“Chromatic aberration”/colour fringing effect on Ipad Mini 5 screen
I tried googling this but was only able to find posts about photo editing.
I just got an Ipad Mini 5, my first ever Apple mobile device after previously only using Android devices. I was interested to see the much-ballyhooed retina display; after using it for two days I’m unpleasently surprised, but I can’t tell whether it’s an issue inherent to the display or if something’s wrong with mine.
Basically, there’s an odd visual effect on the screen, most noticeable on the edges of images and text, especially in areas of high contrast. The closest thing I can compare it to is the chromatic aberration you get in some photos as seen [here](https://digital-photography-school.com/chromatic-aberration-what-is-it-and-how-to-avoid-it/), although it’s not nearly as extreme as in that example. It’s a sort of colour banding where there’s red and blue along sharp edges. When viewing a white screen like a website background there’s also a blue line around the edges of the display, similar to IPS screen bleed but more pronounced. Because of all of this, brighter-coloured images and video look very poor on the screen, especially if there’s a lot of colours in a single frame or there’s high contrast.
This isn’t a trivial issue for me as I have a neurological condition, and looking at the Ipad for two long is giving me migraines in a way none of the other mobile devices or displays I use do. Using night shift and turning down the white point (great accessibility feature by the way, all mobile devices should have it) helps a bit, but not enough to make the display tolerable.
I used a display model in a shop prior to ordering my Mini 5 and don’t recall noticing this effect, and I can’t find anyone online talking about it. It’s so noticeable that I’m extremely surprised no reviews bring it up, which is why I’m starting to think my ipad has an issue. Has anyone else had this problem with their Ipad?