When Apple released the iPad mini 6 last fall, they received a lot of criticism that the tablet’s screen had issues with “jelly scrolling”, with the screen image looking wobbly when scrolling. The issue was apparently caused by one side of the device’s display refreshing slower than the other. Apple dismissed the issue back in September, stating this was normal behavior for LCD displays, but is now being hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging the screen issue on the iPad mini 6 renders the device “unusable.”
The complaint has been lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and was first spotted by the website MacRumors. In it, the plaintiff Christopher Bryan alleges that the “jelly scrolling” has caused users to report “motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and migraines when using the Device due to the Defect.” The lawsuit goes on to claim that “Apple has continued to sell the iPad Mini and has refused to fix the problem or to amend its marketing materials to reflect the existence of the defect.”
The lawsuit alleges that Apple is concealing the defect, and the lawsuit accuses Apple of fraudulent business practices, as well as violating California’s False Advertising Law and their Consumers Legal Remedies Act. The class action, which demands a jury trial, seeks damages and monetary relief for iPad mini 6 buyers.
We here at GiGadgets have not tested the iPad mini yet, but you can watch a video by The Verge’s Dieter Bohn documenting the issue below: