Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over iPad mini 6 Jelly Scrolling

Apple has been hit with a class action lawsuit over the way iPad mini tablets suffer from jelly scrolling.

The lawsuit, filed by Colorado resident Christopher Bryan on Wednesday, and spotted by MacRumors, says that Apple continues to sell the iPad mini despite being aware of the jelly scrolling that some users have pointed to since its release.

While the jelly scrolling is normal behavior for the type of LCD screen used in the iPad mini, some have suggested that Apple’s decision to mount the display controller vertically rather than horizontally is what makes the issue so prominent.

In late September, an Apple spokesperson said the effect is “normal behavior for LCD screens,” according to Ars Technica’s Andrew Cunningham. iFixit also said the effect is common for displays, but the repair company speculated that it may be more prominent on the new iPad mini due to the display’s controller board being mounted vertically inside the device, rather than horizontally like in the fourth-generation iPad Air.

Jelly scrolling appears as staggered on-screen scrolling when the device is in portrait mode and a page of text is scrolled on-screen. In the case of the iPad mini, the left side of the screen appears to lag behind the right side.

The lawsuit is claiming damages to be proven at trial for anyone who has bought an affected iPad mini in the United States. However, the trial needs to be approved for class action status before anything can progress.

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