I think the jury is still out as to how common this is. It's clearly been an issue with the iMac screens as well as other brands using IPS displays (I've seen reports of the same problem with Dell IPS displays, for example) for years and is not fully resolved.Hi, Is this a very common problem with the new iMacs? I ordered a new iMac a few days ago. Hoping I wont have to return it
Oh no!Just picked up my custom iMac a couple of hours ago. Came home, turned it on, the screen has a lovely yellowish tone to it in the lower half of the panel. Noticeable if you have a background with a light, uniform color for example. D'oh. Called support, they're picking it up next week for repairs. Gah
Remember this is a help forum, users post here when they have problems. Coming here is akin to going to a hospital to gauge the health of the general population, chances are very slim you will have any problems.Oh no!
My iMac is supposed to arrive today. Not feeling too optimistic rn
Good point. I hope you're right *fingers crossed* hahaRemember this is a help forum, users post here when they have problems. Coming here is akin to going to a hospital to gauge the health of the general population, chances are very slim you will have any problems.
Do you still have your 2009 iMac? If you do, would you be willing to take some side by side photos of it vs. your 2013 iMac with a white background? I'm trying to figure out if I really have a "yellow screen issue" or if I'm just being too picky about shade and that difference I see top to bottom on my 2013 iMac is normal.My 2009 iMac has a very noticeable yellow tint on the lower third of the screen. The 2013 iMac that I just got has a beautiful screen, consistent color from top to bottom. I am very happy with it.
my iMac showed up and has a slight yellow tint on the bottom quarter of the screen. I've seen worse, and most people wouldn't noticed, but it sucks when you can see it.Please keep us posted.
But are you keeping it?my iMac showed up and has a slight yellow tint on the bottom quarter of the screen. I've seen worse, and most people wouldn't noticed, but it sucks when you can see it.
It's better than the ones I saw in the Apple Store, but not as good as one I saw in Best Buy (perfect).
So, there you go...
Yea, I agree about the return process being a pain. I am on my 2nd one and I just got a good look at it yesterday. I think it's just as bad as the 1st. The yellow tinge is really noticeable under low lighting conditions. If there was a way to find out if they were all like this that would really be helpful because then I would just give up. But I'm thinking about trying one more time. I didn't have any trouble like this with my previous iMac.I'm still on the fence about it, if there was a good chance a replacement would be better I would do it. However, I think there is just as good a chance that I would get a worse one, and the return process for a BTO is a pain.
I had wondered this as well. I was 95% sure it was the screen itself, but to be 100% sure, I laid my iMac flat on a table and looked at the screen upside-down. It was definitely the screen on mine. Congrats on getting a tint-free iMac.The more I examine my screen the more I think the viewing angle is causing most if not all of the off-white/yellow I am seeing at the bottom. I downloaded a colorimeter app (free app called "Colorometer") to my iPhone and measured my screen, and it measured no difference from top top bottom.