iPad mini 6’s ‘jelly scrolling’ effect is not an issue according to Apple
Many users who purchased Apple’s latest iPad mini have noticed a “jelly scrolling” effect on the tablet’s display. Needless to say this can be very annoying, but Apple has now confirmed that this is not a hardware issues and is completely normal.
Apple has told ArsTechnica that the “jelly scrolling” effect is expected on LCD screens as they refresh line by line.
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
In response to our inquiry, Apple has told us 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.
As Apple has now confirmed this isn’t a hardware problem, these devices are not eligible for any sort of repair. Any users unhappy with their new devices can return them back to Apple within 14-days of purchase for a full refund.