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iPad Pro iPad Pro 11” 2020 - Eye Strain?

TDDM

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Just curious: how are the 2020 iPad Pros in terms of eye strain/headaches? I see from notebookcheck that they’re using PWM now, has anyone noticed any discomfort from the flickering?
 

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kristalsoldier

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Comparing to the 10.5 Pro (2017), which I recently traded in for the 11” 2020 IPP, no, I don’t feel any eye strain. On an average, I use the iPad for 5-7 hours a day.
 

TDDM

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Thanks for replies, it’s encouraging to hear that it’s not causing any issues.
I thought PWM only happens on OLED displays?
It’s most commonly found on OLED displays, but it can apparently be used in LCD ones as well. I was kinda surprised to see it in the Pros tbh.
The strain happens mostly when you look at your receipt for too long.
Well, you aren’t wrong... 😅
 
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Robgoren

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Just curious: how are the 2020 iPad Pros in terms of eye strain/headaches? I see from notebookcheck that they’re using PWM now, has anyone noticed any discomfort from the flickering?

While I appreciate notebookcheck's efforts here, what they've detected is not PWM. The frequency they've measured is so low it could be easily found with a cell camera.
 

QuattroRS6

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Just curious: how are the 2020 iPad Pros in terms of eye strain/headaches? I see from notebookcheck that they’re using PWM now, has anyone noticed any discomfort from the flickering?

I think its not only from PWM, i had the iPad Pro 2018, the new iPad Air 4 and for my Company i buyed a Pro 11 from 2020. On all iPads i had Eye Strain and the iPad Pro 11 from 2018 and the new iPad Air 4 from 2020 dont have PWM. On the old iPads released before 2018 i dont have any Problems. I dont know but i always had the feeling with the new iPads that they are too bright and the LCD Panel is blinding me, True Tone on or off doesnt make a difference for me.
 
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