An issue that we’ve been hearing about in recent times is blue light, which is basically the light emitted from our electronic gadgets that have been found to interrupt our sleeping patterns, and in general are said to be bad for one’s eyes as well. This has led companies such as Apple to introduce Night Shift mode that modifies the temperature of the display to make it “warmer”.
Now Apple has always loved touting the quality of their displays, where they claim that it offers better color reproduction, is brighter than before, and so on, but a recent study conducted by the Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan has found that Apple has made other improvements as well to the iPhone Xs Max’s display that might not have been advertised.
For example their testing found that the iPhone XS Max delivers a 20% higher MPE (Maximum Permissible Exposure) than the iPhone 7. For those unfamiliar with MPE, it basically measures the time it takes for a retina to become inflamed from screen exposure, so basically the longer it takes, the better it is. The iPhone Xs Max scored 346 seconds while the iPhone 7 took 288 seconds.
They also found the iPhone Xs Max had a Melatonin Suppression Sensitivity score of 20.1%, versus the iPhone 7 which had 24.6%. This test is used to measure blue light emitted by a display with regards to how it can disrupt your sleeping patterns. We’re not sure how accurate these tests are, but if you were looking for more reasons to justify spending over $1,000 on a smartphone, maybe you can add these “health benefits” to that list.