iPhone 4 has green stain in camera. Replace or not?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by realeric, Jun 27, 2010.


If you were me, would you replace this iPhone 4?

Poll closed Jun 29, 2010.
  1. Yes. I would replace it.

    31 vote(s)
  2. No. It's a phone.

    3 vote(s)
  3. No. All iPhone 4s are the same.

    8 vote(s)
  1. realeric macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2009
    United States
    If you were me, would you replace this iPhone 4?

    1) Yes. I would replace it.
    2) No. It's a phone.
    3) No. All iPhone 4s are the same.


    EDIT: Sunlight, no CFL lamp, no flash.

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  2. dfnj123 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
  3. xmtgx macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
  4. JML42691 macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
    Get it replaced, bring it into an Apple Store and show them the picture, what's the worst case scenario, they give you a new phone with the same problem? I'd give it a shot at least.
  5. pinwanger macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2007
    WoWOWOW i did not notice i have this problem until read this thread and tested my self...
  6. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
  7. violaguy5 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    me neither, turns out mine is green and red too!

    in my picture the table is supposed to be white...

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  8. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

    Minimoose 360

    Jul 7, 2008
  9. insidmal macrumors 6502


    Jun 24, 2010
    absolutely return it, why is this even a question? if you buy something and there is something wrong with it, take it back and get one that works, duh!
  10. realeric thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2009
    United States
    It's normal. Refer the following message by e²Studios. :)

  11. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Did you check to make sure you had the "Christmas Filter" turned off?
  12. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    do you have a case on the phone?? I have that issue, took my case off and it was fine
  13. jrcsh6 macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2008
    could be/likely is the lighting. take a photo under sunlight. i read of this issue and tried my phone. found that i too had the green light in my photo's.
    then got to thinking about it. the light issues people have with the led flash etc. then realized from my own photography light is huge. led makes things weird sometimes and likewise fluorescent screws with things. (recall the auto or indoor modes on point and click camera's?)
    anyway. i went outside with the same white piece of paper and took a picture and the green was gone. could be a different thing but probably the same as with mine.
  14. NevadaJack macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2005
    Las Vegas, NV
    It is known as White Balance. The camera is capturing the color from the light source. Incandescent and flourescent lighting will cause this in the best of cameras but DSLR's and graphic programs can correct this tint.

    There is nothing wrong with the camera. Note you do not see it with sunlight because the source is a balanced lighting (in most cases.)
  15. realeric thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2009
    United States
    I got it replaced today. :D

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  16. netddos macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2005
    Were Apple able to replace yours right away? Do they keep replacement units on reserve??
  17. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    I think this is pretty common. I heard about it a lot, and the two iP4's i saw at an Apple Store yesterday had it.
  18. Drakdaddy macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Im wondering this too. The Apple store i visited didnt have any reserve units and they gave me a paper and said they will call me when they get a new shipment in.
  19. Jeeters macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2009
    London, UK
    This is definitely not just a fluorescent or lighting issue. My camera has a really bad green tint to all of my pictures even in sunlight.

    I'm posting from my phone so I don't know if I can upload a picture or not but the white wall in my bedroom is green when I take a picture with no light other than sunlight. You can actually see the white balance trying to adjust it but it never corrects itself. Also my spouse's iPhone 4 does not have this problem at all when taking a picture of the exact same wall under the same conditions.

    I have a replacement ordered for mine at the Apple store.

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