MacBook Pro TB 2016 screen color vs Retina 2012

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  1. Mohamad-pro, Nov 20, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2016

    Mohamad-pro macrumors member


    Jun 6, 2016
    Abu Dhabi
    Left is TB 2016 vs right Retina 2012, anyone have both and can compare ? Is this normal ?

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  2. Jaekae macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2012
    Your 2012 have very wrong screen calibration :) even a manual calibration could improve that alot
  3. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2014
    Agreed the 2012 looks terrible, how have you lived with that for so long?!?!

  4. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040


    Jul 4, 2015
    Screens lose half their brightness after four years. You're lucky...10-15 years ago screens lost half their brightness in less than 12 months.
  5. Jaekae, Nov 20, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2016

    Jaekae macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2012
    Wrong, led backlight have about 50000 hours to reach 50% of original brightness which is 5,7 years, and thats only if he had the screen on ALL the time and never shut it down or had screen go to sleep
  6. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040


    Jul 4, 2015
    The 50% I stated is a guestimate. It could be 20% even. Why jump up and down like a monkey about it?

    The specs you're citing are in ideal circumstances with ideal fabrication from ideal manufacturer. You have no idea whether it applies here or at all.

    Please. Leave me alone with your ****. Go away internet argument boy.
  7. hashholly macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2008
    You are flipping out because he gave you facts?

  8. Scary Spice macrumors regular

    Scary Spice

    Jul 31, 2015
    British Columbia
    The specs you're spouting are ones I have never seen.
    While Jackae's reply is exactly in line what I have read and EXPERIENCED.

    The original poster has a significant calibration issue and/or hardware defect and is asking for help.

    Who is the internet argument boy and should go away?
  9. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2012
    The screen on my 2016 is similar to the screen on my 2012 with the exception that the new screen seems to have a slight color shift from left to right with the right side being a little cooler. The screen is great otherwise and I'm trying not to notice this.
  10. hashholly macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2008
    To stay on topic, I recently had a new MacBook Pro 13 non touchbar and noticed it had a yellowish tint as well. Not sure if thats normal or not but you are not the only one to notice it.
  11. Macalway macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2013
    So you have been staring at a blue screen for 4 years, and now you get normal one and are confused? :D
  12. hashholly macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2008
    I wonder if this is just a thing with the new MacBooks? Which model is yours? I also noticed a slight color shift, only top to bottom.
  13. GoodOne macrumors regular

    May 6, 2012
    Yellow is the new White apparently, just look at the new iPhone Screens.

    God I hope I don't notice this on my new 2016 MBP. On the other Hand, while I love my Early 2013 rMBP, when you turn off the light it doesn't look perfect either. I'm not gonna compare and just take the new one as-is.
  14. MrGuder macrumors 68020

    Nov 30, 2012
  15. Cobratom macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2016
    I have both a 2012 retina and a 2016 and that definitely looks off. The 2016 is slightly warmer and definitely brighter, but the difference is not as noticeable as the photo you posted for me. My 2012 screen was replaced under warranty in 2015 at the very end of my Applecare warranty.
  16. arbitrage, Nov 20, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2016

    arbitrage macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2009
    I have both also. I do calibrate them with an X-rite i1Display but even without calibration set back to the Color LCD default they look very similar. You have a serious color shift on the 2012 but that could be easily fixed unless there is a graphics card issue and you've lost a colour channel....

    There is a bit of a magenta cast from the default on the 2012 but not as bad as yours....

  17. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2012
    I have the 15" 2.7 GHz, 512 GB. The screen is brighter on the left side and middle of the screen and slightly less bright and bluish on the right. I just looked at the store models and didn't see this, but they are all on full brightness with bright overhead lighting and it is hard to tell. At first I thought it was color coming through from the the Sierra wallpaper, but changed to a different wallpaper and it's still there.
  18. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    Is the color gamut improvement still noticeable when both are calibrated? I noticed that since calibrating my 2012 rMBP it looks more like the 2016 I played with in the store. Though I'm sure side-by-side I'd notice a difference.
  19. Farsider macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2014
    London, UK
    I see the bottom 3rd of your 2016 MBP screen has the darker/browner shade too. This was bugging me on my 15" as I thought it was a yellow stain. If you tilt the screen further back, it disappears so it looks like a another characteristic of these 2016 screens.

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