New iPad screen has a blue tint

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iMule, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. iMule macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2009
    Greenville, SC
    Its annoying as hell. I can't tell which links I've clicked or not clicked on Google searches. They look virtually the same (purple and blue). Last year I went through 3 iPads that had light bleeding. I love Apple, but I've exchanged the last 3 items I've bought from them (iPad 2, 4S (brown spots on the screen), and an AEBS that sounded like an old sprinkler system.

    Maybe I need to let the supply chain get through its initial burst before early adopting. It shouldn't be this way though.

    Anyways, I figured I'd share this with everyone to see if there's anyone out there having the same problems.
  2. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2007
  3. tranceFusion macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2010
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    Mine has a blue tint too... Not yellow like everyone else seems to be complaining of.
  4. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Do you mind to post a pic of your new iPad please.
  5. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
  6. bigreat macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    post photo with a iphone 4 or ipad 2 as reference
  7. Trankin macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2012
    Same issue here

    Found this forum looking to see if I was alone. My new iPad definitely has a blue tint as well.
  8. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

    Jun 19, 2010
    only the 80th thread on this phony picless topic
  9. Trankin macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2012
    I'll get some pics posted

    Ive got an iPad 2. I'll set up a side by side and get some up. What's with the haters here?? I can't tell if it's humor or ugly??
  10. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    I have a white tint! oops, that's the bezel. Never mind.
  11. Danpancamo macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2012
    Yep, mine is purple tint too. First thing I noticed, then I compared to my iPad 1 and my ipad 3 is really purple.

    I was hoping that the tint would go away, but it's going back if no solution found today.

    Can't believe there is no color balance tool..

  12. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    At least this one is blue, not yellow. :D
  13. Trankin, Mar 18, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012

    Trankin macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2012

    It may be hard to tell from the photos, though you can see there is clearly a color discrepancy. The white iPad is an iPad 2, the other is the new iPad.

    When I view them side by side, the iPad 2 clearly has a yellow tint, and the new iPad more of a blue / violet tint.

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  14. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yellow tint, blue tint, pink tint.......... the complaints are endless. In truth, these aren't defects of any sort. These are merely calibration discrepancies. Why doesn't everyone just calm down. If you suspect it's a serious problem, call Apple or, alternatively, return it.
  15. thatsmyaibo macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2007
    My new iPad definitely has a blue hue to it. I noticed it on the first day when opening the Facebook app. The Facebook blue was more violet than blue. The splash screen, which opens a full page blue screen, was certainly different from my iPad 2.

    I'm not going to freak out or exchange it 5 times but it is an issue that I hope gets patched up.
  16. falconman515 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2010
    Ya this is just getting OLD now!

    If it's not one thing its another, if its one color its another, if its not one complaint its another, if its one battery issue its another ...... This crap never ends around here.
  17. thatsmyaibo macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2007
    That may be the case but I'm telling you the blues aren't displaying properly on my iPad. It's not an opinion. It's a fact.

    Again, I'm not rushing out to return it 5 times but it's definitely different than the iPad 2 I had a week ago.
  18. Trankin macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2012
    I've decided it's more red than blue.

    I hear the sentiment. Not a very friendly crowd here. :). I've decided that it's more of a red tint. Blues are looking much more purple than they should. A coworker showed me his today, and his displays exactly like mine.

    It's not terrible, but I would rather have better calibration in the future.
  19. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    modal boxes

    What I have noticed is that the modal boxes appear more purple than the historical blue/grey tint.
  20. iLukeJoseph macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2011
    The black one (not sure which it is, as your post was a bit hard to understand). Has much better grayscale (i.e. more even and less color being introduced).
  21. Trankin macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2012
    Further Testing

    A couple of typos really screw the meaning of everything up.

    I think that I'm deciding that the problem may not be the new iPad but rather myself and the iPad 2. I've been comparing the new iPad to several other (uncalibrated) monitors and devices and finding that it is more closely aligned to them than the iPad 2.

    I assume that I've been so conditioned by the incorrect color display on the iPad 2 that it was a bit of a shocker to see the difference when I switched.

    I'm going to try to track down a good reference execution on a properly calibrated screen so that I can verify that my recent comparisons are not just coincidentally similar.
  22. Wise87 macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    I found that the New iPad displays colors exactly as my iMac. I believe the colors on the iPad 2 were slightly off and everyone just got use to it. When I look at other blue items besides google search my blues are blue and purples are purple. Everyone needs to just chill. Your seeing the colors as they should be displayed.
  23. MrMos3s macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2012
    I also have the red/purple tint, but have also noticed everything seems to be a little more washed out/faded looking.

    As long as this is as common as it is I may avoid getting a replacement, besides, once the jailbreak for the new iPad arrives I use an app from Cydia called "Color Profiles" which should fix it right up.

    Would love to see Apple include some type of color settings to iOS.

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