I own iPad mini 6 that’s subject of a lawsuit

By Alex P. Vidal

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”—Unknown

IF the class lawsuit filed against iPad mini generation 6 will succeed, I might be one of the recipients of undisclosed damages for the simple reason that I own one of these controversial Apple gadgets even if I am not the plaintiff.

Out of curiosity, I ordered my new iPad mini 6 from T-Mobile only in November 2021, but received it only in December. I actually wanted to cancel it when it failed to arrive on the date the T-Mobile had promised to deliver it.

I had no idea there was a controversy attached to the particular latest iPad mini edition when I finally decided to accept the delayed T-Mobile delivery.

As early as September 2021, some iPad mini 6 early adopters complained about the screen’s so-called “jelly scrolling.”

“Wobble” is an unorthodox word for a phenomenon that occurs when one side of the screen refreshes at a much slower rate than the other, according to thetechxp’s Pegoutam Saini.

To be candid about it, I didn’t notice anything wrong with my iPad mini 6 even after I learned about the lawsuit. I checked my gadget and as of this writing, I still have to convince myself I experienced the “jolly scrolling” problem while using it.


A slow-motion video from The Verge’s Dieter Bohn reportedly shows the effect in action, making it difficult to convey.

In the class action complaint filed in a federal court in California against Apple, the plaintiff claimed that the iPad mini 6’s “jelly scrolling” problem makes the gadget “unusable.”

Claims alleging the “jelly scroll” issue on sixth-generation iPad mini devices have been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by Christopher Bryan of Colorado.

The report said it wasn’t long before customers started experiencing a “jelly” sensation while scrolling on the iPad mini 6 following its introduction.

Apple would reportedly argue that this wasn’t an issue and assert that the apparent fault in all LED panels is in fact something that occurs in every LED screen.

It hasn’t worked for everyone, according to Saini, therefore a class action lawsuit has been filed to push the issue.

MacRumors reportedly claimed that the iPad mini 6 display “bends, warps, distorts, and obscures text and pictures leaving the Device useless,” according to a lawsuit.

This MacRumors forum conversation was reportedly cited as proof that customers have had “motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and headaches when using the Device due to the Defect.”


The problem was caused, it seems, by a slower refresh rate on one side of the device’s display than the other, explained the plaintiff who also claimed that “users have claimed motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and headaches while using the Device owing to the Defect.”

The complaint said the effects were originally discovered by MacRumors.

Apple insisted in September 2021 that the “jelly effect” was typical behavior for LCD panels and that it was not a problem.

There are other LCD panels with “jelly scrolling” issues, but none are as severe as the iPad mini’s, according to the complaint filed on February 9.

It’s also claimed, in the complaint, that despite being aware of this flaw, “Apple continues to promote and sell the iPad mini in its present state without making any changes to address the problem.”

According to the lawsuit, Apple is “concealing” the fact that the iPhone is malfunctioning.

The lawsuit charges Apple with fraud as well as breaking California competition and misleading advertising statutes, according to the precise claims.

(The author, who is now based in New York City, used to be the editor of two local dailies in Iloilo.—Ed)