Just got 3G - Yellow Screen is brutal!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chancee, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. chancee macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I don't care what Apple says about trying to make it 'warmer.' I don't buy it. They've no doubt got a cheaper screen on there, and my guess is they've tried to cover their tracks by skewing the white balance and making it brighter. The screen on the 1st iphone is epic. This new one doesn't hold a candle to it. Dark colors wash out.. people are red/'yellow. I guess this is what happens when you mass produce and try to take over the world. Quality goes out the door.
  2. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2008
    Did you try updating the firmware with a restore to see if that helps the screen as many have claimed?

    I don't notice mine to have an horrible yellow issues.
  3. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
  4. chancee thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Yeah, I tried that and it didn't work. If yours doesn't have the yellow issue... you're psyched. I've already returned one and am now considering just going back to my 1st gen iphone.
  5. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2008
    If the someone is in work today that has the original, I'll ask to compared mine side by side.
  6. phannon666 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    Bucks, UK
    Side by side with a 1Gen iPhone the 3G screen is definately different and better, but my no means is it yellow (unless I'm using notes ;)) My guess is you've got a dud.
  7. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    It has nothing to do with hardware. Apple has just lowered (made warmer) the color temperature to give a more natural color. Unfortunately most people have TV that are set at to high (cooler) a color temperature. They are set this way out the box to compete with others under florescent lights. Many are just used to seeing the wrong color temperature and now that Apple has moved it closer to 6500ºK don't see that as the improvement it is.
  8. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Yeah, I don't think most people realize they should really turn down the brightness and color on their tvs almost to nothing. When I first became aware of this many years ago, it was hard to get used to, but now I do it all the time, and the colors are just more rich and vibrant.

    It is hard for me to even look at a factory default tv as it looks so washed out.
  9. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    you know what im going to hang on to my 8b EDGE until 32gb comes out... or at least a while even though my entire library is 14.gb... I've seen too many negative things about iPhone3G so i think i will wait it out until all the manufacturing issues/defects etc are resolved.

    I love my iPhone screen -- its fantastic and i dont think i could take anything else or lower quality than that.
  10. jrbdmb macrumors 6502


    May 19, 2008
    I don't have my 3G yet, and did not own a 2G - but every time I look at an original iPhone I see a bluish tint. I think I'll be happy with the 3G if they've warmed the colors up a bit.

    BTW, the bluish tint of the original is obviously a sign of an inferior, budget display. :D
  11. pscoble macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2006
    Well I love everything about my 3G as far as improvements on it go. Especially the screen the one on my old iPhone had this weird blue tint looking back the new iPhone is a lot warmer as far as color goes. If you are seeing it as really yellow than you probably have a lemon.
  12. gcmexico macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    I actually like the color and screen on the 3g than the 1st generation, there is a difference, I like the warmer screen

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