Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Some Retina iPad minis suffering burn-in problems

updated 03:58 pm EST, Fri November 15, 2013

May have been reason for initial delay of tablet's launch

Some Retina iPad minis are suffering trouble with image burn-in, note Instapaper founder Marco Arment and some of his followers on Twitter. Arment has devised a test for the problem, based on a similar one he created for the MacBook Pro, that involves switching from a black-and-white checkerboard image to an all-gray one. In the second image, some people are seeing faint but noticeable traces of the checkerboard.

Last week, rumors hinted that the reason for the delay and smaller-scale launch of the new Mini was burn-in problems with Sharp IGZO panels. Arment's test may support those claims, although it had been suggested that Apple was rejecting screens with burn-in. Some sub-standard screens may have nevertheless made it into shipping tablets.

[Image via Twitter]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News