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

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

  1. laser310 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    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

    Jun 25, 2012
    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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