Seem like most Iphones have uneven backlight--White to Yellowish Hue near bottom.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chemistslime, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. chemistslime macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    My 1st post but I've been a long time lurker.

    I have an iphone and my friend does as well. Both of us have noticed that there seems to be uneven backlighting on both our phones and it's especially annoying when we read in landscape on Safari. Starting from the top it's all white which is of course what color it should be, but near the bottom (referring to the direction of the home button), it's yellowish. Very subtle but nonetheless annoying, I also went to the AT&T store to see their Iphone on display and it has it too it seems. It's especially noticeable in a dark setting (i.e. right before I go to bed and read some RSS fees). I'm wondering if this is a defect or do you guys see it as well.

    Like I said, subtle but it's definitely there. Anyone else?
  2. Okiewan, Jul 13, 2007
    Last edited: May 14, 2013

    Okiewan macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    So, you are aware of 2 of 1 million+ with this problem and the title you come-up with is; "most iPhones" ?
    thoi trang shop quan ao do so sinh cao cap cho be thoi trang cong so gia re thoi trang cong so gia re chup anh cho be giam gia
    As of this reply saying "no, mine doesn't have the problem" ... you are very close to being statistically incorrect.:p
  3. defeated macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007
    this is a VERY subjective judgment. Some people are more sensitive to these things, and everybody have different standard of "uneven".

    If your screen is comparable to other iPhones, or other large screen smartphones, then its probably ok.
  4. chemistslime thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Man, what's up with the hostility? I was simply bringing up an issue that I thought was note worthy.

    My friend and I both bought our phones at separate times, on different dates. Not to mention the AT&T store where I bought it had the issue as well. I don't know about you, but when it's on an LCD monitor I guess it's ok, but for a device that's 3.5" big, you definitely notice it's there.

    Well.. I'm glad you're not an optometrist. :D Anyone else? Please try this in a dark setting?
  5. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    I am sitting outside on my dark balcony, so took a look at my iPhone. It does not have this problem.
  6. Okiewan, Jul 13, 2007
    Last edited: May 14, 2013

    Okiewan macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    quan lot thoi trang shop do so sinh ban si quan ao ban buon quan ao cac loai chup anh san pham
    How was that hostile? Sheez, a little thin skinned? Say "MOST" an you'll get some reaction when basing the opinion on just .0000000012% of phones sold :)
  7. Okiewan, Jul 13, 2007
    Last edited: May 14, 2013

    Okiewan macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
  8. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth

    No issue here... looking great in fact.
  9. chemistslime thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Well, looks like I'll be heading to the apple store tomorrow then. Not to mention my super sucky battery life. After less than 2 hours of use, I have only 50% left. And that's on medium brightness too with auto-adjust.
  10. defeated macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007
    post back tomorrow after your visit to applestore, let use know what they say about it.
  11. chemistslime thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Will do.
  12. linsam macrumors 6502


    Jul 3, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    There is another post where someone is mentioning that they have a screen bleed. Looks like this might be a might want to read the other post. Good luck! :)

    P.S. The post is under iPhone Help.
  13. thomasfxlt macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2005
    My experience with Apple tech support is generally positive. I've had a few minor defects on MB's and they've been corrected very professionally.
  14. sblasl macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2004
    Heber Springs, AR
    No problem here.

    With all the reviews coming in, this is the first time I have heard of this issue. Good luck @ the Apple Store.
  15. kevinwiz macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2007
    i never noticed until i read about this on this forum. i still don't care.
  16. Rolltideguy77 macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    My iphone does indeed have this problem. It is a strange hue at the bottom of the screen that seems off colored or something. It's minor I suppose but after paying $599 plus tax the minor gripes me. I doubt I will take it back unless others do and have positive results.
  17. copland007 macrumors member


    Jun 29, 2007
  18. Dermot81 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2007
    This is an EXTREMELY subjective observation. I'm pretty sure everyone has this "problem" but only half the people notice it. After owning multiple smartphones/PDAs I can tell you the iPhone has the brightest and most colorful screen of any device I've used.
  19. dwsolberg macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2003
    Mine doesn't

    I can't find this on mine, but I'm obsessive enough that if I concentrate, I'm sure to find some yellow on what I thought was a perfect screen.
  20. Daiden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    My iPhone has a yellow splotch (which is more then just screen bleed) going a quarter of the way down the screen on the upper left side. It's only visible on a white background (a webpage, mostly). Now that I see it, I always notice it and it's fairly annoying. I'm going to see what an Apple rep has to say about it today.

    Also, my iPhone freezes probably a quarter of the time while coming out of sleep mode, which is a much bigger issue since I've missed 2-3 calls because my phone froze up while trying to answer them.
  21. megfilmworks macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2007
    Sherman Oaks
    I do not have an uneven screeen fact, it is hands down the best small screen I have seen.
  22. chemistslime thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Ok, so I just got back from the apple store and the rep there in fact exchanged it for a new one for me. The reason I was able to do this was because the main issue I had with the Iphone was the battery. Like I said before, after a full charge I could only get 2 hours of use out of it before it ran down to 50% which is absolutely ridiculous considering what other people are getting and the advertisements in the news. Not to mention backlight was at 50% with auto adjust and I was simply browsing a web page.

    Now, onto the yellow hue thing.

    YES, it still has it. So now considering that both my friend and I have it, the AT&T store with the Iphone on display has it, and this new one that I just got today has it. I can CONFIDENTLY say that it's just the make of the model. At the bottom near the "home button", approximately one quarter at the bottom, the color is yellowish. You will notice it when browsing the web in landscape mode. IT IS there but some of you might not notice it because we're all different people and some of us are more sensitive than others (and NO, I'm not EMO). Perhaps I am one of those people with more acute cones in my retina, it's a curse I guess. But as I get older I guess I will notice it less due to the deterioration of the eyes in general. Anyone else?

    Just thought I'd mention, I'm 22. I'd like to see some correlation between those who notice it and their age. Anyone care to share? Thanks all.
  23. chemistslime thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Please keep us updated as well.
  24. Cleverboy macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2007
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    If its "subtle", I'd say that's its not REALLY there at all (in the "oh my god, somethings wrong" sense). Depending on the orientation of the display, a number of colors stand out.

    I get a perfect white display if I hold it about a foot from my face, flush with my viewing plane (its face parallel with mine), and tilt it back slightly (perfect). Other positions yield very subtle changes in the coloring. I can make the screen turn almost entirely beige by titling it About 10 degrees toward me (from a completely face-to-face angle position), and then twisting it about 10 degrees so that it faces slightly to the right of me. The point being... keep playing with it. Have fun with the colors. When you're done, get back to using your iPhone and not noticing the stuff at all.
    It's like I said... tilt it around to another position and it should vanish. You're noticing how the technology works. It's not some amazing defect... its just the type of display.

    ~ CB
  25. AirmanPika macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2007
    Vandenberg AFB, CA
    I don't have this issue. Seems like MOST of the phones DON'T have this issue to me based on the posts here :cool:

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