“Apple recently introduced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Other than size, it’s largely identical to the bulkier, original 12.9-inch iPad Pro,” Brian Barrett reports for Wired. “There’s one innovation in the smaller version, though: its display.”
“According to Dr. Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, the iPad Pro has enough improvements to make it not just the best LCD tablet or smartphone display available; it even keeps up with industry-leading OLED tech,” Barrett reports. “The smaller iPad Pro supports not one but two color gamuts, including the kind used in 4K TVs. It’s the only Apple smartphone or tablet that includes the latter (including the larger iPad Pro), and it couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. ‘[It] will be useful for the rapidly increasing amount of 4K UHD TV content becoming available,’ says Soneira. ‘It’s also great for applications that need a significantly wider color gamut with much more saturated colors, like medical imaging, florists, artists and illustrators,’ and so on. Exactly the kind of applications for which the iPad Pro [exists].”
“Equally significant is a new type of anti-reflective coating, which reduces the light reflected from the screens by three times what most mobile devices do today. In fact, it’s the least-reflective mobile display on the market,” Barrett reports. “‘A high-quality LCD can match and exceed OLEDs currently, with wider color gamuts, higher peak brightness… and smaller color shifts with viewing angle,’ says Soneira. OLEDs can be particularly less effective, he adds, at displaying bright, full-screen content, like reading black text on a white background.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s display is a wonder to behold. Only Apple can deliver this type of display color, contrast and clarity. Using it – especially with Apple Pencil – is an absolute joy!
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