DisplayMate releases full analysis of 9.7-inch iPad Pro screen, hints at possible interesting iPhone 7 screen upgrades

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Date: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, 08:11
Category: Hardware, iPad, iPhone, News


The cool cats at DisplayMate have just released their usual insane analysis of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and confirmed that this is the best iPad display to boot, but have also hinted that this could lead towards iPhone 7 screen upgrade possibilities.

In its report, which compares the new device to not only current iPads but also other top tablets from Microsoft, Samsung and others, DisplayMate shows how the new iPad achieved record results for its display in a number of categories, including: “Highest Absolute Color Accuracy for any display for Both Color Gamuts (1.35 JNCD), Lowest Screen Reflectance for any mobile display (1.7 percent), Highest Peak Brightness in a full size Tablet for any Picture Level (511 nits), Highest Contrast Rating in High Ambient light (301), and Smallest Color variation with Viewing Angle (all under 2.0 JNCD).”

The report adds that the lowest screen reflectance performance indicates that the new iPad’s “image colors and contrast in high ambient light will appear considerably better than any other mobile display.” And even as the brightest full size production tablet, DisplayMate notes that Apple achieved the same power efficiency as the iPad Air 2 by using a lower refresh rate for static images:

DisplayMate concluded that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro beat out the 12.9-inch version of the tablet in just about every category save for size and Black Luminance.

The report speculates that display enhancements on the 9.7-inch could hint at things to come for the iPhone 7, with the DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut and the new Anti-Reflection coating prime candidates according to the display pro’s analysis. “Both of these would also improve the iPhone screen performance and readability in high ambient light. True Tone could be added if Apple upgrades the Ambient Light sensors so they measure Color in addition to Brightness.”

So, some interesting stuff could be in the works for the iPhone 7’s screen.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via 9to5Mac and DisplayMate

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