iPad Pro 2021 owners claim noticeable light ‘blooming’ on Mini LED displays



While the iPad Pro 2021‘s Liquid Retina XDR display on the 12.9-inch models have gotten a lot of hype for its Mini LED displays, but users have reported noticeable ‘blooming’ effects on the screen.

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch’s Mini LED screen is made up of 2,500-odd local dimming zones that dim some areas down to near-total blackness for better contrast against other brightened areas, but this can result in some of the brightness ‘blooming’ or leaking into adjacent dark areas, presenting a ghostly halo effect, as PhoneArena explained. It’s not a flaw per se, just visual artifacts resulting from the Mini LED tech – but it doesn’t happen on OLED displays like those on the iPhone 12 that change light on a pixel-by-pixel basis. 

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While the iPad Pro 2021‘s Liquid Retina XDR display on the 12.9-inch models have gotten a lot of hype for its Mini LED displays, but users have reported noticeable ‘blooming’ effects on the screen.

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch’s Mini LED screen is made up of 2,500-odd local dimming zones that dim some areas down to near-total blackness for better contrast against other brightened areas, but this can result in some of the brightness ‘blooming’ or leaking into adjacent dark areas, presenting a ghostly halo effect, as PhoneArena explained. It’s not a flaw per se, just visual artifacts resulting from the Mini LED tech – but it doesn’t happen on OLED displays like those on the iPhone 12 that change light on a pixel-by-pixel basis. 

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