Apple Has its Eye on Auto-Adjusting Screen Contrast Patent

By Gary Cutlack on at

Apple's latest niche little patent idea covers automatically adjusting mobile displays. Such systems have been around for years, but Apple's new idea uses the contrast level of media rather than ambient light to set its display level.

The submitted patent's flow diagram shows that it would have the ability to analyse contrast levels on a frame-by-frame basis, setting a display brightness level that suits the media being played, In reality this will do doubt be quite annoying and no one likes constantly fluctuating brightness levels, but it might make a handy bullet point on the iPhone 7's spec sheet. [USPTO via Apple Insider]