Today, right on time at 9pm, YouTube started popping out initial reviews of the brand new 12.9 inch iPad Pro with Mini LED display.
Right on time, reviewers like iJustine, Matti Haapoja, Justin Tse, Dave 2D, and DailyTekk, just to name a few came out with videos showcasing the unboxing and initial impression of the brand new iPad Pros that Apple announced just last month. Now that these devices are in their hands, initial impressions have been great. One thing is for sure; non-stop raving about the Liquid Retina XDR display that is featured exclusively on the 12.9 inch version of the iPad Pro.
For someone who is currently using the 2020 version of the iPad Pro, there is really no need for me to upgrade. But after watching those videos, man, they really make me itch to pull the trigger and upgrade just for the screen. Already initial impressions about the screen is how gorgeous they look, especially when consuming HDR content. The screen is brighter, more colourful, and the mini LEDs baked into the display, gives the screen an OLED-like quality display with deep blacks and wonderful contrasts without any of the shortcomings that OLED displays are known for.
Honestly, I don’t really care about the performance, as I don’t really use the iPad Pro for any heavy duty stuff like video editing. And the current iPad Pro is perfectly fine for photo editing, like Adobe Lightroom for example. So I am pretty sure I will never max out the performance of the M1 chip that are in these new iPad Pros anytime soon.
What I am more interested is how gorgeous the display will look like on the new model as compared to the previous model. I am very curious as to how much of an improvement these new displays in terms of color reproduction, brightness and contrast, especially when watching HDR content like Netflix and Apple TV with its Dolby Vision content. Will I be able to finally enjoy HDR content at a level of brightness and contrast as intended by video editors and cinematographers?
I am just itching right now just to head to the store and try my luck in getting it on Friday, when it officially launches.