Can't see 5s screen with polarized sunglasses, anyone else?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by justinnum1, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. justinnum1 macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2007
    In my car with my polarized sunglasses on it is very hard to see the display, even with brightness at 100%. My 4s was perfect. Never tried the 5 in the sun.

    Anyone else experiencing this?
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
  3. Charadis macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    I bought two iPhone 5 last year, one for AT&T and the other for Verizon. The AT&T version screen would look a deep tinted purple when viewing in portrait, but normal if turned to landscape. My Verizon version, the one I'm using now, looks normal in portrait mode, but purple tinted in landscape. Needless to say, I ended up selling the AT&T version.

    I would assume the screen is mostly identical for the 5s, but I could be wrong. Are you seeing a purple tint on yours? Does it change when you view the phone in landscape? Sent from my iPhone 5.
  4. justinnum1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2007
    If I didn't have eye problems that would be a great idea.


    It's more like a weird glare all over the scree.
  5. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    It's because the screen is polarised. If you turn it sideways it will be better. But it is perfectly normal

    Every touchscreen phone I've owned has done this including the 4s

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