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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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iPad 3 vs iPad 4 display

Is there a notable difference between the iPad 3 and iPad 4 displays? According to the AnandTech iPad mini review (they include the iPad 4 in display comparisons), the iPad 4s display scores higher than the iPad 3 in tests.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6429/ipad-mini-review/4

For those of you that upgraded to the 4 from the 3, can you tell any difference?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:24 AM   #2
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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  1. Bumping threads violates MR rules.
  2. No, there's no difference.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:46 AM   #4
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didn't mean to violate MRs rules, anyways why would anandtech separate the iPad 3/4 in comparisons if there is no difference?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:56 AM   #5
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:58 AM   #6
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Can't be sure as I've only had the iPad 3 but doesn't Apple always state those 50% more saturation, 62.8% brighter bla bla with all of their new products when compared to their predecessors? I'm still on an iPhone 4 while my brother has a 4S whose display is supposedly better than the 4's, although I can't really see a difference.

So you shouldn't worry too much about such comparisons, IMO.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:59 AM   #7
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Had the 3 and now the 4...no difference on screens...both look the same.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:17 PM   #8
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Samsung made ipad 3 screens, LG made ipad 4, it's warmer and causes less stress on your eyes. I remember reading an article about it
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:43 AM   #9
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My 4 has a much warmer colour than my old 3. Seems a bit darker too
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:43 AM   #10
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Samsung made ipad 3 screens, LG made ipad 4, it's warmer and causes less stress on your eyes. I remember reading an article about it
I've seen just as many cooler ipad 4 panels than warmer ones. The spec of these screens did not change and no, LG is not the exclusive manufacturer for ipad 4 panels.

It comes down to the variation of individual panels, with some manfucturer bias.

You're just spreading inaccurate information when you say things like "all ipad 4 screens are warmer than ipad 3's". It's completely not true, based on the side by side comparisons of dozens of screens that I've inspected. Half the time the ipad 4 panels were cooler.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 03:29 AM   #11
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Syd is correct! I have seen, used & purchased about 12 different iPad 4th gen & they vary from a warm yellow tint where whites are more muted (which is more color correct - though looks weird at first) to ones with a pink/purple hue to ones that are more grey/blue. It's not easy to spot if you use one on its own but very easy if you compare them side by side. Also with this gen there is still some with bad light bleed to some with very little. So looks like they are using different vendors for their screens. Prob LG, Samsung and maybe another supplier. I've got two right now both from the same Bestbuy & are completely different colors & calibrations.

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I've seen just as many cooler ipad 4 panels than warmer ones. The spec of these screens did not change and no, LG is not the exclusive manufacturer for ipad 4 panels.

It comes down to the variation of individual panels, with some manfucturer bias.

You're just spreading inaccurate information when you say things like "all ipad 4 screens are warmer than ipad 3's". It's completely not true, based on the side by side comparisons of dozens of screens that I've inspected. Half the time the ipad 4 panels were cooler.
Thanks for sharing
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:08 PM   #13
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Is there a notable difference between the iPad 3 and iPad 4 displays? According to the AnandTech iPad mini review (they include the iPad 4 in display comparisons), the iPad 4s display scores higher than the iPad 3 in tests.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6429/ipad-mini-review/4

For those of you that upgraded to the 4 from the 3, can you tell any difference?

slightly warmer colors only is the difference, not that it is worse. otherwise same sharpness and brightness. i compared with my former ipad 3 before I sold it and another one own by my friend.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:11 PM   #14
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Screen lottery vs screen lottery. Fight!
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:58 PM   #15
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There is a difference.

Judging by the image retention I was able to reproduce on 6 of 6 iPad 4 screens and 0 of 12 iPad 3 screens, my guess is the iPad 4 has one display manufacturer.

The image retention is so faint though I wouldn't consider returning my device unlike my Retina Macbook Pro which I returned 7 times.
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Yikes image retention on a retina ipad?
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why fight? i still think ipad4 screen looks better, i am photographer and I checked my high resolution shots with both 3 and 4 near to each other. also it happened to any computer monitors as well, I have two exactly same Dell 24 inch monitors and both are different from Dell a little in colors. Color calibration helps, I hope one day we could do it with ipad.
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It was a joke.

But seriously your comparison might not be universal. Lots of variation as aforementioned
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 03:57 PM   #19
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It was a joke.

But seriously your comparison might not be universal. Lots of variation as aforementioned
There are no perfectly colored devices from factory exist in this world, all are sloppy made in china. this is why photographers and graphical designers are using calibration devices on computers. I wish one day I could buy one for ipad since it is great to deal with photos. Check this link.

http://spyder.datacolor.com/portfolio-view/spyder4pro/
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 04:22 PM   #20
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I don't disagree.

Colo profiles jailbreak tweak helps a lot.

But when you have multiple suppliers that complicates the process of getting a decent screen with retina (IMO/experience)
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 04:49 PM   #21
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The screen I feel would be a minority reason to upgrade to the 4 from the 3. But with retailers discounting the 4 during Black Friday, other reasons definitely influenced some folks more so.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:25 PM   #22
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The 4 has yellow whites. LG is the manufacturer to blame.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:30 PM   #23
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My 4 has a much warmer colour than my old 3. Seems a bit darker too
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:17 PM   #24
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I'm not sure, but may ipad 4 has a better screen!
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