What exactly is true tone?

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  1. Barrett85 macrumors member

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    What exactly is this new true tone option? Also, for those that didn't like the warmer looking screen on the iPhone 7, do you think this will help?
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It was right on the iPhone homepage.
     
  3. ForumChick macrumors regular

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    No for the warmer screen, it will make it worse
     
  4. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040

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    Having true tone turned off, or not having it at all (how iPhones have been the past few years) is going to have no color change to the display. iPhone displays are very "cool" (blue tint) compared to most. That means the white point errs on the side of being more blue, rather than more yellow, like a "warmer" display.

    Can't speak for exactly what situation this would be good for, aside from personal preference, but I can say that it "can" be bad at night, especially when you're looking at the screen with no light on, and the brightness is anything but at the lowest setting. True Tone basically allows the display to change temperature and match whatever is going on around. Whether that's natural sunlight, and incandescent lit room, candle light, etc. It won't have a super blue tint screen all the time, it'll waver between the natural white balance of various environments, to better match them.

    This does mean it may get "warmer" based on what you described in your original comment. That is, slightly more yellow, on white objects.
     
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    But why can't people just have everything spoonfed to them?
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I googled and literally a dozen articles came up explaining what it is. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Barrett85 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for taking the time to google it, and then comment on this post to be an ass. It was really so sweet of you to take time out of your day to do so. I to googled it, but was looking for a more in depth explanation as given above. I also wanted to know opinions about how this may help/worsen what people were complaining about last year with the "yellow screens"
     
  9. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    Basically, it'll try to match the color of a sheet of paper under lighting.

    If your lights are white, the screen will be whiter. If you have yellow lights, the screen will be yellower.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    You bet. Happy to help! Have a good one.
     

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