Extended display use bad for the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chainprayer, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    I like to have pandora running on my 4S while at work. I would prefer to have my display always on so I can quickly see what is playing and skip tracks throughout the day. Is this bad for my screen, or would the phone not seeing of a difference over time?

    Thanks!
     
  2. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    if you double tap on the lock screen you can see whats playing as well.
     
  3. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I'm sure it wouldn't make a difference. The screens are designed to be used. Even if there is a difference, you'd have replaced the phone to the next model before noticing.
     
  4. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    agree'd, it should take MANY years to burn out an LCD, you will have surely upgraded by the time that comes along
     
  5. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    LCD's have memory, but I don't think LED's do, especially the high quality ones Apple uses. My friend uses his phone as an alarm clock all night, every night. The display showing the same thing for 8 hours a day for 4 months hasn't done anything do it, so I would say that you are okay.
     
  6. k3roro macrumors 6502

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    I thought about this, but then I remember that there was something about using screen savers on iMac leaving burnout... hmm..
     
  7. TheGdog macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps you are thinking of burn-in? If you leave a non-changing image up on any screen too long, it can burn in. If I remember, the issue on the iMacs was that the screensaver was freezing and burning onto the screen.
     

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