Is this normal on an iPhone 6 screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Radon87000, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    I just bought a brand new iPhone 6 and there is a yellowish gradient at the top of the screen as you can see in the pic below at max brightness.Do all iPhones have it?The rest of the screen is fine but the top is yellow
  2. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    It's quite difficult to judge from a picture....
    In my case the screen is pretty uniform.
  3. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    We have two 5cs at home.
    My screen is a bit dimmer, with a yellow tint.
    Nothing is perfect.
  4. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    .... Megan Fox being an exception :D
  5. ToyGun1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2012
    Looks fine just a bit yellow on the top upto you. If you want to play the exchange screen lottery game.
  6. Radon87000 thread starter macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    But do all iPhones have it to a certain extent on the top?I am coming from a Nexus 4 which had a crystal white screen and a quick google search reveals a lot of people have this issue and I dont want to settle for a device which may have more tint than this at the top
  7. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    Mine has a bit of a yellow tint at the top but I don't see it as a problem. If it bothers you I would visit your local Apple store and see if they are willing to offer you a replacement. It doesn't affect the way I use it or bother me so it would be more time out of my busy life trying to get mine replaced I am thinking. Give it a shot and let us know what they say. :)
  8. imagineadam macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2011
    Sending mine back today for that. Mine is also yellow from the left to right. The whole color temperature changes from a warming yellow to a cool blue. It's like half and half. My top right corner is dimmer too. This will be my 3rd totally that I have sent back. First one had dark blotches in the middle with no yellow. Second one had FaceTime camera problem and dark right corner. Third is the one I talked about at the beginning. I'm losing hope! I just want a uniform screen! Does anyone out there have a good iPhone 6 screen with a pic to prove it? I haven't seen one yet! They must exist or everyone just doesn't care or it doesn't bother them! It drives me nuts while reading!

    What week number is that from? Mine is a 48, previous were 39 and 40. Go to that chipmunk website and type in your serial number. Just curious if the newer ones still have this problem.
  9. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Mine has a slight yellow tint all over, slightly worse to the middle left. It is acceptable to me, although not uniformly lit and certainly not perfect. I've seen worse.
  10. tmaxxtigger macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Seems to be a fairly common problem but does not bother most people. I have a shadow on the top right by the battery %. One replacement (screen was worse, color shift left right) and a screen replacement has done little to fix the issue. Will try getting a screen replacement in the future with the hope they have fixed their manufacturing issues.
  11. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I had mine replaced last week for the same problem, except the yellow tint on mine was towards the left of the screen. My new device is much better, however, still not perfect.

    I'd get a replacement. Once you've noticed it, you always will.
  12. bevsb2, Jan 6, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2015

    bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    My iPhone 6 has a slight shadow at the top as many apparently do, but no yellow. In the past I probably would have returned it, but I've mellowed and also hate the return cycle. In addition I noticed that most of the iPhone 6 demos in the Apple store had the shadowing at the top to some degree and getting one without it would be like playing the lottery.

    If I were you I would replace the phone as I can't stand uneven screens with yellow gradients, but it depends on how much it bothers you. Also pictures tend to make the screen look worse than it does in person so it is hard for others to judge. If you are within the 2 week return window it would be better to return it and buy a new one instead of doing an exchange.
  13. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2007
    239 Area, FL
    You ever look at her thumbs? eww
  14. Radon87000 thread starter macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    Mine is a week 45.

    I am afraid of getting it replaced because some people reported getting screens with more tint than before :(

    Funnily enough my entire screen is perfectly even except the top part is yellow
  15. tbeaumont macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Perfect white screen

    My week 43 iPhone 6 Plus has a perfect / even white screen

    Attached Files:

  16. Radon87000 thread starter macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    That's a screenshot lol

    Please take a pic of the iPhone screen when on white through a camera and post here
  17. tbeaumont macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Phone Screen White

    I actually used the screen capture feature on the phone. The best I can do. I have had my share of bad iPhone 6 Plus screens. Took me 5 phones to find the perfect screen per my eyes. Nothing more annoying than a bad screen after spending $1,000.
  18. tugger macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2005
    I did the same. Created a 1334x750 png image filled with white and emailed it to myself. This is a week 37 iphone 6/64.

    Attached Files:

  19. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    Are they as bad as Uma Thurman's toes?

  20. TOMIMOT macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2011

    I second that!
  21. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    A lot worse.

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