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Apple removes ‘far beyond HDR’ claim for Pro Display XDR after UK ASA complaint

Apple Pro Display XDR

Apple’s marketing for the Pro Display XDR recently went under review by the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK. After looking into several complaints, the authority asked Apple to drop the term “Far beyond HDR,” clarify its P3 wide color range, and also questioned the display’s 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Now Apple has updated its website in the UK.

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A look at the new Pro Display XDR fine-tune calibration settings in macOS Catalina 10.15.5

Next to the new battery health management and FaceTime adjustments, macOS Catalina 10.15.5 includes a new update for Pro Display XDR owners to be able to fine-tune the calibration of the display by adjusting white point and luminance values to match in-house display calibration targets.

The new fine-tune calibration option joins the previously released ability to establish custom user reference mode presets.

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Pro Display XDR top features — amazing build quality and stunning view [Video]

The Pro Display XDR landed on my desktop a few days ago, and I’ve spent enough time with it to gather some early first thoughts about Apple’s high-end monitor. As a former 27-inch Thunderbolt Display owner, I’ve been pining for a modern replacement for it for years, but is this the answer?

Watch our unboxing and overview as I consider the Pro Display XDR top features in our hands-on video walkthrough.

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Here are the Macs that will work with the Pro Display XDR, plus workaround for older Macs

Pro Display XDR

Apple’s Pro Display XDR marks the company’s return to professional monitors and it packs some impressive specs. It’s not made for the average customer with a starting price of $5,000 but it includes a lot of important specs for professional users. Coming as no surprise, the new 6K 32-inch Pro Display XDR is only compatible with a handful of recent Macs and MacBooks. However, there is a way to use it with any Mac with Thunderbolt 3.



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Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR first impressions, performance benchmarks, more [Videos]

Mac Pro hands-on first impressions benchmarks

The highly anticipated all-new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR have officially launched with preorders now open. Over the last few weeks, YouTubers MKBHD, iJustine, and Jonathan Morrison have been testing out the latest Mac hardware for professionals and have shared their first thoughts on what Apple has delivered. Follow along for early impressions on the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, performance benchmarks, and more.



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Apple Pro Display XDR alternative from Asus matches many specs, but 4K not 6K

Apple Pro Display XDR alternative from Asus

It’s unlikely that too many pros with the budget to invest in the upcoming Mac Pro will be looking for an Apple Pro Display XDR alternative, but for any that are, Asus thinks it has an interesting option.

The Asus ProArt PA32UCG specs put it into close competition with Apple’s professional monitor, not matching the forthcoming XDR on resolution but beating it on refresh rate…



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Comment: Apple’s $1000 monitor stand is a massive (and unnecessary) PR fail

$1000 monitor stand is a dumb PR move

Apple didn’t just announce a $5000 monitor during WWDC: it also announced an optional $1000 monitor stand to go with it.

There wasn’t too much reaction to the $4999 starting price of the monitor itself, or even the $1000 premium for the low-reflectivity upgrade. This is a true reference-grade monitor designed for critical color work by photographers, videographers, and filmmakers. Similar monitors typically cost upwards of $10,000, and Apple compared it to one costing $43,000.

But the Internet has had a lot to say about the optional stand …



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Watch every video from Apple’s WWDC keynote here, including a Mac Pro + Display design video with Jony Ive

Mac Pro Pro Display XDR

Now that the upcoming modular Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR have been unveiled, Apple has shared a new video taking a detailed look at the new products and their creation. The five-minute video is narrated by Jony Ive and Apple’s VP of hardware engineering, Dan Riccio. Apple has also published all of the videos it shared during the WWDC keynote, check them out below.



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