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KPOM

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The Pro Display XDR’s nano-texture display has now made its way to the much more affordable iMac line. Do you think we will see this as an option for the MacBooks with Apple Silicon? Is it feasible on a smaller screen? It’s a $500 option on the 27” screen, so perhaps it would be $249 on a 13.3” screen that’s about 25% of the size.
 

cmaier

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The Pro Display XDR’s nano-texture display has now made its way to the much more affordable iMac line. Do you think we will see this as an option for the MacBooks with Apple Silicon? Is it feasible on a smaller screen? It’s a $500 option on the 27” screen, so perhaps it would be $249 on a 13.3” screen that’s about 25% of the size.
i would assume not - wear and tear on mobile screens would not play well with the nano-texture.
 

MikhailT

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i would assume not - wear and tear on mobile screens would not play well with the nano-texture.

What wear and tear issues are you referring to? There's no difference between laptop screens and desktop screens other than the size. It's not a touch screen. The technology they're using can be applicable to any (non-touch for now?) screen, the size isn't a factor. The cost is.
 

cmaier

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What wear and tear issues are you referring to? There's no difference between laptop screens and desktop screens other than the size. It's not a touch screen. The technology they're using can be applicable to any (non-touch for now?) screen, the size isn't a factor. The cost is.
laptop screens are constantly in contact with things (e.g. keyboards), and people are always on the road cleaning them with things that you don’t want to use to clean your nano-texture screens.
 

Boil

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laptop screens are constantly in contact with things (e.g. keyboards), and people are always on the road cleaning them with things that you don’t want to use to clean your nano-texture screens.

Oh, for sure. Deny Nano-texture to all, just because you don't like the idea...
 
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ChromeCloud

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Oh, for sure. Deny Nano-texture to all, just because you don't like the idea...
That was a weird reply... He actually explained very well why it wouldn't work. I agree with cmaier 100% and not because he doesn't like the idea, but because the reasons he provided are valid. When you design a product, you have to take into account how people will use it.
 
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Boil

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That was a weird reply... He actually explained very well why it wouldn't work. I agree with cmaier 100% and not because he doesn't like the idea, but because the reasons he provided are valid. When you design a product, you have to take into account how people will use it.

It is not that it won't work, it is that most users are too lazy to properly care for such a screen.

If it were an option for a MacBook Pro, I would go for it; and I would use the "special cloth" from Apple to go between the screen & keyboard when laptop is closed. I would expect Apple to design for such usage?
 
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FreakinEurekan

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It is not that it won't work, it is that most users are too lazy to properly care for such a screen.

If it were an option for a MacBook Pro, I would go for it; and I would use the "special cloth" from Apple to go between the screen & keyboard when laptop is closed. I would expect Apple to design for such usage?
They could change their tagline to "It just (sort of) works".
 

aednichols

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Remember the fiasco with antiglare coatings coming off in patterns that matched the MBP keyboard?



Given that the nano texture glass is so sensitive that it can only be cleaned with a special Apple cloth they sell for $9, I think there's zero chance they would put it on a notebook where it makes contact with plastic keys.
 
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TrevorR90

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I agree with what others have said. Imagine the uproar on the internet if they had nano texture screens on the MacBooks and it developed markings on the screen from keyboards and dirt. Also, this would happen to the majority of MacBooks as well.
I take care of my stuff and clean it regularly but I have discovered that the only way to prevent markings on the screen of my MacBooks is to place a cloth in between the screen and keyboard. But that is inconvenient.
 

MacPoulet

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I agree with what others have said. Imagine the uproar on the internet if they had nano texture screens on the MacBooks and it developed markings on the screen from keyboards and dirt. Also, this would happen to the majority of MacBooks as well.
I take care of my stuff and clean it regularly but I have discovered that the only way to prevent markings on the screen of my MacBooks is to place a cloth in between the screen and keyboard. But that is inconvenient.
I still have the foam pad that came with my 2003 PowerBook G4 for exactly that reason.
 
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