Archive for July 13, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

iPhone 3G Display Color Warmer by Design

Jason Snell:

To set the record straight, I talked to Apple’s senior director of iPhone product marketing, Bob Borchers. Borchers indicated that this definitely isn’t a bug or a display defect. Yes, the display on the iPhone 3G has a warmer look—and that’s by design. The previous iPhone’s white was more of a cool blue (Borchers likened it to harsh fluorescent lighting), while this one’s is warmer and more of a sunny yellow.

I like the old color better. It’s true that it’s “more blue,” but I don’t think it really looks bluish. To my eyes, the whites look white, whereas the iPhone 3G looks like a dirty yellow. The original iPhone screen looks very good, even at low brightness levels.

AppleInsider has more photos.