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Apple's latest iPad Pro models are available with a matte nano-texture display option for the first time.

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The nano-texture glass is designed for users who work in high-end, color-managed workflows, or challenging lighting conditions. It is etched at the nanometer scale to maintain image quality and contrast while scattering ambient light for reduced glare.

Nano-texture glass has only been available on the Pro Display XDR, iMac, and Studio Display so far, making this the first time that it has come to a touch-based device.

Customers can only configure the iPad Pro with nano-texture glass with 1TB and 2TB models for an additional cost of $100. With an 11-inch model, this brings the price to $1,699 or $2,099, and with a 13-inch model it brings the price to $1,999 or $2,399.

Article Link: iPad Pro's $100 Nano-Texture Glass Option Only Available With 1TB and 2TB Models
 

t0rqx

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It makes absolutely sense to add nano texture glass to a touch device. Debris and dirt accumulate much faster and is harder to remove, resulting in 'faulty' glass so it gives it boost to the Apple services revenue.

Classic!
 

NEPOBABY

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Me sad. I only need 256GB on an iPad Pro at this point in time. Maybe in 10 years when image files will be 100GB and contain deep world space data then….oh **** that’s some dangerous image format
 

a m u n

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WOW 👀

iPad Pro: “First OLED tablets with LTPO, first OLED tablets with a tandem stack, brightest and longest life OLEDs in tablets, lightest and thinnest OLEDs tablets as well due to glass thinning and TFE.”
 
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NEPOBABY

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Sounds like Apple didn't learn anything from the VisionPro debacle. An iPad for $2,400 PLUS TAX isn't going to sell like hotcakes. You could buy a real nice Macbook Pro for that, if you're into high end imaging.

Most people who buy a high spec iPad Pro are working professionals or social media artists. They will do a trade-in and count it as a business expense. For them it’s only like a thousand bucks upgrade every 2-3 years.
 

NT1440

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What's the catch? I mean the nano texture option previously was blamed for scratching easily & it makes one wonder its durability with constant use of an Apple Pencil. Is it a different, newer type of nano texture? It looked a little different than previous iterations. Thoughts?
I’m really interested in this as well. Unless there’s some sort of optically clear coating, the very nature of nano glass etching means the screen itself is not actually smooth but pitted with millions (billions?) of indentations. Hence the NEED for special care and the often laughed at cleaning cloth.
 

jlevy73

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I have the Pro Display XDR and the nano-glass, sorry to say is a real disappointment. I ended up trading it in and went to the standard glass as it made looking at text and certain images fuzzy. Unless you are working in pitch black cases or actually work in a studio lighting environment definitely not worth it. Actually found nano to be a downgrade for my use cases.
 

lotzosushi

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I understand the nano texture on a display/monitor, but on an iPad I'm still going to want to put a glass screen protector on it.
 
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ppetrovic

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I guess this is a nice thing to have if you use your iPad in outdoor environments often (I certainly do sometimes while travelling) but I’m also trying to use my Apple Pencil more often and the very thought of using my Pencil on this kind of screen is making me extremely uncomfortable…

I’ll wait for at least 6 months for some good soul to test it out with Pencil before I shell any money for this one, till then, my trusty M2 13” Pro is just fine.
 

Analog Kid

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What's the catch? I mean the nano texture option previously was blamed for scratching easily & it makes one wonder its durability with constant use of an Apple Pencil. Is it a different, newer type of nano texture? It looked a little different than previous iterations. Thoughts?
Yeah, this was my question too. The nano-texture on the desktop displays significantly cut reflections for me, but Apple's got it in my head not to touch or breathe on the display and to be very careful cleaning. I'd be wary of dropping this in my backpack, smearing my fingers all over it and scrubbing the pencil across it continuously.
 
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MallardDuck

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This was my one hesitation on ordering. I ended up not getting it for two of them, but for the artist in the family I added it on theirs. We'll see if it was a mistake and exchange if needed.

I made *darn* sure to get applecare though.
 
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