iPad iPad air yellow tint worse at an angle?

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  1. CreamyItalian macrumors newbie

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    I've posted some photos below that I'd like some input on. I just received my new iPad air and I wanted to compare it to my retina mini. I always knew my rmini had a yellow tint, worst on the bottom left. Compared to the display at best buy it is noticeably warmer/more yellow. I bought the air to see how it would compare overall to the rmini and intend to return one of them. When looking at them both straight on they appear similar, with the same warm yellow tint compared to my wife's iPhone 5 and my dads iPad 2. However, when viewed at an angle, the air looks considerably more yellow in comparison tot the mini which actually takes on a more pink tint at an angle. This is obvious to me because I usually do hold the iPad at an angle when sitting and not straight directly in front of my face. Take a look at the photos and let me know if you notice the same in your devices. Thanks.
     

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  2. CreamyItalian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now at an angle
     

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  3. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    I pointed this out a few times before. It doesn't take much of an angle to reduce/increase the yellow screen. Tilting it an inch will do.
     
  4. CreamyItalian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now here is a photo of the air upside down next to the right side up rmini. Notice that they now have similar tints.
     

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  5. CreamyItalian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And finally both pictured upside down. The rmini now looks more yellow than the air.
     

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  6. PDE macrumors 68020

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    I've had to airs and returned them both for yellowing. My impression is that the angle at which brightness diminishes is reduced compared to previous iPads. All screens do this, but it seems worse than previous models...
     
  7. CreamyItalian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I admittedly have no technical knowledge regarding displays, so that's why I'm looking for input. I know when I adjust the angle of my laptop screen the contrast changes, and LCD/led displays are known for viewing angle issues (as opposed to my plasma tv). I just find it interesting that the air changes tint so drastically compared to the rmini, and that it goes yellow from one angle and more pink from the other.

    I actually have a second air coming by mail soon, so we'll see how that compares.
     
  8. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    When you look at a LCD from an angle, all bets are off.

    Some displays have warmer LED backlighting than others.

    Apple does no guarantee a specific color temperature but if you are unhappy they will replace it.:apple:
     

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