iPad mini new iPad mini 4 warm colour screen

Discussion in 'iPad' started by elmarjazz, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. elmarjazz macrumors member

    May 26, 2010
    Here in Japan and a couple days ago I headed into the Osaka Apple Store to pick-up a new iPad Mini 4. It finally has everything I wanted in a iPad mini: more compact size, colour and screen quality, 2GB RAM, and I got a 128GB in space-grey, WIFI / Cellular version which only comes direct from Apple unlocked to the Japan data providers and their (only) 2 year plans (the reason I had to visit the Osaka Apple Store) - will use a SIM provider here that does a month to month SIM plan.

    So far I’m very happy, but one thing I have noticed is the colour temperature of the screen and wonder if other new mini 4 owners are seeing this?

    The screen colour is very ‘warm’, whites have a district off-white on the yellow side shade of tint. In normal use this does not bother me, but one of the main reasons for the mini is that I plan to use it for hands on photo view sharing (I’m a photographer). My thoughts now are I can live with it, most people would not even see it, but I do.

    Does Apple use the same screen manufacture for all their mini 4 screens? Are there any mini 4 screens that differ from this warm rendition? Have you seen this effect on you mini 4 screen?
  2. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Just picked my iPad mini 4 today at the Apple Store. So far everything is perfect. Screen is uniformly white. No yellow tint screens. Previously owned iPad mini 3 and was the worst product I had owned being that screen quality for that wasn't too great.
  4. Kal-037 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    Mine is slightly warmer when compared to my iPod touch 6, but I think that's because the iPod uses more Blue in the display than normal. I think the mini 4's color is spot on, while the iPod 6 is the one that isn't quite right.

  5. witchkitten macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    My iPad mini 4 is noticeably warmer than my iPhone 5S. My eyes have now adjusted and I don't see it anymore but the first day it was annoying. I've noticed that every new mobile device I get from Apple has a warmer screen than my the previous devices. The screen on my iPhone 4 was much warmer than the screen on my iPhone 3GS and the screen on my iPhone 5S is warmer than the screen on my iPhone 4. That's why I didn't worry about it. Give it a few days and your eyes will probably adjust.
  6. elmarjazz thread starter macrumors member

    May 26, 2010
    Was on the train today watching a PBS program and with the 'warm tint' in mind was probably keeping that in the forefront of my viewing experience.

    Its a very minor issue and on looking more I see it and don't. Maybe as the above poster says 'my eyes will adjust.'

    Over-all I would much rather have a slightly warm look than cool, AND over-all I am very very impressed with the mini 4's beautiful display!

    This iPad is really a wonder; just the right size and everything in use I could want. What a great job APPLE did putting this out.
  7. mackie8 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2014
    i agree... compare to my air 2... mini 4 color is a bit warmer.... loot at this coc screen side by side... on the air 2... green is really green.... on mini 4 it is... a bit yellow green...

    [​IMG]Untitled by mackie_hanrei, on Flickr
  8. elmarjazz thread starter macrumors member

    May 26, 2010
    Just to add... When I'm looking for 'neutral' colour rendition I'm looking at white collars and shirts where I see a hint of 'warmth', bright lights are clear/white. Skin tones are looking good, and colours in general are vibrant and good. It would be nice if I could see a colour palate on the screen to get a better idea of the screen's use of colours. Does anyone know where I could view an extensive colour palate as an app?

    The screen is very sharp, really beautiful for that. Again, over-all its a very impressive viewing experience.

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