If Microsoft has the Blue Screen of Death in its Windows operating systems, Apple’s new iPhone 4S now has a mild case of yellow screen (not of death, of course).
According to a report by PC Magazine, a number of users of the company’s new mobile handset are reporting problems with their screens. The publication said that reports started coming in last weekend on the discussion forums of Apple, with claims ranging from their displays being “washed out” in terms of clarity and contrast to their screens displaying a yellowish tint.
“But what makes the latest claims odder still is that many of the reports indicate that the yellow tint is present mostly the black iPhone 4S, as opposed to the white model,” PC Magazine said in its report. “Of course many consumers have reported no problems at all with their iPhone 4S displays, but the reports from the affected customers are piling up, so much so that some have even resorted to calling this ‘yellowgate.'”
This is not the first time that an iPhone screen has been accused of having a faint yellow hue. When the iPhone 4 was released last year, users reported a similar problem. This was caused by the hasty assembly of the phones and a layer of glue that has not completely dried.
Most of the complaints come from hardcore Apple fanatics who have too much time on their hands. They saw the difference when they compared it to an iPhone 4’s display.