Yellow-gate? ;)

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  1. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    using my new iPhone 7 now for about 4 hours and my screen remains yellow-ish. Tried reboot, dfu and then iOS 10.0.1 installed. Nothing really helped.

    I read some people saying the glue needs to dry out, others say that is b*llshit.

    more iPhone 7 (Plus) owners with a yellow(ish) screen?
     
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

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    Are you in a relatively dark environment? If the iPhone is like the latest iPads then it uses an ambient light sensor to try and match screen brightness and color scheme to the surrounding light conditions. At low brightness, it might appear more yellow.
     
  3. supersalo macrumors 6502

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    If Night Shift is turned on, you'll notice that the screen has a warmer (ie, yellow) tint.
     
  4. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for your feedback. No, its quit sunny right now. But hopefully the yellow screen will go away after a couple of days, if not...visit to the Apple Store for a replacement
    --- Post Merged, Sep 16, 2016 ---
    haha NightShift is ofcourse turned off ;)
     
  5. Blaze4G macrumors 6502a

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    I read a review that said because of the revised LCD on the iPhone 7, the LCD has a warmer tone than the 6s. Not sure if this is what you're issue is.
     
  6. schlaufox macrumors regular

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    This is called True Tone, and is not a feature that has carried over to the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.
     
  7. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    Not that any of this matters anymore since they allow you to set the tint of the screen in Accessibility...
     
  8. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    This doesn't fix the problem.
     
  9. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    How does it not? You can tint the screen as yellow or blue as you want.

    Settings -> Accessibility -> Display Accomidations -> Color Filters

    If the user finds the display too warm, make it cooler.
     
  10. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    this! it doesnt fix it all!
     
  11. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    Making it cooler doesn't just make it all look normal again. You may be able to get it to fix the whites, but that'll then throw out the blues and purples.

    It also doesn't really help when the yellow fades from light to dark on your screen, so even if it did "fix" it, it would only be for half of the display lol.
     
  12. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'll wait for another week, if it then still bothers me, I am gonna swap mine for a new one at my local Apple Store
     
  13. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    There is no problem. This is just a slightly wamer colour-temperature screen than the previous models. One could also call those "too blue".
     
  14. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    Pics .. or I call OCD.
     
  15. quickcalibre macrumors regular

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    Just go to an Apple Store and compare them side by side.

    If they not the same, then return it.

    Don't see what the big deal is.
     
  16. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    hahaha! trust me, its not OCD. I have often hard times with OCD-people, maybe cause I am too down-to-earth and easy going haha
     
  17. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    Well, an all yellow screen from earlier this morning has now turned into a half yellow screen. There's also a drastic difference in the brightness. So there's obviously something wrong with the display, other than just colour-temperature.

    IMG_0141.JPG

    Already tried, they have no stock lol.
     
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  19. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    Assume the left side is the 7....in which case I withdraw my OCD accusation Sir.
     
  20. The Tos macrumors 6502a

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    This.
     
  21. schlaufox macrumors regular

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    This doesn't look like a defect to me.

    I think Apple have just moved back towards a warmer white point, more around the desirable 6500K level.
     
  22. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    If that were the case it would be on all phones, no?
     
  23. quickcalibre macrumors regular

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    Why does that stop you returning it? It's defective, get your money back if they can't replace it.
     
  24. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    It is on all phones. Not everyone is bitching about it though.
     
  25. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    7 Plus - 256 Matte Black here. Screen is crisp white. Colors pop and look even better than my 6S Plus.
     
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