iPad Daylight-Viewable iPad - will there ever be one?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by laser310, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. laser310 macrumors member

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    Am I the only one that wants to see an iPad that's bright enough to use in direct sunlight?

    I have a Mini, which I like, but had to buy a Panasonic Toughpad (Android) to use outdoors.The one I have is only 500nits, and is better than the iPad in sunlight (I've read that the ipad tests at 350 nits), but still not great. They have a Windows Toughpad that's 1000 nits, and I am going to switch to that - supposedly it's excellent in direct sunlight.

    I know it would add cost, but it would also be a way to stay ahead of other consumer tablets.

    I greatly prefer the iPad to my Toughpad, and it's still my most-used tablet.

    Is this just not something that many other people would see as a valuable feature?

    I'd rather see this than greater resolution - i kind of think we're at the point of diminishing returns with more resolution
     
  2. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

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    Switching to an optically bonded (laminated) display should greatly improve visibility in bright lighting conditions on the iPads.
    While more brightness can help, there is a point at which making the panel brighter stops working.

    What would be useful is a "daylight mode" which measures the ambient lighting conditions and dynamically adjusts the image on the display, rather than staying at a fixed 2.2 gamma.

    Here's an example of this at work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8JkVtoB-W4
    Edit: An even better comparison using iPads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k54_5tFJCPE


    I disagree about resolution - I'd still like to see more resolution on the iPad displays. However, I don't see that as something which Apple will change any time soon.
     

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