iPad iPad Air Screen - Choppy Text with new screen technology?

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  1. laff macrumors newbie

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    Long time iPad user...my last iPad was the iPad 3 (with iOS 7). I bought a iPad Air today and noticed that the text is a little like the pre-iPad retina (choppy). I did not notice this a s much on my iPad 3. Some say it may be due to the new screen thickness, etc...

    Like to know evryones thougts on this. If I enlarge the text (reverse pinch) it is clean. But looking at the text on the main screen for example, the text under the app (name of app) seems a little choppy as does the rest of the text.
     
  2. uberpooter macrumors member

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    It's the new font in iOS 7. Also, chill out.
     
  3. Tikatika macrumors 6502

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    Chill out? Why would you even say such a thing? OP has a valid concern. He was using iOS 7 on his iPad 3 and didn't have the text problem, but he does on the Air. So perhaps it's not "the new font".
     
  4. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Agree. This poster made a dumb statement about chilling out. Sometimes we should all re-read our posts first, before posting, and ask ourselves, is this post mature or stupid. ;)
     
  5. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Glad you said that, as I thought the same, text at times appeared less 'retina' than on the 4 with iOS 6.

    Not sure if it's the Air LCD or fonts in iOS 7, but it's really a minor difference.

    One thing for sure is I'll never sell my 4 with iOS 6 on it...
     
  6. ArztMac macrumors regular

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    Noticed that as well.

    Whenever the LCD merged with the Glass (iPhone 5 and later), screen does seem just a tiny bit less retina.

    First, it was quite distracting, but now I've gotten used to it.
     
  7. Giuly, Nov 2, 2013
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    Your post reminds me of my local mobile carrier.
     
  8. Rogifan macrumors P6

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  9. Rockies macrumors 6502

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    The screen also feels springy not as solid as the prior generation Ipads.
     
  10. Ksc272 macrumors newbie

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    Not to hijack this thread or anything but , does anyone with ipad air feel like screen is choppy sometimes? Especially noticeable when scrolling in web browsing and swiping between different home screens. I was under the impression that this new 64bit CPU was a beast and should have the new ipad screaming smooth .
     

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