New iPad display lag

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kittyfreakmpls, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Kittyfreakmpls macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012
    The retina display seems to have a lag in the refresh rate, from the left to the right. In portrait mode, scroll up and down quickly, and horizontal lines become diagonal, with the right side trailing the left.

    The same effect can be seen in landscape, but now it's lag is top to bottom.

    It reminds me of the rolling shutter effect that makes vertical lines appear slanted when moving the camera quickly.
  2. quangdiggity macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I've noticed this too, especially when swiping between pages on the home screen. Maybe this is one of the drawbacks of having to refresh a 2048 x 1536 display
  3. Joe23 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    I've noticed this too. Very noticeable when swiping between home screen pages and quick vertical scrolling (i.e. a list of threads on this forum). A bit annoying but hoping that I'll just get used to it. Perfect device apart from that.
  4. mugatu macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2007
    Glad I'm not the only one. Thought my eyes were playing up at first and then was worried I had a faulty iPad.
  5. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    Haven't noticed this. Mine seems butter smooth.
  6. gatearray macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    Welcome to 2010


    The iPad has done this since day one, it's not a unique phenomenon to the new iPad, and it has been present through all the iOS versions since 3.x on the original.

    Enjoy your new iPads everyone!
  7. mugatu macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2007
    Really? Never noticed it on my first gen.
  8. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I do notice text can look a bit blurry before clear if you scroll too fast. If you scroll slow it's fine. Weird.
  9. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    I've noticed this on all three of the iPads I bought. Therefore it's got to be a normal characteristic of this model.

    Perhaps in time we'll learn what causes it and if it can be improved.

    Very interesting.
  10. BASTI51 macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2010

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