Love the new warmer screen of iPhone 7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by erasr, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. erasr macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    Seem a few posts about yellow tints. I think that's unfair and wrong. So I've come to make a topic about how nice the screen is.

    I have the newest iPad mini and going back to that feels awful — the mini screen is too cold.
  2. piecookie macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2012
    I agree with you, much easier on the eyes and I also made a thread about how I think the screen looks more sharp and crisp.
  3. Z3man macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2012
    I like the screens with a slight yellow tint better, colours are richer and more natural, much easier on the eye.

    I was comparing my 6s with a white tint screen against the 7 today and definitely liked the 7 better, it has a very nice quality screen.

    I can see why people who are used to the blue/white tint screens are complaining though and think they have a faulty 7, but they don't realise the screen is supposed to be like that and it is actually better. They will get used to it after a short while then wonder what they were complaining about.
  4. realeric macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2009
    United States
    If Apple allow us to change the color temperature in Setting or simply add a day shift function, problem will be solved.
  5. DSTOFEL, Sep 17, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016

    DSTOFEL macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2011
    I agree with you. I've had a lot of iphones and pads over the years and most have had displays tilted towards the "blue" end of the spectrum. Now that I've had my ipad Pro 9.7 with "True Tone" for awhile now, when I lay it down next to my 6 Plus or my wife's 6s or iPad Air 2, I see just how "blue" those displays are. A shift to a "warmer" tone (i.e. Like the iphone 7's) is not a bad thing.

    Now, I was in the Apple store today and did notice one iphone 7 in particular that had an awful "brownish" display tone. I posted a pic of this in another thread. All of the other iphone 7 display phones were great though. So, there do seem to be some bad displays out there, but just because a display is a bit "warmer" is not necessarily a bad thing. I do a lot of photography and I'm constantly applying "warming" in post production, especially to portraits as it really more natural.
  6. Ngamtns706 macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2015
    Waiting on my 7plus pfs, but I think the complaints are people like me when I first got my 4K tv and did a professional calibration. It seemed less sharp, yellow and not as bright. It was because I was used to a unnatural blue-ish bright color. Now I really like it.
  7. RickNY macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2012
    I'm with you.. All of my computer displays and TVs are calibrated and I'm used to the warmer rendering.
  8. rarebeauty macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2014
    I love it as well. Seems more soothing to the eyes.
  9. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
    I agree. Even with night shift on the 6S it still hurt my eyes, so this is a nice change.
  10. dannyTO macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2014
  11. realeric macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2009
    United States
    Ok, I found this. Setting -> General -> Accessibility -> Display Accommodations -> Color Filters -> On. and choose Color Tint, and slide HUE and INTENSITY bar. You can adjust the screen color temperature to blue.
  12. IBeDrummin macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2013
    I can't wait to try it out. I'll have my 6+ for a bit before I sell it and will be able to compare.
  13. TiaSco08 macrumors member


    Sep 10, 2016
    I love it too! I get migraines often, so a screen that's easier on my eyes is wonderful! The night shift mode is definitely useful in the evenings when I should be resting my eyes and winding down, but just can't part with my phone
  14. skyyo macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2016
  15. rarebeauty macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2014
    Yes I agree. I noticed a difference right away when I started using this phone. My eyes don't seem as strained. It's crazy to think of all of the blue tinted screens we look at daily that cause stress on our eyes.
  16. Tookums macrumors newbie


    Jan 31, 2016
    I didn't notice any kind of yellow tint other than the night shift option.
  17. clihar macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    Same here!
  18. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    Does iPhone7 have the same true-tone tech the iPP 9.7" uses? Does it adapt to the room lighting?
  19. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Agree with you. Looking back at my 6, all I see are blues. Like what you see at best buy when they crank up the brightness on tvs.
  20. nostodnayr macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2011
    Mie Prefecture, Japan
    No, it seems that they've just adjusted the screen to be a bit warmer, perhaps as a result of not being able to get the TrueTone display into the phone.

    I seem to recall the iPhone 4 or 4S having a warmer screen, too, but was changed back to be cooler in the following model.

    Edit: It seems it was the 5 that had a warmer screen:
  21. formerpc macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2009
    I've gotten used to it and it no longer looks yellow to me- just GORGEOUS.
  22. Lakailb87 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    San Francisco
    I was a bit thrown off by the yellow at first but I do agree about the sharp and crisp feeling! Not sure why because it is exactly the same resolution but something about it makes it look sharper.
  23. sleepydinosaur Suspended


    Oct 31, 2009
    The "yellower" color is the result of Apple choosing a lower kelvin degree for the white point.

    It's a smart move as it fatigues the eyes to a lesser degree.

    Roughly equivalent to how original LED light bulbs were a bluer, harsher light. Whereas now they are a warmer hue which makes them a more "natural".
  24. now i see it macrumors 68020

    Jan 2, 2002
    The ip6+ white point at least is too blue for my eyes. Too glaring except outdoors. I use Night Shift at its lowest setting during the day & midway at night.
  25. evorc macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2011
    The 7 screen is definitely better and better calibrated. Colors just pop with the wide color gamut. Sadly the warmer screen is seen as a defect for those really used to inaccurate vivid blue screens.

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