iPad mini 4 display apparently outclasses all tablets, iPad Pro included
Apple’s approach to hardware is always a mixed bag if you start comparing newer products with existing ones. Right now a new MacBook is far less powerful and more expensive than the entry-level MacBook Air, but it packs a far better display, trackpad technology, you name it. If you thought this was only happening in the desktop environment, think again, as iPads are also prone to this apparently.
DisplayMate Technologies has gained a lot of fame for its display tests, and the firm just decided to put Apple’s new tablets to a comparison test. We expected to see the new iPad Pro triumphant in this result, since hey, it is the “Pro” model, but instead we learn that the less expensive model is actually the best. The iPad mini 4 was found to outclass the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and pretty much every other tablet in the market. The only test where the iPad mini 4 didn’t excel is in contrast ratio, but it was still considered to be “very good” by comparison.
This is not uncommon to Apple though, as those of you that joined me in being early adopters of the Retina MacBook Pro might cringe just as much as I do with the display ghosting. It seems that Apple has decided to remain conservative with its first-generation of the iPad Pro as well.