Just imagine when Apple goes to OLED, people will be posting about the bluish tint, and the over saturated colors.
LCD-backlights are really quite blue to begin with. A proper IPS-LCD and a proper OLED screen will both have the same white-point. And a lot of OLED screens on the market have been oversaturated, but again, they don't have to be. Hold the Apple Watch display next to an iPhone. Doesn't look all that different to my eyes.
with it's eye-popping colors and contrast
Yes, of course - but the standard is a backlight that's around 6500K, which is rather blue. It's the whitepoint for sRGB, Adobe RGB, and I think also DCI-P3
I do not think there is a standard but only a range that the phone makers try to stay within. 6500k is too blue so I am glad that it is not their standard.
There isn't a standard for the backlight itself no, but there is a standard for white points. Obviously the backlight used is only one factor, and you can just switch all colours on the screen to get a specific whitepoint based on the backlight, but the easiest is using the whitepoint colour for the backlight. Apple products, pretty much all of them, hit the 6504K whitepoint pretty spot on.
Not from my experiences. I can lay all of my Apple devices out on a table with the same screen on each and see different color temps for each. I have even tested some of the screens with my Spyder and they are far from all being "6504k"
I mean, I assume you've not made such a mistake, but since we can all make blunders, Night Shift wasn't enabled, right?
Which devices are we talking?
I have iPhone 6, MacBook Pro 2014 - 15", iMac 5K (2014) and iPad Air (not 2), and aside from the Air being a bit off, they're all within spitting distance of each other in the proverbial sense.
You idea of "spitting distance" and mine are worlds apart. When I am working in Photoshop, for me there is no "spitting distance of each other in the proverbial sense"
You prove my point when you say your iPad is not at 6504k, it was a bit off.
"Night Shift wasn't enabled, right?" LOL!