Display Industry Awards honor iPad Pro, iPhone X

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The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a real screamer.
The screen in the iPad Pro was named one of the Displays of the Year in the 23rd annual Display Industry Awards.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

The Society for Information Display (SID) says the iPad Pro’s screen offers “significant technological advances.” The professional organization also called the panel in iPhone X “outstanding.”

Both devices are winners in SID’s 23rd annual Display Industry Awards.

Dr. Wei Chen, Chair of the Display Industry Awards Committee, said these awards “showcase the high-quality, innovative work that is taking place in the display industry at every level.”

iPad Pro gets top honors

Apple’s professional tablet was named one of the group’s Displays of the Year, which are “granted to display products with the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.”  

SID pointed out the screens in the 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro offer “adaptive screen-refresh rates ranging from 24 to 120 hertz (Hz) – the first displays in mainstream consumer products to do so. The ProMotion display technology is enabled by a new, high-performance oxide thin-film transistor (TFT), as well as newly engineered liquid-crystal materials and advanced photoalignment materials.”

iPhone X display celebrated too

The iPhone X was one of SID’s Display Applications of the Year, an award “granted for novel and outstanding applications of a display, where the display itself is not necessarily a new device.”

The industry group positively gushed about the screen in Apple’s flagship. Its statement on the awards said the display “is the first OLED panel to match the standard set by prior iPhone generations, delivering striking colors, true blacks, a million-to-one contrast ratio and superior, system-wide color management. The HDR display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, which together serve to further heighten the image quality of photo and video content. In addition, True Tone dynamically adjusts the white balance of the display to match surrounding light for a more natural, paper-like viewing experience.”