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The Answer To ‘Why Is My iPhone 6 Screen Yellow?’ Don’t Worry!

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You pre-ordered your iPhone 6 on September 12th. You finally got it today. You frantically rip apart of the packaging. Awe at the sight of the minimal white box. You pull up the top-cover. Marvel at the beauty of Jony Ive’s design. Then, when you actually boot your iPhone 6 / Plus up, you are shocked by a noticeable yellow tint.

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Why Is My iPhone 6 Screen Yellow?

So, what happened here? Did Apple screw up? Is this because there is no Steve Jobs? Is Apple doomed? The answer to all of these questions is a straight no.

I have been covering Apple and its products in varying capacities since 2009, and this has ‘iPhone Screen Yellow Tint’ issue has always happened year after year. Notable examples include the iPad, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and now the iPhone 6.

The reason why your brand iPhone 6 screen has a yellow tint is because of the adhesive material used for the touchscreen digitizer. This adhesives can take some time to dry out properly, and until it does so it gives a slight yellow tint to the screen that can strike panic at the heart of new iPhone owners.

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This yellow tint will take a few days to fade out. However, of course if it continues to maintain its intensity for extended periods of time, you should go to your nearest Apple Store for a replacement.

Additionally, if your iPhone 6 has dead pixels – pixels that have a fixed color – or any other issue we haven’t mentioned here, you must get it replaced. Dead pixels are a serious hardware problem, and they do not actually go away with time.

Why I Never Buy The First Batch Of A New Gadgets

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iPhone 6 screen defect (source)

Manufacturing several million units of a new gadget without any hardware problems is a difficult issue to solve. Even companies of high scale like Apple, Sony, Microsoft, etc. haven’t quite perfected. It takes months for the mass manufacturing process to smooth out. This is why the initial batch of any new gadget – be it an iPhone 6, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 – has a higher probability of failure than successive batches.

I’m going to stick to my iPhone 4S for a few more months to let the dust settle around the iPhone 6.

(iPhone 6 image via Apple Support Communities)

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