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Old Nov 9, 2012, 01:58 AM   #1
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Does Apple apply a polarizing filter to the screen?

I'm guessing not because of how Amazon makes a big deal about their tablets having it. Does it really make the difference that the competition (Amazon) says it does? If so, why doesn't Apple use one?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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I'm guessing not because of how Amazon makes a big deal about their tablets having it. Does it really make the difference that the competition (Amazon) says it does? If so, why doesn't Apple use one?
Polarizing films are part of all LCD displays.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 06:29 AM   #3
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Polarizing films are part of all LCD displays.
This Mac news article seems to indicate the Fire employs some technology that its competitors do not

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However, both the Fire and Nexus have higher-resolution displays than the mini. The Amazon and Google tablets have screens with resolutions of 1280x800 pixels, while Apple's slate has 1024x768 pixels.

Moreover, the Nexus display has a density of 216 pixels per inch, compared with the mini's 163 ppi. The Fire's also has a polarizing filter and anti-glare technology, which neither of its rivals have.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 06:34 AM   #4
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If you try to read an iPad outside wearing polarizing sunglasses, you will see that there is something going on there. I have always figured that they use some sort of polarizing technology. Combine that with your own polarizing sunglasses, and the screen is very difficult to read.
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