After the OLED screen issues that have surfaced on the LG-made Pixel 2 XL, fears of the same have arisen on the newly launched Apple iPhone X. While no issues with burn-in have surfaced yet, Apple thought of being ahead of the game as a precaution. The Cupertino tech giant decided to talk about its OLED “Super Retina Display”.
What Apple has to say
A statement was released:
If you look at an OLED display off-angle, you might notice slight shifts in color and hue. This is a characteristic of OLED and is normal behavior. With extended long-term use, OLED displays can also show slight visual changes. This is also expected behavior and can include “image persistence” or “burn-in,” where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen. 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.”
Should you be worried?
For now, our reply is no. We’re currently using the device and while there is a colour shift, there seem to be no signs of “image persistence”.
Even the colour shift is mostly noticeable only when you have a full white screen and tilt the device in angles. Users need to understand that these issues are mostly negligible, unless its a serious issue as seen in the Pixel 2 XL, which is currently trying to be rectified with software updates.
Is this a deal-breaker for you, or are you going to get the iPhone X anyway?