Iphone 7 plus yellow tint

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  1. Rasheel1234 macrumors newbie

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    hey guys jst bought an iphone 7 plus. I moticed it was warmer than the ones on display. I booked a genuis 2 days after the purchase and he said that it was due to the glue not drying fully. I thought he was bluffing but there were times when the screen was blue and then i opened my phone a few minutes later it would be go back to the slightly yellow tint. Has anyone compared their phone and seen if it does get fixed over time.
     
  2. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Mine is still a little more yellow than my 6s. However, it does not bother me. I personally think it has to do with the way the brightness works to conserve battery. On auto brightness, it'll go brighter than the setting allows manually. So it's darker manually than the 6s when on the lowest setting.

    You may not feel comfortable with it but if you like, you can go into settings > general > accessibility > display accommodations > color tint.
     
  3. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    It's not glue, and it doesn't go away. It has nothing to do with conserving energy. It is panel manufacturing variability. End of story.
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    Some are more yellow than others. Some have blotches of yellow, particularly on the left side. They won't go away.

    It's not limited to iphones. It's on TVs, and laptop screens. Compared macbook pro screens in store, and some have yellow blotches on the left side, and some are all white.

    There is a lot of misinformation out there about "warmer" profiles, glue, etc. I ordered something like 4 iphones back in September/Oct when they came out, and all came with horrible yellow tints. The Apple employees even thought nightshift was on, it was that bad. I waited for a few months, and recently, most of my phones have come with nice white and blueish screens. Only 1 came with one with a yellow tint on the left side. That's why I know it has nothing to do with the "warmer" profile. They wouldn't only give half the screen a warmer profile. To test the glue theory, I waited a week with each phone, and they were the same at the beginning and end of the week.


    Only solution: if it bothers you, replace it. It's a lottery.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    The lighting in Apple Stores tend to make display models appears "cooler" tone. I have noticed that on many different products, not just iPhones. With that being said, it is normal for LCD displays to sometimes have a tint of yellow. Its all in the spectrum. iPhone 7s will have a warmer tone compared to past models because of the wider color gamut.

    You could return and play the lottery, but there is a chance you will get a model with a warmer tint than you currently have. As long as everything looks okay on the display, thats all that matters. I had a 4s that was so yellow, green text bubbles were almost unreadable.
     
  5. Rasheel1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks
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    Its just that i never had any iphone do this and i dont know what to do. I have to uber to the apple store everytime and play the lottery. The apple store technician said that it was the goue and i confirmed with pther employees they said you should take his word cause he was a really well trained guy. But if its the glue why does the whole thing have tint why not only a few spots. Apple really needs to get back in their game. Samsung nor lg has these issues. Every year some #gate.
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    IMG_0135.JPG This is my phone on the right and my moms on the left. Both 7 plus. My mom has hers since 2 months. I have it for 2 days
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  6. Relentless Power, Jan 16, 2017
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    I think every iPhone you find will vary in consistency with displays. At least that's been my experience. My 7 Plus display is significantly more "Yellow" than my 6s Plus, which has a more white stark color. I don't believe the perfect iPhone exists, but if you are eligible for a return, then take advantage of it.
     
  7. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Not only do some apple geniuses believe in the glue myth, there are people on this forum as well that still believe despite the mountain of evidence against it. "Well-trained" apple genius homeboy is wrong.

    Definitely not Glue, and definitely not any other reason besides cheap panels and poor QA. Your mom got one of the good ones. I suggest you demand the same quality for yourself.
     
  8. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Also don't fall for the wider color gamut nonsense. I do not deny that the color gamut is changed for the 7, but it is NOT why your screen is yellow or has blotches of yellow. Like I said, EVERY one of the 7 Pluses I have come across has had a different screen tone. The 4 I went through in Sept/Oct were so yellow (the most yellow screens I have ever seen on a phone), and several threads came out and the fanboys all bought into the color gamut nonsense. Most of my phones coming now are clean white, and one with a blueish tone. One with a yellow blotch on the left.

    So it is definitely panel variability. Something in the manufacturing process causes some screens to come out more yellow than others. Period. It's on my Samsung TV too. Yellow in the center, white on the sides. Has nothing to do with glue or color gamut.

    My early phones also all did the creaking thing when you pinch the corners of the phone, but NONE of my new ones do. I believe these two problems are simply manufacturing defects.

    One solution: either live with it, or exchange it.
     
  9. Rasheel1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am going to go back after a week and return ot and get another one. So that this currunt stock can sell it out untill new ones come
     
  10. Radon87000 macrumors 603

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    I had this issue on an iPhone 6.Yellow band at the top on the status bar and on my iPad if you turn it upside down it breaks your "eye habit" and you see a pinkish tint to the left.Its an inherent limitation of LCD.Should be sorted this year once Apple goes OLED.

    On my 7 Plus there is zero yellow tint
     
  11. Rasheel1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am going to keep exchaning it untill i get one without the tint
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    I will go on the weekend i will see what happens and post back
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Best of Luck on that.
     
  13. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I don't know about you guys, but I actually prefer a warmer screen over a cooler screen. Just my personal preference.
     
  14. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Adjusting an originally clear screen to warmer still looks better than the low contrast cheap yellow panels that one of Apples suppliers provides. Use Night shift on a good panel and it'll still be clearer and have better contrast.
     
  15. Rasheel1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No apple needs to talk to suppliers and this stuff fixed we pays thousands of dollars and some of us get ****** products
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    We will mark you down as a "maybe"!
     
  17. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    I too have just bought a regular iPhone 7, the screen has this very nice pinkish/bright to greenish/dark gradient from top to bottom. Its so subtle that you would think its because the angle you are holding the phone at.

    Its completely frustrating because its so subtle that its just enough to bother you but not enough to complain and get a replacement as a defective unit. If this was Chinese knock-off then fine, but for a $750 (and you don't make Tim Cooks pay) you would think there is better quality control over this. I bought 6 iOS devices, 2 of them got this, at 33% faulty rate that is very high.

    I would buy another and sell this one but whats the use if the newer one might be just as bad or even worse.

    Is it possible to replace the screen and fix this, or does replacing the screen just replace the glass cover and not the actual LCD?
    I can't imagine living with this for another 1-1.5 years daily.

    (can't exchange, no Apple Store in this country)
     
  18. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    replacing screen will fix it, but beware. my first 2 had it, my third does not.
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I believe there's another forum member who had replaced their iPhone four times until they finally found the one he wanted.
     
  20. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    Did you do it at Apple store? If not, were the screen Apple's or were they 3rd party?
     
  21. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Typically if Apple replaces the screen, they usually calibrate your device. So that should probably fix it.
     
  22. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Funny how i enable nightshift 24/7 and you here is complaining about not enough blue. Hahahhaha
     
  23. macTW Suspended

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    I hate to be that guy. But please use the search bar. Sooooo many people discussed this in September.
     
  24. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    I doubt its calibration, my screen is darker to the bottom which feels more like a faulty unit. Its not yellow or green tint
     
  25. tippytap90 macrumors member

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    I've got the regular 7 and can't see any yellowness. The glue excuse sounds ridiculous, when was it manufactured the same morning?
     

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