iPhone XR XR Yellow Screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kre62, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. kre62 macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010
    Just took the XR back after 5 minutes of ownership. Yellow screens claim another phone victim.

    Before any drive by posters: I have extensive history with yellow screens. I know what correct color calibration looks like. This was not a calibration issue. Nor was it True Tone, which I had turned off.

    Color filters don’t fix the issue, they just mask it and distort other colors. The iPhone needs a true white point adjuster like MacOS has. With that I could have adjusted to 6500k and been fine. As is the phone is more like 5500k.

    It also wasn’t glue.

    Some phone screens at launch are always yellow. Ask how I know.

    Read the XS Max yellow screen thread for more info.

    I can spot a yellow screen instantly.

    Going back to 8+
  2. Alphazoid, Oct 26, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018

    Alphazoid macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2014
    I saw it in some review videos when side by side to other iPhones so i don't blame you.
  3. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Got a pic?

    I believe it but I’d try one more time if it were me
  4. NJHitmen macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2010
    Ugh, that’s disappointing.

    I guess you don’t have any interest in playing the screen lottery (meaning, swapping your phone until you get a good display). Can’t blame you
  5. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    There's a big concern with long exposure to blue light accelerating eye retina damage (macular degeneration). It is my suspicion that Apple is intentionally shifting the displays toward yellow to minimize blue to protect the eyes of millions of users. Personally I use Night Shift on continuously with the slider just before 1/2. Your eyes get used to it very quickly and then it seems the correct color. Then when you turn off Night Shift once you've adjusted to it— Holy Crap! screen is WAY too blue.

    Do your retinas a favor and stay the hell away from a 6500K white point. That's bluer than sunlight.
    There's lots of info about this on the web. LED's put out too much blue light and there's a real concern that staring at them for endless hours can cause irreparable damage.
  6. dazz87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2007
    Sad, all this could be avoided if apple will just let the user adjust the color temp to their Liking.........
  7. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    A little warmth is fine imo and can help color accuracy

    But jaundice / piss yellow is just cheaping out and lack of QC
  8. kre62 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010
    Lol now 6500k is supposedly too blue? You color warriors never stop.

    6500k is industry standard and that’s the point color warriors have claimed Apple has been moving to. Now that’s too cool? Too much man too much.
  9. hr10 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
  10. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Op is well aware of TT
  11. dubvulture macrumors member


    Mar 15, 2015
    Sunny days are around 5,700K. Cloudy days are around 6,500K. Some people like sunny days and some people like cloudy days.
  12. Kristine macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2005
    I ordered two XR for this reason. One was warmer than the other; I could tell immediately when I booted them up side-by-side. I am returning the one with the warmer screen.

    I also ordered an iPhone Xs Max at the same time (number 6).

    And yes, once I set them up, both True Tone and auto brightness was set to off.
  13. Harthag macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    Yet constant bombardment of IR dots onto your face and eyes for Face ID is OK? Not disagreeing with you about potential harmful effect of blue light. But Apple should let us decide whether or not we want to tone down blue light, not decide for us. If that's even what they are doing here, which I doubt they are.
  14. kre62 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010
    Absolutely. Just so happens that manufacturing yellow screens is cheaper and easier than neutral screens. But Apple must be doing it to help us out right?
  15. Nipommu macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2011
    I will buy 2-3 phones online then choose the one with the bluest/clearest screen and return the rest. If all of them have Piss Yellow Screen then i will return all and buy another until I get what i want. But you can't do this too much or you'll get listed. I think the most I did was 4 times two were exchanges and two were straight up returns. Not recommend to do this though. But I'd rather use an android phone than a PYS I just can't.
  16. smorrissey macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2015
    ^ This, also turn off automatic brightness.
  17. hr10 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    Probably different lcd manufacturer coz comparing with my X is just as bright and white
  18. robotphood macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    I don’t notice any yellowing on the XR but I suppose my eyes aren’t really sensitive to it. After playing with true tone and color filters I found the perfect spot for me. My 7 plus was always really blue to me and night shift was much needed.
  19. treyhunnid macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2018
    u cry about yellow screens on every release, I kinda thinking it more u than the phones.
  20. kre62 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010
    Except I always end up getting a good screen after a few swaps. So it’s not like good screens don’t exist.

    Just holding Apple accountable for their poor QC is all.
  21. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    I made the thread about tint shift and mine actually doesn't have that as a problem at all lol but

    yellow! my 7 plus the XR would've potentially replaced is night and day better

    text is crisper too, I can tell the difference personally

    I was wondering If a12, refined faceID, better battery than xs max, better camera (than 7p) were worth it to trade up my 7plus + cash but nah....

    its going back stat!

    the size is novel and nice too, but it immediately makes me appreciate the X 5.8" size even more for some reason. and my now-classic matte black 7plus

    its just COMFY by comparison

    my X is WAYYYY brighter too than the XR, (and 7plus a bit with auto brightness off)

    I like the black (front, back is boring), white, red, and blue! Coral and yellow are a big no for me lol

    the build is actually pretty nice too aside from screen and the mic grill on the back isn't flat like my other phones, looks kinda janky. no rough edges

    XS max is pretty sweet, definitely not playing any XS games this year over my X and probably not X+ cash for max but who knows.. still thats a silly amount of money for a phone. probably gonna ride this year out happily.

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  22. kre62 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010

    Damn man that ones super bad. I think I’ll wait til Black Friday deals and either try another XR or go XS depending on discounts. All else fails got the trusty 8+.
  23. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Yeah I. Really do wanna test drive it for the next day or two tho and put it through its paces I’m sure it’s a nice phone for many

    Even tho x feels better xr has more breathing room on safari and feels favorably scaled even for being 0.3” bigger
  24. Zune55 macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2015
    My mom is constant user of iPhones and bought X last year. She is recently diagnosed with macular degeneration. Surgery has been called off for now, doctor gave her eye drops.
  25. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    You returned yours without leaving the store ? Lol

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