Apple Releases Tool for Calibrating Apple Pro Display XDR

Apple today released a new Display Firmware 4.2.30 update for the Pro Display XDR, with the software introducing a new Pro Display XDR Calibrator allowing for in-field recalibration.

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Alongside the new calibration tool, Apple has provided a support document that walks users through calibrating the Pro Display XDR. There's a walkthrough for measuring the display, fine tuning the calibration through Displays preferences, and using the in-field recalibration.

In-field recalibrations allow the Pro Display XDR to be tuned to a third-party spectroradiometer through the feature added in the firmware update. These calibrations require the new firmware, macOS Catalina 10.15.6, and a supported spectroradiometer.

Apple also provides several tips for measuring and calibrating a Pro Display XDR, such as controlling the ambient lighting, calibrating in cool ambient temperatures, and optimal setup for spectroradiometers.

Related Roundup: Apple Pro Display XDR
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Top Rated Comments

cupcakes2000 Avatar
9 months ago

For the price and for the target audience shouldn't this have been available day 1 and not almost a year later?
Most people use third party calibration solutions I would think.


Will they get cheaper or release a cheaper model? I find it unbelievable, that people are buying these displays.

Those 5 people is a relevant market?
I don’t think you fully understand what this display is, and therefore what you’re talking about. Its ok - It’s not a monitor for you that’s all. Can I direct you to the threads on the price of the stand? Or perhaps go and complain on the forums for ‘reasonably priced monitors’ instead.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baymowe335 Avatar
9 months ago

Those 5 people is a relevant market?
This is such a ridiculous take.

This monitor isn’t even expensive in this world and has many purposes above surfing the internet at home.

Just because you don’t understand the purpose doesn’t mean “5 people” find it useful.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CWallace Avatar
9 months ago
Will they get cheaper or release a cheaper model? I find it unbelievable, that people are buying these displays.
The Pro Display XDR is already significantly cheaper than many displays that it replaced / augmented in customer sites.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MauiPa Avatar
9 months ago

That is why I asked, that I would expect a cheaper model (maybe similar look & feel) but without all the XDR crap that I don't seem to comprehend.
If you don’t comprehend something, it’s “crap” ?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr Magoo Avatar
9 months ago
I think what users here are asking is: if there will be a non pro screen for home use? Or do they have to settle with non apple screens. Any rumors of a non pro apple display?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
9 months ago
For the price and for the target audience shouldn't this have been available day 1 and not almost a year later?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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