Yellow screens! Why Apple? Why?

tamakin

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You're right O.J. Simpson. This is an epic failure on Apple's part. I'm sending Steve Jobs an email right now and I suggest everybody do the same.
 

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the majority of all iPhone v1 users had yellow screens and didn't know it. are the new ones more yellow than those? my wife has a yellow screen v1...I secretly call it the sick iPhone. I've never pointed out the difference to her.
 

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Screen quality/display has been one of my biggest concerns since hearing of the 3G iPhone. I got my v1 iPhone June 29th, 2007 and can't complain a single bit. I think it is clear that Apple has been playing with quality and vendors. I as well will wait and see what future shipments of the 3G will look like.
 

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I compared my V1 to YoungBinks' 3G today and his screen was somewhat more saturated and *very* *very* slightly more yellow - but overall, it looked BETTER than my V1. I would call the difference between his and mine as more of the difference between a white florescent bulb and a regular incandescent, not like the extreme difference in the OP's picture - it wasn't even really noticeable unless you were looking for it. If yours is as bad as the OP's picture, I'd get back to the Apple store and demand a replacement.
 

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OK guys. Browsed around some other forums and came across this.
I think the 3G is pretty close to replicating true colors. Our eyes are so used to the "blue tint" on the 2G iPhone. I kinda like the 3G colors now!
 
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That actually makes sense, there. You could be right.

- John
 
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I noticed this too when I was checking my Touch to make sure I got everything off of it. If the iPhone is by itself, I don't notice it really. But when they're next to each other, it's obvious that the iPhone 3G is browner.
 

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How can I determine which series I have?
Dial *3001#12345#*

this will open the field test. Goto "versions" and note the LCD panel version. The starting number is what you're looking for.

For what it's worth, mine is a 7 series, and it's the "cool, bright white" variety. My wife's is also a 7 series and her's is definitely more yellow. These are both V1's.

So in other words, take the series info with a grain of salt.
 

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I am not sure but I think only the ones in the very beginning were a 5, by the time I had to exchange mine in November there were only 7 unless you got a refurb 5. Apple found a way to cut corners on the screens I guess.
 

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All of this really reminds me simply of temperature settings on CRT and LCD monitors. I have a feeling this is going to be a user-adjustable preference in the very near future if Apple gets enough complaints.

Personally, based on the post above... the new screen is probably nicer for movies.
 

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As it is with my current 7 screen, I don't like the auto brightness, especially watching a movie, I manually set it and I'm good to go, it's an easy enough fix for me.
 

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Those with the iPhone 3g, this may solve the problem for you. Read this:

Just thought to drop in and check if anyone of you have restored your iPhone 3G yet? I also noticed that my new iPhone 3G had a yellowish screen, but after I did a restore (due to other reasons though), the screen looks to be even better than my iPhone 2G!

When I did the restore via iTunes, it downloaded a new version of the firmware (2.0, 5A347) and after the restore it looks like the colors are fine! I could be wrong here, but at least it seems so. The shipping firmware on the iPhone 3G is (to my knowledge) 2.0 5A345. After the restore, I didn't load up the previous backup, just to make sure that everything is reseted. I only care about my calendar entries and contacts, which will be thrown to the phone when you sync it.