Let's solve this annoying 3GS "warmer screen" issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bob vansteel, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. bob vansteel macrumors regular

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    It is very apparent that there are a bunch of new 3GS's out there with very warm screens/yellowish tint. It appears those shipped China have good screens, while those shipped from Tennessee have the yellow tinted screens.

    Soooooo let's find out! Please list this info to help:
    Thanks hopefully we can find out if it's just a certain batch or just randomly varies.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Didn't the first iPhone have a warmer screen? Then the 3G had a "blue tint" which pissed you people off. Now it seems as though it may be back to normal and there is bitching again? :confused:
     
  3. bob vansteel thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow you've got it all backwards(1st had blue/good screen, 2nd OK slight yellow tint, some 3rd gens have horribly bad warm screens)...and come on, I'm not complaining, I'm being productive and trying to pinpoint the defected units...so thanks for not helping
     
  4. Amacfa macrumors 65816

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    Wait, your mad because the contrast ratio is better? Or because your iphone is actually defective and is yellow
     
  5. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't they all come from china?, Tennessee was just where the UPS hub shipped all the phones to the rest of the country.
     
  6. USC_Gamecock macrumors member

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    1. no
    2. tennessee, shipped 6/18
    3. 32gb white
    4. really? seriously? umm, i don't have time.
     
  7. The General macrumors 601

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    1. Does your phone have a yellow tint?

    No. Mine looks exactly like my iPhone 3G.

    2. When was your phone shipped and from where?

    Texas. June 17th.

    3. What model/color 3GS did you order?

    I have a black 32GB iPhone 3G S.

    4. When was it made? (check the third-fith #'s of your serial number)

    Week 23
     
  8. bob vansteel thread starter macrumors regular

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    my goodness people, there is even a huge thread I just found in the apple support site on the problem as well: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2048495&tstart=15&start=45

    not that hard of a concept to grasp people!

    Besides, if I paid $500 for a product absolutely I am going to complain if it's defective!

    @The General@USC_Gamecock - Thanks for not complaining and helping!
     
  9. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    1. Does your phone have a yellow tint?
    Yes.

    2. When was your phone shipped and from where?
    Bought it in store.

    3. What model/color 3GS did you order?
    16GB Black

    4. When was it made? (check the third-fith #'s of your serial number)

    Week 21 (May).
     
  10. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Do you think this is normal?

    [​IMG]

    It may well be that the screen tint should be "warmer" ... that isn't just warmer though. The whites aren't even white, the screen looks like a window that hasn't been washed in about 2 years.
     
  11. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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  12. BB15 macrumors newbie

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    1. Does your phone have a yellow tint?

    No

    2. When was your phone shipped and from where?

    6/18, Tennessee

    3. What model/color 3GS did you order?

    32GB black

    4. When was it made? (check the third-fifth #'s of your serial number)

    Week 25
     
  13. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay so I'm thinking that I should have never read this thread because I do have the yellow tint but I really am thinking that it won't matter. But I'm not sure. lol

    1. Does your phone have a yellow tint?
    yes
    2. When was your phone shipped and from where?
    PA
    3. What model/color 3GS did you order?
    32GB black
    4. When was it made? (check the third-fifth #'s of your serial number)
    23
     
  14. BB15 macrumors newbie

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    Haha, I hear ya. I read that thread about the "mushy" click button and then it started to annoy me, but I think I've gotten over it. Trying not to be too OCD!
     
  15. Amacfa macrumors 65816

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    Neither of those is white, lol
     
  16. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha same here. :)
     
  17. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

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    Just checked mine against my old iphone 2g 8gb model. The screen on the 3GS is yellow :(

    1. Does your phone have a yellow tint?
    Yes
    2. When was your phone shipped and from where?
    Memphis, TN, shipped June 18th.
    3. What model/color 3GS did you order?
    32GB Black
    4. When was it made? (check the third-fifth #'s of your serial number)
    923

    I guess I'm going to stop by the AT&T store Monday or maybe I'll wait.
     
  18. Amacfa macrumors 65816

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    1. Does your phone have a yellow tint?
    No, it looks white, not blue or yellow.
    2. When was your phone shipped and from where?
    China, was in china the day before release
    3. What model/color 3GS did you order?
    16gb white
    4. When was it made? (check the third-fifth #'s of your serial number)
    921
     
  19. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    Both of those look equally bad, imo. It should be right between the two.

    Granted, its just a phone so color accuracy isnt 100% important, but it should be pretty damn close for what they charge to get an iphone.
     
  20. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    I agree for sure, but the 3G S doesn't just look "off" color-wise like the 3G, it looks like a dirty screen.
     
  21. mcdj macrumors 604

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    You say "let's solve this..." What exactly does that mean? Solve, as in go to China and tell the nice factory man about the problem? Start a boycott against week 25 iPhones from Tenessee? Even if you pinpointed yellow screens to one batch of phones, what is solved?

    Unless you work in Apple engineering, or at the factory in China, you ain't gonna be "solving" much of anything.

    1. As mentioned, iPhones are not made in Tennessee.

    2. If you think collecting a smattering of users' stats on week number/ship date, FedEx vs in-store, etc. will lead you to an exact batch of iPhones with yellow screens that you can avoid by knowing the serial number range, you're wasting your time and the time of those who bother to post the stats you request. Attempting detective work like this with Apple products is almost always fruitless. Apple's production and distribution are just not that transparent.
     
  22. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    Yellow - yes
    Shipped - Tenn
    Model - 16G Black
    SS - 923
     
  23. timb macrumors regular

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  24. bob vansteel thread starter macrumors regular

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    what is solved? Hmm i dunno, but maybe we would find out which general group is defected ergo we solved the question of which iphone's have yellow tints...really is it that hard for you to understand

    Do you actually think I'm stupid enough to think iPhone's are made in Tennessee...NO, look here debby downer, some people got tracking #'s in which there iPhone was shipped straight from China(all be it through other states idk), where as others just got a tracking number only stating their iphone shipped from Tennessee.

    Actually it is just like that.
    A batch of the first gen ipod touch's had horrible contrast issues...customers on forums were able to pinpoint the exact batches defected via the serial number.
    The first few 3G's shipped had a similar "yellow tint" issue, I'm not sure, but I am pretty positive they found the batches with the issues via serial numbers as well.

    face it your wrong. now leave, you obviously don't care so why are you wasting your time whining for no apparent reason...
     
  25. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    1. NO
    2. June 18th, Memphis, TN
    3. G3s 32gb Black
    4. Week 24

    My screen looks great, it looks like a natural white and the pictures even compared to my first gen iPod Touch look vivid and much more nature. The bluish display to me doesn't look as natural.

    I am happy with mine! No exchanges or returns in my future! :)


    In looking at mine and comparing it to a couple of iPod Touch's I've have to say mine is in that middle ground, it looks really white to me, not bluish and not really yellow, that photo seems to make that display look very yellow.
     

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