AOD and OLED burn-in

mdjasrie

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Do you think there will be signs of OLED burn-in when AOD is on by default down the road? Would changing the watch face every now and then to cycle through the pixels that are static most of the time help aleviate the risk of burn in?
 
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Relentless Power

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Do you think there will be signs of OLED burn-in when AOD is on by default down the road? Would changing the watch face every now and then to cycle through the pixels that are static most of the time help aleviate the risk of burn in?
‘Burn in’ (A.k.A Image retention) is a tendency with OLED. We won’t really know any results until someone has significant hours on their Apple Watch display time, but I expect there will be some that will come forward with this concern.
 
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itsmemuffins

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I won’t think so. Apple wouldn’t allow the AOD if it thought there might be a chance of burn in. I haven’t seen any burn in on my two year old iPhone X my two year old oled tv hasn’t suffered burn in either.
 

Fernandez21

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Kind of my worry too, my original Apple Watch has horrible screen burn in. No signs of it yet on my series 4, but it wasn’t evident on my series 0 until 3 years in.
 

Relentless Power

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Kind of my worry too, my original Apple Watch has horrible screen burn in. No signs of it yet on my series 4, but it wasn’t evident on my series 0 until 3 years in.
I Imagine for ‘burn in’ on the Apple Watch, it will take some time for others to come forward. It won’t be instantaneous, but I do suspect that there will be some watches that will experience this, probably depends how much display time the watch actually sees. OLED with image retention is typically a side effect, but it doesn’t mean every device will experience the same amount.
 

mdjasrie

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Yeah I imagine it will happen at some point, but not in the short term at least. Thanks all for the response.
 

Fernandez21

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I Imagine for ‘burn in’ on the Apple Watch, it will take some time for others to come forward. It won’t be instantaneous, but I do suspect that there will be some watches that will experience this, probably depends how much display time the watch actually sees. OLED with image retention is typically a side effect, but it doesn’t mean every device will experience the same amount.
I know it will take a while, just disappointed that like my OG Apple Watch, I probably won’t be able to pass it off to a family member after I upgrade, nor will I be able to sell it either. Hopefully the tech has gotten better and it can go a few more years before screen burn in.
 

WilliamG

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I won’t think so. Apple wouldn’t allow the AOD if it thought there might be a chance of burn in. I haven’t seen any burn in on my two year old iPhone X my two year old oled tv hasn’t suffered burn in either.
iMac 27” 5K displays suffered/suffer terrible image retention. Been an ongoing issue for years.