Return now or wait for software update?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSpaz, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I've got an iPhone 3GS with the yellow gradient on the bottom. It's really distracting me now and I'm wondering if I should return it and try to find one with a better screen or see if Apple releases a firmware fix that cools the screens enough where the yellow won't be as bad on the bottom?

    I noticed that my iPhone 3G has the same yellowing on the bottom as my 3GS but, the yellow is more prominent on the 3GS. Perhaps Apple can make them match by issuing a software update for the 3GS?

    It's not as bad on my iPhone 3G, but I do see a blue-ish to yellow-ish gradient going down the screen.

    Didn't they fix the yellow screens last year with a software update?
  2. dream macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2009
    I believe it is a software issue and you better wait for a new update.

    thousands od iphone owners are complaining and for sure apple will update their software soon but try to mail them.

    It is better of all of users who have yellow gradient on the bottom should mail them to force them to find a solution in the new update.
  3. Mademan12321 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    Voice your opinion

    I just came back from the apple store griping about:

    1. High pitched noise from video recording
    2. Wi-Fi not connecting properly ( has gotten worse each day)
    3. Yellow tint

    The people there are absolutely brainless (Northpark Mall in Dallas TX). They give me the old we aren't aware routine. I give the phone to a rep and let him hear how awful it records sound and he has the GAWL to say "There's nothing wrong as far as I can and don't expect high end recording." I decide to start pulling random people in the store looking for the Ipod products to tell me if that sounds normal. They aren't too happy with that at all when peoples faces were grimacing over the noise. They quickly dispatched a manager who quickly switched it out.

    I have had my phone switched 3 times each with different serial number ( 922, 925, 926) They all do the same thing (except my brothers who's phone has no issues whatsoever) . Either they announce that they are working on patches for the 3.1 OS that will help correct issues over the weekend (I'm not interested in hearing new features until this is squared away) or it goes back Monday for good. :mad: :mad: :mad: :(
  4. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Oddly enough... I haven't had wifi or high pitched noise issues. Strange.

    Can anyone confirm that the 3.1 software does anything to the yellow tint?
  5. kramjam macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Bought my first iPhone early this week, had a bad speaker. Took it to the Store, swapped for a new one, and had a horrible screen. They let me swap it one more time, because of inventory. Of course the third has a yellow screen.. hoping a software update can do something.
  6. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Seriously man, no offence, but try to lighten up and not worry about the small things so much. I saw your thread complaining about buttons that were 1px off in the UI, and now this one saying the screen is a little yellow. Ask yourself, does it really matter?
  7. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    It matters $500 worth. If it weren't a premium company that makes premium products at a premium price, I wouldn't worry as much. Since it's Apple, I demand close-to perfection. Why should I just "deal" with things?

    I can't wait until Apple puts OLED screens in these things...
  8. snowpuff macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    i too live in dallas and avoid the apple store in northpark like the plague. try knox-henderson... more competent but i suspect the results will not be much different
  9. Balthezor macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2008
    Its made in China. I doubt anything from Apple is going to be perfect. Its just like everything else out there...

    And people need to realize that. Your not paying the higher price for a perfect product. Your paying because it has the Apple logo/name on it.

    But people don't like to think that way, the right way, because we all like to complain, well most of us do.
  10. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Because you're not going to lose any sleep over these "bugs," in fact I doubt they really impact your user experience at all.
  11. jecapaga macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
    The OP cannot lighten up and not worry about the small things so much, hence his nick. :rolleyes:
  12. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one complaining about the screen. I saw a guy returning his iPhone because when he tapped on the back, it made a slight rattle noise... I mean come on... My iPhone looks like it pissed itself and you guys are telling me that I'm being too picky.

    Whatever guys.

    No, I do not expect anything to be perfect, but I'm so used to Apple products being top notch. My Mac Pro is as perfect as can be. My brother's MacBook is flawless and beautiful. Why can't the iPhone be the same way?
  13. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    Yeah. I never use my phone in sunlight anyway.
  14. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    The yellow tint won't be fixed with a software update, such thing never happened. Someone made a blogpost about it with the 3G last year, but that was just wishful thinking, and now everybody thinks Apple changes color temperatures through software updates. Not true. WYSIWYG.

    Return/exchange it if you're not happy.
  15. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    A slight rattle could indicate the insides of his phone are loose, and could cause problems later. That's a good reason for an exchange.

    An ever so slightly off-colour screen is something most people wouldn't even notice.
  16. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    I hate to say this, but you are WAY too picky. I have friends who find
    problems with almost everything they buy. Very common with doctors and engineers.
  17. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    Do what makes you happy. If it bothers you exchange it, your the one that has to carry it around and use it.
  18. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    spaz how many iphones have you been through since the first model? 10? 20? maybe you should just give up.
  19. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (White, 32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7C97d Safari/528.16)

    Exactly. Either deal with the "problem" or don't; you're the one that has to use the phone. :confused:
  20. chdwil macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    I must be lucky. My screen has no yellow tint. It has no rattles. It takes great videos with no sharp noises. No cracks on the case, and no rattles. It serial # is 88924efV3nr. One of the first runs I believe.
  21. GamaFu macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    I heard this argument: it's made in XXXX, every time people complain about hardware issues of a product. IMHO, it doesn't matter where the product is made. It's the quality control that counts. No matter where you mass manufacture a thing, some of them are going to be defect. That's just fact. If Apple's testing process/quality assurance is done well, then you won't hear people complain about it all the time.

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