According to an Apple support document, the new 12.9” iPad Pro’s Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display has been designed to minimise the blooming effect caused by the extreme brightness of LEDs. However, some users are noticing more blooming than expected (via MacRumors).
— George Ou (@GeorgeOu)
Apple notes that the M1 iPad Pro’s display is “designed to deliver crisp front-of-screen performance with its incredibly small custom mini-LED design, industry leading mini-LED density, large number of individually controlled local dimming zones, and custom optical films.”
While the technology certainly increases the contrast ratio of images significantly and enable the intense highlights of HDR content, the blooming artifacts are hard to overlook.
Here’s my experience with the blooming on the M1 #iPadPro so far. It’s very noticeable in dark room with UI elements on top of a black background, but that’s the only scenario where I really notice it. It’s expected with this display tech but still jarring coming from OLED. pic.twitter.com/8tG1euFzqn
— Josh Teder (@JoshTeder)
At the same time, some iPad Pro owners have tweeted that they aren’t noticing the effect at all. Let us know if you’re experiencing this issue as well in the comments section below.