If you own the most recent iPad Mini, you may have seen the Jelly Effect while scrolling! Previously, we assumed it was a software issue that Apple will address in a future update, but the company now claims that this abnormality is normal.
Apple claims that there is a delay because the displays refresh line by line. This effect is clearly more visible than we’ve seen on other LCD displays, so it appears that if you want an iPad Mini 6, you’ll have to deal with it.
In response to Ars Technica inquiry, Apple has told that the “jelly scroll” issue on the 6th-generation iPad Mini is normal behavior for LCD screens. Because these screens do refresh line by line, there is a tiny delay between when the lines at the top of the screen and lines at the bottom are refreshed. This can cause uneven scrolling issues like the ones observed on the iPad.
If you are unaware of the term “Jelly Scrolling” we have got you covered, The term “jelly scrolling” refers to an effect in which lines of text tilt to the left when you scroll across a webpage or document. It’s simpler to understand if you look at the effect. You can see the live example in the tweet embedded below:
The similar jelly effect kinda issue was also seen in the previous iPad Air 4 series, but was only limited to some particular units which was probably a software issue that had been resolved after some time, but this time it’s somewhat vice versa…
However, it is unclear what exactly is causing this problem. Apple claims it’s normal, and we suspect it’s a hardware problem that Apple won’t be able to address on its own because the only solution is to replace the LCD screens.
Replacing a display clearly costs a lot of money. Since Apple is unable to resolve this issue on its own, you will have to deal with it. Alternatively, you may change the screen on your own, but there is still a doubt on the existence of this jelly effect.
This ain’t the first time we are seeing issues with Apple’s latest products. The newly arrived iPhone 13 ProMotion display also got some issues. It was the main highlighting feature from Apple including the new cinematic feature in the camera department.