This week both acclaimed review site Anandtech and researchers at Taiwan’s National Tsing-Hua University discovered Apple has, somewhat surprisingly, been downplaying two seriously big improvements inside the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. So let’s break them down.
The more subtle of the two discoveries comes from Tsing-Hua University. In testing an iPhone XS Max, it learnt Apple’s latest OLED displays are scientifically healthier for your eyes compared to Apple’s previous LCD-based models.
Tests revealed the iPhone XS Max delivers a 20% higher MPE (Maximum Permissible Exposure) than the iPhone 7. MPE is the time before a retina will become inflamed due to screen exposure. The duration was just 346 seconds (a sobering reminder we shouldn’t stare at our displays for too long), but it easily beat the iPhone 7’s 288 seconds.