Anyone want to help me explain to my dad why the iPhone 5 screen is "yellow"?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by adcx64, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    So, my dad recently upgraded his phone from the blueish screened iPhone 4, to an iP5. He always complains now of the yellowish screen, and I tried to tell him that the screen has a different neutral white calibration than the iPhone 4. Can anyone help me elaborate to him on why theres nothing wrong with his phone? My iPhone looks the exact same.
     
  2. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Yellow screens are not normal. Get it replaced at an Apple store. Even compare with the demo iPhone 5 units.
     
  3. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    He's never going to get it. He'll eventually get used to it and stop complaining.
     
  4. adcx64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Apple changed the color calibration to a warmer setting on the iPhone 5. The screen is not yellow, but the warmer colors look yellowish to someone whose coming from an iPhone 4.
     
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    JB it, load the desired profile and make the man happy!
     
  6. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

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    Tell him to man up and live with it.

    But seriously, tell him that the iPhone 4 was too blue and that Apple has adjusted the iPhone 5 screen to produce more accurate colors.
     
  7. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Its a defective screen. Have him get it replaced.

    Yes, the colors on iPhone5 are a bit more neutral, but they shouldn't look noticeably yellow. The difference should be very slight.

    I have seen plenty of iPhone 5 screens that look just as blue as 4/4S screens. They are out there.

    The majority are slightly warmer, but no one would notice in regular use.

    There are iPhone 5 screens that are noticeably piss yellow. Your dad likely has one. Get. It. Replaced.

    I went through multiple phones til I got one with an acceptable screen.
     
  8. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Still here huh lol? I remember me and you went through sooo many iPhone 4's with those nasty yellow screens 3 years ago haha.

    Heres what my 4 used to look like on the left compared to a different iPhone.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Haha yeah man. Constantly amazed at how this issue comes up every single year. Also amazed that people still try to argue its intentional or not a defect.
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Fact is, without pics from the OP, you guys arguing over whether it's a defect or not is impossible to say...
     
  11. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Yeah...old people. How are you going to deal with them. They never understand anything!

    And the complaining! OMG...those old people never stop complaining. Unlike the young folks, who never complain about anything and just take things in stride...like, say, icons and stuff.

    Old people...what a pain.;)

    :rolleyes: :D
     
  12. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    Weak
     
  13. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    The youngs are OCDs, and the olds want to stay the same.
     
  14. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I'd like to suggest that generalizations about any group (young's, olds, etc) are iffy, at best.

    It's not my intent to be snarky, just to suggest all over generalizations are dependent on stereotypes.

    No offense intended...just an observation.:D
     
  15. Madison2014 macrumors newbie

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    That's not normal he need to get the screen replace asap its a defective screen and that's not good
     
  16. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Without generalization, stereotypes, reality shows and gratuitous sex and violence, we would be watching documentaries and c-span 24x7.

    Remind me again when my generalization adversely affects the livelyhood of an impacted group.
     
  17. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Let him go and swap it out if he thinks there is a problem. He will eventually realize that these screens aren't tightly calibrated and there's quite a bit of variation.
     
  18. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I've heard that most of the time it's an adhesive used in the screen. I hadn't noticed any yellow until I got my 4S. But just like so many people told me and others on here, it went away within a week or two. If your dad has had the phone for more than a few weeks and it's still like that, do like the people are telling you and ask for a replacement from Apple.
     
  19. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    It's not adhesive

    Its not glue

    It wont go away.

    100% Fact.
     

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