Does the White iPad Look Yellow to You?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 28Gauge, Mar 12, 2012.

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Does the white iPad look yellow to you?

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  1. 28Gauge macrumors 6502

    28Gauge

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    I have always liked the looks of the white iPad in promotional videos and photos. But when I see one in the Apple store or Best Buy, the white bezel always seems to have a slight yellow tint and not the bright white that I see in the advertisements. Has anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

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    Its the contrast of the white bezel and the screen, that's why the black one doesn't do that
     
  3. 28Gauge thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm. I always attributed the yellow tint to the store lighting. I know that the different types of bulbs (incandescent, fluorescent, etc.) can change the lighted hues of different objects. I never took into account the contrast between the screen and bezel.
     
  4. Lansing macrumors newbie

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    Glossy white things will always tint to the color around it. If you have yellow lighting, it will have a yellow tint.
    Blue lighting (Like CFL) will give it more of a blue tint.

    Don't worry too much about it and get what will make you happy
     
  5. pear21 macrumors 6502

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  7. kujen macrumors newbie

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    It's reflects the light around it. Store lighting doesn't usually look very nice.
     
  8. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    It definitely looks a pale yellow in some light. And considering I'll be using it indoors most of the time (where lighting is primarily more yellow), I chose black. It just looks strange with the bright screen and a slight yellow border.
     
  9. musika macrumors 65816

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    Maybe you should have a poll option for "No".
     
  10. dendkmac macrumors member

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  11. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

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    How come the white iPods never exhibited this? They were always bright white.
     
  12. thekev macrumors 604

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    Some materials are more prone to metamerism issues than others, so they show more variation under different lighting temperatures relative to other objects viewed under similar lighting conditions. I don't know the full details of the materials or processes used to make either of these items or if they're similar.
     
  13. Rideherhard macrumors 6502

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    You gotta stop taking it into the washroom with you!!
     
  14. jovian macrumors newbie

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  15. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    The white on iOS devices is not 100% brilliant white by design, I guess.
    I had a white Incase Slider on my iPhone 4, and that was noticeably more white, than the white iPhone.
    You only notice it, when it's next to something that is brilliant white. In that situation, the iPad and iPhone seem to be a slightly milky, or 'eggshell' white.
     

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