Remove Yellow Tinge From iPhone 3G Screen

by on July 14, 2008
in Apple, iPhone, Tips and Tricks, Tools

iPhone yellow tint
Image Credit: AppleInsider

Early iPhone owners have found that their iPhone 3G display screens have a yellow tinge in them, as compared to those display screens of the original iPhone. You can clearly see it in the image attached below.

The difference between them is quite visible. Customers have already started lodging complaints about this. Now let’s take a look where does this yellow tinge comes from.

The iPhone 3Gs that were shipped to stores has a slightly older version of the firmware 2.0 – 5A345. They had this yellow tinge in them.

Jason Snell of Macworld wrote an article on the new warmer screens and managed got the following comment from Apple PR:

“We moved the white point in order to make [the display feel] more natural,” Borchers said, suggesting that consumers are more likely to appreciate warmer images, especially when viewing photos.”

If you don’t like this “warm look” you can change it to the original white display with less yellowness in it. For this, you will have to upgrade to firmware 5A347.

How To Update iPhone 3G To Firmware 5A347

There are two methods to update:

1. You can simply use iTunes to update your current iPhone firmware to the latest (5A347) one.

2. Store-purchased iPhones can also be set to the firmware 5A347 by attaching the device to your computer, allowing a backup to be performed, and then clicking the “Restore” button.

It will take at least 30 minutes, depending on how much content you have.

iphone yellow screen colour
Image Credit: Ars Technica

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