Early iPhone 4 Adopters Reporting Yellow Screens, Shoddy Reception

Paul Lilly

Steve Jobs might think the iPhone 4 is the greatest thing every to happen to smartphones, but some early adopters are walking away with a decidedly different opinion. Reports have cropped up pointing to a potential problem with the iPhone 4's display whereby users are seeing yellow spots in various places.

In addition to yellow spots, some users have complained about yellow lines running across the screen. This isn't the first time Apple has had problems with discoloration, and when the current gen iMac launched earlier this year, it too suffered from yellow spots and lines. So what's the deal? According to one Apple Insider forum poster, it's the result of rushed manufacturing.

"Apple is using a bonding agent called Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 to bond the layers of the glass," the forum poster wrote. "Apparently, Apple (or more likely Foxconn) is shipping these products so quickly that the evaporating process is not complete. However, after one or two days of use, especially with the screen on, will complete the evaporation process and the yellow 'blotches' will disappear.

How do I know? I was involved in pitching Z-6011 to Apple."

In addition to the display woes, some users also report dropped signals when holding the iPhone 4 a certain way, which is apparently the result of the external antenna placement. The solution? Put the phone down for a minute or so until the signal strength is restored. Or hop over to Verizon and jump on the Android bandwagon .

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