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Curious question- does the 9th gen iPad have the same display as the previous few generations- or is it technically a different display (able to display more colors, different improved contrast, etc)?
 

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The 9th generation iPad has the same display as the previous generation. It has a 10.2-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2160 x 1620. It also features a wide color gamut and True Tone technology for accurate color reproduction.
 
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The 9th generation iPad has the same display as the previous generation. It has a 10.2-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2160 x 1620. It also features a wide color gamut and True Tone technology for accurate color reproduction.
All the cheap "iPads" are only SRGB (even the one that was just released). Have to upgrade to get the color and laminated display.
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All the cheap "iPads" are only SRGB (even the one that was just released). Have to upgrade to get the color and laminated display. View attachment 2146655
Thanks for sharing! Yeah, I had noticed that when comparing 9th and 10th gen iPads.... I guess that comparison is interesting as well- I was curious if 9th was an upgraded display in any way over say, 7th or 8th- but is there any real difference (other than what we see on the spec sheet, which is really no difference) between 9th and 10th gen displays? I suspect they are both trying to display the exact same number of colors, push the same contrast, I know both have true tone.... I assume besides the size, they are exactly the same display?
 
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Thanks for sharing! Yeah, I had noticed that when comparing 9th and 10th gen iPads.... I guess that comparison is interesting as well- I was curious if 9th was an upgraded display in any way over say, 7th or 8th- but is there any real difference (other than what we see on the spec sheet, which is really no difference) between 9th and 10th gen displays? I suspect they are both trying to display the exact same number of colors, push the same contrast, I know both have true tone.... I assume besides the size, they are exactly the same display?
Seems like it according to the spec sheet. I checked it, and I didn’t know that the iPad 10th gen has the Air 5’s speakers, “landscape stereo speakers” instead of just “stereo speakers“ on the 9th gen. I‘d have to check the 6th gen iPad with that setup, but I didn’t know they were better. My Air 5’s speakers seemed not that great. Too used to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro…
 
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Thanks for sharing! Yeah, I had noticed that when comparing 9th and 10th gen iPads.... I guess that comparison is interesting as well- I was curious if 9th was an upgraded display in any way over say, 7th or 8th- but is there any real difference (other than what we see on the spec sheet, which is really no difference) between 9th and 10th gen displays? I suspect they are both trying to display the exact same number of colors, push the same contrast, I know both have true tone.... I assume besides the size, they are exactly the same display?

As you suspect they are all exactly the same.
 

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As you suspect they are all exactly the same.

Thanks!
I was asking because interestingly, I notice a quick sort of dry eye, slight burning sensation when looking at a 10th gen, but yet my wife's old 7th gen doesn't do that- so I was wondering if a somewhat modern compromise- picking up a 9th gen on sale- would be my best bet.

I'll just have to mess around with the 10th gen a bit more (still within my return window) to see if I get used to it, maybe it's just my eyes being finicky and needing time to adjust. The screen has no PWM flicker, supposedly no temporal dithering since it's not trying to display a higher P3 color pallet on the display like all of the other modern models do, so it seems it should be a display that's as easy on the eyes as one could ever find.
 

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Thanks!
I was asking because interestingly, I notice a quick sort of dry eye, slight burning sensation when looking at a 10th gen, but yet my wife's old 7th gen doesn't do that- so I was wondering if a somewhat modern compromise- picking up a 9th gen on sale- would be my best bet.

I'll just have to mess around with the 10th gen a bit more (still within my return window) to see if I get used to it, maybe it's just my eyes being finicky and needing time to adjust. The screen has no PWM flicker, supposedly no temporal dithering since it's not trying to display a higher P3 color pallet on the display like all of the other modern models do, so it seems it should be a display that's as easy on the eyes as one could ever find.

I have dry eye. Sucks. Just want to chime in that my eyes act no differently between my 8th gen and my 11” iPad Pro. Both LCD.
 
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I have dry eye. Sucks. Just want to chime in that my eyes act no differently between my 8th gen and my 11” iPad Pro. Both LCD.
Thanks for sharing! And sorry about the dry eyes. Does it kick in immediately when you look at any display, then? Or is the sensation something you are experiencing even when not looking at a screen?

For me it's odd, it kicks in almost immediately when looking at this display (as was the case on the iPad Air 5th gen I tried out). However, I don't have that issue when using my Dell work laptop all day, or my iPhone 13 Mini, or even my 2017 iMac....
 

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Thanks for sharing! And sorry about the dry eyes. Does it kick in immediately when you look at any display, then? Or is the sensation something you are experiencing even when not looking at a screen?

For me it's odd, it kicks in almost immediately when looking at this display (as was the case on the iPad Air 5th gen I tried out). However, I don't have that issue when using my Dell work laptop all day, or my iPhone 13 Mini, or even my 2017 iMac....

My condition is just age I think. Started a couple years ago. Although staring at screens all day probably doesn’t help. Aging sucks 👀
 
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