HDR Bug Impacts OLED iPad Pro, Apple Working on Software Fix

Some new OLED iPad Pro models appear to have an issue with HDR content in select shades of blue, according to a review from iMore. The site found that some blue colors cause HDR highlights to blow out and appear nearly white, a defect that can be spotted in the form of compression artifacts in sample images.

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Image via iMore

In a relatively specific set of circumstances, HDR highlights are blown out on certain blue shades including navy and indigo to a point that they almost appear white on screen. The best way to spot it would be to look at a character wearing a navy blue shirt -- the creases appear to shimmer, like a spider's web placed over the surface; at other times it appears like an inky blob morphing over it.

iMore said that the problem is visible "under very specific circumstances" and it can't be seen on other OLED devices such as the iPhone 15 Pro. It's also a bug that is hard to spot most of the time, and there's no clear reason why it's happening.

Apple told iMore that it is aware of the issue and is working on a software update to fix it.

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BradGD Avatar
2 weeks ago
Bluegate is here.
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MrGimper Avatar
2 weeks ago
“Today, Apple redefines HDR”

“High Day-one Returns”
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Fuzzball84 Avatar
2 weeks ago
You're not looking at it right ?
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2 weeks ago
I'm sure this will be fixed :) dont freak out nerds
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Tagbert Avatar
2 weeks ago
With a new display tech this complex, it might be best to wait until they have worked out the production kinks before ordering one.
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dampfnudel Avatar
2 weeks ago
It’s always a good idea to wait out the initial production run. Three to four months. It’s always possible that a hardware issue could persist for longer, but often these issues are worked out in the factory early on. I know Apple said it’s a software issue, but I think that’s just their knee jerk response. They’re probably not sure if it’s software related or something else at this early stage. I’ve never heard Apple say it could be a hardware issue, but we have to investigate it further. It’s always a software issue…at first.
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