Very little time has passed since the announcement of the new iPad mini, but the happy owners of the tablet are already complaining about the strange “jelly-like” effect when scrolling. According to users, it feels like one half of the screen is lagging behind the other when scrolling. Those hoping for a fix will be disappointed as Apple does not officially recognize this screen behavior as a problem.
According to Ars Technica, the delay in rendering information on the screen, according to an Apple representative, is typical for LCDs, as they are updated line by line. However, many note that this effect is much more noticeable on the iPad mini than on other iPads with the same screen, including the latest entry-level model released with the new mini.
Here is is slow-mo video of scrolling on the iPad Min i slowed down EVEN MORE in a frame-by-frame step through. Notice how the right moves up faster than the left.
In normal usage you barely see it, but every now and then it become noticeable. In landscape it goes away entirely pic.twitter.com/iq9LGJzsDI
— Dieter Bohn (@backlon) September 22, 2021
The degree of “jelly scrolling” manifestation depends on each specific device. Somewhere it is less, somewhere more, but the effect is noticeable only in portrait orientation. It is noteworthy that many did not even notice it until the problem was widely publicized. It’s unclear if Apple will do anything about this going forward, given that there are many complaints coming in. At the moment, the company’s position is that this is a feature of the LCD, and users just need to get used to it.