As pointed out by the folks over at MacRumors, a growing number of iPad Pro owners are reporting issues with screen stuttering, with their iPads failing to register touch gestures, miss keystrokes, and have other similar issues.
Based on a number of threads on Apple Support communities and other forums, it appears that 2017 and 2018 iPad Pro models are the ones most affected, although some 2016 iPad Pro owners are also experiencing the issue.
While Apple has not officially acknowledged the issue, the growing number of complaints suggests there is something wrong indeed with the displays of select iPad Pro models.
According to one user, he starting experiencing this issue with his 2018 iPad Pro just one month after purchase. Even though he was able to get a replacement, he says that the replacement model has also been exhibiting the same problem.
Here’s another user explaining the issue with his iPad Pro in detail:
“I bought a new 12.9” iPad pro on the first available day last Wednesday. The o, k, and to a lesser extent i and j keys on the on-screen software keyboard consistently recognized touch with a click and change in colour of the key but the letter would often not appear in any program. For o in particular, it often required several attempts to make the letter register.
Spent time on the phone with apple and they didn’t have a solution. A full restore to factory settings didn’t help.
I returned it to the store today and picked up a new 12.9″ iPad pro. Brought it home and this one is worse. Ofter 5 or more presses of o or k to get it to register. When the iPad is turned clockwise to landscape mode, the q and w are then in the same region of the device and they don’t work either. Seven presses of the q before a letter appeared on the screen. It seems the bottom right of the touchscreen has an issue.”
Check out a video demo of the issue below and let us know if you run into any screen stuttering problems with your iPad as well.