iPad iPad 4 screen noticeably poorer than iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AppleMooseMan, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. AppleMooseMan macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2012
    So I got my new iPad 4 today, and when I compared my previous iPad 3 side by side with it I noticed a severe differentiation in the colors of the two screens.

    The iPad 3 is a lot brighter, and the color a lot whiter.
    The iPad 4 is a bit washed out and has a yellow hue.

    I've heard about this problem before, should I ask for a replacement or just wait it out?
  2. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    Mine's better than the screen of my former iPad 3 which was already very good.
  3. Dick Whitman macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

    Oct 16, 2012
    This is the problem with Apple launching multiple products worldwide all at once - they are running into severe quality control issues from having to utilize multiple LCD manufactures. More manufacturers means more variance for error and inconsistency. My current iPhone 5 has the same problem - a dull piss-color yellow hue across everything.
  4. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    OP, if you don't like the screen, return/exchange it. I recommend doing it at a different store than the one you got it from, in case yours was part of a batch.

    There have been pockets of yellowish screens on nearly every iDevice made.
  5. Deasnutz macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2011
    Yes, take em both in and loudly start out with, "Do all ipad 4's have a piss stained look?". Otherwise, I'd return it and try another store.

Share This Page