New MacBook Pros Will Apply True Tone Feature to Some External Displays

Earlier this week, Apple officially announced some big updates for its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, including one oft-requested feature.

That feature is True Tone, which allows some Apple devices to measure the light in the room where the machine is situated and automatically adjust to a proper color balance and intensity with the display. Apple is attempting to make looking at content on these displays easier by reducing eye strain. Up until the new MacBook Pro units were unveiled, the feature was only available with the iPhone X and the iPad Pro.

But that is changing with the new and updated 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, but it has been discovered that the feature will actually extend to some external displays, too. Apple published an official support document on Friday, confirming that the True Tone feature will actually extend to some external displays, too.

“The Retina displays in MacBook Pro (2018) include True Tone technology, which uses advanced multichannel sensors to adjust the color and intensity of your display to match the ambient light so that images appear more natural.”

Here are the displays that will support True Tone technology, powered by the (2018) 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar:

  • Apple Thunderbolt Display
  • LG UltraFine 5K
  • LG ULtraFine 4K

There is no word on whether or not even more displays will be coming down the line that will support True Tone technology. It’s likely that Apple will be pretty selective in which third-party companies will get the ability to support the feature, though.

Our Take

True Tone is a great piece of technology, and it’s definitely a bonus that Apple has brought it to the MacBook lineup. The fact it extends to some external displays is even better. A nice addition on Apple’s part, to be sure.

[via Apple]

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