Wow! Extreme yellow tint! C38 4S

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  1. AndrewR23, Nov 2, 2011
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    AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Just bought my iPhone 4S. C38 serial. Screen is extremely yellow and brown. Went to Apple forums and over 10 people with C38 have the yellow screens.


    Its crazy, the grey default wallpaper looks more grey on the box than the phone. Its look brownish on this phone.
     
  2. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Stop. "C38 is yellow." "C39 is the blue tint." These are not facts. They're conjecture based on a tiny handful of 4 million iPhone 4S owners.

    People need to stop spreading guesses as fact.

    Want a fact? MY C38 is not yellow.
     
  3. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    Mine doesn't even have a 'C' in the serial number, although that's probably because mine's a UK 4S. Anyway, I doubt that display types/manufacturers are linked to certain serial number ranges. The internal parts, however, will have different hardware identifiers.

    EDIT: Mine's got a lovely 'cool' tint to its display, much like my MacBook Pro's display.
     
  4. EmbraceTheOne macrumors 6502a

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    Mine doesn't have C in the Serial number. Soooo, sorry. :)
     
  5. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

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    mines yellow... compared to my old iPhone 4 with a beautiful blue screen.

    i knew this would happen again - wobbly home button and yellow screen. It's like they took all the replacement garbage from the genius bar and put an A5 in them.
     
  6. Baggy Spandex macrumors 6502

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    For someone that does color sensitive work on the side, mine is not 'blue', nor do I want it to be. Also, it all depends mostly on what light you're looking at it under.

    Mine is a neutral tone and I like it.
     
  7. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

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    When you have an iPhone 4 sitting next to you the screen is a blueish tint and has a brighter screen. The yellow seems to be dull and the icons don't pop anymore. I like warm tones on my television but not my phones.
     
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    Isn't the yellowing the adhesive glue that's being used? Seeing as how Apple is shipping them straight from the factory, it might take a couple days for the yellowing to go away. Though I could be completely wrong and it's a permanent issue.
     
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    that's the (potential) answer to yellow blotches. a yellow cast is related to the color temperature/tint of the LCD, not glue.
     
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  12. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes..my exact case. The screen is not yellow at all when your using it alone. But I've used a blue tinted 4 since June 2010. My 3G and 3GS were blue too. Thats over 3 years of blue tinted screen.

    Just opened this and its very yellow. More yellow than my warm calibrated screen on my MacBook Pro which is very strange. Called Applecare, getting a replacement tomorrow. The man on the phone said he has heard of the issue in the 4S too which he wrote in my case notes.
     
  13. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

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    This is not a glue issue... had the phone since release day. ahhh well... :rolleyes:
     
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    how bad is yours?
     
  16. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Only really noticeable if I hold it up side by side to my iPhone 4, which has more of a blue tint.
     
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    Kinda curious, if I replace this horribly yellow screen, and I get another yellow screen...Can I just have my old one back so I can return it?
     
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    With such a popular phone and so much variability you can potentially get something less desirable. Pics?
     
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  22. cababah macrumors 68000

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    to OP:

    thank you for sharing your serial number but there is no correlation between S# and screen, nor is there a correlation between S# and battery. nice try though.
     
  23. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What? I never said there was. I was simply posting my serial number.
     
  24. buddybd macrumors 6502

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    First 3 DNQ, Last 3 TF9

    Verizon 4S. Screen looks like the one on the right of that image.
     

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