New iPad Pro OLED screens have a HDR color bug

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in iPad edited May 14

Initial reviews of the new iPad Pro models have arrived, and so has news of an OLED bug causing some colors not to display correctly.

A render of two OLED panels being layered
iPad Pro uses tandem OLED for a brighter output



Apple lifted the news embargo so initial reviews of the 13-inch iPad Pro and 11-inch iPad Pro could be published. However, some bad news has arrived with the good as a significant OLED bug has appeared.

According to iMore, which discovered the issue, specific HDR content causes blown out colors that show up as blobs or white streaks. It occurs with particular shades of blue, like navy or indigo.

A scene from 'Stranger Things' where a character's blue uniform has color peaking issues represented by white lines
An example of the color peaking issue. Image credit: iMore



Apple says it is a known issue and that a fix is coming. No timeline was provided, and there isn't any mention of which operating system version was in use on the test device -- likely iPadOS 17 .4 .

There doesn't appear to be a fix in iPadOS 17. 5, which released earlier Monday, at least it wasn't mentioned. The fix will likely arrive in a 17.5.1 update or similar.

Starting Wednesday, the new iPad Pro models will arrive in customers' hands. Since the HDR problem is visible and could lead to users thinking their device is broken, expect a fix sooner rather than later.



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 3,212member
    That photo looks poor to begin with. Was it taken with an Android phone?
    40domiMacProwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 7
    40domi40domi Posts: 138member
    Photo very poor.
    Not a big deal, it will be fixed by the end of this week
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 7
    ITGUYINSDITGUYINSD Posts: 521member
    40domi said:
    Photo very poor.
    Not a big deal, it will be fixed by the end of this week
    What about all the other issues that are "a known issue" to Apple on the new iPad that they aren't saying anything about? Next couple of days too?  
    edited May 14
  • Reply 4 of 7
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,570member
    ITGUYINSD said:
    40domi said:
    Photo very poor.
    Not a big deal, it will be fixed by the end of this week
    What about all the other issues that are "a known issue" to Apple on the new iPad that they aren't saying anything about? Next couple of days too?  
    And what are all of those issues, pray tell? Since you claim to know of them, tell us what they are.
    muthuk_vanalingamAlex_Vgatorguywatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 7
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,848member
    ITGUYINSD said:
    40domi said:
    Photo very poor.
    Not a big deal, it will be fixed by the end of this week
    What about all the other issues that are "a known issue" to Apple on the new iPad that they aren't saying anything about? Next couple of days too?  
    What a completely useless and generic statement... "other issues" yet fails to explain what the "other issues" are as if they don't really exist. 
    Alex_Vwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 7
    netroxnetrox Posts: 1,453member
    It looks like a calculation error causing blown highlights in blues. 


    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 7
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,570member
    netrox said:
    It looks like a calculation error causing blown highlights in blues. 


    Software, apparently. A relatively simple fix, it looks like.
    watto_cobra
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