Screen temperature on 5s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MartinGuitar, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. MartinGuitar macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2013
    I have heard that Apple has adopted a "warmer" hue to the 5/5s when compared to the 4/4s (and earlier). I recently upgraded from an iPhone 4 to a 5s, and while I love it, I am having trouble getting used to the warmer tones. I notice that when both phones are in sleep mode, when put together side-by-side, the 4 has an ever-so-slight blue tint to it, while the 5s seems to have a red/maroon tint to it. To my eye, the 4 seems to resemble a more neutral hue than the 5s.

    Can anyone who has been in my shoes (4s [or earlier] upgraded to 5s) weigh in on this? I went to the Apple store and was essentially told "get over it" (although I was simply asking them about it)

    I have been using the device for about a week and I still have not really gotten used to it. Is swapping it out worth it? Or are all the 5s models this way?

    Thanks. I know this has been discussed before, but I still keep seeing conflicting reports.
  2. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2013
    Apple Store, USA
    I think that is on all iPhone 5s I do agree the blue color is better but that's just the type of screen they use. It isn't a defect so I doubt apple would do anything... Just as they did not when u went
  3. kre62 macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010

    Happens every year. People said the 3G had a warmer temp. Then the good screens came back. Then the 3GS had a warmer temp and so on. When the 4S came out everyone said it had a warmer temp. Yet somehow we now have a bunch of cool 4S phones to compare the 5 and 5S to. Oh yeah, everyone said the 5 was warmer too.

    So what's the deal? It's defective screens that apple hopes customers will accept. I'm typing this from a beautiful clear cool 5S screen.

    Take. It. Back. And don't put up with this lax qc form apple.
  4. MartinGuitar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2013
    Thanks for confirming my suspicions. I went to the Apple store once and was too passive about the problem. I thought I could get used to it but I really can't.
  5. SONiC5 macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2012
    I don't know about everyone else, but my 4S was very warm, my 5S looks neutral in comparison.

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