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iPhone 3G yellow screens explained

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, July 11, 2008
News Categories: iPhone

Though Apple claimed that the iPhone 3G’s screen was the same as the original’s, users are discovering that their devices’ screens exhibit a noticeable yellow tint when compared to the screens of the original iPhones. iLounge’s extended Live iPhone 3G Comparison Test, however, shows a subtle difference by comparison with the blue-tinted original iPhone and the differently colored iPod touch, noting that each screen possesses a slightly different white balance, with the gray-white iPod touch having the most neutral coloration. Additional user reports suggest that the yellow tint may be bothering some users, and it is currently unknown how much tint is in different units’ screens, or whether Apple will replace especially affected units.

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I like the yellow, BUT i think they went a little too overboard and should tone it down a little.

Posted by xxx on July 15, 2008 at 12:28 AM (PDT)

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Like kenc said if anyone knows anything about calibrating LCD HDTVs, you’ll know that the warmest color temperature produces the most accurate colors. Most people may not notice it but when u go to theaters the screens have a warm color temp.

Posted by andrew on January 1, 2009 at 12:37 PM (PDT)

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this is not a screen problem this a problem with the mother board on the iphone if you open a iphone that the display looks normal on you will the the that the mother board is a bright blue color.  and if you open on that had a yelloish of or a faded tint too it you will see the the mother board is green this is what i believe is causing the problem.

Posted by pat on May 5, 2010 at 8:12 AM (PDT)

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