Did Apple finally fix the "warm tint" issue with the 5S?

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

  1. zooby, Sep 20, 2013
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  2. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    The 5S screen isn't overly yellow like in past years, but is a bit warmer than the 5. Some cooler ones might eventually come, but a bit warm for now. Not as bad as past years.
  3. firstapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    This is a personal preference kind of thing. Some people prefer warm and others prefer cool. Would be nice if Apple allowed for the screens to be calibrated to the user's preference...
  4. zooby, Sep 20, 2013
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    zooby thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
  5. karmamule macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    Waltham, MA
    Yeah, my Lumia 925 lets you adjust both temperature and saturation of the display....I wish all newer phones would do that.

    I happen to prefer slighly warmer screens so will be interested to see what my 5S arriving Monday has. :)
  6. zooby, Sep 23, 2013
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    zooby thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
  7. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    I also hate yellow screens and can't stand them.

    I bought a launch day 5S. I instantly recognized it as a warm screen. I tried to crank the brightness and convince myself that it was fine, I'd get used to it, and that it's just the way it is.

    I went to the apple store the next day. I tried not to look at the display phones. Alas, I gave in and looked. Sure enough, cool clear perfect screens of every one. I'm done. I just want the phone advertised. I returned my 5S and went back to my nice clear screened 5. I went through ~8 5's to get one I could stand. Looks like it'll be another year.

    Bottom line: no it's not fixed. It's still a lottery. Good luck. Also, the 5 and 5S are nearly indistinguishable in performance.
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Every single year since the original iPhone there's always someone starting a thread "Isn't the screen warmer than last year?" At this rate, the screen would be pretty damn yellow after 7 years.
  9. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    True, but the iPhone 4 seemed to get pretty cool, and then the yellowing started to ramp up again.

    Nothing is as bad as the iMacs though because sections of the screen are yellow and others white.

    At least with iPhone/iPad, the yellow is just how the entire screen looks.
  10. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    The blue iPhone 4 screens (although not every iPhone 4 screen was blue, a lot of them were blueish) were way to cool. The variance in screen quality is much smaller with the 5/5S than with the 4/4S.
  11. TC03 macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2008
  12. syd430 Guest

    They use the same panels as the 5. Therefore it's the same luck of the draw, I.e you might get a warmer one or you might get a cooler one. My 5S is even warmer than my 5, which was already was pretty warm. The tint is also less uniform too.

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