Looking to get a new iPhone? Here’s everything you need to know about the Super Retina XDR technology used in a number of Apple phones.
Read on to learn all about Super Retina XDR, including what it is, how it differs from Super Retina, and where you can find one.
What is Super Retina XDR?
Super Retina XDR is Apple’s name for OLED screens with extreme dynamic range. Currently, this type of display can be found in the entire available iPhone line. It first appeared on the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max in 2019.
Before Super Retina XDR, Apple used Super Retina screens (they can be found in the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max).
When both Super Retina screens use OLED technology and High Dynamic Range (HDR) for deep blacks and bright whites. Only Super Retina XDR displays benefit from extended Extreme Dynamic Range for a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 – twice what is possible with Super Retina.
Super Retina XDR displays support a number of major HDR formats, including HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. They feature the DCI-P3 color space for a wide color gamut and True Tone to automatically adjust colors based on the color and brightness of the ambient light in your surroundings.
The use of OLED makes the display thinner and more energy efficient than the iPhone screens that came before it.
Apple has also taken measures to limit the burn-in effect that can be an unpleasant side effect with OLED.
We designed Super Retina and Super Retina XDR displays to be the best in the industry at reducing OLED burn-in effects. This includes special algorithms that monitor individual pixel usage to produce display calibration data. Your iPhone uses this data to automatically adjust brightness levels for each pixel as needed to reduce visual burn-in and maintain a consistent viewing experience.
Which devices have a Super Retina XDR display?
You can find Super Retina XDR displays in the following iPhones:
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Mini
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
We expect to see this type of display in the iPhone 14 series as well, if Apple doesn’t decide to update the screen this year.