I've owned quit a few Apple Powerbooks, MacBooks, iMacs, and Apple displays over the years. All of them came with default display calibrations that were poor. The displays themselves have been pretty good, but they're just calibrated wrong when shipped from the factory. The only exception was my old 30" Apple display. Is there a reason why Apple does this? It seems a shame that these machines have genuinely good displays, but they're just not set up properly "out of the box". Apple's pretty good at getting details right, so I'm curious why they do this. I don't thnk it is because they buy displays from multiple manufacturers. In my work the products I design use LCD panels from multiple companies, and we don't have this issue (at least not to this extent).