New iPad image "wobbles" when scrolling

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  1. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    Am I seeing things? Go to a web page with some horizontal lines and move the page up and down with your finger. Don't flick the page, just keep your finger on the screen and quickly move it up and down. The items on the age will appear to wobble slightly, almost like a wave. You can see this most clearly on horizontal lines.

    I must be going crazy?
     
  2. Velin macrumors 65816

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    Boy, peeps are really stretching now.

    Pretty soon there will be complaints the iPad needs electricity.
     
  3. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

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    Weight

    My iPad is heavy, how do i resolve this?
     
  4. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    All iPads have done this to some degree.
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    yes you are.

    Also, those lines are called "Interlacing" and the wave is an illusion, it's not an actual wave.
     
  6. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    I think it's an optical illusion. Like the rubber pencil. Your brain does some funny things.
     
  7. DigitalJunior macrumors member

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    If you don't keep it fully charged it weighs less as electric is quite heavy.
     
  8. andrewfee macrumors 6502

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    It's not an optical illusion, interlacing, or you going crazy. All LCD displays do this. They don't update the entire panel at once, it's done line-by-line.

    However, with most LCDs you don't have very fast moving objects (particularly vertical lines) scrolling horizontally by the screen.

    With the iPad in portrait mode, as soon as you start scrolling, everything is moving "horizontally" on the panel which makes this effect really obvious. (I suspect the fact that it's higher resolution, and therefore has more lines to address, also contributes)

    If you open up a large window on your computer and quickly move it from left to right, you should also see that the bottom edge drags behind the top of the screen. Depending on your screen size and resolution, how obvious this is will differ though.
     
  9. atrevers macrumors regular

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    Especially if it's using an AC/DC current, as that's heavy metal.

    (Joke lovingly ripped off from the brilliant Peter Serafinowicz)
     
  10. klover macrumors 6502a

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    Every iPad and iPhone have this little issue.
     
  11. AZREOSpecialist thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you to those of you who helped answer my question. I'm glad it's normal and I knew there had to be a reasonable explanation.
     
  12. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    It's really noticeable on the Kindle Fire as well :)
     
  13. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad glows on the front side. The back is fine, but where the glass is, I can see lots of coloured light shining through. Is it just me?
     
  14. Coagula macrumors newbie

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    No, you're not crazy! It's not an optical illusion. New ipad wobbles when scrolling. Probably it's due to the enormous number of pixel that the gpu must move on the retina display. It's not so bad but this is defintely a flaw. I have also an ipad 1 and doesn't wobbles.
     
  15. Experiential macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for posting this...thought I was going crazy for a moment!
     

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