iPad Mini 4 Color Gamut

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  1. photogpab macrumors 6502

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    same as Mini 2/3 or full color like the iPad Airs? It's the one thing holding me back from getting a Mini 4
     
  2. SBA macrumors member

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    Rene Ritchie of iMore tweeted over the weekend that it's the same as the Air 2's.

    He's in a pretty good position to know for sure.
     
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    Bah. I tweeted to ask his source, to which he replied "the event". Gamut was of course not mentioned at all in the event.
     
  6. newellj macrumors 601

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    ...and can't really be judged by eye!
     
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    Sorry but someone has to ask :)

    Can you tell me what Gamut is?
     
  8. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    A range of colors on the device. The Mini 2-3 screen was more subdued than the iPad Air models and had less "popping" colors, so to speak.
     
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    Owning an Air 2 and a Mini 2, I can easily see the difference.
     
  11. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Which begs the question, why should we care?
     
  12. fieldsphotos macrumors 6502

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    Photographers and graphic design folks care!! Color management and consistency across devices is a huge issue when dealing with digital images. You want to make sure that shade of magenta looks the same, no matter if it is on a Mini or an Air 2 or your calibrated monitor at home. Especially if you are going to use a Mini for photo review in the field or portfolio showing to customers.

    Much wailing and gnashing of teeth goes on about reaching color management nirvana in the photography forums I participate in. ;-)
     
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    You can certainly _a_ difference. You can't judge whether you've got 83% or 91% or 98% of the sRGB gamut by eye, though.

    ZBoater, you may not care, and that's fine. Anyone who works with files where accurate color matters (including but not limited to photos) cares a great deal. And even the average zombie who only watches Netflix on an iPad would actually care, although not as much. The iPad Mini 2/3 display was piss-poor, even for non-critical apps like Netflix or Amazon Prime.
     
  14. Tapper123 macrumors member

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    Children using it to play Angry Birds or whatever is the game app of the day might not care.

    But people using devices for actual work, particularly photography, art and design, do care. People who want the best video watching experience should also care. Basically anyone who uses the device for tasks where accurate, vivid colors are needed or improve the experience, should care.

    Countless cheaper devices have much better displays. They don't run iOS, though. Apple has usually offered top of the line performance, so it's very disconcerting to see 3 generations of an iPad product with inferior screens compared to competitor's devices. Especially for the prices Apple demands.
     
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    DJTaurus, that's a massive difference. Thank you for posting those photos.
     
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    I'm not surprised tests indicate a 99% color gamut, as my own informal tests impressed me. I feel the Mini 4 will serve me well to review photos when I'm traveling.
     
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  21. The Man macrumors 6502

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    Finally! I need sRGB gamut because I'd like to edit and show photos on my iPad. And I like the mini form factor. My next buy will be a 64GB mini 4th gen!
     
  22. joscejrod macrumors 6502

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    I can confirm this too. The new fully-laminated display is wonderful!!
     
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    There was a great deal about the Air (1) to like, but I have to admit I never got used to the hollow sound of the display.
     

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