Color of screen

What is your true color hue on a white background ?

  • Yellowish

    Votes: 24 17.1%
  • Pinkish

    Votes: 22 15.7%
  • Greenish

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Pinkish/greenish

    Votes: 11 7.9%
  • Perfectly white

    Votes: 81 57.9%

  • Total voters
    140

Ipadfever

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Apr 22, 2012
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This is a poll on what true color your screen is on a white background or reading anything on a white background.
 

Rodster

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May 15, 2007
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My iPad 2 and iPad 3 both look identical in screen color/tint and brightness.
 
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Simacca

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Jul 31, 2008
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Pinkish, especially under natural sunlight. I do have a uniform screen though, so I suppose that's something, and colours are much more vibrant than on my old iPad 2
 
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Jackintosh

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Mar 21, 2009
572
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Illinois
None of the above, really. I have a warm shade of white. Not yellow, yet not perfectly white either. More like eggshell as in interior house paint colors.
 
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Ipadfever

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Apr 22, 2012
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Pretty interesting

Thanks to those who have voted,do please continue to vote for those that haven't .
 
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mcdj

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Jul 10, 2007
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Pretty much a useless poll. One man's perfect white is another man's yellow/pink/blue/green and vice versa. Without a standardized benchmark for comparson, no reliable claim of perfect white can be made, or yellow/green/pink/blue etc. for that matter.
 
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henry72

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Jun 18, 2009
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Pinkish at the bottom, and kinda yellow when it displays White colour :mad:

BTW, I've returned mine after 6 of them! I don't have time to keep exchanging it :(
 
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Ipadfever

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Apr 22, 2012
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Pretty much a useless poll. One man's perfect white is another man's yellow/pink/blue/green and vice versa. Without a standardized benchmark for comparson, no reliable claim of perfect white can be made, or yellow/green/pink/blue etc. for that matter.
The whole purpose of this poll is to see a percentage of different hues, I understand your point of view and you couldn't be more right.

The one question that no one can answer is WHY! WHY are there different hues, no one can give me a definitive answer, not even apple corporate care.


This is no different than going to buy 5 cars and choosing the color white, the exact same car from the same company only to find that there is only one white car and the rest with different hues of white. I just don't get it.
 
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stevemiller

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Oct 27, 2008
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I'm of two minds on this whole thing. First, there is no 'true white' as white is perceived differently under different lighting conditions and environments. Blame human evolution for that one. So aside from some obvious lemons where the balance is way off, a certain amount of variation doesn't make a screen better or worse. Each one will just appear more pleasing under different conditions. Case in point, my iPhone screen looks a bit sickly compared to my iPad indoors, but vice versa outside in daylight. In this case it works because my phone is much more likely to be used when I'm out and about anyway.

BUT- as apple markets the quality of these screens more and more, I do think it would be worth them adding a few more advanced controls to take full advantage of them. Being able to calibrate natively would be a huge boon, ad would take the 'lottery' out of whether the screens temperature matches your usage environment.
 
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Drag'nGT

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Sep 20, 2008
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My screen is whiter than my white bezel. I'd say that's white enough.
 
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Ipadfever

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Apr 22, 2012
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Being as persistent as I am, I have finally received an answer from a top apple executive on why the screens have different hues and uneven tints.



The reason for all the different hues is due to the glass they use, for such a mass produced product, and coming from different companies, all the glasses vary. The factory does seem to matter to a degree but it all comes down to glass that is used and how well it's processed.

In conclusion MOST people will not notice it but there you have it for QC on the glass that is being used.
 
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Rodster

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May 15, 2007
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Being as persistent as I am, I have finally received an answer from a top apple executive on why the screens have different hues and uneven tints.



The reason for all the different hues is due to the glass they use, for such a mass produced product, and coming from different companies, all the glasses vary. The factory does seem to matter to a degree but it all comes down to glass that is used and how well it's processed.

In conclusion MOST people will not notice it but there you have it for QC on the glass that is being used.
There fixed. :)

Thanks for the explanation. That makes a lot of sense.
 
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VFC

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Feb 6, 2012
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Being as consistent as I am, I have finally received an answer from a top apple executive on why the screens have different hues and uneven tints.



The reason for all the different hues is due to the glass they use, for such a mass produced product, and coming from different companies, all the glasses vary. The factory does seem to matter to a degree but it all comes down to glass that is used and how well it's processed......
You can say that about many of the individual parts used to manufacture the iPad. Is there the same variance in some of those other parts?
 
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TheKricket

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Mar 12, 2012
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Pretty much a useless poll. One man's perfect white is another man's yellow/pink/blue/green and vice versa. Without a standardized benchmark for comparson, no reliable claim of perfect white can be made, or yellow/green/pink/blue etc. for that matter.
I agree - this is just too subjective of a topic. Everyone's eyes really are different. Someone might look at a screen and say: "Hey, that's PERFECT" - and the guy next to him might think it looks straight-up pink (or yellow, or warm, or cold, etc).

At the end of the day - it's whether you have something you're happy with.

Mine - looks fine to my eyes. Maybe it's a little warm - but I can't say it looks yellow - and I definitely don't get any sort of "pink" feel out of it - but who knows - can I really say it's perfectly white? I don't think so...
 
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Simacca

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Jul 31, 2008
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UK, South East.
Being as consistent as I am, I have finally received an answer from a top apple executive on why the screens have different hues and uneven tints.



The reason for all the different hues is due to the glass they use, for such a mass produced product, and coming from different companies, all the glasses vary. The factory does seem to matter to a degree but it all comes down to glass that is used and how well it's processed.

In conclusion MOST people will not notice it but there you have it for QC on the glass that is being used.
That doesn't surprise me considering I can see my screen get progressively pinker under natural daylight.
 
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rkahl

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Jul 29, 2010
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Pretty much a useless poll. One man's perfect white is another man's yellow/pink/blue/green and vice versa. Without a standardized benchmark for comparson, no reliable claim of perfect white can be made, or yellow/green/pink/blue etc. for that matter.
We finally agree.
 
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