It seems that the problem of the first OLED displays has returned, and in an unexpected smartphone. The iPhone 15 Pro Max has just started selling, and there were more problems with the new model than we would have liked. Now, some users have already complained about a defect in the displays, reports PhoneArena.
Pixel burn-in occurs when the image on the display does not change for a long time, after which a “fingerprint” remains on the matrix, which does not disappear with the change of the image and is visible to the user to varying degrees. This is an old disadvantage of OLED matrices, which manufacturers seemed to have solved long ago.
However, this is exactly the problem with the new iPhone 15 Pro Max that users of the X, Reddit and own Apple community tell us about. So far, these are not widespread cases, although they are still unpleasant. For example, one user’s smartphone display shows a residual image of the entire keyboard (even with all the characters). In other cases, you could see “remnants” of individual application or clock icons from the lock screen on the display. That is, these are exactly the cases of classic pixel burn-in in those parts where there are static elements.
Of course, this problem is covered by the warranty, so the company replaces the device with a new one. This is also reported by users who have encountered a similar problem.
It is also worth mentioning here that the brightness of the new model’s displays has not changed compared to its predecessor. As with the iPhone 14 Pro (and 14 Pro Max), the typical backlight in the new model is up to 1,000 cd/m², 1,600 when playing HDR content, and can reach 2,000 cd/m² at its peak (in open areas). Last year’s model was also the first iPhone to support Always-On Display. Back then, there were also a few reports of pixel burn-in, but it did not become a widespread problem. Currently, such complaints are also isolated, not widespread.