iPad mini 6 jelly scrolling
He is not alone in his complaints. The Verge’s Dieter Bohn has also experienced jelly scrolling on his iPad mini 6, which means that one side of the display (the right side) moves faster than the other. He says that this is only a problem when the device is being used in portrait mode.
Here is is slow-mo video of scrolling on the iPad Min i slowed down EVEN MORE in a frame-by-frame step through. Notice how the right moves up faster than the left.
In normal usage you barely see it, but every now and then it become noticeable. In landscape it goes away entirely pic.twitter.com/iq9LGJzsDI
— Dieter Bohn (@backlon) September 22, 2021
The disparity in the two sides of the screen is especially visible when there is a lot of text on the display.
While some users may not mind this, it could be a deal-breaker for others.
Whether the problem is baked into the hardware or is related to software is not known at the moment, but the latter looks more likely.