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Old Sep 6, 2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Anyone notice the iPhone 5 screen looks darker when off?

I was looking at some of the leaked images online comparing the iPhone 5 to the 4S and it seemed that when both devices are turned off, the 5 has a noticeably darker screen. Anyone with more technical knowledge than myself know why this would be? Is it a different type of screen being used and would it make the blacks blacker (more similar to an AMOLED screen)? Just found it interesting.

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Old Sep 6, 2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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I was looking at some of the leaked images online comparing the iPhone 5 to the 4S and it seemed that when both devices are turned off, the 5 has a noticeably darker screen. Anyone with more technical knowledge than myself know why this would be? Is it a different type of screen being used and would it make the blacks blacker (more similar to an AMOLED screen)? Just found it interesting.

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Yep.
Dalrymple?

OP: Actually hadn't noticed that. Not that I have any real complaints against the current display. Maybe it's a side effect of the new In-cell Display tech?
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Old Sep 6, 2012, 11:15 AM   #4
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I would def much prefer a screen with more contrast than past iPhone displays so if it leads to more pop in the colors I'd take that as a plus.
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I was looking at some of the leaked images online comparing the iPhone 5 to the 4S and it seemed that when both devices are turned off, the 5 has a noticeably darker screen. Anyone with more technical knowledge than myself know why this would be? Is it a different type of screen being used and would it make the blacks blacker (more similar to an AMOLED screen)? Just found it interesting.

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I'm not sure but I think this is a model not the actual device.
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I was looking at some of the leaked images online comparing the iPhone 5 to the 4S and it seemed that when both devices are turned off, the 5 has a noticeably darker screen. Anyone with more technical knowledge than myself know why this would be? Is it a different type of screen being used and would it make the blacks blacker (more similar to an AMOLED screen)? Just found it interesting.

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I noticed that as well. The glare looks reduced too.
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Unless the two phones are reflecting light differently. You can actually get the 4S to look pitch black like the iPhone 5 in the photo under certain angle.
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Deeper blacks maybe?
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Old Sep 6, 2012, 12:42 PM   #9
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In-cell display makes the screen blend in with the bezel.
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I was looking at some of the leaked images online comparing the iPhone 5 to the 4S and it seemed that when both devices are turned off, the 5 has a noticeably darker screen. Anyone with more technical knowledge than myself know why this would be? Is it a different type of screen being used and would it make the blacks blacker (more similar to an AMOLED screen)? Just found it interesting.

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Less reflective
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Deeper blacks are always welcome! I'm glad the are continuing to improve the screen beyond retina.
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In-cell display makes the screen blend in with the bezel.
Precisely.

The weird coloring (I believe) in the 4S is a tiny shadow between the glass touch panel and the display where as in this 6th-generation iPhone the two are literally combined therefor no shadow.
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Perhaps it's because its a fake?
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Perhaps it's because its a fake?
The one in the OP is actually assembled from real iPhone 5 parts, unlike the dummies we saw earlier from case manufacturers.
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Because it's not a real iphone...
It's mostly a fake iphone people, We'll hopefully see the REAL iphone 5 design the day defore or the day of the conference.
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The one in the OP is actually assembled from real iPhone 5 parts, unlike the dummies we saw earlier from case manufacturers.
We'll see on Sept 12th whether these were real or not. Personally, I think not, and I surely will not be designing anything based solely on "leaked" parts brought to you by chinese vendors that sell aftermarket parts.
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