iPhone Mini 6 Teardown Video
In addition to the iPhone 13 series, Apple’s launch also brought a new generation of iPad mini with a full-screen design and A15 processor, which attracted a lot of attention. The iPad Mini 6 is now on sale, the first users have experienced a period, and feedback on some product issues, the most concern about the product is the existence of the “Jelly Screen” problem.
In Apple’s new iPad Mini 6 teardown video, iFixit detailed the new tablet PC that appeared known as the Jelly Screen problem of the cause. The jelly screen is a clear displacement of the screen from right to left out of sync when dragging the screen up and down.
Some users of the new iPad mini 6 have noticed that when scrolling through content, text or images on one side of the screen seem to tilt downward, a problem common to all LCD screens, but especially noticeable on the iPad mini. According to iFixit, the jelly-like scrolling is caused by the way the screen refreshes and is not usually as pronounced as it is on Apple’s iPad mini 6.
What is the Jelly Screen problem? iFixit said, the screen refreshes from one side to the other in a wave-like pattern, rather than all at once. On iPad mini, iFixit speculates that the direction of the screen scan is related to the location of the control pad that drives the iPad mini display, which is why the jelly-like scrolling occurs in portrait mode.
The iPad mini’s control pad is located vertically on the left-hand side, while the iPad Air does not exhibit the same problem in portrait mode, with its controller pad located on top of the tablet. When the user scrolls parallel to the direction of the display refresh, the display still doesn’t refresh all at once, but the jelly effect isn’t as pronounced because it doesn’t split the text.
This is why you may not notice it on other displays. Jelly scrolling is usually masked because the display is refreshed in parallel to whatever way the scrolling motion is going. Thus, a computer monitor will refresh vertically in its landscape orientation, while a smartphone will refresh vertically in its portrait orientation.
As it happens, this iPad mini display is refreshed horizontally when you hold your iPad in a vertical orientation, which is how you normally hold your iPad and scroll. iFixit says it’s also possible that Apple is using a cheaper display panel for the iPad mini 6, which could cause the refresh scan to be more pronounced than expected.
9to5Mac reported that Apple responded that the iPad mini 6 “jelly screen” phenomenon is the normal response of the LCD screen, and does not belong to the problem, the company does not need to repair it.