Apple confirms a serious new green tint problem in iPhone screens

    iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max users seem to be the worse affected, but the issue has also been spotted on devices like the iPhone X. 
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Jun 08 2020, 17:34 IST
    FILE PHOTO: A man shows the new iPhone 11 during the opening of Mexico's first flagship Apple store at Antara shopping mall in Mexico City, Mexico September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Cortes/File Photo
    FILE PHOTO: A man shows the new iPhone 11 during the opening of Mexico's first flagship Apple store at Antara shopping mall in Mexico City, Mexico September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Cortes/File Photo (REUTERS)
    FILE PHOTO: A man shows the new iPhone 11 during the opening of Mexico's first flagship Apple store at Antara shopping mall in Mexico City, Mexico September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Cortes/File Photo
    FILE PHOTO: A man shows the new iPhone 11 during the opening of Mexico's first flagship Apple store at Antara shopping mall in Mexico City, Mexico September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Cortes/File Photo (REUTERS)

    Recently, many iPhone users have been posting on Reddit, tech forums and on social media, complaining that about a flaw they have been spotting on their iPhone displays. This flaw seems to have been triggered by a recent iOS update. Apple has acknowledged this as a hardware issue that can be fixed by a new display.

    The flaw spotted by iPhone owners is a weird green tint that covers the display with a bizarre swampy hue. For some users, this only occurs in low-light conditions, while for others this just happens for a moment when they unlock their phones and for some others it is there permanently.

    Some iPhone users noted that the issue popped up with iOS 13.4 and became worse with iOS 13.5 and iOS 13.5.1. Some recent buyers have complained that they have seen the issue right out of the box.
    Some iPhone users noted that the issue popped up with iOS 13.4 and became worse with iOS 13.5 and iOS 13.5.1. Some recent buyers have complained that they have seen the issue right out of the box. (MacRumours)
    Some iPhone users noted that the issue popped up with iOS 13.4 and became worse with iOS 13.5 and iOS 13.5.1. Some recent buyers have complained that they have seen the issue right out of the box.
    Some iPhone users noted that the issue popped up with iOS 13.4 and became worse with iOS 13.5 and iOS 13.5.1. Some recent buyers have complained that they have seen the issue right out of the box. (MacRumours)

    Those with the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max have reported this issue the most, however, it seems that the problem goes back to as far as the iPhone X. OLED displays seem to be the common thread amongst them all.Some iPhone users noted that the issue popped up with iOS 13.4 and became worse with iOS 13.5 and iOS 13.5.1. Some recent buyers have complained that they have seen the issue right out of the box.

    Right now, there is no confirmation about how exactly this is going to be fixed. Given that the issue seems to be linked to iOS updates, Apple should be able to fix it with another update. However, some affected users have pointed out that taking a screenshot and viewing it on another display removes the tint - so it does not appear to be a software issue.

    Apple has acknowledged the problem and has asked its official resellers to replace the displays that are under warranty.

    The issue could be both a hardware and a software one where a batch of bad OLED's are being affected by the iOS updates. Users have seen the problem persist even with iOS 13.5.5 beta so we are not sure when Apple intends to look into this.

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    First Published Date: 08 Jun, 17:34 IST
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