In the ever-evolving world of technology, Apple enthusiasts have eagerly anticipated the launch of the iPad mini 7. This eagerly awaited update follows the successful release of the iPad mini 6 in 2021, which boasted slimmer bezels and a larger display. While the improvements were met with widespread acclaim, a peculiar issue known as ‘jelly scrolling’ emerged post-launch. Jelly scrolling is an anomaly where one side of the display refreshes slightly faster than the other, creating the illusion of a malfunctioning panel. Apple seems poised to remedy this concern with its forthcoming iPad mini 7.
Recent reports suggest that Apple may unveil new iPad models in the near future, with expectations of upgrading the iPad Air and iPad mini series to include cutting-edge internals. The iPad Air is rumored to debut with the powerful M2 chip, while the iPad mini 7 could incorporate either Apple’s latest A17 Pro chip or last year’s A16 Bionic chip, promising enhanced computational and graphical performance. The most significant change on the horizon, however, is the introduction of a rotated screen assembly in the iPad mini 7, aiming to mitigate the ‘jelly scrolling’ issue.
Jelly scrolling, although not a novel predicament, is a side effect often associated with LCD panels. Apple has previously maintained that such an occurrence is typical for LCD screens, but it has been particularly conspicuous in the iPad mini 6. The issue becomes noticeable when the iPad is held in a portrait orientation, leading to one side of the screen refreshing at a slightly different rate than the other, creating an uneven scrolling effect.
To tackle this conundrum, Apple is reported to be implementing a rotated screen assembly. This adjustment should address the ‘jelly scrolling’ problem, particularly in portrait mode. However, it remains to be seen whether this modification will completely resolve the issue in landscape mode.
Apple enthusiasts eagerly await further updates, with rumors suggesting that Apple may release iOS 17.1 on October 24, coinciding with a potential announcement of the new iPad Air 6 and iPad mini 7. Given that the upgrades primarily involve internal components, it’s expected that these two devices will be introduced via a press release rather than a dedicated event. Stay tuned for the latest updates as we keep you informed about these exciting developments.