Love the new warmer screen of iPhone 7

erasr

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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.
 

piecookie

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
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.
 
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Ngamtns706

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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.
 
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RickNY

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I'm with you.. All of my computer displays and TVs are calibrated and I'm used to the warmer rendering.
 

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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.
I agree. Even with night shift on the 6S it still hurt my eyes, so this is a nice change.
 

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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.
 
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IBeDrummin

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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.
 

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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
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.
 
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Tookums

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I didn't notice any kind of yellow tint other than the night shift option.
 

Analog Kid

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Does iPhone7 have the same true-tone tech the iPP 9.7" uses? Does it adapt to the room lighting?
 

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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.
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.
 

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Does iPhone7 have the same true-tone tech the iPP 9.7" uses? Does it adapt to the room lighting?
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: http://www.cultofmac.com/192299/does-your-iphone-5-screen-seem-yellow-dont-worry-overmuch/
 
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Lakailb87

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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.
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.
 

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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".
 
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now i see it

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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.