Apple to take shine off glossy iMacs, say moles
Adding anti-reflection tech
Your iMac's screen to shiny for you? The next version of the Apple desktop will have a reflection resistant coating applied to its ('retina'?) display, it has been claimed.
Says a piece on DigiTimes yesterday: Taiwan's G-Tech Optoelectronics is expected to supply anti-reflective glass for Apple's all-in-one computers, indicated industry sources.
G-Tech wouldn't comment, and Apple never does, so we only have the moles' word for this.
Apple has long favoured glossy screens for its machines, though it offers matte, higher resolution display build-to-order options on some of its MacBook Pro laptops for an extra £40-120.
Shiny screens draw rough comments from folk who'd rather not put up with lights and windows shining back at them. Using existing anti-reflective tech would reduce the vibrancy of the displays' colours, something Apple is keen to avoid.
Has G-Tech, then, come up with a technology that minimises reflections without losing the deep blacks and bright colours glossy screens deliver?
Alas, there's nothing from the industry insiders to suggest it has. ®
Moles have bad eyesight and dont generally use computers anyway
so i'd take what they say with a pinch of salt.
Good - never did understand the idiotic "shinier than hell" screen tech fad. Admittedly, colours can look more vibrant on these screens... but only on the rare occasions that the damn thing isn't working like a mirror and reflecting the lights from windows, lights, clothing or just other systems (also as a rule, useless outdoors, but so are many displays).
How can they do this? It will make the screen look dull and boring in the shop, and let you actually see what you're doing when you're using the machine at home instead of looking at the reflection of your own shirt...
Apple choosing functionality over appearance... I guess Satan is good to go with his ice cream parlour plans now.
I hope they do the same for the Cinema Displays. Glossy screens are too much of a distraction with the glare. I want a monitor, not a mirror.
Re: OMG! (@Suburban inmate)
A friend of mine once had a phone that advertised on the box the fact that the screen could be used as a compact mirror while switched off. I almost bought one myself, just to reward that level of gall!