IPad mini 6 problems and is it worth buying

Due to the “jelly scrolling” effect, the iPad mini 6 is thrown with rotten apples. How could Apple let this happen, where is its vaunted perfectionism and attention to detail? By the way, what is this effect? This is the name for the cases when, when scrolling, the left and right sides of the screen move at different speeds. The same thing happens in a jelly cube when one of its sides is deformed. But I do not advise you to peer at the iPad mini 6 screen trying to see this effect. The overwhelming majority of people are not given to notice it. Even if you try your best. But if you do manage to see it, I do not envy you. From now on, you will always notice it. It is annoying and nerve-racking. You will see this effect on other tablets as well – not only on the iPad mini 6. Need it?

iPad mini 6 is good for everything except the jelly screen

This effect has always been. Especially when liquid crystal displays (lcd displays, or LCDs) and their electronics were not as sophisticated as they are today. And there were always plenty of big-eyed people. Against the background of numerous other distortions, this effect was simply not paid attention to. But progress is relentless. Now this effect is considered one of the worst sins of LCD screens. Because of him, even about very good tablets and smartphones, you can write any nasty things, despite the fact that he is practically invisible. They write, but people believe and do not buy devices criticized to smithereens. Often completely in vain.

Should you buy an iPad mini 6

Apple claims jelly screen is a natural effect of IPS displays

Those who notice the jelly-screen effect regardless of their desires have estimated that iPad mini 6 has a stronger effect on it than other large LCD devices. This discredits the new iPad mini, and makes using it an unbearable ordeal for some of us. Therefore, even the “blind”, who have never held the iPad mini 6 in their hands, bravely talk about it and other shortcomings of the new tablet. Its maintainability is worse than that of previous iPad mini, with owners complaining about discoloration of their screens, and that the image is distorted on them. From which it is concluded that the new mini is worthless. This conclusion is easily refuted by the facts. The 2019 iPad mini (iPad mini 5th generation) was extremely difficult to repair.

IFixit rated its maintainability at 2 points out of 10 possible. And the repairability of the iPad mini 6th generation is estimated at 3 points out of 10. Both are bad, but where is the promised deterioration? Discolored screens and distorted images are much worse. These are real confirmed facts. With these problems, they contact Apple service centers, where the tablet is changed to a working one. If the warranty conditions are not violated, they do it “for so”. There are two or three dozen such cases. These are hundredths, if not thousandths, of a percent of the iPad mini 6 sold. The reason is not in the flaws in its design, but in the usual and inevitable, especially at first, manufacturing defects. If you like the 6th generation iPad mini, and you are generally happy with small tablets, there is no reason to skip buying it.

Jelly screen iPad mini 6

iPad mini 6 isn’t the only device with a jelly screen

At the beginning of the article, I already mentioned that the effect of the “jelly screen” in LCD screens has always been. This is a feature of the design and principle of operation of liquid crystal screens. But they “discovered” this effect, and called it a spectacular term, only in 2017. In OnePlus 5. the media did everything to ensure that anyone who decides to buy this smartphone would know about this effect. People really came to the stores and honestly tried to understand what it was (it was not visible in the published videos). Despite this, OnePlus 5 became the best-selling OnePlus smartphone at the time. However, the jelly screen hunters did not calm down. Below is a list of smartphones and tablets in which this subtle effect manifested itself and is manifested most noticeably:

  • OnePlus 5, 2017;
  • Moto Z2 Force, 2017;
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, 2019;
  • iPad mini 6th generation, 2021.

In other words, the new iPad mini has already made history. The reason for combining these very different devices into a common list seems to be not very good. But besides the fact that they were included in this list, they are also united by something else: all the previous iPad mini 6th generation smartphones and tablets listed in it sold remarkably. In developing these devices, engineers and company executives did not waste time fighting an effect that no one (or almost no one) notices. In any complex technical product, even if it was created by perfectionist maniacs, there are always drawbacks and flaws.

Otherwise, it would not have entered the market for many years. Especially if the product is intended for the middle price range. When developing elite models, they cope with this problem. It would be more correct to say weaken the jelly effect using sophisticated electronics and sophisticated software. The effect is inherent in liquid crystal displays and it is impossible to get rid of them – but even the most eyed experts stop noticing it. Like the iPad Pro 2018 and 2020. Elite devices use other types of displays – OLED, AMOLED or mini-LED, devoid of these disadvantages. Those who are outraged by Apple’s statement that the jelly effect is not a problem and are not going to eliminate it, are not entirely right.


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