Anyone notice the iPhone 5 screen looks darker when off?

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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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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  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Yep.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    :confused: 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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    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.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure but I think this is a model not the actual device.
     
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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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    In-cell display makes the screen blend in with the bezel.
     
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    Less reflective
     
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    applesith

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    Deeper blacks are always welcome! I'm glad the are continuing to improve the screen beyond retina.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    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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    The one in the OP is actually assembled from real iPhone 5 parts, unlike the dummies we saw earlier from case manufacturers.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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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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    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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