>>> OMG >>> iPhone 4 Screen is YELLOW?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PunisherUltra, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. PunisherUltra macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010

    People are reporting yellow lines, blotches and now you can see the entire screen next to an iPhone 3GS.



    Show us your video comparisons of the screen side-by-sde.
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    It's called color calibration. The "screen" isn't yellow, it's being sold with that color profile on it. (iOS supports color profiles now BTW).

    The screen is beautiful.
  3. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    Thats the retina display :rolleyes:

    Here we go with the iMac fiasco all over again. This is why buying in store > ordering
  4. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    Really? Where do you access that. That's pretty cool if true.
  5. PunisherUltra thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    He's being sarcastic!
  6. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    What? No I'm not. Check the bottom left:


    Also, it's not something you change on the phone (yet...)
  7. Natesac macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    I have noticed that compared against my old 3GS and iPad that there's is a difference in hue.

    I feel like the it goes

    iPhone 4-Warm.

    After playing with the brightness on all of them for w while I feel like the iPhone 4 may be the most color correct. I'm not sure.

    I remember my original iPod touch was different from my iPhone 3G.

    I think that maybe the hue is a lot cooler on the older devices because it helps the black level.
  8. Mark Booth macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    I am a photographer and I use a color calibrated monitor and make my own printer profiles. I'm sensitive to color and notice color casts right away.

    The iPhone 4 display is more color accurate than the iPhone 3GS display. The 3GS' display was cooler, tending toward a (color inaccurate) blue color cast. Compared to the 3GS, the iPhone 4 display is warmer, which makes it look more yellow in direct comparison. But, trust me, the iPhone 4 display is the more color accurate. I've already viewed calibration images on my iPhone 4 display and compared them to the color on my calibrated Cinema Display, and calibrated prints.

    The iPhone 4 has the most color accurate display Apple has put in an iPhone so far. It's not absolutely spot on perfect, but it's very close.

    Your "yellow cast" is my "Thank God, they got it right!".

  9. swy05 macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2008
    Hmm very interesting.

    I noticed the same thing.

    iPhone 3G = bluish hue
    iPad = whitish hue
    iPhone 4 = yellowish warm hue

    I'll admit that the yellowish hue makes colors "pop"
  10. pugple macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    The new iphones have the warmer tones which are consider more natural/neutral. Much better than the cool/cold ones from the older iphone 2g/3g/3gs/ and ipad. It's like the difference in light bulbs, you can get warmer tinted ones or cooler tinted ones. I don't think this is a problem. It makes the colors more realistic.
  11. CSpackler macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2010
    On a plane
    The iPhone 4 is pretty close in color to my professionally calibrated Pioneer plasma monitor. The blacks are also deeper than my previous iPhone as well, resulting in an overall improvement in picture quality. From a color accuracy standpoint, where the end result is a picture so natural it's like looking through a window, the iPhone 4 is very very good.
  12. TheBama macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2010
    Birmingham, AL
  13. gregnauman macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2010
    iPhone 4 yellow hue warm tint to screen

    Stood in line and got mine on opening day. It did not have the yellow spots but....

    I was looking at the screen on my iPhone 4 in comparison to my 3GS that I gave to my wife.

    It looked a little more warm or sorta had more of a yellow hue to the screen.

    Last night after having it for a couple weeks now, I did a comparison of hers to mine using the blue background in the TOMTOM app and boy what a difference.

    The 3GS looks really blue but my iPhone 4 looks more of a turquoise color.

    I dont have the yellow blotches but it does have a more yellow or warm tint to it.

    I then was in the Apple store today and sure enough, the demo ones on the counter dont look anything like mine. They look more like the 3GS did with a more bluish tint.

    I would use the brightness and settings pages as a reference and set it to the same brightness as the ones in the store. The ones in the store for sure have a more white/bluish tint to them then mine does, and I looked at 7-10 units on demo.

    Ill probably be returning it and hope I can get a new one and not a refurb.

    Anyone know if there is a way to tell if its a refubished one other than the black box? Serial number differences???
  14. gregnauman macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2010
    Mine too has the more yellowish warm hue to it than my iphone 3gs. It was purchased on the 24th

    I was in the apple store today though and every one of the 7-10 iphone 4 phones in the store had the more bluish white tint to them.

    I wonder why ours would look different than the ones in the store if you guys are saying the warmer color is more accurate?
  15. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Some people have weighed in that the 4's screen is more accurately calibrated than the unnaturally blue tint on previous phones. However, if you're not happy try to get it swapped. I personally don't notice it anymore.
  16. tuatha macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    If I had to guess I'd say it's because they're talking out of their arses.

    If some have the yellow tint and others don't, then something is clearly not right.

    Given the issues apple have had with yellow screens in the past, my money is on defective screens.

    Btw, I've seen pics and videos of yellow and regular ones side by side and the yellow tint definitely doesn't look more natural. It just looks more yellow (or green in some cases).

    Replace it.
  17. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    My first gen iPhone had the cool tone. My first gen iPod touch has the warm tone. My iPhone 4 has the warm tone too.

    I don't mind either. I do like the blue look, but pix taken in shadows shows up better in the yellow.

    Where I have been spoiled lately with iPhone 4's screen is the Retina display. My eyes got used to looking at websites without really having to pinch to zoom. It didn't blow me right away, but I have a hard time going to back to the older resolution now.
  18. SmackP macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Did you put your iPhone along side those in the shop without the yellow tint?

    It might be that the the lightening conditions and brightness reduce the visibility of the yellowy screen.

    I still highly doubt that shop one have a blue tint like the 3GS.

    I think ALL iPhones have yellow screens.
  19. SmackP macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Did you put your iPhone along side those in the shop without the yellow tint?

    It might be that the the lightening conditions and brightness reduce the visibility of the yellowy screen.

    I still highly doubt that shop one have a blue tint like the 3GS.

    I think ALL iPhones have yellow screens.
  20. briand05 macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
    My iPhone 4 screen is actually quite a bit cooler than my Droid's screen.
  21. deannnnn macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
  22. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    Give it time.
  23. ogdogg macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    That's what she said.
  24. imaginex20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    It is not true that all iPhones have yellow screens. I have compared my old iPhone 4 to my brother's and friends' and theirs was much cooler in color compared to mine. I returned it and my current iphone4 screen is awesome. The colors doesn't look washed out.
  25. Hands Sandon macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2008
    I got the iPhone 4 on launch day and a couple of days ago got a replacement from my carrier because of the antenna issue. The original phone was otherwise perfect and the color balance seemed perfect too. The replacement phone however had a yellow tint that was immediately very noticeable and I didn't like it in comparison to my original at all. It seemed way too yellow and dulled things down. I've got to say though, that I've barely noticed the yellow tint since. I must have adapted to the change, either that or it's disappeared, but I think the former.

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