>> iPhone 4 >> Firmware Update to Fix Yellow Screen Issues??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SmackP, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. SmackP macrumors member

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    Back when iPhone 3G was released early adopters found that the screen had a yellow consistent tinge - the displayer was a warmer and yellowy unlike the predecessors that had a cool white screen.

    It seems it was the same story with the 3GS and NOW the iPhone 4.

    But wait,

    According to this:

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/07/13/hidden_iphone_3g_firmware_fixes_yellow_screens.html
    http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2008/07/tip-updating-iphone-to-3a347-reduces-yellow-tinge.ars
    http://www.sizzledcore.com/2008/07/14/how-to-update-iphone-3g-firmware-54347-remove-yellow-tinge/
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1530
    http://bindapple.com/iphone-3g-yellow-screen-problem/

    Apple intentionally offset the white point, they realised customers weren't happy and released a firmware update to revert it back:

    Here's a pic which I'm sure many of you can relate to:

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    So it seems like the 3G story all over again but can we voice enough opinion to make Apple release a firmware fix to solve the yellowy screen "issue" with the iPhone 4??
     
  2. phrint macrumors 6502

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    The yellow-screen issue with the iPhone 4 pointed to glue not properly drying under the screen before shipment. Early 3GS models had an issue but the display was purposely made warmer (more yellow) than the 3G for viewing purposes.
     
  3. SmackP thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope what??

    Either add something useful or clear off!
     
  4. SmackP thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I'm not talking about spots or lines of yellow, just consistently yellowy screen like shown in the pics.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=962976

    Here's a picture of two iPhone 4's from the thread above:

    http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=238229&d=1278832530
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=10500114&postcount=36
     
  5. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    Nope, Software fix is not going to happen.

    Can I stay now?
     
  6. SmackP thread starter macrumors member

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  7. SmackP thread starter macrumors member

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    Why not? If it happened for 3G why not again?

    How do you know it's not going to happen?
     
  8. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    Not trolling, I compared my iP4 to my wifes 3GS and while the 4 brightness setting by default is darker, there was no yellow warmer hue. I tweaked the 4 a tad brighter to make it equal with the 3GS and still looked equal in color temp.

    Do you also have the prox sensor issue?
     
  9. SmackP thread starter macrumors member

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    WOW, you really don';t read much do you?

    In my previous post THERE WAS AN IPHONE 4 WITH AND WITHOUT THE YELLOW TINGE.

    You have told me nothing new.

    Please go away, I'm going to IGNORE your posts from now on.
     
  10. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    You asked a question. I answered with my own experience. Sometimes a batch of displays has a fault. Does not mean they all do. If you have a yellow hue then clearly you have a defective display and should exchange the phone for one without the defect.
     
  11. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know about a firmware fix, but I just had them swap mine out because I did not like the yellow tint to the screen. Got a new one today that is a much cooler color tone and I am much happier.
     
  12. mcpd, Dec 8, 2010
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    mcpd macrumors newbie

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    i hope they don't fix this (yellow screen)
    i have iphone 4 32g i get it in 6 Dec 2010
    comparing it with my brother's iphone 4 16g that bought it before 1 month
    i noticed that my iphone's screen is warmer than my brother's iphone
    at the firs i disappointed but later after more comparing i am very glad with my "yellow" screen because i think colors more nature and more real
    apple :apple: is the best and they know what they do :cool:
     
  13. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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  14. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    it's not a software issue...in either case...the yellow screens on 3GS's were caused by the oleophobic coating and on the iPhone 4 due to glue not drying properly between the screen and touch pannel
     
  15. samie88 macrumors newbie

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    I was told that the different color tine (bluish or yellowish) comes from different LCD manufacturers.
    I personal prefer the bluish tint (cool white).

    My original iPhone 4 purchased on Aug, 2010 was bluish tint but recently the replacement is yellowish tint due the original one was a hardware defect. I dislike the yellow screen because it appears bit more dark & dingy and NOT as bright as bluish tint screen. Unfortunately, Apple refused to replace me any more.
     
  16. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    He is in good company!:eek:

    I was told by several people that it had nothing to do with the screen glue but more likely the color temperature of the back lighting LED that varies from one maker to another. Blackberry had the same problem.
     

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