Apple & Glossy Display's Why?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MCIowaRulz, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. MCIowaRulz macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2009
    Why did Apple go glossy displays when graphic professionals and video editors use matte displays for there work?
    I don't understand why people would want to use those displays in a work or home environment due to the reflection they gives off.
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    They did it because the glossy screws with the eye to make images look more colorful. Before they did, most PC makers had glossy screens and when compared side-by-side the Macs looked dull. After they are equal. The Matte display is still available on all professional products, for a modest fee.

  3. MCIowaRulz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2009

    I know that, i'm saying they shouldn't have gone down this road with glossy on ALL there product's. Professionals and people with eye problems don't need additional eye strain.

    MacPro too expensive or Macmini underpowered iMac is out do to the reflection. So where does that leave the thousands of people like me?
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Your question has been offered many times in a myriad of threads. The answer is the same: either buy an anti-glare MacBook Pro or buy a non-Apple display. Other than sending feedback to Apple, there's not much else you can do. Apple isn't going to read this thread, or even this forum. They will do what they choose. Feedback is the only voice you have.
  5. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Did you miss the part where someone said earlier that you could get CTO Macbook Pro (15" and 17") with the antiglare option for a fee from Apple?
  6. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    Southern Ontario
    i bought my brand new mac book pro with a glossy screen and i LOVE it!!!!
  7. MCIowaRulz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2009
    No however what about a Desktop system? a MacPro or Mini is not the answer.
  8. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    So what you're saying is you want an iMac with an anti glare screen.

    Only option is a third party anti glare film.

    Send Apple feedback as suggested, I hope you and everyone does that with important things like this ... more power in numbers.

    From the seemingly near 50-50 opinion on Glossy versus Anti Glare here Apple should do it, they'd make more money, that's their goal.
  9. tiwizard macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    Everyone assumed you were talking about a MBP since you are in the MBP forum...
  10. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2007
    Firstly, before LCD or LED screens there were CRTs. They had glossy screens and you had to buy a hood surround and darken the room to even do color correction.

    Secondly, came the matt LCD screens. As a graphic designer I welcomed the option to have an unhooded display and be able to open the shades, the colors were not correct and no color correction made it right.

    Thirdly, I am on a 2.8 extreme iMac with a glossy screen. I do graphics, and color correction on photographs etc., with no issues and no problems with the screen or the 'reflections' your complaining about. What I see on my screen is what I see on the web and in anything I print.

    No issues here, and as mentioned if you do not want glossy, but you want a desktop, then buy a film to make the glossy screen matt.
  11. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    HAHA OP failed... Mods/editors, I recommend that this thread gets moved to the iMac forum.
  12. MCIowaRulz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2009
    Sorry... I guess maybe this should be moved to a general forum?

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