so the screen on the 3GS sucks?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 55test55, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. 55test55 macrumors 6502

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    thats what it seems by everyones posts. whats up with the yellow tint?
     
  2. beaner454 macrumors regular

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    The 3G had this issue too, it just takes a couple days for the screen to cool off. Wait a week or two and these comments will most likely fade away.
     
  3. JohnFa macrumors regular

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    People are just nitpicking. Besides, there's not alot of posts about the screen being bad. People just love finding faults.
     
  4. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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  5. The General macrumors 601

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    Mine looks exactly the same as my 3G. These tints are gradually yellower from side to side. I think it's a defect.
     
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  7. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    From what I've heard people with more noticeable tints have been able to get replacements pretty easily so you're probably right.

    The thread I linked to also had a lot of people posting the same thing as you, so it may just be a batch issue.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I moved from the original iPhone to 3G S and the screen is just as nice or nicer. Pics appear a bit warmer but I'm not seeing any yellow tint (at least in whites).
     
  9. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    My 3G S is prettier than my 3G screen, with no yellow tint.

    kthxbai.
     
  10. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    i like my brightness 3/4 the way up anyways

    with this, the screen looks sharp white and not a warm tinted yellow
     
  11. jmann macrumors 604

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    If you click check for update there is a new update that fixes this problem and makes the screen look normal again.
     
  12. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

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    My genius bar appointment is on Monday, my screen is very noticablly yellow. It'll be easy to convince them that this is true once I put it next to an old 3g I have...
     
  13. The General macrumors 601

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    No, there is not.
     

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  14. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, wth is he talking about....
     
  15. Jeremy81 macrumors 6502

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    I love mine. It's more vibrant and crisp than my last 3G was. I can't really see where it's yellow at all. I'm sure there are different displays going into them. Anyone know if it's still possible to enter the field test mode to identify the display?
     
  16. PhxBlue macrumors regular

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    He read a thread from last year that had that update. He didnt look at the date of the thread.
     
  17. mattroman246 macrumors 6502

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    mine is unbelievably perfect. no yellow tint what so ever, I've owned the 2nd gen Ipod Touch, 3G Iphone so I know what the tint is like. I compared it side by side with my friends 1st Gen Ipod Touch and it was the same hue. Nice and white/blue. I LOVE IT! Also no pixelation of blacks in videos like on my 3g, no light leaks, couldnt be better
     
  18. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    This has been my experience as well.
     
  19. bob616 macrumors 6502

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    The screen on the 3G S is actually really good and the olephopic coating is amazing.
     
  20. doug in albq Suspended

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    Original Poster, Get used to it,

    this is no longer a boutique item, welcome to mass-production, lowest common denominator, ect, things we use to attribute to Microsoft....

    8 is the new 10...
     
  21. bob vansteel macrumors regular

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    Boom well said, the truth sucks, and its hard for hardcore fanboys to swallow...
     
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  23. JohnFa macrumors regular

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    What are you talking about?
     
  24. golden3159 macrumors member

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    Actually, there is an update but it cannot be updated via iTunes update. You have to click restore instead of update and let it download the new build. If you compare numbers in "about" afterwards, it changes. There is a thread on this somewhere on the forum.

    It may or may not work. Some people said it fixed it, others saw no difference.
     
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