9.7-Inch iPad Pro Breaks ‘New Records’ and Hints at ‘iPhone 7’ Display Technology

iPad Pro 9.7

Apple’s newest tablet, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, has gone through the rigorous testing procedure at DisplayMate, and has come out on top in several different categories.

According to the in-depth analysis of the display, which Apple released with new features like True Tone, the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro breaks “many new records” when it comes to the tablet market. The analysis shows that the new iPad Pro is not only the best iPad display to date, but when compared to other tablet displays, it set new records across the board:

“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).

As we show in the Lab Measurements Table section below, the iPad Pro 9.7 delivers uniformly consistent all around Top Tier display performance: one of a small number of displays to ever to get all Green (Very Good to Excellent) Ratings in all test and measurement categories (except for Brightness variation with Viewing Angle, which is the case for all LCDs) since we started the Display Technology Shoot-Out article Series in 2006, an impressive achievement for a display.”

For those out there that use their tablets outside, or where there’s a consistent amount of ambient light, the analysis shows that the iPad Pro’s display contrast and color accuracy is considerably better than in previous models, or even compared to any other mobile display. There’s a lower refresh rate for static images, too, which means Apple managed to earn the same power efficiency as the iPad Air 2 — even when the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the brightest full-size production tablet.

Interestingly enough, the analysis also shows that when compared to the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the new 9.7-inch model categorically trumps the larger tablet in just about every category, excluding size. The larger tablet also beats the new iPad Pro in Black Luminance, which means the larger iPad Pro does a better job with a higher contrast ratio in the dark.

And, something else worth noting, is the idea that these new technological improvements in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro could see life in smaller displays, namely in the release of the “iPhone 7” later this year:

“Since Apple likes to expand new technology across its product lines, an educated guess for the upcoming iPhone 7 is that its display could be a small version of the iPad Pro 9.7. Improvements could include adding the new DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut and also adding an Anti-Reflection coating that could lower the screen Reflectance from the current iPhone 4.6 percent down to 1.7 percent (a factor of almost 3 improvement). 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.”

You can check out the full analysis through the source link below. If you bought the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, what do you think of the display?

[via DisplayMate]