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Apple Warns Users That iPhone X Display May Shift in Color and Hue, Experience Burn-In

Apple Warns Users That iPhone X Display May Shift in Color and Hue, Experience Burn-In

Posted November 4, 2017 at 12:02am by iClarified
In a new support document posted today, Apple warns users to expect slight shifts in color and hue as well as burn-in with the new OLED display on the iPhone X.

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."

Apple offers the following suggestions on how to prevent these problems from occurring:

● Use Auto-Brightness to automatically adjust the brightness of your display based on the ambient light in your location. This setting is on by default. To check this setting, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations.
● Set your iPhone X to turn off the display when you aren’t using it. Choosing a shorter time is recommended. To adjust this setting, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto Lock.
● Avoid displaying static images at maximum brightness for long periods of time. If you have an app that keeps your display on when you aren’t actively using your iPhone X, you can temporarily reduce the brightness level using Control Center.

More details in the full support document linked below...

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timscook - November 6, 2017 at 1:32pm
next year will be better and cheaper. this is a beta model and was rushed. let the sales tank and the price adjust
Renob - November 8, 2017 at 1:43am
You are clueless. Let sales tank? Too back you haven’t bought Apple stock like me sine 2005.
Sabtain Aziz
Sabtain Aziz - November 5, 2017 at 9:05pm
I don’t think most people here realise all Apple is doing is warning users of a issue which pretty much affects all screens on mobile devices today. LED’s also experience burn in but OLED does a little more; however with Oled you get much better contrast and colour reproduction.
PerpetuallyBlue - November 6, 2017 at 6:49am
Exactly, but since it’s Apple, we expect better and not the same as the rest. It’s what they always do, improve and innovate.
PerpetuallyBlue - November 5, 2017 at 7:46pm
I finally got my hands on the iPhone X yesterday. I loved the phone but the screen is still a little small because it’s not as wide as the plus. I hope next year they will make a larger version because the dimensions to me looked like the 5s. Other than that, I still loved it but I’ll wait. Many apps need to catch up too. It’s still an awesome phone with all the new gestures but the screen is still too small because it doesn’t really take the whole front AND it’s narrow. Waiting or buying are both good decisions. I’m still on the fence. In case anyone cares. Bye.
Boyan - November 5, 2017 at 12:18pm
And that’s why I just cancelled my order. Will wait till next year to see if things improve. I’m happy with my iPhone 7Plus :)
Bruno Cortese
Bruno Cortese - November 5, 2017 at 9:55am
Poor haters. Maybe one day they’ll have a chance to really have an IPhone.
Jon Ivy
Jon Ivy - November 4, 2017 at 11:37pm
Rewarded will be the ones that wait...
AntiNeo - November 4, 2017 at 3:25pm
Silly ppl ... It is a known issue with all oled panels.To avoid "damaging" just remember *do not leave still image (like same background) for long period of time.That's it,for next 2 years you won't notice any color degradation or burn-in's
PerpetuallyBlue - November 4, 2017 at 4:26pm
I have no clue. So you mean the wallpaper? You have to change that frequently?
AntiNeo - November 5, 2017 at 4:42am
I always had some automatic "wallpaper cycler" on my phone similar like on pc,just cause same pic is boring. Changing it manually would be head wrecking,but I'm more then sure - with iphone x you won't need to jailbeak for this feature lol XD
Monica Lewinskik
Monica Lewinskik - November 4, 2017 at 3:10pm
Sheep will swallow anything apple put in their mouth!
Jjs - November 4, 2017 at 2:34pm
I use both Samsung and apple . Apple never had burn in problem ... Samsung all the time ... keyboard always burn right in the screen and Samsung doesn’t even tell you .. they never say burn in problems , over heating not even exploding issues .... apple is doing good by telling you before hand
GeneP - November 4, 2017 at 8:03pm
