M1 Pro And Max MacBook Users Say Display Blooming Effect Is Less Noticeable Compared To 12.9-Inch iPad Pro
Now that people are getting their new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros we’re hearing all about just how great they and their Apple silicon are. Interestingly there are initial signs that the mini-LED technology used in the displays is not as susceptible to blooming as found on the mini-LED 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
A number of people have taken to the internet to report that they are seeing blooming on their displays, but it’s not much.
Blooming is when a white object on a black background appears to spill over, creating a sort of halo effect. It’s something that is inherent to the technology used, and while some people say that it is definitely a thing, they also point out that the displays are exceptional otherwise.
Comparing the 12.9″ iPad Pro and the new 16″ MacBook Pro, the MacBook Pro is a bit better. Much less blooming, and the colors pop a bit more. That being said they are both amazing screens. When I first used the iPad I was really impressed by the screen. When I first used the MacBook Pro I was completely blown away. As a test I played a 4K HDR demo and the peak brightness, colors, and the realism is one of the best I have seen on any screen (not counting extremely high end TVs).
The XDR Display on the MacBook Pro has noticeably less blooming than iPad Pro, almost impeceptible really.
This isn’t something that we can expect to be improved via a software update and it’s something that isn’t really a problem that needs to be fixed. But if you’re someone who notices these things we suggest checking one of these machines out before making a purchase.