Some iPhone 11 Pro series units may be suffering from a green tint display issue
Another day, another report of green tint issues. The latest comes from the Apple side of the fence, as an iPhone 11 Pro user on the Macrumors forums has claimed that their phone's display may be suffering from a green tint issue.
The issue seems to only happen right after unlocking the phone, with the phone supposedly displaying the green tint for a few seconds before flashing back to normal. It's not particular to that user, either, as a few others have corroborated the issue. The problem seems to be prevalent for those who've installed the 13.4.1 update. Some users claim the 13.5 builds fixed the problem, while others seem to still be experiencing it even after updating.
It does seem to be an issue with the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max; ergo, the OLED-equipped models. There are no such reports from iPhone 11 owners. That does raise a few questions, of course, as the iPhone 11 Pro models aren't the only phones to have suffered from green tint issues. The Pixel 4 XL had similar issues last year, and more recently, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro—all three of which sport high refresh rate displays. The iPhone 11 Pro's 60 Hz display is an anomaly here.
It's also interesting to note that the Pixel 4 XL, OnePlus 8 Pro, and S20 Ultra all used displays made by Samsung. Samsung supposedly supplied 90% of the OLEDs used on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. That's not to say that this is an issue with Samsung OLED displays, however—the LGD-supplied OLED on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro had similar issues, for example—but it's worth pointing out.
The iPhone 11 Pro's display issue may be due to software or hardware, but we'll be sure to keep you updated either way.