Apple upgraded its miniature iPads with a Retina display and they have been selling like hot cakes since its launch. However, reports are flowing in that some iPad Minis are suffering from image retention or burn-ins.
The reports are linked with iPad Minis that have been fitted with Retina display panels manufactured by Sharp. Instapaper creator Marco Arment has narrated his experience with iPad Mini with Retina while also recalling a recent rumour that “many Retina iPad Mini LCD panels manufactured by Sharp were suffering from image retention.”
The Instapaper creator provides evidence that his iPad Mini with Retina has the same image retention issues using a large black-and-white checkerboard pattern. Arment notes, “If the LCD panel has an image retention issue, a faint impression of the checkerboard will still be visible on the solid gray image, usually fading over the next few minutes.”
Arment claims that quite a few of his friends carried out the same tests with their own iPad Minis with Retina, but none of the tablets suffered from image retention issues.
“Since Apple’s using multiple panel manufacturers, I could exchange it and hope for a better one. But it’s also possible that, given the extremely low volume that’s trickling into stores, any replacement I get in the next couple of weeks could be from the same batch with the same issue,” adds Arment.