iPad Mini 6 User Identifies Screen Distortion Issue, Unclear if the Problem is Wide Spread

An iPad mini 6 user has taken to the internet to report on their own findings of an unusual screen distortion issue affecting the device.

On Reddit, user u/Aromatic-Coat5459 discuss an issue they have experienced with their new iPad mini 6 upon purchasing the product. As first reported on by MacRumors, the post goes on in detail about how the iPad mini 6 rendered discolouration and distortion when the user interacted with the screen while in a verticle orientation.

I got my 64gb Wi-Fi iPad Mini 6 just about a week ago and noticed that there seems to be an LCD clearance issue – if you put your mini in vertical orientation (with the power button on the top right) push very lightly on the screen and you will see distortion and discoloration about an inch down and in from the top right. On most models this will happen in three spots along the top of the display (when vertical).

Within the post, the user states that they notified Apple and received a replacement device. However, it’s claimed that the replacement suffered from the same issue only that it was worse.

As of the time of writing, it’s hard to identify whether or not this issue is as widespread as the “jelly scrolling” phenomenon that has been reported on since the iPad mini 6 launched. A select number of users replied in the thread claiming to experience similar issues. Though, from their statements, it sounds as though a few of them are experiencing them in parts of the display. Therefore, it remains inconclusive if this is just a strange, contained case of screen distortion or if it’s expected that more users of the device will come forward.

Late last month, users began to describe their experiences with jelly scrolling, an issue which affected the refresh rate of the iPad mini 6. Apple responded to the matter by stating that the company believes it is normal behaviour for an LCD display.