Apple recently launched the iPad Mini 6. However, users are noticing delays on one side of the display while scrolling through text. This is known as the Jelly scrolling glitch, where one side of the panel refreshes way slower than the screen’s set refresh rate.
Dieter Bohn, the Executive Editor of The Verge, tweeted about this first. When scrolling in portrait orientation, the left side of the display refreshes faster than the right side, rendering the screen to “Jelly Scroll.”
In the video, you can notice clearly how this works and how it hampers a smooth experience. The Jelly Scrolling issue has been seen earlier on other devices too. However, this is only noticed on the iPad while it is in portrait orientation and disappears when in landscape orientation.
The glitch is not present everywhere, and in Dieter’s own words, “In normal usage you barely see it, but every now and then it become noticeable.” Other users have also reported having this issue, and we have no official confirmation from Apple if this is a software issue or a hardware issue altogether.
Software issues can be fixed easily with a software update as this might be a glitch in iPadOS 15, a newer version of the iPadOS released this year. But, since the iPad Mini 6 has a refreshed design this year, there is a chance that this might turn out to be a hardware issue.
The iPad Mini 6, priced at USD 499, is an excellent offering for the price as it is not only a great device for multimedia consumption but can handle heavy tasks like graphics-intensive games and smooth video rendering capabilities as it sports Apple’s A15 Bionic 5nm SoC.