Apple warns iPhone X owners: OLED display may suffer screen burn-in

Written by Sajeel Syed ·  1 min read >

iPhone X, Apple’s latest flagship with a bezel-less display was released a couple of days ago. The phone comes with an OLED screen which has numerous features like distinct contrast and saturation, but it is also likely to face screen burn-in issues.

To aware the users of iPhone X about the working of OLED screen Apple has updated iPhone X’s display support page. Google Pixel 2 XL is already facing screen burn-in issues, hence Apple has somehow covered the possible trouble.

The tech titan Apple on its display support page has claimed that iPhone X has the best OLED display that has ever been shipped in a smartphone. It has engineered the super retinal display to beat everyone else by reducing the effects of burn-in. But still, it is OLED and it has its limitations.

OLED displays can also show slight visual changes with extended long-term use. This includes image persistence or burn-in, where the display shows a faint mark of an image even after a new image appears on the screen.

As for Apple, the issue is providing iPhone X at large scale. Smartphone OLED panels have never been mass produced to the scale Apple requires for iPhone sales which explains the reason why Apple has not used it until now. iPhone X requires a specially cut OLED panel to fit around the Face ID notch, which also requires appropriate time.

Screen burn-in problems in smartphones occur usually after several months or years but Apple has precautioned its consumers quite earlier. You can observe screen burn-in by opening a solid color image in full screen. Leave the picture up for almost 10 minutes for accurate observations. You can wait for the image retention side-effects to fade away. Now anything remaining on your display is most likely burn-in.

Apple’s iPhone X is available at retail stores for $999, while it is expected to arrive in Pakistan later this month. The expected price of Apple iPhone X in Pakistan is PKR 160,000.

Written by Sajeel Syed
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