iPhone 4 Yellow Screen (replacement)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vshasta21, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. vshasta21 macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Like many, I had the yellow bar at the bottom of the screen. I noticed that it was more noticeably when the iphone was hot. So I went to the apple store and they were happy to exchange it. Now here is where the issue starts...the new iPhone screen does NOT have the yellow bar, but the overall color temperature was much more warmer or yellow then every display model at the apple store. I went back upstairs and showed the Genius who agreed and was happy to exchange it again. The one he brought back was the same. He took out his iphone and it was like all of the display models...vivid, bright and whites look white. He said he could exchange it again, but I told him I would see if I noticed it after a couple days.

    So FYI, the replacement phones at the apple store may have dimmer more washed out displays.

    If I were you, I would not compare your iPhone to the display models. You may end up in my situation. :(
  2. JustinP81 macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2007
    Celebration, FL
    Was your brightness not turned up all the way? That's probably why the display models look so bright, because they just cranked up the display brightness.
  3. vshasta21 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Yup. Both phones had their brightness at MAX and the auto-brightness OFF. These are the same issues that we saw with the 3GS.
  4. ArcAngel66 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2009
    How yellow was it? Mine is definitely warmer than my old 3GS, but not yellow by any means. I think this is intentional.
  5. ArcAngel66 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2009
    Another note to add:

    Can you tell your phone is yellow if its just by itself? When comparing to my 3GS it seems like mine is warm, but alone its definitely not yellow.

    I've been staring at the same style blue/white screen since the original iPhone. Now they use an IPS screen that tends to be warmer... so I blame my eyes for adjusting to the new screen.
  6. nicegoogly macrumors regular


    Jan 23, 2008
    I got two phones on launch day for my wife and I. Mine look much brighter than hers but she said she was fine. However, min has the yellow splotches. I am waiting for a new iPhone to be shipped to me. Let's see hat happens with the screen.

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