A Colorado man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple, accusing the Cupertino firm of fraudulently marketing and selling the sixth-generation iPad mini despite being aware of a so-called “jelly scrolling” defect with the device, according to court documents.
MacRumors reports that the lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, says since the release of the sixth-generation iPad mini back in September some users have noticed that their mini’s text was appearing slightly uneven while scrolling in portrait orientation on the device. The text on the left side of the screen appears to slightly lag behind the text on the right side while scrolling.
The complaint was filed in Northern California district court and alleges that Apple is aware of the defect, yet continues to sell the iPad mini without fixing the issue or acknowledging the existence of the defect in any of their marketing materials.
The lawsuit seeks damages in an amount to be proven at trial for any resident in the United States who bought a new sixth-generation iPad mini. The proposed class still has to be certified before the lawsuit can proceed.
An Apple spokesperson said in late September that the effect is normal with LCD screens. iFixit has also said that the effect is common on LCD screens. The repair company also mused that the effect may be more noticeable on the new iPad mini as Apple mounted the display’s controller board vertically inside the device, rather than horizontally like in other iPad models.