Does yellow tint on 4S display mean it's defective?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Luba, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Luba macrumors 6502a

    Luba

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    My 4S display definitely has a yellow look to it, and it's quite clear when I have it side-by-side with my old 4. I read that the yellow can go away in time, that it burns away the glue, which means to me that the display has a sort of manufacturing defect. Others have said the display is simply color calibrated more towards yellow while the 4 is calibrated more towards blue. Well, I do see the blue tint in the 4, and the yellow in the 4S. I prefer the blue tint look, it also makes the gray look more "natural" in my opinion.

    If the yellow is an indicator of defectiveness then I will return it, and I will I will get a brand-new 4S as it's within the 14 days of purchase. I wouldn't want a re-manufactured one. If the yellow is just a calibration issue, how can I calibrate it towards more blue? I rather not deal with the hassle of returning it if it's not defective, and I may get used to the yellow tint. So does yellow mean defective? Thanks for any info, feedback, or opinion on this!
     
  2. gloss macrumors 601

    gloss

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    Last time this happened it was a residue from the manufacturing process, and went away after a few days.

    It could also be that the screen is just warmer in color temperature. My wife's 4S looked distinctly more yellow than my 4. I don't think it's a defect, just a calibration change on Apple's end. They've done this before between generations of iPod touch.
     
  3. daviddth macrumors 6502a

    daviddth

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    As Gloss said, it usually goes away after a few days. We boiught 3 iPhone 4S's here and mine had a real yellow screen and the other 2 did not. Now a week later it has a slightly yellow corner and the rest of the screen is as good as my old iPhone 4 (Still used by the daughter)
     

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