All iPads Will screen bonding decrease yellow screen issue?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Daniel Quell, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Daniel Quell macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2013
    Last year I tried to buy an ipad mini retina. The first one had yellow on the bottom of the screen so I returned it. The second one was worse. I didn't feel like playing the lottery anymore so I just got a refund and decided to wait until they fixed the problem.

    I've been hearing that they plan on laminating the screen to the glass like they already do on the iphone.

    Do you think this will decrease the yellow screen uniformity issues?

    Thank you for your time.
  2. Lachhh macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2014
    Mainland Europe
    According to the genius bar, yes - waiting will help. In reality, some have seen it disappear and some have seen it remain.

    Generally, no Macbook or iPad I've had has ever had any screen issue, it's always been a perfect white without screen tint or blotches. I personally would replace it immediately but if you can stand to wait and see what happens, more power to you.

    EDIT: Whoops, misread. Not sure on that but I'd be surprised if that completely solved the screen tint issue.
  3. juanrp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2014
    It could, but since iPads don't have a laminated screen already, we would have no way of knowing.

    I wish they would laminate the screen, it would make the screen more sensitive to touch, and there wouldn't be dirt under my screen.

    Let's hope so.
  4. Daniel Quell thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2013
    I know that we can't know for sure. I just meant on a purely theoretical stand point is it conceivably that laminating the screen will decrease screen yellowing and uniformity defects and if so why?
  5. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    I don't think so. The Surface Pro 3 has a bonded screen and some people are complaining about a yellow bar on the left hand side of the screen.
  6. Daniel Quell thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2013
    I guess I won't be getting the ipad again this year. Thanks.
  7. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the new, new, new, new iPad will be better by having a more consistent screen temperature. But unfortunately bonding the screen isn't the answer.
  8. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

    smoking monkey

    Mar 5, 2008
    You Only Live Twice
    I wouldn't let that stop you. Definitely return screens that are half yellow or with yellow splotches on them. They are unacceptable. But, if you get the book spine effect and it's not too bad, I wouldn't worry about it. You really will forget it's there after about a week of normal use.

    But the yellow splotches... yeah, that is just ugly.

    But with the new one coming soon, I reckon it's a good time to jump on. I'm going to give my wife my iPad Air and grab the Air 2.

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