iPhone 4S owners are less than happy with a yellow tint on the handset’s screen, buzz suggests, as potential problems with the handset begin to emerge a matter of days after it went on sale.
User testimonies on Apple forums reveal a welter of posts about the issue, which is purportedly most noticeable on pages with white backgrounds and give colours a “washed out” look.
The cause of the problem remains a mystery. However, it’s been mooted that it could be down to epoxy glue used between the strata of the touchscreen, which has yet to dry due to the rapid rate at which Apple’s manufacturing partners have been knocking out devices to fulfil demand.
Strangely, in an inversion of the camera travails that affected the white version of the iPhone 4, this time out it seems that it’s black editions where the yellow screen tint seems most prevalent.
As is its wont, Apple has yet to comment on developments – something that won’t surprise anyone who followed last year’s antennagate farrago unfold and witnessed the company’s tardy and initially ungracious response.
Whether a yellow screen could amount to a PR disaster on the same scale as the dropped-calls debacle is a moot point. But we can’t see it right now.
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