iPad Ipad Air 2 Brightness Issue

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  1. risshi, Nov 24, 2015
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    risshi macrumors newbie

    risshi

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    Dear All

    I have two Ipad Air 2 (Wifi Only) 64Gb models in my family out of which one was purchased just a month earlier before the second one.

    However i noticed that the brightness levels are different for the two ipad airs. Where the one purchased earlier is slightly on a lower brightness side. I tried to check it both ways by keeping the brightness on maximum level as well as minimum level and the earlier purchased ipad air's brightness was found to be lower in both the cases. However the brightness is difference is very minute and it can be seen only if you observe very minutely and therefore not a glaring difference.

    Also the white screen on my earlier purchased ipad doesnt exactly look white as on the newest ipad.
    It does not even have a yellow tint or anything of that sort. But the white looks a little dull.

    Both ipads running on same ios 9.1 and have the same Model numbers.

    Also i havent used much my earlier ipad in that one month as i was very busy and have used only once or twice in a week for just half and hour or so and for the rest of the time it was switched off. If that makes the difference since i havent used it to its capabilities and the other ipad has been on since it has been purchased.

    As i said the difference is hardly noticeable like just 1% may be not much but is it an issue?? Or is it just in my mind!!!

    Guys please help!!!!!

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    I would certainly think there are slight variances with displays. One example my recent iPad mini 2 had a slight blue display were as my newly acquired Air 2 is warmer. Mini seems brighter when turned up to max. I actually prefer the blue tint over the warmer one, but I will get use to it.
     
  3. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    I have an issue with the brightness slider. It is very sensitive and hard to position where I want it to be. Anyone else have this problem???
     
  4. Aydy macrumors regular

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    Yes, it sorta wobbles and jumps back when I let go of slider. The volume slider does the same (on mine)
     
  5. Aydy macrumors regular

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    Im always confused when people talk about how "Beautiful & Stunning" etc, A tablet display is when there are so many InConsistencies in displays. Some can look quite horrible tbh.

    I often read quotes like "Retina is Hands down, the best display out there" but i think since they have gone "Slim" the screens have been an afterthought as there seems to be so much inconsistency across the board with colour shift, light bleed, darkening, not to mention the dreaded yellowing.

    I think its happening with all display tech tho and purchasing big panel TVs nowadays is a hassle to get one you can live with. Its a lottery!
    Again most likely down to the global obsession with slimmer profiles
     
  6. risshi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe what you say also would be the case. But i also gave a thought that it may be due to the screen protectors applied on both the ipads though they are of the same company but wont be of the same type. Mine looks like a anti reflective type as it has little reduced brightness level though it has a glossy effect and the other ipad bears the ultra clear version. May be thats the case as everything else is fine.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G3

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    If the whites are different then the brightness will appear different. Just for curiosity sake, use a completely black screen on both and in a pitch black room see which one seems brighter or if the difference gets even closer.
     
  8. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    I agree there is no doubt that a screen protector can impact it depending on the type and if it's anything beyond being clear. I have a Zagg InvisibleShield Glass (Crystal Clear) and it doesn't seem to have any impact. The anti-reflective type does thought tend to change the display as I have used those in the past.

    Now there is nothing to do, but just enjoy it! :)
     
  9. risshi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I even tried that but i couldnt notice any difference. Looks almost similar from all the angles.
     
  10. risshi thread starter macrumors newbie

    risshi

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    Yes. But just out of curiosity does anti reflective type always mean a matte finish or it can be glossy also?
    Since the brightness of my screen is slightly dim than the other one but still its a glossy finish and when both the ipads are at sleep the protectors on both look the same and hardly can you notice any difference.

    Thanks for your reply guys!
    Helps a lot!!
     
  11. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    In my experience and use with the anti-reflective they always have a semi matte finish that is what makes them anti-reflective. Though with the display off you don't see that. I've never seen one that was glossy. I've seen mirror screen protectors and they were rather reflective, though only when the screen is off. LOL

    I stick to what I originally said there are slight variances in displays... Fact is you'll never really know for sure where the difference really results rather it be screen color or that one is actually brighter than the other.
     
  12. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    It's that damn momentum they have built into the slider. I personally wish it didn't have it.
     
  13. risshi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    True. I was even thinking of even removing the screen protector and actually satisfying myself that there is nothing wrong but then i will have to again put a new protector. But usually there wont be such difference in the screen of the 2 similar ipads right? Since both are the same ipads.
    Thanks a lot buddy.
     

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