New backlight can go much dimmer!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bobobenobi, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. bobobenobi macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    The new backlight is able to go *much* dimmer than previous models! I had an iPad 1 and an iPad 2 and I always wished the display could be dimmer. With the 3, it can.
  2. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Can you please post a picture? :)

    I suppose it all has to do with the pixel density: the higher the pixel density, the less light passes through. I think there's just as much light as before, but it just doesn't pass through the display.
  3. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    I just tried it, it looks like it is nearly all the way off.
  4. bobobenobi thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    Exactly! That will be great for middle of the night ipas use.
  5. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
  6. bob.loblaw macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2010
    Sorry for the crappy pic, but here is a 1 vs a 3 on the lowest brightness. The difference is dramatic.


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