The problem with the OLED displays. Turns out Apple’s latest and the greatest iPhone X display could have some of the same issues as Google’s Pixel 2 XL.
According to a new Apple support document, the iPhone X could be impacted by “burn-in” and other “visual changes” that commonly affect smartphones with OLED displays.
To understand the burn-ins; those happen when parts of an image remain on the screen after you’ve navigated away from it. Recently, the issue has been causing a huge headache for Google Pixel 2 XL owners, and they have reported several burn-in issues after just a couple days with the phone.
“With extended long-term use, OLED displays can also show slight visual changes. This is also expected behavior and can include ‘image persistence’ or ‘burn-in’, where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen,” Apple says.
“This can occur in more extreme cases such as when the same high-contrast image is continuously displayed for prolonged periods of time. We’ve engineered the Super Retina display to be the best in the industry in reducing the effects of OLED burn-in.”
Apple says its iOS 11 has the features that aim to minimize the effects of long-term use and extend the life of the display.
The company further notes that the iPhone X users may also see “slight shifts in color and hue”, but says this phenomenon is normal behavior for OLED displays.