does. :mad:

While we're on the subject, did this REALLY need a thread all to itself when this already exists: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1341622

Sorry to be so grumpy but I'm constantly amazed at the standards people seem to expect from Apple. Not everything will be perfect but don't grumble until and unless you have problems with their resolution process. THEN feel free to vent :D
Hey, I am agreeing with you!

No doubt no matter how perfEct it is they will complain!

There will be a large supply of iPad 3 refurbs by next week due to the returns!
 

Roman2K~

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Before reading this thread, and before it occured to me that there could even be a yellow tint, I noticed a very slight one on my 3rd gen iPad which arrived this morning:



It covers the upper quarter of the display, more toward the left. To ensure that it wasn't an optical illusion, I turned the iPad upside down and the tint is then at the opposite (lower quarter, toward the right).

I'm not going to exchange it because the tint so shallow that I don't consider this a defect and I know a replacement may be worse. If it fades away on its own, good, otherwise it's no biggie (and I'm usually anal about these things!).
 

Jottle

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This glue curing business is bunk. The yellow "hue" of the screens is due to the fact that Samsung is making the new screens (at least that's the rumor). The samsung screens are warmer compared to the LG screens. Search around and you can see a comparison of lg vs. samsung ipad 2 screens.
 

xenosaga7

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I have yellow screen problem as well. It is really evident when I compare with my ipad2 next to it.

Does apple allow to replace if you have yellow tint?
 

Tones2

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Mine is yellow tinted as well. It doesn't look as good and it lacks contrast. Most people it seems don't like the yellow tint and most would agree it doesn't look as good. Nobody has started a thread saying I got a blue tint. I think that tells you something.

Everybody saying it will go away... well, it didn't with the ip4s, so why should it with the new ipad?

On the plus side, I have minimal bleeding and no stuck pixels.
Absolutely agree with you. Everyone "wants" cool blue. Some will "accept" yellow but few like it. Simple solution - DON'T MAKE FRIGGIN' YELLOW TINTED COLOR GAMUTS! Is it somehow more diffucult or more expensive to not do yellow hues?

Tony
 

Roman2K~

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After 4 days, the yellow tint is still there. It seems to have worsened. Mine is partial (see this post above) which is worse than a full (but evenly) yellow-tinted screen, IMO.

I called Apple today and they're sending me a replacement :cool:.
 

iapplelove

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Absolutely agree with you. Everyone "wants" cool blue. Some will "accept" yellow but few like it. Simple solution - DON'T MAKE FRIGGIN' YELLOW TINTED COLOR GAMUTS! Is it somehow more diffucult or more expensive to not do yellow hues?

Tony
i wouldnt say "everyone" wants the cool blue..

my iphone4 and ipad2 are both cool and whites can apear bluish but blacks always look gray and washed

my ipad3 is pretty neutral not nearly as blue but i woudlnt say it's yellow either..but black looks like black not gray.
 

bafonso

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After 4 days, the yellow tint is still there. It seems to have worsened. Mine is partial (see this post above) which is worse than a full (but evenly) yellow-tinted screen, IMO.

I called Apple today and they're sending me a replacement :cool:.
You called them instead of going to a store? I got one at a store but the left side being more slightly darker/yellower kind of gets to me. I'm very sensitive to uneven lighting/color so it's kind of a bummer. my ipad 1 doesn't have this issue.

But i'm not keen on going through multiple ipads if they all suffer from left-side yellownitis ;-)