iPhone X OLED Screen Will Not Suffer From Screen Burn-in Thanks to Apple’s iOS 11

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Sep 11, 2017

The iPhone X will be the first phone to get an OLED screen, resulting in several benefits ranging from richer colors to higher brightness to better battery life. However, screen burn-in issues have also been reported in the past on devices that use this particular display technology. To mitigate this little obstacle that could otherwise make you livid after spending a small fortune on the iPhone X, Apple’s upcoming software update, iOS 11 will have safety measures that will prevent such an event from taking place.

OLED Screen Burn-in Arises When Same Icons or Varied Content Is Present on Screen for Prolonged Periods – iOS 11 Could Use Pixel Shifting Techniques on iPhone X to Alleviate This Issue

LCD screens can suffer from this problem too but OLED panels currently incorporated in mobile phones are prone to experiencing this. What exactly is a burn-in on a smartphone display? It is when a faint white image sticks around for a long time. JerryRigEverything has demonstrated this by applying heat to a smartphone that features OLED display technology and unfortunately, the burned pixels do not recover, leaving a permanent ghosted mark.

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Burn-ins can also take place where there is no difference in brightness and hue adjusted on the smartphone and the same static content is visible for a long time. In order to prevent burn-ins on its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ family, Samsung used pixel shifting techniques, which changed the position of the content on the screen in order to limit the deleterious effects burn-ins.

It has not been detailed how iOS 11 is going to prevent this burn-in but we suspect that it too will employ pixel shifting techniques.

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Would you agree with this? If not, let us know how Apple’s iOS 11 software magic will mitigate this effect down in the comments.

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Source: 9to5Mac