iPad 3 retina display is greenish -- it's best feature is messed up
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03-25-2012 03:53 AM
This is a excerpt from one of the Tech Sites that I came across...Since I could not give a direct link
"It seems that a screen problem that Apple has had previously with the iPad and the iPhone is back to plague some new iPad owners - a yellowish hue on the otherwise gorgeous Retina display screen.
The problem isnít a new one, and has previously been put down to the organo-functional Silane Z-6011 adhesive used to bond the layers of glass together in the screen not being given enough time to evaporate. This is partly due to Apple stepping up the production of the panels to accommodate the high level of demand for the device. If this is the same problem as previously, the yellow hue will vanish in a week or so as the solvent fully evaporates.
I had the chance to see a new iPad suffering from this problem today, and itís certainly a distracting issue. Rather than the brilliant white that I would expect from such a panel, the white is transformed into a warm shade of yellow. It can induce eyestrain quickly because you need to keep the backlight on at a higher than required setting to compensate for the darker screen.
If youíve got a new iPad you can easily check for the yellowish tint by firing up the Safari browser or any other app with a white background. If the screen looks white near the middle, check around the edges for yellowing. If youíre impatient then Apple seems happy to exchange iPads suffering from this problem ó assuming stock exists ó but waiting a few days for the solvent to evaporate from the adhesive seems to fix the problem for most."
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Originally Posted by augustya
We have 180,000+ members here. If issues arise then they will get reported here so there is no reason to link to other forums. In addition, it is clear that there is no correlation between batches and screen issues currently (as the weeks listed had both good and bad results reported), if such correlation appears it will get reported here. If you have a fault then Apple will replace, this has been reported many times here so there really is no need to worry.
If Apple has a problem with their products then we are definitely not here to cover it up but by the same token we are not here to make mountains out of molehills.
Thanks for all the posts and I've read them all.
I made some new observations yesterday that may change everything (at least regarding my iPad 3 and maybe all in general). I compared my iPad 2, iPad 3, Laptop, and Sony HDTV using test patterns and videos. I have an Apple TV, so I played the videos on the TV through iTunes or by mirroring my iPad 2 or 3.
Well... my iPad 3's display closely matched my Sony HDTV. That was a surprise. The iPad 2's display was off. However, the iPad 2 closely matched the laptop. So, iPad 3 = Sony HDTV; iPad 2 = Laptop.
Example: the iPad iBooks app showing an empty bookcase. This is bright on the iPad 3, and darker-orangish on the iPad 2. I mirrored both from the iPad 2 and 3 to my Sony TV (to eliminate any source difference -- there was none). Which would it most closely match? The iPad 3 -- almost exactly. And the iPad 2? Not even close.
The same result occurred with ocean scenes and grass scenes and test images: my Sony HDTV more closely matched my iPad 3 (in all cases) rather than the 2. With most scenes and most colors, there was little if any difference between the iPad 2 or 3 or the Sony TV. A noticeable difference mostly occurred with shades of blue.
An easy comparison test for the iPad 2 and 3: the Yahoo logo (more violet? on the 3); craigslist (the blue links are a deeper indigo on the 3 -- some have called it purple but it's not quite that much on mine-- and more of a baby, pale, blue on the 2).
If I get a chance to get to an Apple store to compare, I'll try to bring up Yahoo and craigslist and the iBooks app's bookshelf.
So, the above observations change everything! If my iPad 3 has a bad display, so does my Sony HDTV -- which I've long appreciated for its pq. The Sony HDTV has it's hue set to 0 (neither red nor green shifted). And, I've changed the color temp from neutral to warm to cool with not that much of a difference: the iPad 3 still is the better match.
Yet, my laptop more close matches my iPad 2.
For now, I have no intention of returning my iPad 3. In fact, watching a high resolution video last night, its display was stunning and had that "wow" effect (like I had when I first got my Sony HDTV a few years ago). Whites are very bright and white and colors are rich across the spectrum. I don't think there's anything wrong with my iPad 3 display. It (and my HDTV) just have a subtle color difference with my iPad 2 (and laptop). As reported elsewhere, it may well be that the iPad 3's colors are the more accurate. I consider my Sony HDTV as a better reference standard than my laptop.
Well I can say is that from your observations that all of your displays are probably off to some degree. Which one is actually closest to correct is your guess.
I'll break out my color analyzer here in the next week or so and let everyone know what I find out about my iPad 3. But after 30 years of dealing with video displays I can guarantee you that no two TVs, no two laptops, no two LCD screens come out of the factory alike.
Good to know that. I came to that conclusion with my devices and from seeing screens in stores over the years.
Originally Posted by PaulCarleton
I like my screeners warmer, so what's a defect to some users actually works for me.
Very nice work! Thanks for posting what you found.
Originally Posted by rconn2
This pic is my iPad "3" on the left and my old iPad 2 on the right, have to say I'm less than impressed with the "whites".
Well both are not accurate. The 3 is yellowish and the 2 is pinkish, but it is the closest. Of coarse I am observing on an un-calibrated iPad 3 display. Doh!
Originally Posted by peejay1977
Thanks AQ_OC & Paul -- look forward to a color analysis.
@peejay -- your photo does show a yellowish white. The white's on my iPad 3 are pure white and bright. I just compared with my 2 with both on full brightness. My 3 is a purer white while my 2 has a very slight violet or pinkish hue which makes it seem just a bit dingier. Huh... interesting how things have turned around in favor of the 3. Another quick observation... the 2's screen was uncomfortably blurry a moment ago... I wouldn't want to look at small text on it for too long. I'm already spoiled by the retina display.
I did have my screen set on a white photo on 100% brightness as it charged for much of the day yesterday. I'm not sure if that had an effect or if I ever had a yellow issue. I had noticed a green and blue shade difference from videos. And now I think this is just a difference and not a flaw (maybe even a better color fidelity).
Try running your screen bright and see if your white's get better. Also, compare the blue links on Craigslist.
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