All iPads On the verge of giving up - screen issues

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Fattytail, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    I've exchanged 7 iPads. Every single one of them has the yellow tint on the left side of the screen. Some worse than others. Bought at different stores, same issue.

    QC on these is incredibly poor. At this point, I'll hold on to the one I have and see how the retina minis are when they come out. Maybe the smaller screen size means less to mess up.

    Biggest lesson from this whole ordeal is to definitely buy at an Apple store or a store with a liberal return policy. Otherwise good luck getting an exchange.
  2. MacInTheCrack macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2013
  3. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Sounds almost hypochondriac to me. Just enjoy the device and don't worry about it?
  4. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Wow. Thats a lot of exchanging. Id say you might as well forget it. It is possible that your eyes simply pick up on something that some others dont. I dunno. Sorry it didnt work out.
  5. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    7 iPads? Either you're really unlucky, or you're just seeing things. Did you notice this yellow tint during normal usage, or were you just looking for these problems with a plain white screen?
  6. Lazyboi macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2013
    I went through 3 Airs. First one had a shadowly line on one edge. The other had the yellow tint on the left and bluish white on the right. I almost gave up too but I decided to try one more time and I got a great screen. By the way who is manufacturing the Air screens for Apple? Lg? Samsung? Sharp?
  7. MacintoshDan macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2013
    My Air has a dark horizontal line running through the middle of the screen, Im just going to live with it for a few weeks and go to Apple and get it changed hopefully by then the screen issues are worked out. I have to say this is pretty ridiculous, but Im glad mine isn't the only one messed up, at first I assumed it was.
  8. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    3 tries and they seem to get worse for me. Last one is a grungy yellow on left and crisp white on right. Looks ridiculous.
  9. thelead macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2010
    It's there on most iPads (even older generations). I see it a bit on mine but I can live with it. I've seen worse than mine though. Most people will not notice it. I am a graphic artist with great eyesight and noticed it immediately.
  10. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    This isn't horrible luck. THEY'RE ALL like this. You go look at any pictures people post of their "perfect" iPad Airs, and they all have that yellow tint that starts on the left side and swoops around the right toward the bottom of the display. You're just wasting yours and Apple's time.
  11. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    OP, are you saying that in everyday use one side of your screen is more yellow?

    Or do you have to bring up a white screen to see it.

    Post a screenshot of your situation so we all can see just exactly what the offending issue is...


    Does this issue affect normal use?
  12. thelead macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2010
    Open up MacRumors Forums and look at the biege/grey title bars. You'll notice that the color of the title bar is more beige on the left and more grey on the right. Reason: The yellower white starts on the left and ends in a bluer white on the right.

    Edit: This is in portrait mode.
  13. bevsb2, Nov 10, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013

    bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    It took 4 tries for me to get one I'm happy with. The 4th one has a bright screen with no yellow or other issues. In all honesty it's not quite as good as the screen on my iPad 4 but it's pretty close and the size and weight make it the winner.

    Edited to add that I normally use the iPad in landscape mode, but if I view a white screen in portrait mode I can see a very faint yellow area on the bottom left side of the screen. Nothing I see in normal use, but not there on my iPad 4.
  14. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    My Air has a faded line down the left side of the screen. It almost looks slightly more grey than the rest of the screen. Is this what we are talking about?

    If so, this is something only the most insane of people would care about.
  15. docprego macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    I saw this on several Airs today at the Apple store. If I'm being honest with myself, it did annoy me.
  16. Fattytail thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    You have to bring up a predominantly white screen to see it. But guess what? Most web pages and books fall into that category.

    I'm also convinced that this is a problem on the vast majority of iPads and the people who don't see it are either lucky or bit noticing it.

    No it doesn't affect normal usage, but it sure is a tough pill to swallow for a device this expensive.
  17. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    who knew it was so damn hard to make a uniform screen. it has nothing to do with Retina either, since the iPad 2 has a lot of screen problems in the beginning too, right?

    i couldn't get an iPad 3 with a good screen so i gave up. i bought an iPad 3 refurb towards the end of the year and the screen was perfect. so for all of the people here going through the screen lottery game all over again, just get your money back and wait for the refurbs to pop up on you'll be waiting at least a few months, maybe more though
  18. Hello... macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
  19. Fattytail thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    I don't think they've figured out anything. I think they've just made a decision that these yellow tints are acceptable, otherwise manufacturing yields would be incredibly low. And judging from some of the posts on here, it appears it's a wise decision. Most people probably don't notice or care.
  20. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    I think it's a light bar or something.
  21. Fattytail thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    No. We're talking about screens that are clearly more yellow on the left 1/3 or 1/2 of the screen. It's easy to see when you split the keyboard in portrait. Extremely annoying on most webpages (which have white backgrounds) and ebooks.
  22. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    I dont know how I was able to get a perfect one on the first try.
  23. JGWolven macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2013
    I wish I could see what you guys see. I've had 4 people try to see of they could see discoloration on my screen with notes pulled up and neither them nor I can see anything.
  24. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Can we please get some pictures of this? Like an iPad Air with this defect on the home screen, watching a video, on a web page, or viewing a photo? I need to see to believe, and nobody has posted any evidence of this being such a grievous issue.
  25. Angler macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    It's hard to believe that after 7 screens you didn't get a good one. Apple should pay you to give up if you don't give up yourself. LOL,

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