iPad iPad 4 has image retention???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AzN1337c0d3r, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. AzN1337c0d3r, Nov 10, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012

    AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    Is this like something LG doesn't test for or something?

    Edit: Pic for the skeptical.

  2. Deasnutz macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2011
  3. syd430 Guest

    How do you know you have an LG panel?

    AFIK it was never determined that they are the exclusive provider for these 4th gen panels
  4. Southernboyj macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    Clearly photoshopped.
  5. scupking macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2010
    Its impossible to have IR on an LCD screen only plasmas or old CRTs can have IR.
  6. Awakener macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    Explain why all the ghost images of the icons are lined up next to the bezel. Too much time on your hands?
  7. usmaak macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2012
    Go on over to the huge Retina MacBook Pro image retention thread on the apple discussion board and tell them that. In this case image retention is not the same thing as burn in. It's a temporary ghosting that appears to happen on a lot of LG screens on the rMBP.
  8. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2010
    Nice try! Can clearly see a double reflection of where your body position shifted slightly between two photos. This hacky photoshop can even be accomplished on the iPad.
  9. Jetson macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2003
    Unfortunately that isn't true.

    LCD panels can indeed suffer from image retention.
  10. supertomtom macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia

    Looks like image retention from the settings page.
  11. briceman macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    I've now had two ipad 2's with this issue. I have decided to live with it now since I don't have light bleed anymore.
  12. AzN1337c0d3r thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    Or, there is 2 light sources in my room...
  13. Awakener macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    Yeah thought of it after the fact. Suppose anything is possible.
  14. bruceclay85 macrumors member


    Sep 14, 2012
    Wow you people just assume that because something is wrong with a. apple product that it has to be fake. I have had this issue with the iPad 3 and my last 4s. Not to mention it has been an issue with the MacBook Pro retina line.

    To the original poster, if you download a retention removal app and leave it on overnight it will remove the ghosting. That's was my solution, however I don't know how permanent of a fix it is.

    My case was close enough to the iPhone 5 release that I never ran back into the issue before getting the new phone.
  15. sammjordan macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
    I had this problem on my ipad 2, took a couple replacements to get one without the issue
  16. Awakener macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    It's difficult to believe because it's an LCD screen.
  17. AzN1337c0d3r thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    The fact that you don't think it could happen on an LCD screen means that most people don't experience IR when using LCD panels.

    However, an alarming number of Retina Macbook Pro users (some who have replaced their screens 13+ times) see this phenomenon with the LG panel. Yours truly replaced the panel 7 times for IR before I got a Samsung panel which does not exhibit this issue.

    Here's the 5500+ reply Apple Discussion forums thread on the issue. That thread has gotten so many views now, it appears the thread view counter has rolled over, lol.

    I vow to never ever buy a product with an LCD made by LG ever again.
  18. Booloo macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2012
    I would just recommend keeping the brightness below 50% for the first 100 hours or so. IR is more sensitive during the panel's break-in period. Never saw this on an iPad, but I definitely don't doubt the OP.
  19. AzN1337c0d3r thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    I am skeptical of this statement. Image Retention is caused by imbalance in the ions inside the LCD crystals, has nothing to do with the brightness.

    Also my experience with IR in the rMBP15 has been that it gets worse with time, not better.
  20. thelead, Nov 11, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012

    thelead macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2010
    It happens on LCDs (not on all but some panels). If you think it doesn't, you're wrong. That's a fact.
  21. Awakener macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    Apologies, OP. Can see now you aren't just pranking.
  22. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    Anyone who has replaced this iPad 13 times deserves to see this phenomenon for the rest of their life. Why start threads like this? Have nothing to do, try dating. :p
  23. bogatyr macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
    It's more common than you think on LCDs.

    Burn in, less so.
  24. dazz87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2007
    This is what I did on my Panny plasma. ...:). I have a feeling the OP set his ipad at 100 brightness and also had his screen set to never to turn off. LG = IR
  25. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    That is terrible. I'd take that crap back.

    I can't believe Apple uses LG as a supplier of displays, what a joke. LG isn't exactly top notch in the quality department.

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