2018 iPad Pro 12.9" Washed Out Black Color? (compared)

gzabar

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 9, 2018
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So I just bought a 2018 IPP to replace my 1st gen 12.9" IPP and when I compared them side by side while watching a video from Netflix (for example) it looks like the 1st gen model has deeper blacks!? Anyone have a similar comparison available to them? I'm trying to decide if perhaps it's due to the True Tone and NOT a defective unit. Super sad, as I otherwise LOVE the unit.
On a side complaint, not loving the black frame for most apps, but I'm sure it's a matter of time for the apps to get updated to work on this model.
 

gzabar

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 9, 2018
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On a related note, I just realized the new iPad is 600 Nits, while the 1st gen is ~450 Nits. I'm wondering if thats the culprit.
 

mbpr53

macrumors newbie
Oct 11, 2012
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What I noticed is PlunderPirates appears washed out. Other apps are fine.
But there is a difference, and adjusting brightness doesn’t help.
 

Robertjan88

macrumors regular
Oct 30, 2018
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So I just bought a 2018 IPP to replace my 1st gen 12.9" IPP and when I compared them side by side while watching a video from Netflix (for example) it looks like the 1st gen model has deeper blacks!? Anyone have a similar comparison available to them? I'm trying to decide if perhaps it's due to the True Tone and NOT a defective unit. Super sad, as I otherwise LOVE the unit.
On a side complaint, not loving the black frame for most apps, but I'm sure it's a matter of time for the apps to get updated to work on this model.
Try switching off True Tone under Settings. True Tone can be nice, but will e.g. greatly impact the color accuracy.