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The iPad mini LCD scrolling issue in portrait orientation caused by Apple engineering will be reduced, but not eliminated, in the upcoming iPad mini 7.
The gelatinous scrolling issue has been discovered shortly after the launch of the iPad mini 6 in 2021, and user impressions were later confirmed by a teardown that confirmed it was caused by Apple's engineering decisions.
Jelly scrolling is caused by a slight refresh delay when updating rows on the display. This is common on certain types of screens, although it is usually less noticeable, and is usually only seen in portrait rather than landscape orientation due to the way LCD controllers typically orient updates along the long axis and during fast scrolling.
Therefore, Apple considered jelly-like scrolling to be normal behavior. And equally, as a consequence, Apple was then hit by a class action lawsuit that has so far come to nothing.
Now, according to the leader of Instant Digital on the Chinese social network Weibo, the problem has been solved. Instant Digital doesn't have much experience with Apple leaks, but it's also reasonable to expect Apple to work to resolve complaints.
The direction of the screen assembly has changed in the Mini,” the source wrote (in translation), as noted by MacRumors, “and the jelly-like screen phenomenon has been improved.”
This change in direction of the screen assembly is consistent with iFixit's suggestion that component placement is exacerbating the problem.
The insider also reports that “the front camera appears to have been upgraded as well, but the details are not very clear.” He or she then further claims that the iPad mini 7 will use the A16 Bionic processor, which is used in the iPhone 14 Pro.