iPad Does any body experience eye straining on the new iPad (2017)?

Anybody feeling the eyestrain on the new iPads? (2017)

  • Yes

    Votes: 20 17.1%
  • No

    Votes: 58 49.6%
  • I'm not sure.

    Votes: 3 2.6%
  • Didn't buy it.

    Votes: 36 30.8%

  • Total voters
    117

flowave

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 17, 2014
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I had one macbook air 2011 that caused eye burning sensation after watching for 10 minutes.
After that I had numerous ipads and macbooks and they were fine.
Until I faced with these new iPads. I ordered two 32gb and 128gb WIFI versions.

They feel different than other iPads for my eyes. I feel eye straining after looking at them. I will see how it progress, but just wanted to know if anybody else is feeling eye strains.
 

rui no onna

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Oct 25, 2013
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Nope. No eye strain. At least no more than usual compared to most other iPads.

I think the Pro 9.7 might be easier on the eyes, though.
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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Nope. No eye strain. At least no more than usual compared to most other iPads.

I think the Pro 9.7 might be easier on the eyes, though.
The 9.7 Pro has Tru-Tone display, which has a much easier transition on the eyes with a more natural tone. However, the new 9.7 iPad is supposedly significantly brighter than the Air 2. Blue light can cause eye strain as well, which warmer tones or Night shift helps with this.
 

Royksöpp

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Nov 4, 2013
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Your supposed to take a break from screens every hour. Are you doing that?
 

Mackinjosh

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Aug 21, 2014
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The new iPad is significantly warmer in color than the Air 2. If you're using it at max brightness, you'll have a problem. If you're not and still have a problem, get some UV blocker glasses. I have to use them with MacBooks because they're notoriously bad.
 

flowave

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Original poster
Nov 17, 2014
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I still feel eye burning sensation after looking at it for 20 minutes. I had iPad air2, air 1, iPad 3, and none of them do this. I can look at them for all day no problem. No I am not using it at full brightness. I don't think night shift helps. It is something with the display that is bothers me. The burning sensation or dryness continues even after not looking at it. There has been numerous devices that caused it for sensitive people since 2008. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1677617?start=60&tstart=0 I
I think this iPad would be another one on the list for me.
 

bmac89

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Aug 3, 2014
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No eye strain using the Ipad.... but my hand has repetitive strain from using the Ipad.
These devices are dangerous ;) but at least they don't seem to blow up! :cool:
 

Atomic Walrus

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Sep 24, 2012
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I still feel eye burning sensation after looking at it for 20 minutes. I had iPad air2, air 1, iPad 3, and none of them do this. I can look at them for all day no problem. No I am not using it at full brightness. I don't think night shift helps. It is something with the display that is bothers me. The burning sensation or dryness continues even after not looking at it. There has been numerous devices that caused it for sensitive people since 2008. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1677617?start=60&tstart=0 I
I think this iPad would be another one on the list for me.
That article is specifically talking about PWM, which really can cause a lot of eye irritation because that means the brightness is controlled by pulsing the display on and off at full power. Apple hasn't used PWM dimming in any device in a long time (but get ready for a return to flicker mode with OLED panels, which all currently use PWM).

It's very unlikely that this display uses PWM, but grab a slow motion video of the display and see if you can spot any flickering or "crawling" effect.
 

Jodiuh

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Sep 15, 2009
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That article is specifically talking about PWM, which really can cause a lot of eye irritation because that means the brightness is controlled by pulsing the display on and off at full power. Apple hasn't used PWM dimming in any device in a long time (but get ready for a return to flicker mode with OLED panels, which all currently use PWM).

It's very unlikely that this display uses PWM, but grab a slow motion video of the display and see if you can spot any flickering or "crawling" effect.
It's the last thing I would have expected.

I returned an air 2 after using it for a week. I've had a 6S for almost a year. No issues.

I know what a PWM backlight feels like.

After using the new iPad for about an hour my eyes feel terrible. Pain, irritation, dryness, the beginning of a headache...went back to my iPhone and now the pain is started to level out.

I'll give it a little more time, but I'm 90% sure the new model isn't flicker free. Which...sucks. Of all the things for them to screw up.
 

sracer

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Apr 9, 2010
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Is there any correlation between eyestrain using the 2017 iPad and being able to spot individual pixels on a retina display that is 5 feet away?
 

JPack

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Mar 27, 2017
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OP, you probably have the brightness set too high.

The iPad (2017) is among the brightest at up 500 nits matching the iPad Pro.
 

Ffosse

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Nov 5, 2012
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No eye strain here - it's a similar specced screen to the android I had been using; that didn't give me any strain, either.
 

flowave

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 17, 2014
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I do believe part of it is brightness issue. It is a bit better bring it down a bit.

But I think it is mainly due to bluer screen.

Still, I find it reading on it is more hard on eyes than air 1.
 

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Mackinjosh

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I do believe part of it is brightness issue. It is a bit better bring it down a bit.

But I think it is mainly due to bluer screen.

Still, I find it reading on it is more hard on eyes than air 1.
Bluer? My new iPad screen is incredibly warm. iPad Air 2, now there's a screen that favors a cooler color scale.
 
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