The advent of last year's iPhone 4 caused quite a stir with its high resolution Retina Display. So, when the iPad 2 was announced, we were expecting to see that Apple's next-generation tablet would follow suit with a Retina Display of its own. It didn't, but that doesn't mean that it falls short when compared to its smaller iOS brother. Whether we're watching a movie, playing a game or browsing the web, the iPad 2's display really does impress, and as Dr. Raymond Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies points out in his recent iPad and iPhone display shoot out, the two iOS devices are like two peas in a pod -- or, as he puts it, Arnold Schwarzneggar and Danny DeVito's characters in Twins.
You may remember Dr. Raymond Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies, from a few interviews we did with him awhile back concerning the science of mobile handset displays and their faulty brightness controls. Now, the respected display scientist is offering his own predictions about the future of the iPad.
Sony got a boost in its image this week with the rumor that Apple is, apparently, forking over some big bucks to buy 'em. But Flo, Ray, and Nic think it's all bollocks. In addition, the three caballeros (um, two caballeros and one caballera?) talk about Dr. Raymond Soneira's study, and Nic even offers up his own Quick Tip of the Week.
Plus, we answered a few questions from the internet! The internet!!
This morning, we got to have a bit of a fireside chat (or rather, a chat by the heater) with Dr. Raymond Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies, and the scientist who conducted the study on the faulty brightness and sensory controls of smartphones, which you may have read about earlier this morning. Dr. Soneira discussed the results of his study, his feelings on the whole brightness control fiasco and whether or not manufacturers will ever get to the root of the problem.
You’ve had it happen to you before: you're in a dark room with nothing but your smartphone, and as soon as you switch it on to check your email, your eyes are quickly regretting that decision. Turning on that smartphone was like taking off your sunglasses and staring directly in the sun. You might then turn down the brightness on your phone for a later time, but the device is still using a ton of power to output that light. Smartphones can use as much as fifty percent of the total phone power just to light up that LCD display, draining its precious battery.