So did you skip past those bits about the “True Tone” ambient light sensing display in the hobbit-sized iPad Pro as sounding kinda gimmicky? Well, turns out that this DCI-P3 thing is actually A Very Big Deal:
DCI-P3 will be the gamut to have when UltraHD content rolls around, and Apple choosing it instead of Adobe RGB was a well planned move. While it’s not very relevant now, it certainly will be in the future, and Apple has already ensured that iOS and its app ecosystem manages color correctly to render sRGB content and DCI-P3 content correctly…
As with most things released by Apple, there is an amazing amount of underlying technology that makes this new display shine. This new product is also a glimpse of how our screen technology will evolve over the coming years, so now is a good time to start understanding how these changes are going to affect our products.
As a developer, you’ll quickly realize that the scope of these changes will make your update to Retina graphics look like a walk in the park…
In case you missed it, there’s ColorSync Support in iOS 9.3 (!) …
… but if you actually start using color management right now, there’s issues to be aware of.
Whilst we await the brand new color management day to dawn, if you have a cutting edge iMac or iPad, here’s some more links to try this stuff out:
And if you don’t, well there’s your excuse to treat yourself!
h/t: Michael Tsai!