Here we go (OLED Burn in)

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Aston441

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Every thread where I bring this up regarding iPhone X, I get slammed down where I'm told Burn-In is a thing of the past.

The 700 page thread about iPhone X screen burn in that's going to be created in three weeks will be EPIC.

My 6s+ screen has been on almost continuously for two years and is still perfect.

What will the X screen look like in two years?

LCD is one of the reasons I love iPhone. I despised all the OLED burnt in screens on my previous Android phones.

The move by Apple away from LCD is just stupid. Combined with the lack of TouchID, the X will turn out to be a disaster.
 

jabingla2810

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It’s a common issue but not all OLED screens are built equal.

The Pixel 2 (NOT XL) has an OLED screen made by Samsung, with no such issues reported. Samsung are making the iPhone X display.

Also software has a lot to do with it, and this is perhaps one of the reasons Apple has asked developers to embrace the Notch, and not hide it. Having a black bar across the top of every app would help create this burn in effect.
 

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Every thread where I bring this up regarding iPhone X, I get slammed down where I'm told Burn-In is a thing of the past.

The 700 page thread about iPhone X screen burn in that's going to be created in three weeks will be EPIC.

My 6s+ screen has been on almost continuously for two years and is still perfect.

What will the X screen look like in two years?

LCD is one of the reasons I love iPhone. I despised all the OLED burnt in screens on my previous Android phones.

The move by Apple away from LCD is just stupid. Combined with the lack of TouchID, the X will turn out to be a disaster.
Looks like iPhone X is not likely to be affected: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/10/23/google-investigating-pixel-2-xl-burn-in-reports/
 

Juan007

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Apple is 100 years ahead of you. If you think it might be a problem today then Apple investigated 3 years ago, solved it 2 years ago, put it through a billion hours of testing one year ago, all ready for nov 3rd. You’re not dealing with amateurs here, this is APPLE.
 
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Aston441

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Fyi, Apple is letting you have LCD with the iPhone 8.

The iPhone 8 isn't the bezel free wonder with Touch ID under the screen that so many of us hoped for. Instead we get the X. I don't remember ANYONE clamoring for FaceID like my Motorola phone had in 2011. That Motorola phone also had burn in. I feel like we've gone backwards with the X.
 

KingslayerG5

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LG is still inexperienced with OLED in mobile but ironically have the highest rated OLED 4K TV with the LG C7.

 

Aston441

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Apple is 100 years ahead of you. If you think it might be a problem today then Apple investigated 3 years ago, solved it 2 years ago, put it through a billion hours of testing one year ago, all ready for nov 3rd. You’re not dealing with amateurs here, this is APPLE.
Thanks for the calming vibrations Steve!!!
 

JayIsAwesome

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Apple is 100 years ahead of you. If you think it might be a problem today then Apple investigated 3 years ago, solved it 2 years ago, put it through a billion hours of testing one year ago, all ready for nov 3rd. You’re not dealing with amateurs here, this is APPLE.
Not just Apple but this is also Samsung. Nobody comes close to them when it comes to perfecting a mobile display. iPhone 10 will be fine, much to the disappointment of quite a few on here
 

KingslayerG5

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If Note8 has a great display, iPhone X should be fine. It better be great because Apple is paying alot to Samsung.

Then again, let's not forget Chipgate (TSMC > Samsung). My SE has the Samsung A9. It can get pretty warm sometimes. Apple really needs to stop relying on Samsung and make their own stuff. It's like learning to cook for yourself instead of depending on others to cook for you.
 

Relentless Power

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I think there is always the unknown of what could happen to the OLED display with the iPhone X. But the fact it's not even released and it has no user reviews pending after so many hours of usage, it's really a non-issue at this point in time.
 

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