Apple warns of possible screen burn-in on new iPhone X

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You just shelled out almost $1,000 for your new iPhone X (unless you got it on eBay or got the solar-panel model), and you can't wait to try out all the new features and that Super Retina OLED display. Just don't keep the screen on full brightness for extended periods of time, or you could experience some screen burn-in effects.

The effect, also known as "image persistence," can be a problem with the new displays, although it is a common one with the OLED screens, as an Apple support document states:

This can occur in more extreme cases such as when the same high contrast image is continuously displayed for prolonged periods of time. We’ve engineered the Super Retina display to be the best in the industry in reducing the effects of OLED "burn-in."


And just what is Apple doing to reduce those burn-in effects? Apparently, it is something in the code of iOS 11, discovered when the gold master version hit the web last month

To mitigate the possibility of those haunting ghost images, Apple suggests keeping auto-brightness on the phone turned on, and adjust the settings so that the screen shuts off shortly after you aren't using it anymore. And whatever you do, don't use max brightness for extended periods of time. If an app calls for that, however, or keeps the same image displayed for any length of time, make sure you adjust it in the phone's control center. If you do that, you likely won't have to worry about replacing the screen for awhile.

The document also warns of slight shifts in color if the device is viewed at an off-angle, another "expected" issue for OLEDs.

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ConfederationPosted:

MushroomElm
Yezzy so much money for the device yet it still has flaws..


Does this surprise you? A lot of these new aged phones seem slapped together last minute with no real testing. They spend "years" developing and testing for "perfection" while they either cheap out on the batter and cause explosions or cheap out on display that screws your display over.

I'm very happy with my budget phone. $150 a year ago and it does everything I need it to. No issues at all.


You're "budget" phone was put together in half the time with cheap materials. I'm not the type of person to upgrade every year, but I usually just go with Samsung's last year's model when my contract is up. Buy in is always $0 and always last much longer than the 2 year term.

oxoPosted:

Lmao more reasons why I won't buy this phone

XboxPosted:

lol I definitely won't be getting one of these nor do I think I need a new phone yet.

DanielPosted:

This phone is ugly but i was thinking of getting it when i upgrade just to piss my friends off lol, Definitely not now after seeing this im going to stick to the 8 and not the 10.

SchoeyPosted:

Drlft im gonna be **** pissed if this happens to me


if you use your phone a lot and have the brightness on max it will happen, I have it on my Google Pixel but it's only the bottom navigation so it's alright, I've seen a galaxy s6 that has the whole keyboard burnt in lmao

DecyPosted:

Phone aint even worth the money anyway... would never buy it

UrfPosted:

People are idiots and don't realize OLEDs have burn in after time. Congratulations, you bought a product and had no idea what you're buying.

EternityPosted:

Nobody should be surprised by this. This is a standard thing for OLED screens and always has been. Every other OLED phone has the same issue, this isnt an iPhone specific thing.

That shiny Pixel 2/Galaxy S8 people got? Yea, same thing there. Just don't have the brightness at max and you'll be fine

MushroomElmPosted:

Yezzy so much money for the device yet it still has flaws..


Does this surprise you? A lot of these new aged phones seem slapped together last minute with no real testing. They spend "years" developing and testing for "perfection" while they either cheap out on the batter and cause explosions or cheap out on display that screws your display over.

I'm very happy with my budget phone. $150 a year ago and it does everything I need it to. No issues at all.

DrlftPosted:

im gonna be **** pissed if this happens to me