A new analysis of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s screen calls it the best mobile LCD display that has ever been tested by DisplayMate.
A display of perfection
DisplayMate was impressed with the new tablet's color gamuts and more.
Here’s more from Raymond Soneira:
At first glance the iPad Pro 9.7 looks almost indistinguishable from the 2014 iPad Air 2. Actually, the displays are the same size and have the same pixel resolution. But that’s as far as it goes… The iPad Pro 9.7 display is a Truly Impressive major enhancement on the iPad Air 2… and even on the recent iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad mini 4… and even every other mobile LCD display that we have ever tested… and note that I hand out compliments on displays very carefully.
Soneira had particular praise for the new iPad Pro’s color gamuts, increased brightness levels, and low reflectance screen.
The site was less impressed with the True Tone technology. The tablet uses four-channel ambient light sensors to change the color and intensity of the display to match the light in the environment.
While Soneira said the technology may improve reading text on a white background, he recommended that Apple introduce some type of slider adjustment so that each user can adjust the effect to their liking.
A sneak peak at the next-generation iPhone?
Soneira also speculates some of the display technology could make its way to the “iPhone 7.”
Along with True Tone technology and the newer color gamut, an anti-reflection coating could lower the screen reflectance from 4.6 percent down to 1.7 percent, a significant improvement.
If you’re interested in learning more about the display of the smaller iPad Pro, take a look at the extensive analysis.
More about the new iPad Pro
The new iPad Pro can be used with the Apple Pencil or the Smart Keyboard.
Like its larger sibling, it does feature four speakers and is powered by an A9X processor and an integrated M9 motion processor. That means it will also support the always-on “Hey Siri” command.
The entry level price for the device has jumped up $100 compared to the iPad Air 2. A 32GB Wi-Fi version is $599 while a 128GB edition is $749. A first for the company, a 256GB model, is $899.
Buyers can select from four different colors – space gray, silver, gold, and for the first time rose gold.
Wi-Fi + Cellular versions are also available. The 32GB edition is $729 while the 128GB and 256GB versions are $829 and $1,029, respectively.