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Apple Claims iPhone X May Suffer From Screen Burn-In Issues

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Apple Claims iPhone X May Suffer From Screen Burn-In Issues

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The Apple iPhone X, one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017 went on sale on the 3rd of November across the globe. For the first time ever, Apple opted to use an OLED display panel on an iPhone and everyone loved it. However, OLED panels are notorious in facing screen burn-in issues is used for a long time.

To acknowledge this, Apple has published a support page to detail all the major visual changes of its OLED display. This includes some explanations about common OLED issues like burn-in and the colour shift at some viewing angles. Companies appear to be more diligent about its OLED panels since the Pixel 2 XL’s display debacle tarnished the phone’s overall great performance.

The support page highlights that Apple’s proprietary Super Retina technology overcomes the existing challenges of an OLED display by enabling high brightness and wide colour support alongside an enhanced colour accuracy.

With extended long-term use, OLED displays can also show slight visual changes. This is also expected behaviour and can include ‘image persistent’ or ‘burn-in,’ where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen.

To prevent the OLED display from acting up, Apple has given some instructions to all its consumers. Apple has recommended consumers to update their devices and use auto-brightness settings as frequently as they can. The display is also advised to be turned off when not in use, users are also advised to avoid displaying static images at maximum brightness for a long period of time.

The iPhone X has so far not shown any signs of screen burn-in issues and no complaint has surfaced online. Apple acknowledging the issues of an OLED panel proves that companies have learnt from the mistakes of Google and are willing to suggest precautions as well.

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