iPhone X Minor Screen Burn-In Questions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JF-11, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. JF-11 macrumors newbie


    Nov 5, 2017
    Last week I returned an iPhone-8-Plus and ordered the new X just because the "supposed" better display and more compact design; easier to carry and brighter to shoot photos and videos on sunny days.

    Now I learn about the " Minor Screen Burn-In and Shifts in Colour" of the new OLED display.

    I have these concerns, but did not find an answer yet:

    How soon a Screen Burn-In will show when using the X at normal brightness levels and only increasing it when shooting Photos and Videos on sunny days?

    Is this going to happen no matter what, or only with continuous use at high levels of brightness, such as playing games or watching movies?

    I believe this is the most important aspect of the Screen Burn-In issue, so it will be very helpful to hear experiences from those that already have the X.

  2. roeiz macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2010
    from what i understand, sometime in future, it's probable that no matter what you avoid doing, you'll have a minor burn in, even if it's the icons on the home screen. that's something to consider indeed, if you spend 1000$ and intend to have it for more than 2 years i guess.
  3. stulaw11 Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    Which Apple will likely swap out under warranty. They are fairly good about that kind of stuff.
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I doubt that screen burn-in will be something they replace, as they have correctly stated, that it is a normal circumstance of use.
  5. stulaw11 Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    Depends on the store really and how bad burn in there is (obviously no one knows yet it may be negligible after 2 years). It's still a "manufacturing defect" certainly not a scratch or something the customer did.

    We've seen phones get swapped for far less, or even upgraded to a newer model product not deserved, just because it was a nice employee.
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    Hate to say it, but if I had burn in to the point it bothered me and they didn’t replace it, I might accidentally drop my phone.
  7. stulaw11 Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    Id just replace the panel for $29 since I have Applecare already purchased if it was bad enough and they wouldn't swap it.
  8. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    i'm pretty sure that they have a pretty strong OLED burn-in protection programmed in it. i've noticed that the image on my X is not always exactly in the middle. sometimes i have a "fatter" black border on the left and sometimes on the right.

    seems in line with what my LG TV is doing at home. moving the whole image around a bit to protect from burn-in. basically they have some spare pixels on the screen, so the image can be moved around a bit.
  9. Jjayf macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2015
    Really, y'all need to chill out about burn in. It's not a problem yet, and it's a known phenomenon with oled. Apple has stated, repeatedly, that they have addressed this with software and power management. Same as all the other supposed issues with the X, it's fake news propagated by haters. Ask anyone you meet on the street how bad their galaxy model phones are.. Most won't even know what you are talking about. Please, if you want to worry about something, worry about something proven..
  10. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Screen burn in is a fact with OLED screens, I'm not sure why, but it is what it is. Given that this technology is many years old now, Phone makers have found ways to combat this issue and largely mitigate it. I'm of the opinion that apple well aware of screen burn in, employed some, all or new solutions to mitigate that problem.

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