iPad Pro 3rd gen iPad Pro: Screens more pixelated?

Super Xander

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I just bought the new third generation iPad Pro for a couple of days ago coming from the second generation.

I notes that the new display looks more pixelated than the older retina generations despite having the same pixels per inch. In other words the screen doesn’t look as sharp than the older generations despite having the same pixel count or even more.

I remember that OLED displays usually need to have a greater pixel count per inch compared to typical LCD screens to not look as pixelated. And the new iPads are made on a new process to get the rounded corners, so maybe that could have an effect?

Do anyone share the same as me?
[doublepost=1549223729][/doublepost]Ops sorry wrong sub-forum
 

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I just bought the new third generation iPad Pro for a couple of days ago coming from the second generation.

I notes that the new display looks more pixelated than the older retina generations despite having the same pixels per inch. In other words the screen doesn’t look as sharp than the older generations despite having the same pixel count or even more.

I remember that OLED displays usually need to have a greater pixel count per inch compared to typical LCD screens to not look as pixelated. And the new iPads are made on a new process to get the rounded corners, so maybe that could have an effect?

Do anyone share the same as me?
I don’t see pixels and with the same PPI, it shouldn’t be any different. It’s a normal LCD with some ‘magic’ going on in the corners, but that shouldn’t affect the rest of the screen.
 
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Super Xander

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I don’t see pixels and with the same PPI, it shouldn’t be any different. It’s a normal LCD with some ‘magic’ going on in the corners, but that shouldn’t affect the rest of the screen.
But is it? I still have my iPad Air 2 home and comparing it side by side with my 11 inch iPad Pro from same distance, I can see the pixels more easy on the Pro than the Air.

It’s not really noticeable but looking at the time in the left corner when the background is white makes the greates difference against the two.
 

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The ipad pro's aren't OLED, they're still LCD, and the method they use to make the rounded edges with LCD's shouldn't affect the density of the display. It shouldn't look any more pixelated than the older ones.
 

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If you’re running apps that aren’t updated and still using the 9.7 resolution you’ll notice they won’t look as sharp because they’re running the old resolution on a higher resolution screen.
Do they look less sharp to you though? I'm not sure if that's the case. I figured the apps ar displayed on their original resolution which is why there are black bars around the app.
 

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Do they look less sharp to you though? I'm not sure if that's the case. I figured the apps ar displayed on their original resolution which is why there are black bars around the app.
Correct ones with black bars are definitely not updated and appear lower res. Some are updated for the screen size but still using old assets and appear less sharp. Last I looked Facebook was one of those. But I don’t really use Facebook so I can’t comment if it’s still that way. Apps that are fully updated for the screen appear sharp and vibrant to me. Notability & PDF Expert are good examples, as are the stock Apple apps of ones that are updated to the full res of the iPad Pro. If you have an app that looks bad try to contact the developer of that app or wait it out.
 
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I just bought the new third generation iPad Pro for a couple of days ago coming from the second generation.

I notes that the new display looks more pixelated than the older retina generations despite having the same pixels per inch. In other words the screen doesn’t look as sharp than the older generations despite having the same pixel count or even more.

I remember that OLED displays usually need to have a greater pixel count per inch compared to typical LCD screens to not look as pixelated. And the new iPads are made on a new process to get the rounded corners, so maybe that could have an effect?

Do anyone share the same as me?
Current iPads are not OLED. If your new iPad doesn’t seem to be working correctly you should take it back to Apple and have them replace it. Their customer service is tops.
 
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