Apple never used OLED until X. They've used LCD and that is why there was no burn in. I really hope Apple uses LCD for next gen iPhone X. OLED is terrible.
Sabtain Aziz
Sabtain Aziz - November 5, 2017 at 8:21am
Oled isn’t the only technology prone to burn In conventional led is too. Oled has much better colour reproduction and contrast.
Nitemare - November 4, 2017 at 2:30pm
Auto bright has always been disabled on my phone's. It never works the way I want it.i programmed the volume buttons to adjust brightness myself. Laughing at the oled issuesno prefer the non oled screens
PerpetuallyBlue - November 4, 2017 at 4:24pm
I agree! I hate auto brightness. I always disable it. Besides never getting it right for me, my vision issues become aggravated producing further effects like headaches and dizziness. That’s not mentioning other issues. Good idea on the volume buttons. At least Apple gives us options. I just use the control center to adjust it myself because find it more convenient. I hope they fix those screen issues for the next generation but we have to see how the real issues respond. I’m going to check it out today.
Rollo - November 4, 2017 at 12:12pm
Notice how apple made this statement AFTER everyone pre ordered and put the cash up front.... nice
matrixmaniac - November 4, 2017 at 9:59am
Hurrah, we are back to animated screen savers! Apple might make some Win3.1 nostalgia happen on the X ;-)
Nauman Faisal
Nauman Faisal - November 4, 2017 at 8:10am
Same burn-in effect appear on my Samsung s6.
D4xM4Nx - November 4, 2017 at 6:37am
This reason coming as the first issue reminds me why waiting for user input was the right thing to do. I've always being used to auto brightness, very convenient depending on ambient light. May have to turn my screen off often cuz I never do it now. Still gonna get my iPhone X later tho :P
PaulieP - November 4, 2017 at 5:32am
Steve Wozniak Who has purchased every iPhone on launch day even the iPhone C refuses to purchase this phone. Anybody who buys this phone is a 100% crash test dummy for Apple. This phone should not have been released out of testing phase because of all the problems that it has. Most of you will never know all the issues because you do not work at Apple, however this is really a crash test dummy phone. If you're smart you'll wait for the second iteration and you'll stay the Hell away from this one. Cheers
PerpetuallyBlue - November 4, 2017 at 2:20am
I’m concerned with the video aspect of it. Say I stream a movie or a show or a video? The screen is on for quite sometime even though I keep it at a third of the brightness when I’m watching videos.
Me84 - November 4, 2017 at 12:37am
- [Apple teller] It's $999.00 plus tax, please. - [Buyer] Ok, here's my card. - [Apple teller] Thank you, there you go, enjoy your iPhone X! - [Buyer] I will, thank you!!! - [Apple teller] Oh, by the way, your new iPhone's OLED screen is crap, expect some burn-in soon...
odedoo1 - November 4, 2017 at 1:16am
Ha, so true and usually Apple never say nothing, I'm guessing this one can be bad but hoping it's not.
Abel - November 4, 2017 at 12:18am
That explains why they removed auto-brightness turn off toggle from display settings in iOS 11 and hide it in other general settings. They want everyone to keep auto brightness on now, so they get less crap about burn in
Aneda Toke
Aneda Toke - November 4, 2017 at 1:31am
I agree with you 100%, sir. I find Apple's write up about the Super Retina Display very informative and now I know how to take care of my new OLED display for years to come. I certainly don't want to pay the $500 screen replacement fee so this seems like the smarter route. At least Apple is warning us beforehand about it. My iPhone X 256gb shipped this afternoon and hope to receive Monday morning at work :) I hope everyone enjoys their new iPhones!
PerpetuallyBlue - November 4, 2017 at 2:18am
I hate auto brightness. The first thing I do is eliminate it. I hope they don’t remove this feature in the future. It’s annoying for those of us with certain issues. I do however keep it at a third brightness. The only time my phone goes full brightness is under sunlight. Otherwise it’s always at a third brightness. Auto brightness annoys me and doesn’t always get it right. It gives me a headache and makes me dizzy.
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