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

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Sep 11, 2017
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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.

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

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