Stupid Question? Is screen burn in a concern?

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  1. Snagtooth

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    I thought I had read somewhere that IPS panels and even cell phones can still experience screen burn-in if a static image is left up for prolonged periods of time.

    So as dumb as this may sound, is there a concern with this on the ipad if, say, I am using an app like Dock Clock or similar while the ipad is docked and charged/charging?

    I tried a search and got nothing so I assume maybe a) yeppers, dumb question b) no worries. However, rather get some other opinions before I relax.

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  2. Gern Blanston

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  3. kheldour

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    And Apple also uses the very latest technology on LCD, so - no worries
     
  4. Zardoz

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    Screen burn in can happen but you would need it on the same screen for a long time ( hours ). It is slim that you will get it on. The iPad.
     
  5. Isaac Newton

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    Well put!
     
  6. Erskine

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    Maybe it will, maybe it won't. There's no quick and easy answer. It depends on more factors. One suggestion I have for you is to change the color of the black areas/bars to gray. That will reduce a lot the chances of burn-in.
     
  7. gentlefury

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    Actually for an led backlit LCD panel it would probably take more like years. CRTs and cheap lcds burn in....no need to worry here.
     
  8. conzyor34

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    Absolutely

    Absolutely the iPad screen burns in. My iPad is less than 6 months old, and I primarily use it for safari. The address bar and the word "google" are now visible, burned into the screen, when I am running other applications that have a dark color scheme, such as the Twitter app.
     
  9. SaberOne

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    Your iPad will be thoroughly obsolete long before the screen becomes an issue. In contrast, you’re much more likely to drop and smash the screen on most any day of the week.
     
  10. info

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    I'm really surprised to hear this! Did you leave the Autolock on "Never" for an extended period on the Google homepage?
     
    #10 info, Jul 3, 2011
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