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DrinkingSubset6

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Sep 26, 2018
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I’m having a weird issue with the display where every time you tilt the display at certain angles, the white balance changes and leaves a makeshift type of the appearance on the other side of the display depending on the angle you tilted towards. YES I’ve turned off night shift, yes I’ve rebooted the phone multiple times and I’ve restored the device to iOS 12.0 twice and still the issue keeps occurring. It’s really weird end upsetting that Apple can’t get these displays calibrated right‬. Please and thank you I just want everyone to be well aware of this issue so that Apple can fix it.
 

DrinkingSubset6

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 26, 2018
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I know it’s really irritating because I can’t see the true color of anything that’s directly on the screen looking straight at the screen
 
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PeteS1963

macrumors 6502
Sep 19, 2014
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Isn’t it just what all OLED displays suffer from? I thought that they all have this issue.
 
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ashenfang

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Oct 1, 2012
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Isn’t it just what all OLED displays suffer from? I thought that they all have this issue.

ALL OLED screens experience some form of color shift when viewing at off angles. What the angle is and the degree of shift varies from phone to phone. But yes, it is normal. There was a huge "screen-gate" topic about this when the X came out last year. iPhone users have been used to LCD's and had not experienced an OLED before. I admit, I thought something was wrong too when I first received my X last year and it drove me bonkers for a few days but eventually your eyes adjust. I don't even notice it anymore.
 
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GrumpyMom

macrumors G3
Sep 11, 2014
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Yikes! No they aren’t all that bad. Mine doesn’t have off axis color shifting to that degree nor does my husband’s. Yes, OLEDs do have some degree of off axis color shift. The LG made Pixel 2 XLs were infamous for this last fall. But some are worse than others.

If I were you I’d take that one back. That’s pretty extreme. At least in the video. There’s a chance it looks better in person or worse. So only you know what you can live with.

Oh and turn True Tone off in your display settings and see if you still have that gradient and the heavy pink shading I am seeing in your video.

I have True Tone on and most of the time my display still looks white. A warm white. If I am in dim light then I will sometimes get a pinkish warm display but not as strong as I see in your video.
 
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got156

macrumors newbie
Sep 27, 2018
4
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I have been exchanging 3 devices already with different issue

First one has dust underneath screen but no issue with color shifting

Second one has issue with grey uniformity

Third has same issue like yours but worse also more yellow tint at the half of top screen

;(
 
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JPack

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Mar 27, 2017
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There's a reason why iPad Pro continues to use LCD.

OLED suffers from color shifts, more so than LCD. But the contrast is significantly better than LCD.

LCD suffers less from color shifts, but contrast is obviously not as great.
 
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Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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There's a reason why iPad Pro continues to use LCD.

Or, It’s well known Apple has not been able to align the necessary OLED suppliers for years for the iPad, especially given the larger panels. Also, when they contracted Samsung, which is why the iPhone X launched in November of last year, as they were the _only_ manufacturer that could meet Apples demands at the time.
 
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Marshall73

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Apr 20, 2015
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The colour shift on my max isn’t as pronounced as it was on my X. Not that it was ever an issue on my X.
 
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JPack

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Or, It’s well known Apple has not been able to align the necessary OLED suppliers for years for the iPad, especially given the larger panels. Also, when they contracted Samsung, which is why the iPhone X launched in November of last year, as they were the _only_ manufacturer that could meet Apples demands at the time.

I've not come across any news about Samsung OLED capacity problems. If you look at news from earlier this year, their A3 line (for Apple) was reportedly underutilized, their A4 line expansion was delayed by 6 months. Samsung put on pause completely building their A5 line due to low demand.

I agree Samsung was the sole supplier for OLED, but there's no indication Samsung would any problems supplying Apple with more OLED panels.
 
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Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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I agree Samsung was the sole supplier for OLED, but there's no indication Samsung would any problems supplying Apple with more OLED panels.

If that’s your argument, then why are they are adding LG as a second supplier then? LG just passed Apples stringent quality test(s) and allegedly has been named a second supplier.

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/14/lg-second-supplier-of-iphone-oled-displays-etnews/amp/

As far as OLED iPad displays, there’s also no indication that Apple had any other suppliers even remotely aligned to meet those needs for larger display sizes as well.
 
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JPack

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Mar 27, 2017
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If that’s your argument, then why are they are adding LG as a second supplier then? LG just passed Apples stringent quality test(s) and allegedly has been named a second supplier.

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/14/lg-second-supplier-of-iphone-oled-displays-etnews/amp/

As far as OLED iPad displays, there’s also no indication that Apple had any other suppliers even remotely aligned to meet those needs for larger display sizes as well.

Multi-sourcing always makes sense to increase bargaining power and reduce costs.

Did TSMC have capacity problems manufacturing Qualcomm modems? Why did Apple choose Intel this round?

Apple introduced the 5W USB adapter more than a decade ago. Yet, a number of companies continue to manufacture it for Apple: Flextronics, Lite-On, Artesyn, etc. Do you think none of those companies have enough capacity to be a sole-supplier for Apple?

There's no indication at all Samsung ran into yield or capacity problems and couldn't supply enough OLED.
 
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Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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Apple introduced the 5W USB adapter more than a decade ago. Yet, a number of companies continue to manufacture it for Apple: Flextronics, Lite-On, Artesyn, etc. Do you think none of those companies have enough capacity to be a sole-supplier for Apple?

Honest question, has there ever been a ‘supply and demand’ constraint for 5W USB adapters, compared to an OLED display supplying the most popular phone in the world that produces over 600,000 units on a daily basis? Currently, Apple has one supplier for OLED, until LG can step in. I’m not seeing the relation here at all.
 
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JPack

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Mar 27, 2017
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Honest question, has there ever been a ‘supply and demand’ constraint for 5W USB adapters, compared to an OLED display supplying the most popular phone in the world that produces over 600,000 units on a daily basis? Currently, Apple has one supplier for OLED, until LG can step in. I’m not seeing the relation here at all.

I think you underestimate the production capacity of Samsung as an OLED supplier. In 2017, Samsung as "one" supplier had enough capacity to supply over 1 billion iPhone X sized OLED panels for Apple.

Samsung's A5 fab costs over $20 billion. I'd be surprised if a Flextronics fab costs 1/20 of that.


RGB-OLED-capacity.jpg


LG doesn't even register as a blip on this chart from IHS. If you think LG is there to help Apple with any perceived supply issues, you would be mistaken.
 
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