1.1 v 1.1.1 Screen Comparison

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by themiracle, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. themiracle macrumors regular

    May 7, 2007
    Photo Comparison of two iPod touches with different firmwares:


    The pictures aren't awesome, but the comparison was what was important. There has definitely a very slight difference in contrast after the upgrade that I didn't notice beforehand. I'd say the most telling is the Jay-Z album cover, where the new firmware appears to have made it harder to make the image negative overall, though I forgot to test this beforehand. The album cover also looked nearly identical until I tilted the screen slightly. The new firmware definitely appears to give a broader viewing angle overall, but at what cost?
  2. sparsk macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Thanks for your pictures and effort on behalf of the 130 other viewers.

    However, how would you know that the screens were both the same before the update. The new update seems to work differently for different people's ipods. You should take a before and after comparison shot with the older (1.1) version ipod. Then it would give a better idea of the difference.
  3. Evangelion macrumors 68040

    Jan 10, 2005
    I noticed a difference in the screen even in the first picture, and it seems to me that in that picture, neither device was updated yet ("the one on the right will be updated").
  4. uburoibob macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2002
    Location: Rochester, NY
    WHAT COST???!!

    The update cost nothing and made your screen look great. WTF? I just can't believe the extent people are going to in order to try and make this a bigger deal than it is. This is a little tiny portable media player for cripe sakes. Out of the box, even with the dark screen it was MUCH better than anything out there. WHAT COST???!!! Are you affraid that one day you'll not be able to see a black that is blacker than 100 percent black?

  5. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
  6. Evangelion macrumors 68040

    Jan 10, 2005
    Um, the cost of making some people's device have worse image-quality than it had before the update?

    Dude, take a chill-pill.
  7. adauge macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2007
    It doesn't make the screen look great, it ups the contrast and makes the screen look grainy. When I spend $400 on a "little tiny portable media player" I expect it to work how it is intended, and I do not appreciate a company trying to cover up a flaw.

    I'll never understand why people stick up for big companies. You have to get off of Jobs' d***.

    BTW, it's arguable that it is much better than anything out there.
  8. awmazz macrumors 65816

    Jul 4, 2007
    Are you saying it's MUCH better than the iPhone screen?

    One day I'd like to be able to see black that is blacker than 60-70% black.
  9. Dublo7 macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2007
    Perth, Australia.
  10. themiracle thread starter macrumors regular

    May 7, 2007
    When I compared them in person before the update, the screens looked extremely similar. I spent a lot of time playing with them before and after the update, so I had a pretty good feel for the displays. The problem with updating an iPod and trying to compare before and after is that there is a lot of subjectivity involved and cameras tend to have trouble capturing the screens, so the comparison would be hard to make. I think the way that I did it was a superior method, though the pictures aren't perfect in any way.

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