The iPhone 15 Pro Max appears to be affected by a burn-in issue. How can you avoid this and above all: Why is there no reason to panic yet?
Source: Chloé Pertuis – Frandroid
After the various heating problems, which have now been fixed by an iOS update, the iPhone 15 Pro is affected by another problem. More specifically, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is highlighted.
As Zdnet reports, several users on the Apple forum, Reddit and X (formerly Twitter) are complaining about burn-in problems on their OLED screen. This term refers to the appearance of an image on the screen after it has been displayed for an extended period of time.
The most common cases seem to be the appearance of a background image, a keyboard or even certain user interface details. Here are some examples :
According to reports, only the more expensive model, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, appears to be affected. It should also be noted that there is currently no real avalanche of reports. That’s why it’s important not to panic. The situation could be explained by a quality control issue or a batch of defective iPhones. For example, we can attest that we did not notice such a problem during our test of the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
How to avoid it and what to do if it happens to you?
If you’ve noticed this with your own iPhone 15 Pro Max, the best advice we can give you is to simply visit an Apple Store. A priori it should still be under warranty.
To prevent this from happening to you, let’s first say that Apple, like any manufacturer that uses OLED panels, has usually had to integrate systems into its device designed to prevent burn-in. However, you should pay attention to the following: If the image on an OLED screen remains static for too long, the area in question will inevitably wear out more quickly. You then run the risk of permanent printing. The brightness should also be monitored: the brighter an OLED panel is, the more it wears out and the greater the risk of printing.
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