The one thing holding me back from upgrading...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dick Whitman, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Dick Whitman, Sep 8, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2016

    Dick Whitman macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

    Oct 16, 2012
    Screen lottery.

    I'm assuming since Apple is still using LCD technology that the possibility of getting a yellow tinted display is still there as well. I have the iPhone 6 and am tempted to upgrade but I don't want to get a screen that is significantly warmer than what I have now. I got lucky with my iPhone 6. Whites are white, and colors are uniform in all directions.
  2. jetlagged macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2012
    battery life is great with my iPhone SE never had a problem with the display. I'm not obssessive and nitpicky, thank goodness.

    but thanks for sharing, I hear where you're coming from
  3. Dick Whitman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

    Oct 16, 2012
    I really don't think I'm nitpicky either. I just don't want to pay almost $800 for a display that is noticeably yellow.
  4. imagineadam macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2011
    I've felt your pain. Back when I got my 6 I went through 7 or 8 of them just to get a uniform screen! I'm worried too but I just pre ordered a jet black 7 128GB. Rolling the dice again! I hope I get a good screen. The hassle and stress of having one with yellow spots or dark shadowy tinged in the corners is too much!!!! I'll let you know how mine is when I get it!
  5. Dick Whitman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

    Oct 16, 2012
    Awesome, I decided to pull the trigger as well! Pre-ordered a black 7 128GB. Hopefully I get a good screen. Fingers crossed. I gave up on the 6s after trying three or fours times.
  6. mtcowdog macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    In day to day usage I don't have a problem with battery life on the 6. I use the snot out the thing. Unless Apple goes into FU mode, I struggle to think the 7 won't be good enough compared to the competition. Nobody has yet to break the code on how to give us more battery life, without a larger battery and therefore device. They all have the same constraints. For usage, I can go from morning to night, in most usage scenarios, without issue. And that's with 2-year old technology. If someone has a magic bullet, I'm not seeing it.
  7. Dick Whitman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

    Oct 16, 2012
    Between streaming podcasts and music to and from work, and playing Pokemon Go at lunch (admittedly), I have to charge my iPhone 6 multiple times throughout the day. Then again I have unlimited data so that's probably why battery drain is more of an issue for me.
  8. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    That's a good point. My 6 has some shadowing across the top of the screen. I checked at the Apple store when this was the current phone and they all had this problem to varying degrees. In most usage it's not noticeable. However, I read books on my phone. With the uniform screen and light background it's distracting.
  9. rulymammoth macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2015
    Absolutely no question it'll happen again. It's still the same screen technology. Once Apple goes to OLED next year, maybe the issue goes away.
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Being able to move away from the distracting antenna lines and boring, light Space Gray is more important to me than the screen lottery.
  11. Bhs1975 macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2012
  12. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    I've seen Note 7 owners complaining about pink screens and yellow screens as well.
  13. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    If I had to guess I'd say the white point will run warmer than 6 series if yours is comparatively blue.

    Because of full dci-p3 color range. Like 9.7 pro
  14. 1madman1 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2013
    Richmond, BC, Canada
    Not really, my first OLED phone (Nokia N8) had a purple tinted screen. It was incapable of displaying grey.
  15. Dick Whitman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

    Oct 16, 2012
  16. Ezra923 macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2012
    Yea, yellow screen here too. :( barely notice it till i pick up my iphone 6
  17. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015

    Its been Proven that these Blueish tinted Displays are Bad for You especially at night. I thought the same way. my 9.7 iPad Pro is warmer less blue than my Air 2 was but thats more accurate colors look more vibrant and richer.
    OLED's solve this thats why Apple has contracted with Samsung to buy OLED displays.

    That being said the 9.7 ipad Pro has True Tone, which can be adjusted or turned off. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus DO NOT and people are getting very poor quality Way too yellow Displays which are not acceptable.
  18. PieTunes macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    My 6s Plus had a gorgeous screen and thankfully so does my 7 Plus. No yellow tint or anything of the sort.
  19. GusHerb macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2013
    Chicago / Northwest, IN
    Yes, this exactly! I think I've been through about 12 iP6's over the last two years trying to find one that's at least not distractingly non-uniform. They tell me I'm crazy, I say they don't have decent QC for these things. The one I have now isn't anywhere near perfect but very tolerable for me. I tried the 6S and ran into dust, dead pixels, yellowness, and color/light unevenness and am hesitant about the 7. Or any phone really.
  20. brojan macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2016
    My iPhone 7 came yellow but iOS 10 has a color filters adjustment that lets you correct the hue and get it neutral or even cool.

    It works very well but I don't know if it takes more battery for the adjustment or if it's a native calibration
  21. Dick Whitman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

    Oct 16, 2012
    Yeah I just discovered this feature yesterday. It's not a perfect solution but it comes close. Unfortunately, no amount of color adjustment will fix overall uniformity issues. To me though the inclusion of the display accommodations feature is a blatant admission on Apple's part of poor quality control and years of rightfully justified customer complaints. Equally, it's impossible to take them seriously when they tout things like end-to-end color management but then ship supposedly premium devices with this kind of crap. I'm debating on whether to try and exchange my current phone but I know how that game goes. It's extremely time consuming and often an exercise in futility. The display I have now is noticeably warmer than my iPhone 6, and the left side of the screen is clearly darker/more yellow.
  22. brianjsw01 macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2015
    My 7Plus right side is darker than the left. And my last phone a 6S had dark line along top and left of screen and before that the original 6S was dark at the top. The one before that had dust. The last time I had a normal screen was an iPhone 4.
  23. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    I'm usually picky when it comes to screen temperatures so I understand where you're coming from. Side by side, my 6s is cooler next to my 7. After using the 7 all day, I don't notice the display being too "warm". I think you notice it when you're side by side with another device. Honestly, I think my 6s is too blue now that I've been using the 7.
  24. Dick Whitman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

    Oct 16, 2012
    Yeah I've honestly gotten used to the warmer display on my iPhone 7 but the lack of color uniformity still bothers me.
  25. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    That's a valid concern. Maybe wait a couple of months to see if the manufacturing process smoothes out.
    Edit: OOPS. Too late lol. Enjoy your 7.

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