[iPhone 4S Poll] Blue-tinted screen or Yellow-tinted screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MrSunshine, Oct 17, 2011.


How's your iPhone 4S screen?

  1. Yellow-tinted

    31 vote(s)
  2. Blue-tinted

    25 vote(s)
  3. Neutral

    20 vote(s)
  1. MrSunshine, Oct 17, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011

    MrSunshine macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Hey guys!

    Before y'all think this is another OMGzzz YELLOW SCREEN WTF?! thread, please read.

    First off, I'm not here to complain. I know that the majority (and maybe all?) of the newer iPhones are shipping with yellow-tinted screens. The original batch of iPhone 4's shipped with blue-tinted screens.

    Upon activating and turning on my iPhone 4S, I immediately noticed that the screen had the infamous yellow-tint to it.

    So here comes my question. Does your iPhone 4S have the yellow-tint or blue-tinted screen?

    I'm going to give it about a week to see if I could get use to it. Apparently warmer colors causes less eyestrain but to be honest, it causes greater eyesore (haha?).

    If the jaundice plagued screen does not grow on me, my iPhone 4S will go under the knife and have a retinal transplant (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!).

    According to iFixit, "while most of the 4S has resembled the CDMA iPhone 4, the display assembly appears to be the same as the one found in the GSM version." I will attempt to swap the screen on my 4S with the screen on my 4.

    I don't see an option for a poll so just state what carrier/model your iPhone 4 is and if you have a yellow or blue tint to it.

    I guess it's true when they say that the camera adds 10lbs. The yellow-tint is exaggerated in the picture whereas the blue-tint is true to color.

    Oh, and 32GB iPhone 4S on AT&T. Yellow-tint.

    Thanks and I hope to hear from y'all

    MrSunshine :)

    Here's a picture comparing three iPhone models. This is more true to color than the first picture.

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  2. Vikinguy macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
  3. Starbuckpga macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2009
  4. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    My 4S looks like the right one but my old 4 looks like the left...:confused:
  5. thrill5one6 macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2010
  6. MrSunshine thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
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    No, both brightness levels were cranked up max.

    Maybe I can go back to the Apple store to get a swap. I was assuming all screens had the yellow-tint.
  7. InfinitySquared macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2010
    64GB 4S with a BLUE-tinted screen.

    I'm quite happy about this.
  8. f00f macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2009
    New Yawk

    All screens do NOT have a yellowish tint. I was in the Apple store over the weekend comparing my 4S, my wife's 4S and about 4 of the floor models there. The screens ranged from very warm to very cool. My iPhone 4 is very cool as well, but coolest iPhone 4S at the store was far bluer.
  9. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010

    thats how my old 4 looked on the left.
  10. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Mine's a bit blue-ish. I'd prefer to be able to adjust the color temperature (6500K would be ideal), if not completely calibrate it, but if I have to get blue or yellow I prefer blue.
  11. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    My 4S definitely has a yellow tint. My old 4 has a blue tint. I prefer the blue, but I'm not going to go through the hassle of exchanging my 4S in hopes of getting a different screen. There's no guarantee of getting either one.
  12. Gage macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    My 4s looks like the iPhone 4 blue screen pictured. Now compared to my old 3GS, my 4s screen looks more yellow.
  13. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010

    Thats because whoever tried to get blue tinted 4S screen will be going through a lot if they try to find one like old iPhone 4.
  14. SiskoKid macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    OMG, if you do the transplant, please tell me how it goes. My iPhone 4 had a beautifully blue screen. Not a hint of yellow.

    I'll do this transplant too if you get it to work. If you want to post instructions, you'd be the winner of the internet forever.

    Obviously, my vote is for you to go blue :D
  15. Jman13 macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Mine looks decidedly neutral to my eyes. Similar to my 4, though it seems clearer...a bit more crisp if that's possible.
  16. jcmeyer5 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2008
  17. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Mine's more on the blue side, but I'll compare it to my friend's 4 and see if ends up looking more yellow...
  18. sgrrsh26 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2009
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    Blue, no battery issues
  19. sassy404 macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
  20. GoldMan macrumors member


    May 4, 2009
    I prefer the blue-ish screens. The trailers/videos look better.

    I'll update you when it arrives in europe
  21. MrSunshine thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Well, since a few people reported that their screen is blue, I might just go to the Apple store to compare mine with the ones they have on display. If the ones on display is noticeably more blue, I'll see what they can do. Hopefully they'll open one just to humor me.

    If anything, I'll just go back to Bestbuy and exchange it for a 64GB as a last shot of getting a blue-tinted screen. If it's still yellow I'll be forced to do a swap. I looked up the teardown for the iPhone 4 to get a general idea of what it's like.
  22. RafaelT macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2010
    Lakeland, FL
    Mine is blue as well... thank god.

    I had a nice blue 4 and had to get a refurb that had the awful yellow tint.
  23. SiskoKid macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    Good luck. I swapped my phone at an Apple Store already, and the screen was still yellow.

    I then went again hoping to try again, they opened two black boxes at the Genius Bar and both were the exact same yellow screens. On the store floor, more screens were yellow than blue. The ones that were blue were only blue-er than the yellow ones, but compared to my husband's iPhone 4 they were still yellow.

    After they showed me the phones in the two black boxes, I decided not to swap out the phone because I just figured the new iPhone 4S phones just had a new color temp screen. I'll try again one more time maybe in a week and see if I'm lucky, but if not then, I think I'll accept my fate.

    ...or if someone knows how to swap a screen from an iPhone 4, like you suggested, I may try that as well. I really can't stand the yellow screen.

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