iPhone 4S Users Angry Over Yellow Screen Tint

Some report yellowish tinge; no comment from Apple yet

By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 19, 2011 5:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Some who bought the new iPhone 4S are complaining about screens that appear yellowish, reports Forbes. "Compared to my iPhone 4, the iPhone 4s screen has a tarnished look with a yellow tint and lower contrast," wrote one iPhone owner on Apple's support site. The apparent defect—being dubbed "yellowgate"—is showing up mostly on the black iPhone 4S. Apple has not yet commented.

Yellow screens were also a problem reported with the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, but the flaws disappeared after a glue used to manufacture the products dried. This situation is different, points out the Technolog blog at MSNBC.com, as the yellow discoloration on the iPhone 4S is "a uniform display difference" instead of a few splotches. The blog confirmed the color difference in the 4S, adding that "differences in color temperature, from iPhone to iPhone or between iPhone and iPod Touch, are nothing new."

The new iPhone 4S (no yellow screen here)  is shown by a customer at a shop in Tokyo.
The new iPhone 4S (no yellow screen here) is shown by a customer at a shop in Tokyo.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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