Apple Watch Display Quality Judged ‘Excellent’, Calibrated to Match iPhone 6

DisplayMate Technologies has extensively tested the Apple Watch’s flexible OLED display and shared the results today based on several categories, including screen reflection, brightness and contrast with ambient light, color gamut with ambient light, and viewing angle variations. Overall, the company found the Apple Watch to have an „excellent smart watch display“ with accurate colors and picture quality.

In a side-by-side comparison with the iPhone 6 display, the display calibration company found that Apple has taken measures to ensure that the Apple Watch display has the same colors, color calibration and color accuracy as the larger smartphone screen. The stainless steel and gold Apple Watches with sapphire crystal displays, however, have much higher reflectance in ambient light and mandatory automatic brightness control to preserve battery life.

„Since the Apple Watch is often used right next to the iPhone 6, Apple has gone to considerable lengths to give them the same colors, color calibration, and color accuracy. The two most significant differences (other than size) are the much higher Reflectance of the Apple Watch with a sapphire crystal (8.2 percent compared to 4.6 percent), and the aggressive Brightness control using a mandatory Automatic Brightness Ambient Light Sensor in order to increase the running time on battery for the tiny watch.“

The full-length report offers a comprehensive look at the Apple Watch’s ion-strengthened and sapphire crystal displays, and reiterates that enhanced sapphire, which lowers the screen reflectance of sapphire to be much lower than glass, will soon be available for use in smartphones, smartwatches and other mobile devices. Additionally, DisplayMate’s previous tests of the Samsung Gear 2 and Sony SmartWatch 2 displays provide good comparisons to the Apple Watch.




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Long-exposure photographer works on his light moves

Just when you think there is little left to reveal with photography, Stephen Orlando comes along and shines a new light – ribbons of light to be exact – on motion. To imagine the push-and-pull sweep of a kayak stroke…Read more ›



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Puzzle Game ‘God of Light’ Named App of the Week, Available for Free [iOS Blog]

Physics puzzle game God of Light from Playmous has been named Apple’s App of the Week, and as a result, it will be free to download from the App Store for the next seven days. First released in February of 2014, God of Light is normally priced at $1.99 and has not been priced below $0.99 since its initial launch.

Praised for its impressive graphics, soundtrack, and challenging gameplay in App Store reviews, God of Light asks players to reflect, bend, manipulate, and teleport rays of light to make their way through five game worlds and 125 different levels.

This game more than delivers when it comes to great gameplay experience, so what are you waiting for? Get ready for an amazing trip. Become God of Light!

– Explore 5 different game worlds and 125 levels.
– Use mirrors, prisms, splitters, collectors, black holes and filters to control rays of light energy.
– Unlock and share your achievements with friends. Do you have what it takes to earn them all?
– Collect glowing creatures that help you solve puzzles.
– Receive regular updates with new game worlds and levels to explore.

God of Light can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]




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